Intake Date: January 21, 2016
Last Update: April 3, 2016
Date Available: tbd
Energy Level: Average to low
Color & Markings: White and fawn
Good with other dogs: Only female dogs at this time, wonderful with the foster's female.
Good with cats: Did fine with the previous owners cat, but since he has been in his foster home and has gained strength and confidence he has been cat chasing and could unintentionally injure one. No cats.
Good with kids: Yes
Object Aggression: No
Special Needs:Needs daily cleaning of his folds and is currently eating Natural Balance sweet potato and venison kibble along with a mix of the same version in soft combined with pumpkin, for good digestive care.
Medications: No he does not require medications. He has been getting glucosamine supplements at his foster's, but it is not required.
Crate Trained: Working on this, he has separation anxiety and will need a crate when you are gone. He is also a whodini and will need zip ties on the crate joints, otherwise he knows how to get out. Smart fellow. He is being fed in his crate as well as taking treats in there and he is very frequently going in on his own to rest, but when you are leaving him in there with the door shut he gets a little anxious. He has not escaped once since the foster zip tied the crate.
House Trained: Yes, he does fine with this while you are home and sleeps through a 8-10 hour night with no problem. The problem comes in when you leave and he will urinate on the bedding in his crate. If you remove the bedding from the crate he will only urinate a small bit, more like marking and this can be easily addressed by just using puppy pads in the crate. He is house broken, this behavior is reflective of separation anxiety. 4/3/16 update-Zeuss is not urinating or marking in his crate at all anymore. We have continued to leave the bedding out. even though he is no longer doing this at the fosters, I would expect an adjustment phase in the new adopters home, as he will have to learn to trust you, and understand that he will not be in the crate for long periods etc.
Physical Fence Required: Would be best because he loves to roam the yard and lay in the sun, but he walks very well on a leash..
Adoption donation: $400
My ideal home would be: Zeuss is a wonderfully sweet fella that likes nothing better than to be your shadow following you room to room and snuggling up next to you any chance he gets.He has become very excited about his toys and mealtimes and just loves to be hugged and get kisses, and belly rubs.He must get lots of belly rubs, he will paw you until you do. He makes it easy flopping down on his back spread eagle and will let you do it for as long as you are willing. Zuess is very anxious in a crate, but we are working hard at getting him acclimated to it, and have out foxed him with zip ties. He would be best with someone who would only need to crate him for short periods of time.He needs an adopter that is willing to continue to work though his separation anxiety issues. He gets a little overstimulated with running and horse play and nips at your legs. So, no wrestling or running with him around. Zeuss does great on car rides, and short leash walks. He will make a wonderful companion. His foster family will be very sad to see this boy leave, as they would love to keep him, but there are four resident cats in the home.
Please consider sponsoring Zeuss to help with medical bills.
Zeuss was living in a home with several other Bulldogs, a few were pregnant, and he was fighting with the he other male. So now he is with his great foster family getting ready for his forever family!
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