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German Shepherd Dog (short coat)

Details about Zeusy

  • ID D211608
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Dog
  • Gender: Male
  • Estimated Birthdate: 2/3/2021
  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog (short coat)
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $500

More about Zeusy

  • Coat Length: Short
  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Energy Level: High
  • Yard Required: Yes
  • Fence: Any Type
  • Obedience Training: Has Basic Training

I’m Zeus! My foster mom was hesitant to let me tell you about myself but I convinced her. The head tilt gets her every time!  I’m about 9 months old and my head and ears don’t fit my body quite yet. I weigh in at a whopping 65lbs and I’m not done growing yet.  I’m really skinny and we are working on me gaining weight but it’s slow and steady. I’m pretty much in that derpy stage and don’t know my size so no kids under 10 years of age as I could definitely knock them over with my side. 


I will require an owner who has shepherd experience and will provide mental and physical stimulation along with a training routine/obedience classes. Foster mom says I’m too smart for my own good and I need to be kept busy so I don’t get into trouble.  For some reason foster mom uses her deep voice when I try and check out what’s on the counter.  I mean I’m just curious but she is teaching me lots of rules and boundaries and I want to be the best boy I can be.  


I’m not the biggest fan of my kennel and I cry and whine and carry on for a a bit but then I settle in. I sleep in my crate over night and when my foster parents go to  work.    


I haven’t met any other dogs yet except through a baby gate and can I just say, the tiny dogs they have here are not very welcoming and basically told me off. I just really wanted to be their friend but I don’t think that’s gonna happen.  


Foster mom recently took me to the vet because they were concerned with my hips.  Sadly I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in my left hip. Foster mom can talk more about it if you put your application in and are interested in me. 



If you are interested in getting to know me better, please fill out an adoption application at www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application . An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.


To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page: www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/ .