Austin Pets Alive! | APA! Offers Habits Canines a Second Lease on Life:…

Jul 20, 2023

4 years in the past, Zeus was surrendered to the town’s municipal shelter, after dwelling the primary two years in a yard, largely left alone. And in 2021, he was pulled into APA!’s care in order that the Canine Habits Program may assist assist Zeus who was fighting behavioral challenges that have been inflicting him to be ignored. Since that point, he’s gone out and in of foster care. The conduct staff, alongside together with his circle of buddies, have continued to work with him, providing instruments to navigate his world and giving him time and house to construct his confidence. Zeus has loads of love to provide and he so deeply deserves a house to name his personal. 

Zeus just isn’t a troublesome canine. He has behaviors that may be troublesome if not approached appropriately, however APA!’s Canine Habits staff, paired with Zeus’ finest buddies (workers and volunteers)  work to interrupt down the obstacles of how individuals work together with sure behaviors whereas additionally working to know what the canine try to speak once they showcase these troublesome behaviors. Zeus struggles with “stranger hazard” and can even act out when over-aroused. This boy has a entire staff of buddies who’ve stayed by his aspect, providing him instruments to assist handle these behaviors to assist him discover a loving dwelling.   

Not all canine get excited and wiggly to fulfill new individuals. Zeus wants new individuals to go slowly with him. We use deal with tosses to construct up belief, and look ahead to his physique language to loosen up and for him to point out consent earlier than getting too shut and providing any pets. A canine’s physique language is a crucial a part of their communication! With time and endurance, Zeus will construct sufficient belief to allow you to into his circle! Our staff of workers and volunteers, will work with potential fosters or adopters to make sure they’ve the fitting instruments to efficiently turn out to be a Zeus BFF!

One other of Zeus’s quirks is the behaviors he displays when he’s over stimulated. He could hump, or give “leg hugs” as his buddies jokingly name it! Zeus does this when he’s pleased and excited, however we additionally know this isn’t precisely a fascinating conduct. That is simply managed with deal with tosses down and away or redirecting his conduct with a toy. He additionally loves to provide little “pibble nibbles” when giving kisses. Whereas he does this out of affection, not all individuals need face nibbles. Fortunately treats and toys and applicable chews and toys assist redirect Zeus when he’s getting too excited! 

This foolish pupper additionally has a variety of behaviors that we like to see! Zeus enjoys carrying certainly one of his beloved toys every time he goes on walks. Not solely is it lovely to witness, having a toy in his mouth is a useful instrument to fight stranger hazard, too! Zeus likes to go on adventures, whether or not that be to a neighborhood park or going to a buddy’s home with a swimming pool. And afterwards, he turns right into a snuggle bug — by cozying up on a sofa together with his finest bud by his aspect. 

Zeus has waited for his household lengthy sufficient — let’s get this boy dwelling! His ultimate dwelling could be low-traffic with out young children. He may dwell in both a home or condo.  Zeus goes to playgroup at APA! and could be finest suited to dwell with a similar-sized canine who has the identical play types. Our groups are pleased to assist assess a possible friendship and facilitate a meet and greet! Most significantly, this deserving canine is searching for somebody who will belief the method, be affected person as he warms as much as a brand new human and new environment and pledge to like him for the great boy he’s!

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