German Shepherd Mix
Age: approx. 1 year
Adoption Fee: $125 (includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations)
Zeus’ owner dumped him at the Oakland Shelter after the owner took him to the vet for vaccinations and to get heartworm preventive. Zeus tested positive for heartworm and his owner couldn’t be bothered to pay for treatment. Historical vet records indicated that the owner also refused treatment for distemper when, as a puppy, Zeus tested positive for that too. Out of concern for the dog, the vet treated the dog anyway. So Zeus is a lot better off without his loser owner.
Because the treatment for heartworm is a very long process the shelter needed to find a rescue group to help Zeus, so they called Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs. We pulled him into foster care and started him on the long process. His infestation was mild, and he responded well to the treatment. He is now heartworm negative and ready for his forever home.
Zeus’ foster mom reports that for being a young large breed dog, he is fairly well mannered and friendly with all kinds of people and other dogs his size. Being a German Shepherd, he doesn’t do well with small dogs and cats. Zeus is being fostered in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It would be great if he could find his forever home in that area - he loves the wilderness, hiking, swimming, etc. But if he needs to come back to the Bay Area, that is fine, too.
Please note - for large dogs, we only accept applications from people who own their own home and have a secured backyard.
For more information about Zeus, you can contact us at:
510-459-0396 (cell / text)