Zeus AmBulldog DofB 2021 RRemedies Centre

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Zeus AmBulldog DofB 2021 RRemedies Centre

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Current Status: Available
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Zeus's Story: Zeus was handed into a vets as the family couldn't afford vet care. He was emaciated, vomiting and suffering from diarrhoea. The vets explored his condition and an X-ray didn't reveal anything. After a few days they re- X-rayed to identify an obstruction and opened him up to find a child's dummy blocking and having ruptured his bowel. He had to have a length of his bowel removed but made a good recovery. The Vet Practise have called upon our help to find the right home for him without children. Rescue Remedies offered a Rescue place saving his life. Zeus is neutered, chipped, and fully vaccinated. Zeus came in to our Rescue Centre nr Gatwick whilst awaiting his new family.

If you are interested in rehoming one of our dogs, the first step is to complete and submit our ONLINE HOMING QUESTIONNAIRE. We do not discuss dogs without a homing questionnaire submission. You must be ready and we will only contact you if we have a suitable dog. For more detailed information, please see our Homing Process.

Please support our work and help our long stay dogs: Our minimum Adoption Donation is £250 (£400 for pup under 1 yr old). This supports our continuing rescue work and is non-refundable. We exist solely due to the goodwill and donations of our supporters and volunteers. Our dogs need supportive families who will offer them patience, time and tolerance whilst they settle in their new homes. Our Rescue offers all our dogs back-up for life.

Please note: Dog laws have changed, with zero public tolerance and prejudice against bull breeds and terriers in particular. Our Rescue asks new owners to keep their dog on a lead in public spaces and manage and support its encounters with new dogs and people, so as not to place the dog's life at risk. Destruction and Control Orders are commonplace nowadays.
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Zeus's progress through our Rescue is below.
We work with our dogs, who often reveal an evolving picture and positive skills as they build trust.

Original referral information: We were called and asked if we could help Zeus, we have stated we hope to take him in by September

Zeus came into RescueRemedies on 21th Aug 23
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Zeus has arrived and is generally happy to meet and greet as he is trying to adjust to a new phase in his life. Zeus will build up new friendship as he adjusts to his new setting.

We are so grateful to the Vet practice that took him in and have treated him and performed a huge operation to remove the child's dummy and needed to remove some of his bowel which had been damaged with the vets each participating in paying the large bill.
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I had the privilege yesterday of being the first volunteer to properly meet Zeus and take him out for a walk.

He happily and gently took a sausage treat through his door but was a little unsure of me when I then joined him in his kennel run, so I sat in the corner and gave him a minute or two to check me out. He was clearly a little nervous but at no point was I concerned that he would react badly to my continued presence or my attempts to clip on my leads. Ultimately I was able to gently place a slip lead over his head, which he was happy enough with - indeed, once done, he seemed to relinquish control to me and I could clip on my proper leads and remove the slip one.

As I say, once he was on the lead, Zeus became instantly at ease with me and we exited his kennel and the block without any issue. On Lynne's advice, we kept to the Rescue grounds for his first outing. He was happy to be out and about, checking out the surroundings and taking in the scents. He behaved beautifully, with no pulling, although I was being sure to keep things as calm as possible at this early stage. He did turn his head over his back a couple of times and give the impression he was going to grab the leads, but he never actually did - perhaps he was seeking reassurance that they were still there! 😊

We headed over to the small paddock in the woods and once securely inside I removed my leads. It was only then that I wondered what would happen when it was time to attach them again! 🤔 Zeus had a little potter around which gave me a chance to have a proper look at him, and gosh he's a good looking boy! Given his initial nervousness with me (and who came blame him, considering everything he's been through recently) I was a little surprised (but obviously delighted!) when he came and sat in right in front of me for some attention and some treats. 🤗

So, yes, it was a bit of a challenge to get my leads reattached at the end of our time in the paddock. Once Zeus had worked out this is what I was my intention, he would keep just far enough away to prevent me from reaching him. He was perfectly happy to be close to me (as in the photo below) but if I then made even a casual move to approach him he would be up and away. It didn't strike me that he was playing a game - it was as though some of his nerves had returned. But we got there in the end when I put the leads to one side and he ultimately came close enough for me to get a hand on his harness (I was never going to resort to chasing him around or simply trying to grab him). As before, he was then perfectly calm and I attached my leads and we continued our walk.

Zeus needs some time to find his feet and build his confidence, which I'm sure won't take long at all.

I think he's just the loveliest dog! 🥰





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Zeus is lovely! He was shy when I entered his kennel but he was keen to make friends. It didn’t take long for the leads to be on and off we went. We did a small walk up and down the lane and round the grounds, he is currently quite strong on lead but that seems to be a lack of knowledge that will calm as his confidence grows.
He would jump at certain noises or if the leads brushed against him, but would wag at gentle encouragement.
I can’t wait to see this boy grow and show his personality.

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I walked past Zeus’ kennel from the kitchen area on Sunday and saw his gorgeous face and couldn’t resist saying hello. Got to know him through the door for a little while, when I went in he initially sat in his bed (a little shy but could tell he wanted to be brave and make friends from his wiggles) but I let him come to me and he came over pretty quickly for some cuddles. I reckon he’s a total snuggle monster and can’t wait to see him find his feet.
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Last week when I tried to take Zeus out for a walk he retreated into his bed area. Today he moved to the back of the house and after saying hello to him a few times over the last few days he welcomed me into his run today and was calm and grateful to be going for a walk. And what a lovely easy dog he was to walk. There was no pulling on the lead.

We went to the paddock where Zeus mooched around having a sniff.
He was happy to have cuddles and he was a lovely calm and gentle dog.
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Zeus has gained so much confidence in a week thumbs.gif
He gave me a lovely welcome at his kennel door and was more than happy for the leads to go on. We did a full loop through the woods, he walked at the end of the lead, occasionally pulling towards something he wanted to explore but we would stop and encourage him to come back and then carry on with slack leads. He takes treats very gently and will sit on command.
He sat patiently as people and runners past with no issues. We passed a few dogs, he can pull towards them but only with excited interest.
Zeus responds well to his name and happily comes in for a cuddle.
He’s such a lovely boy, he’s still young and needs a loving family to show him the ropes of life!
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What a pleasure it was to take Zeus out. We went on the longer Keeper’s Cottage walk, visiting the stream in the way. He was lovely to walk, calm in the stream and no trouble at all. We popped into the Poets Hut for a little rest on our way back to his kennel. What a gentle dog!
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