Project Description

Adoption Fee: $590

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NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25. It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia pounds over the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.

Breed: Male toy poodle cross
DOB: 21/07/2012
Weight: 4.7kg
Location: West St Kilda

Meet Zeus, a young at heart toy poodle who loves long walks along the beach and trying new things like learning tricks.

However Zeus does have anxiety that is managed through routine and medication. While he does have some specific anxiety triggers he is learning how to calm himself down and is very quick to adapt to new training provided it is implemented with consistency (for example consistent verbal commands paired with hand gestures). That being said he will still have some episodes where he will be chompy, but he is getting better at giving warning signs like growling so you can give him space to calm down.

We are looking for an experienced and patient dog owner who can provide Zeus with a calm and structured environment. A home with a secure yard where he can feel safe and explore at his own pace would be ideal. He needs someone who understands his triggers and can gradually introduce him to new experiences, helping him build confidence and trust.

Zeus is very much a solo dog and is very protective of his humans. This is seen through behaviours such as barking at other dogs while out on walks and circling round his people on walks to check you are still there.

Zeus loves playing with people he trusts, such as tug of war, fetch or chase. He is also very curious and would love someone who could work with him on agility or similar to keep his brain entertained.

We recommend a home without small children or other pets, as Zeus requires a calm and quiet environment to help him relax and overcome his anxiety. It’s essential that his new family is committed to providing ongoing socialization and training to help him develop the skills he needs to thrive.

We believe that with the right adopter, he can become a wonderful and devoted family member. If you have experience with anxious dogs and are willing to put in the time and effort to help Zeus overcome his fears, we would love to hear from you.

If you’re ready to open your heart and home to Zeus, please contact us to discuss further. Together, we can work towards helping Zeus become the confident and happy little poodle he has the potential to be. Your love and patience will make a world of difference in his life.

Let’s give Zeus the second chance he deserves!

Microchip Number: 982000190979236
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes:  Grade 3 heart murmur.  Ears and dermatitis currently being treated.  Mild patella laxity bilaterally with occasional limp.

Currently on anti-anxiety meds.

All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.