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Zeus Norwegian Elkhound & Husky Mix Minneapolis, MN

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Zeus!

4 ½ year old, 75-pound Norwegian Elkhound / Husky mix

Zeus is bold, goofy, lovable, and looking for his next adventure! He is the perfect combination of courageous and curious; serious and frivolous; and enchanting and faithful.

Zeus is seeking a forever family that will love being greeted with a wiggly butt and full face kisses, who will take him on all sorts of adventures, and will unconditionally love all of his quirks and his bold

True to his breeds, Zeus enjoys physical and mental engagement; attempting to hunt squirrels and bunnies; and vocalizing his needs or when playing. Zeus’ foster walks him for approximately 2 miles at least 4 days a week. On the days Zeus doesn’t go for a walk, he enjoys playtime throughout the day or getting belly rubs. He has free-roam access for a fully fenced backyard and enjoys chasing bunnies, treeing squirrels (and talking back when they chitter at him) and sniffing bunnies and mice under the deck. When Zeus needs to go outside or is ready to come inside, he will give a short bark to alter his foster mom. He can also be very vocal when playing exhibiting his excitement with play growls and woofs.

Zeus enjoys carrying his food bowl into whatever room his foster mom is in to eat his meal. At the end of the day, Zeus is ready for belly rubs and scratches, and then sprawls out, spread eagle on the floor to snooze.
Zeus is an only dog kind of dog. With his bold personality, he tends to think he is the leader of the
pack would do best solo. For this reason, Zeus needs a strong human pack leader to set the pace and routine of the household. Due to his high prey drive, Zeus would not do well in home with other animals such as cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.

Zeus is fully potty trained and generally sleeps in his crate, with the door open, at night. Zeus has mild separation anxiety. He and his foster are working on desensitizing Zeus to departure cues and to remain calm in his crate with the door closed. While this is a work in progress, with the help of anti-anxiety medications, Zeus can successfully be in his crate when his foster mom needs to leave for short periods of time.

Zeus has also exhibited mild resource guarding of his food; however, by avoiding touching his food bowl when he is actively eating this has not been an issue in his foster home. Zeus walks very well on a front clip harness and easily reads leash cues. However, he does get distracted from squirrels, rabbits, and other animals. He can generally be redirected quickly. Zeus’ ideal adoptive home would be with an active single person or family with older children who are not gone for long periods of time. Unfortunately, Zeus sometimes does not realize his size, is known to sit on laps for pets, and has exhibited resource guarding so younger children are not

His ideal adoptive home would be a single-family residence with a fence so he can free roam; however, a fenced-in yard would not be required. Due to his separation anxiety, shared walls are not recommended.

Zeus is a happy, healthy, faithful boy and ready for his forever adventure!

Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, heartworm/Lyme test, all age-appropriate vaccinations (distemper, rabies, & Bordetella), HW and flea/tick preventative, and microchip implant and registration. Adoption fees INCLUDE a mandatory sales tax of 7.525%.

There is no guarantee of age and breed as a rescue animal's history is unknown. All ages and breeds are best guess.

Due to post-adoption services provided, we prefer to adopt within a 90-mile radius of Minneapolis; however, we will consider up to 250 miles if the adopter is willing to drive to cities as needed.

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