Dog Rescue Stories: Zeus Was Emaciated and Frightened

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By Jarissa Aquinde, Positively Woof Rescue and Adoption Story Editor
I’m Zeus, I’m a Pit Bull mix (maybe) and we live in Rochester, NY. Dad had been looking for a dog for a while so he checked the Verona Street Animal Shelter (RAS) website almost every day until he saw my picture come up. He went to the shelter a couple days later and when they brought me into the visiting room, I couldn’t stop wiggling! I knew he was going to take me home. He fell in love with me right then and there!
The people at the shelter told him that I was found on the streets but no one knew exactly where I came from. I was in rough shape; hardly any meat on my bones, you could see every rib, every vertebrae; my tail and my back leg had no fur; there were scars covering my body; and I had a pretty gnarly scar on one of my legs. Dad thinks I was a bait dog. That would explain a lot. We went home and I was terrified for the first couple days, but when I knew that I was safe I became the happiest boy! I go for walks every day, have a ton of toys, and I have a bunch of friends that come visit me to play! Despite my rough past, I’m a very happy and friendly dog. My favorite things are snuggling, giving kisses and looking out the window in the sun. I found my furever home and couldn’t be more thankful.
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Larry Kay is the award-winning coauthor of Training the Best Dog Ever, which became a #1 best seller in dog training on Amazon Kindle. He is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which helps shelter dogs get adopted by making videos and raises awareness and funds. Larry is an award-winning dog filmmaker and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and Dog Fancy magazine.