A Pit Bull was virtually the last dog standing at an adoption event that saw 299 other dogs find forever families, but nobody stopped to look at him. That no one was interested in the “sweet and gentle giant” left his rescuers confused and saddened.
King Zeus has been a long time resident at the Humane Society for Hamilton County in Indiana (HSHC). When he arrived in April, it was clear the homeless dog had endured a lot on the streets – he had scars all over his face.
But despite his rough and rugged appearance the 9-year-old Weimaraner/Pit bull mix quickly “captured our hearts” the HSHC wrote. “His soulful eyes and love for pets and cuddles made him a staff favorite. Zeus loves humans of all ages – kiddos included!”
But maybe it was because he was laying down quietly in his crate that he was overlooked at the adoption fair. “He lays so quietly in his kennel watching people pass by him,” HSHC wrote. “He never barks to get attention. It’s as if he has given up hope of finding a forever home.”
Maybe he was losing hope because he had been adopted before, but they weren’t good fits as they had other dogs in the home.
“Living with other dogs is just too difficult for King Zeus,” HSHC explained on his adoption page. “However, we know that he did well with the children he lived with and that he loves humans more than anything.”
So King Zeus returned to the shelter to patiently wait for someone to recognize how special he is.
And thankfully, someone finally did. Austin Smith saw Zeus shortly after the adoption event and took him home.
“Today, after months of waiting, King Zeus found his forever home! Thank you to everyone for sharing this post and sending him your thoughts and wishes,” HSHC happily wrote on Facebook.
Watch King Zeus’ freedom walk in the video below.