ZEKE

06-12-13

  • Adopted: 06-12-13
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2 yrs.
  • Size: 48 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Cats: No
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Traits: Smart, energetic, and affectionate

Two-year-old Zeke is a smart, good looking tri-color boy. He weighs 48 pounds. He has a great personality and tons of energy. A Good Samaritan found him wandering down the road, emaciated, and took him home. She then contacted ACES about him so we were able to get him into foster care.

Zeke gets along fine with his three foster brothers and (most of the time) is smart enough to just walk away when he gets a warning growl if he gets too excited (he still plays like a puppy). Since Zeke still has a lot of puppy in him, he can be a bit much for older, calmer dogs. He may need some reinforcement to remember to respect the older dogs. 

Inside he is a good boy, however, he likes to keep busy checking everything out (a Curious George) and looking out the windows.   Like many dogs his age, Zeke is still getting used to his size and can be a bit of a “bull in a china shop” when he plays.  Zeke is very affectionate and loves to cover you up with puppy kisses. Zeke is good about letting his teeth and coat get brushed. 

He is completely house trained. Zeke is still learning basic manners. He does come when called, knows "leave it" and "settle." He was not walking well on a leash when he first arrived, but with just a little bit of positive reinforcement, he has really progressed in this area. In fact, I took him to the park this morning and had people comment on how well he walks on lead. 

At Zeke’s temporary foster home, he was continually chasing the cats.  Zeke will not be placed in a home with cats. 

He loves kids and is very good with them.  My neighbor's children are 5 & 7 and love him but they are extremely dog savvy. Zeke might do better with children this age or older because of his puppyish-ness.  Zeke is looking for a home of his very own, where he can play and be loved.   

UPDATE:   Zeke went to explore some of the Kentucky Derby activities.  He handled himself superbly going through crowds of people and ta-da!, on a loose lead!  When the noise of a helicopter got too loud, he understandably went to his foster mom for reassurance. But he quickly learned he was safe and they moved along.    

Zeke is very sweet and likes his people...He tries to take care of his people, too.  A bee was bothering his foster mom and wouldn’t leave her alone, so Zeke assessed the situation and chased the bee off.  Good boy Zeke!

ZEKE'S FRIENDS

Holly Christensen & Steve Krogulecki hope that Zeke will be sharing his playful personality and puppy kisses with his forever family very soon!