A American Pit Bull Terrier named Zeus is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Primary Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Age: Senior
Size: Large
Color: White
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Available for sleepover

Very intelligent Zeus loves to learn and already knows many tricks. He's doing so well that he passed the Canine Good Citizenship test! He is amazingly smart, great for handling, loves to work with people and has great focus. Happy and excited to see his human pals, he enjoys playing ball and taking walks. He's also friendly toward strangers, but nervous if there's a fence between them.

Born in 2006, Zeus came to Best Friends from a Colorado shelter. He's not good with smaller animals and tends to guard his toys. He lived with another dog in the past, but they sometimes got into fights.

Zeus would be so happy in a real home. Could you teach this smart boy what second chances are all about? Zeus has a sponsor who will subsidize his adoption and transport costs.

As part of our Single* pets adoption special, Zeus qualifies for free adoption and a free flight to his new home!

*Single pets do best as the only pet in the home.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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This cat has been declawed by previous owners.