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English Mastiff (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Large

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About Zeus (Bonded with Athena)

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Fawn
  • Current Age: 5 Years 11 Months (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: Yes

Zeus is a 4-year-old English Mastiff boy who loves you the moment he meets you. Are you looking for someone to stare adoringly at you? To "clean up" food that drops on the ground while cooking? To knock over an end table just to lay at your feet? Then this dreamboat is for you!

Likes: Following you everywhere, being outside in the sunshine, showing off his best manners like "sit" and "shake", putting his massive pumpkin head into your lap for even more petting.

Dislikes: Vegetables ("why would you give me rabbit food?!"), when you go into the bathroom and don't invite him (who needs boundaries?).

Personality: Attentive, cuddly, super devoted, will follow you anywhere (and yes, even into the bathroom).

Temperament: Relaxed and tolerant with everyone and everything.

Energy level: Very chill; he'll follow you wherever you're going, but he prefers to snooze on the floor when you get there.

Favorite activities: Smiling, having his belly rubbed, laying directly in the middle of the kitchen floor while you're trying to cook, sending a drool slinger as high as possible when he shakes his head.

Good with cats, dogs, and kids over 6?: Non-reactive to cats; non-reactive to farm animals (his foster home has chickens); defers to other dogs and is polite with his sniffing; because he's such a cheerful bulldozer with no idea how big he is, would recommend either kids over 10 or kids with previous giant breed experience.

Not good with: Nothing so far..he's easy to please!

Housetrained: Yes, and is clear with his communication when he needs to go out.

Crate trained: According to his original owners, yes.

Challenges: Zeus is a typical mastiff and comes with the usual mastiff stubbornness. If he'd like to continue to lay in the yard and you tell him it's time to come in, his first response is to roll into the grass and refuse to move. It may take a few minutes (and a leash, and bribery with treats) to get him to comply, but he's getting there. 

Any Medical issues? MTM will verify that he's up-to-date on all vaccines before adoption. 

What would be the best kind of home? Zeus came from an original home with other dogs and kids, and would do well in an environment where he has lots of other people & pets to love. His mastiff hard-headedness is part of the breed, and he would be a good dog for a first-time mastiff owner or seasoned giant breed lover alike. He's such a handsome, happy guy. We just know that his perfect forever home is out there!


Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy: Please know that 100% of our funds are used for rescuing the dogs.

Our rescue policy requires the following:

  • Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina and parts of New York.
  • We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
  • Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited.
  • Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner.
  • Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
  • Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
  • Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked.
  • All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home.
  • All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home.
  • Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed.
  • Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page.

For additional information please review our FAQs or contact mastiffstomutts@gmail.com

Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances.

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