This very large and very sweet Rottweiler is a special needs boy. Zeus is deaf and has some hip dysplasia. He was given up to the animal shelter in Texarkana by his owner this past April. He is a loving dog and deserves a caring owner who can manage his needs.

Zeus recognizes his buddies at the shelter, the kennel staff, and gets excited every time they walk by. You can see in the video below that he has an odd gate but he manages to get around just fine. His owner said that Zeus has had seizures in the past. No age was listed on his kennel card but by looking at his teeth, he could be anywhere around 5 years old give or take a year or two.

If you love large breed dogs and enjoy slobber flying, please consider adopting Zeus. He gets along with other dogs but doesn't need any playful puppies knocking him down. He would be a great couch buddy. Zeus is not neutered yet but the Texarkana Friends of the Animal Shelter are currently paying the vetting fees for animals adopted from the shelter so that makes the adoption fee for Zeus only $40 right now.

Please visit the shelter's Facebook page to see if there is an animal there that you would be interested in adopting, fostering or sponsoring.

NEW shelter Facebook page

It is so unfortunate that there are so many dogs and cats euthanized every week in our local shelter. It is up to the community to prevent it. Spay and neuter your pets. Volunteer to help educate citizens about the need to fix their animals. Share this post on your Facebook page and Tweet about it, too.

The shelter's adoption fees range from $40 to $144, depending on the gender and size of the animal or whether they have been spayed or neutered yet. You can also have your pet microchipped for only $20 right at the shelter. That way if your pet is ever lost, he or she can be returned to you quickly.

If you would like to foster a dog, contact the shelter to get information about dog rescues in our area that can help.

The Animal Care and Adoption Center is located at 203 Harrison St., Texarkana, Ark. 71854 and is open Monday through Friday from 11AM and 5PM and Saturdays from 11AM to 2PM.