My name is Zilla-Pending!!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Detroit, Michigan - Zilla-Pending!
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Home FurEver

Facts about Zilla-Pending!

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Sweet Zilla was left behind along with his senior companion Ladybird when his owner moved away. The neighbor who was caring for him after his owner left passed away suddenly, and the dogs ended up with the HFE. His companion Ladybird has already been adopted out, but Zilla will be seeking a forever home after he recovers from his heartworm treatments and leg fracture. Zilla is great with kids of all ages and energy levels. He is also good with dogs of all sizes and is extremely considerate of senior dogs given both his past and present senior companion in his foster home. He can be a bit nervous about new dog introductions so time should be taken for controlled introductions. He also appears to be unreactive towards cats, but once again a slow introduction would be best. Zilla does not seem to ever bark (instead he makes a nervous/excited whimper from time to time) so he won’t be a great match for someone that is looking for the added security of a dog who will bark at strangers that approach a house. He has also escaped a backyard before and is nervous about being left alone outside given his past abandonment so should never be left unattended outside even if fenced. He is crate trained, has learned some of his basic commands and is working on mastering more of them as well as some “low-energy” tricks to keep him stimulated during his recovering period. Overall, Zilla is a pretty sweet and special guy and will make a great addition to a family. Assuming his recovery continues on schedule, Zilla should be available for adoption by mid-April. Approx DOB 10/1/2013

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Our Adoption Process...

Home Fur-Ever requires all potential adopters to complete an application process. The application is to be completed in person at one of our adoption events, followed by a face-to-face interview with our founder and director. We do home inspections to insure that the home is the right fit for the dog. Please note we really can't drive more than an hour for a home inspection. At this time, we can not accommodate out of state adoptions.
Adoption fees range from $225-$350. Adoption fees help to cover the costs of vet care that each dog receives while in our care.
We require that all puppies are spayed or neutered at six months of age, and will follow up with adopters to verify that the procedure has been competed. Basic training classes are also required for all dogs and puppies.
All bully breed dogs require homes with fully fenced yards to ensure their safety and well-being.

- We ask for your patience as we review your application. Home Fur-ever receives numerous applications and cannot respond to every one individually.

- Approved applicants are based on best fit, not first submitted. HOME FUR-EVER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY APPLICANT, so please understand that it is within our discretion to make those decisions on behalf of our animals.

- OUR ADOPTION EVENTS ARE VERY BUSY so please keep that in mind if you intend to come. You should expect to spend some time there if you are sincerely interested in one of our animals. We have limited manpower and many applicants to screen.

-Due to space limitations, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THE RESCUE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WILL BE AT THE ADOPTION EVENT (we are oftentimes saving up to 100 animals at a time!) We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

- We ask that you DO NOT contact Petco about our animals. They are kind enough to provide space for our adoption events, but are not involved with our rescue work.

- If a rescue is "PENDING" it is currently in the process of being adopted, but may be available in the future if it is not finalized.

- Keep in mind that we depend 100% on volunteers, most of whom have full-time jobs and families and so we ask for your understanding as we do the best we can in the endless effort to find homes for these deserving animals!