Just after the new year, the Potter League for Animals in Middletown, Rhode Island, put out the call for potential new homes for an illegal dog breed they had in their care.

A massive pup named Zeus, with what is believed to be one-third wolf in him, was brought to their shelter and needed a forever home.

Potter League for Animals via Facebook
Potter League for Animals via Facebook

Unfortunately, any amount of wolf in a dog's DNA makes them illegal to be owned privately in Rhode Island and therefore the search for a suitable home for Zeus had to be taken out of state.

That certainly makes things more difficult for local shelters, but supporters of the Potter League for Animals were not deterred.

Just a few weeks after putting out the call for adoptive homes in states where wolf-dog mixes were legal to own, Zeus has found a forever home in Vermont.

The Potter League for Animals has been keeping supporters apprised of Zeus' situation on Facebook and this past weekend they shared video of Zeus excitedly meeting his new dad, Ron.

As you can see from the video, Zeus' size is no joke. He is said to be one-third German Shephard, one-third Husky and one-third wolf, resulting in a big, beautiful and super-furry dog. The shelter had DNA samples taken and promises to share the results of the testing with supporters on Facebook as soon as they have them.

Though it did not share where Zeus came from or how he came into their care, the shelter did mention that breeding wolf-dogs (as well as owning them) is illegal in Rhode Island and most surrounding states.

Vermont is the only New England state where owning a dog with wolf DNA is allowed, so lucky for Zeus he found a new home so soon.

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