R.O.A.R. Squad: Jim and his dog, Zeus

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R.O.A.R. Squad: Jim and his rescue dog Zeus

Please give a warm welcome to the first R.O.A.R. Squad member who isn’t related to me………. Jim and his gorgeous dog Zeus! Jim McBean has a very informative dog blog called Doggy Bytes (he is a huge raw foot advocate- there is all kinds of info on canine health and nutrition on his blog).  

Where: Jim adopted Zeus from the Victoria SPCA in October 2009 (right after the whole Michael Vick fiasco).

Zeus and his pink blanket.

What: Zeus was a stray and he’s about 3 years old.

Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier

Cute stuff: Zeus, the big tough pit bull, likes to burrow himself at the end of the couch in his pink blanket. THAT IS RIDICULOUSLY CUTE.

Other stuff : Jim also has a Border Collie named Sweety who will be 15 years in July (that link takes you to a lovely post about Sweety and some pictures- they have an incredibly wonderful bond).

Where: British Columbia, Canada 

Jim and Sweety

Wanna check out another rockin’ R.O.A.R. Squad member in British Columbia? Click on over to John and his dog, Kayloo (my husband!)

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Join the R.O.A.R. Squad

Do you want to be join the R.O.A.R. Squad? Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around and put Puppy Mill operators out of business. Ya game? Perfect! We’d love to have you!

Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

16 Responses to “R.O.A.R. Squad: Jim and his dog, Zeus”

  1. blanket says:

    This is such a great idea. We got our cats from Dees and VPAS and I did a feature on my blog http://blanketid.blogspot.com/2010/03/rescued-pets.html. We have worked closely with VPAS recently and helped some of the dogs and cats via blanket. Most of the local shelters on the island have now become affiliates of blanket and one of the latest ones was Shut Down Puppy Mills. We met with Angella on Sunday from SDPM and she is raising money at the Pet Adoption fair in June. I will let her know about R.O.A.R. and of course Fido and Wino!
    Thanks Cate

  2. @blanket- That is a great post! I’m going to send you an email here in a little bit…

    And isn’t Jim & his crew fab? I LOVE that Zeus has a pink blanket. So adorable 🙂

  3. Marg says:

    I am excited about the ROAR idea. I think it is great. I will be getting back to you with some pictures of the kitties. It is very hard for me to get a picture of myself with the cats because I live alone so there isn’t anyone that can take a picture of me. But I sure can provide you with plenty of pictures of the cats.
    I am looking forward to being a part of this. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and letting me know.

  4. kari says:

    love the tough pittie in the pink blanket 🙂

  5. blanket says:

    Yes, I love that picture of Jim and Zeus. It’s such a great idea I love to see how much people love their pets. Hi Jim…good to see you!
    Good luck Shauna with this..I’ll be spreading the word

  6. Thank you Shauna, Sweety, Zeus and myself are honoured to be to be your first non-family R.O.A.R. Squad members. =) Such a great idea!

    Zeus was actually my second rescue. In 2005, my ex and I adopted a deaf Dalmatian named Zack (RIP) when we were living in Vancouver. He was a neat guy. I miss him.

    Hi back Cate! =)

  7. Robert says:

    Congrats and what an awesome site!

  8. @Jim- So great to have you! And good for you for being such an awesome rescue pup owner!

    @Robert- Thank you! Very glad you like it!

  9. […] Shauna of FidoandWino.com came up with a neat concept that she calls the R.O.A.R Squad, her way of getting people to think about adopting a dog rather than buying, and to thank those that have adopted. Zeus and I were the first non-family members to be inducted into the R.O.A.R Squad, and we were honoured. Check our post out here. […]

  10. […] About Sandy: We (Sandy and her husband) foster and volunteer with Safe Haven Humane Society. I’m so happy we have had the opportunity to foster and work with this awesome group. The people and dogs are wonderful.    Rough Start: Big Daisy had been “in the system” for an extended period. Her owner abandoned her for at least three weeks, leaving her locked in the basement to fend for herself. Luckily the neighbors called for help and she was rescued, treated for mange (she was 3 years old and had puppy mange in addition to some weird possible chemical burns on her belly) and put on the road to adoption.   Great Ambassador: Big Daisy was our first experience with a pitbull and we now think that pits are tops for so many great reasons–she actually opened the door in our rescue group for other pitbulls. She is just a wonderful representative.   Where: Michigan   Want to check out someone else who is over-the-moon for pit bulls? Check out Jim and his dog, Zeus. […]

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  14. […] A motto to go by: I strongly believe that many pet behavioral problems can be resolved or ameliorated by increased exercise and mental stimulation. My new motto: When in doubt, wear them out. (Editors’ note: I WHOLE HEARTEDLY agree, Karen! Humans: How do we feel when we sit on our butts all day? Like crap! Animals are just the same!)   Rescue: I adopted Rosie from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue here in Asheville, NC.   A Rose by Any Other Name:  Rosie looks like a black lab, but I suspect she’s got some hound in her as well.   Ruff Reader: One of her more endearing habits is that she appears to read my mail and the newspaper while I’m out. I often come home to find the local weekly paper open on her bed (unchewed), and once she even grabbed Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats off of the bookshelf and brought it into the living room.   Happy Hazard: Being a retriever, she adores carrying her stuffed toys around the house, and has unintentionally knocked more than one glass of water off the coffee table in her day, either with her stuffed monkey or her happy tail.   Where: North Carolina   Karen is a big fan of the site Doggy Bytes… The gentleman who runs Doggy Bytes also happens to be a R.O.A.R. Squad member! Check out Jim and his dog, Zeus. […]