Meet Zeus, a 4-year-old labrador-german shepherd mix.
zeus and owner jenny wren

His New Mom

Jenny Wren, who adopted him from Second Chance Animal Center in Shaftsbury, VT (

The Meet Cute

Wren saw Zeus in a newspaper listing and went to meet him at the shelter, where she fell in love with his sweet face. "He rolled over and kissed me on our first date!" she says. "Who could resist?"

Strike a Pose

A visual artist, Wren hosts a weekly figure-drawing session. One day, when a model couldn't make it, Zeus happily sat in, and he was a natural. "Sometimes when a model is posing, he sprawls out on the floor in front of him or her, as if to say 'Draw me!' "

Musical Mutt

If the modeling gig doesn't pan out, Zeus could also be a singer. "He has a low baritone, and violins and saxophones really get him howling."