Brogan brought Zeus home early last week. She said he's eating well and putting on about a pound a day.
"He gets about 20 or 30 more pounds on him, he's going to be beautiful. Of course, he's already beautiful," she said.
Zeus is joining a big family. Brogan also has two cats, two parrots and a dachshund mix. So far, he's getting along with everyone.
Brogan said Zeus could already shake and sit when she brought him home, but he was not used to wearing a leash and was not completely housebroken. He's now doing better on both fronts.
"He's very friendly, very happy," she said. "He sleeps with me every night. He never leaves my side."
Brogan said she does not understand how someone could treat a dog the way Zeus's previous owners did.
"He's just like a child. Nobody deserves to be treated like that. In my eyes, all animals are God's animals," she said. "God saved his life."