Apollo is big, goofy and loving! His tale includes a number of two’s. He’s two years old. His breed mix is some mash-up of his two parents: a Great Pyrenees mom and Blue Pit Bull dad. He’s had two names: Apollo and Goose (his temporary shelter name). Apollo was picked up as a stray by animal control on July 3rd and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. His owners came to reclaim him, but when they learned their 70-pound Apollo tested heartworm positive, they knew they could not afford the costly treatment, so they surrendered him. His owners shared that Apollo was bred to be a guard dog, but he is nothing but sweet and affectionate!
Although Apollo was lucky enough to get placed in a foster him quickly, he was not as lucky getting a rescue commitment quickly. So when Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania expressed interest in taking him on November 29th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, wasted no time in seeking our help. With funding help from two of our supporters, we agreed to cover Apollo’s heartment treatment costs to seal the deal for his rescue. He had his heartworm treatment done on December 6th.
“Apollo’s as sweet as can be!” his dedicated temporary foster reported. “He’s a shy, sensitive boy and was devastated to be at the shelter. He’s now a couch potato and loves attention. He came into the shelter brokenhearted and is now a happy, lovable boy. He needs a home where he will receive lots of love, cuddles and time. He loves other dogs, and even cats. Apollo knows basic commands. He’s a giant-sized, mild-mannered, laid-back, slow-moving guy. It takes him time to adjust to new things. For example, he first hated the car, but then learned to love it! He will make a lovely best friend if you’ll give him the chance!” To see more photos of Apollo, click here.
RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs totaling $391 for Apollo.
UPDATE! All funds for Apollo have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Apollo has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Apollo:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Marcia Musser; Benny Rothe; Tamara Talbot; Linda Siegert; Tina Muncy; Nathalie Mainland
Added on December 29, 2016.