Apollo was a god in Greek mythology, and one of the Twelve Olympians. He was the god of healing and medicine, and of music and poetry.
Through no fault of his own, Apollo landed at the city pound during the worst possible time; middle of winter. The shelter was full to the brim with dogs in need that have been confiscated from the cold. The staff immediately contacted us about this adorable puppy and we moved him in foster care right away.
Adoption Fee: $150
Age: 5-6 mths
Color: Black & White
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: probably not
Apollo is in great health, has been neutered, up-to-date on vaccination and is ready for his new life.
Apollo is in a foster home with two other dogs and three cats. Talk about great socialisation! There is a male 5-year-old and female 1-year-old pit bull mix.
Apollo is crated when home alone, as well as at night. Apollo doesn't seem to mind being in his kennel. He is working on Potty Training but has made tremendous progress already. In fact, in a recent update his foster mom told us that he pretty much never has accidents in his crate. Now that's a good boy :-) .
Apollo lives with two adults, two other dogs, and three cats in a home with a fenced yard. He is free to play in the backyard supervised and loves playing with the other dogs! Apollo has not yet had the opportunity to go on any outings but will soon when the weather warms up. He does great on car rides and seems to enjoy them and also does pretty good on leash. His foster parents are working on leash training and basic commands.
Apollo is an outgoing puppy and loves to play. He is a typical pit bull puppy and gets a little mouthy when playing, which his foster parents are working to correct. Nothing out of the ordinary for the breed. Like any puppy, he has a good amount of energy and requires ample time for play. That said, he is not anxious, shy or hyper. He's a well adjusted, easy-going little guy who shows great promise as family companion.
Behavior with people:
Apollo has been great around adults and loves everyone that he meets.
Behavior with children:
Apollo has not yet been introduced to children, but would likely be okay around well-behaved children over 5.
Behavior with other dogs:
Apollo has been great around his big foster brother and sister and just wants to play, play, play! His foster parents are proving him with structure, as well as teaching boundaries and respect of the dogs when roughhousing. He's is soaking it up!
Behavior with other animals:
Apollo is VERY curious, but cautious around the cats in the foster home. It is likely he wants to play with them, but the cats definitely do not! It is recommended that Apollo goes to a home with no cats.
Apollo's foster parents are working on housebreaking and basic obedience commands. He has had a few accidents in the house but is currently pretty good about letting people know when he needs to go outside. He is very responsive to treats so he will likely be very easy to train!
Besides being a lovable, adorable puppy, Apollo is a sweet and well-mannered dog with a bit of a goofy side. He will make a great companion for the right family!