Apollo is a sweet and gentle soul. He seems very comfortable and content. He doesn’t snap, bite, chew or dig and barks rarely. He enjoys the outdoors and loves meeting new people. He is great on leash and will do well in a suburban environment where he can have human and animal interaction on walks. A fenced in yard with limited obstacles would be ideal for him to display the spring in his step and the jumping bean move he enjoys when he is excited and happy! (See video)
Apollo is not a cuddler and sleeps in his own bed, but he does love massages at night and to be rubbed anytime. He loves affection and wants to please. He has a few toys and responds to the ones that make noise, but otherwise doesn’t play much with them.
He has limited sight, but does really well mapping out his environment as he has dealt with his blindness his entire life.I believe there is some hearing loss that comes with age, but a light stomp or clap gets his attention so he can locate you. He does startle if you grab him from above, so I make sure I put my hand under his chin to smell when approaching.
This is a sweet, docile fellow who just needs kindness, love and brisk walks!
Apollo was adopted on December 29, 2019.
- Sex Male (neutered)
- Size Small (20.5)
- Age 12 years, 5 months old(approx. DOB Nov 4, 2008)
Good with other dogs? Yes
Good with cats? Yes
Good with children? Yes
Currently fostered in Winslow, IL. (Transport is available)
- Vision Vision impaired(Cause: Eye ulcers)
Prescribed Optimune for eyes for 3 weeks twice a day. Recommended ear rinse once a week. Found heavy tartar, but not unusual for an 11 year old. Otherwise he is a very healthy, active dog for his age
Apollo is looking for his forever home. If you think it could be yours, read more about Adopting from BDRA before submitting your application below.
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