Meet Our own deaf
- We received a call today saying that Apollos died of bloat yesterday.
We all will miss this silly, goofy, sweet boy. We thank his adopted
family for giving him a wonderful year and a half. We know he was happy
and loved beyond measure, as he should have been.
We'll miss you Apollos!
- Age - ~11/2 years
- DOB - 7/21/02
- Height at the shoulder - ~34"
- Weight - ~120
- Spayed/Neutered -Yes
- Taken in on - 11/21/03
- Available as of - 2/21/03
- Housebroken - yes
- Obedience trained - yes
- Good with other dogs - Yes
- with cats - probably
- with kids - yes
- with the elderly - yes
- Temperament - Under evaluation now
has a number of behavioral issues that are tied to his concerns about
separation.. He gets destructive when left
alone. He digs and tears up the yard if locked outside by himself. He
will need some time,
patience, love, and consistency before he will get over some of these
behavioral issues. And a buddy to play with and burn off some of his energy with, might be a good idea. But he is a
wonderful, sweet, happy, loving, dog who really wants to please. He
stresses out about being left alone, even if it's
just a matter of being gated in another room. He is crate trained so the crate can be used for times when he
must be left alone. He is housebroken. However he will need some desensitization work
about being left alone and will need some work on some other behaviors
too. Because most of his behaviors stem from his fears about being
abandoned, we will not be able to do much about them here. He will need
to learn to trust that he has a permanent home before these issues will
resolve themselves, and that is simply going to take some time in his
loves to cuddle and snuggle, and he will stand for pets for hours. He
is a big leaner. And he loves to give and get kisses. He is an
extremely affectionate dog. He hasn't got a mean
bone in his body and thinks everybody and everything is his buddy. His
need for affection and physical contact will likely diminish some once
he is in a stable loving home, but he will likely always be a velcro
dog who needs lots of attention. The one problem we have with him here
is we can not give him enough attention. Her has to share out attention
with 10 or more other dogs, and that just does not leave enough time
for him. He really needs to get in a home where he can get the sort of
time and affection he needs. That will likely do more to help his
behavior problems than anything we are doing. However, we are working
on his barking when crated or left alone..
He is a bit retarded in his social development and relates to other
dogs as if he were much younger than he is. He gets along with other
dogs great, even other males, because he acts like a puppy and
immediate goes submissive if they challenge him. He loves to play and
like a puppy has boundless energy.
He is very well trained. And after he tests you to see if your will
really make him pay attention and obey, he is very obedient. Apollos is
going to need someone who is very consistent, who has a big
heart and lots of patience. But he will reward that patience with lots
of love and devotion .
Update 12/20/03 -
Now that Apollos is starting to settle in here and we have been able to
let him roam free a bit more, he has calmed down a lot and is starting
to show us the dog inside. He is going to need some time to adjust to
this new world but he is going to do just fine and he is a very nice
dog. Once he is ready to be placed, which will likely not be for a
couple more months, he will make someone very, very happy. He is the
sort of dog who needs a regular schedule, and a high level of stability
in his life. And this has made the transition to rescue hard for him.
He will likely have a slightly longer than average adjustment period in
his new home as well. But if his new owners set a schedule and stick to
it, that will actually help him adjust more easily. He is crate trained
but can tend to whine and bark a lot when he wants out. You just have
to deal with this and make it clear to him that isn't going to get him
what he wants. Apollos is a very sweet natured dog who just wants to
hang out with his people and live the good life.
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