Look at handsome Apollo! Apollo is at the South Los Angeles Shelter in California and is looking for rescue... He is a shelter favorite who gets along with other dogs and loved his bath!
APOLLO [A1276976] is an unaltered male, brown brindle and white Mastiff and Pit Bull Terrier. He is about 7 years old. Weighs approximately 79 pounds. He has been at the shelter since Jan 10, 2012.
How we came to notice Apollo and decide to try and save him. I was walking the kennels when I noticed Apollo. It just broke my heart to see him covered in motor oil, skinny, covered in wounds, blind (cross-eyed), having trouble walking (stiff on his hind legs), and depressed. When his sad eyes met mine it was like you can see how much he has suffered. It was clear to me that Apollo has been through so much neglect and never loved or cared for. When I told another volunteer about Apollo we were convinced that we should network him in hopes that Apollo will pull at someone’s heart strings. Apollo could have been a junkyard dog all his life, or someone could have tried to use him as a bait dog. Apollo had his puppy hood taken away from him. What we do know is that he has had a tough 7 years of life yet, he is trusting, loving, sweet, and has a great temperament. Not only did he tug at our heart strings, but at many of South LA staff’s and volunteers!
I had one of our fabulous ACT help me temp test him and bathe him. We had Apollo tested with a Rottweiler mix. Since Apollo is blind, he relies on his nose and trusts his handler. He passed his dog test and towards the end of the test he wanted to play with the Rottweiler mix. Next, we bathed him and he was so well behaved. Staff and volunteers ended up helping us in bathing sweet Apollo. This was probably the first time ever that Apollo has ever had someone care about him! Along with his first bath, first good meal, warm bed, and being surrounded by people that showed him affection! Overall, Apollo has a great temperament. Apollo is in need of immediate rescue! Please help us save this sweet loving guy! He has stolen the hearts of SLA staff and volunteers! Apollo has UNTIL 01/19 BEFORE 4 P.M.!! BIG SLA favorite!
South Los Angeles Shelter at (213)485-0117/0119.
City of Los Angeles South LA Animal Shelter
3612 11th Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90018