Dog of the Day: Apollo from Arizona Humane Society

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Like the Greek god of the sun, Apollo is a mighty dog that will brighten your world each day. Weighing in at 95 pounds, this massive two-year-old bull mastiff is one huge doggie.

With colossal size paws, a square block face that is gigantic, and a massive muscular body Apollo is sure to catch the eye of any dog lover. Despite his enormous size (which may intimidate some people) his charming personality will win everyone’s heart.

Apollo is a gentle giant with a mellow and affectionate demeanor. For the most part, he is a laid-back dog who likes to relax and kick up his paws as much as possible. He spends a lot of his time snoozing on the couch or on his very own extremely large doggie bed.

As much as Apollo likes to lie around the house, he still needs daily exercise, and he looks forward to his daily stroll around the neighborhood. Apollo likes to walk leisurely, and he will slam on the brakes if he is asked to sprint, jog, or even power walk so don’t even bother.

Occasionally, he will play a game of fetch, but don’t be surprised if he just stares at you when you throw the tennis ball across the yard. He isn’t always in the mood to romp and play. When it is cool outside, Apollo likes to warm his brindle-colored coat in the sunshine, and take a long nap in the cool grass.

Apollo hasn’t had much training, and Bull mastiffs can be stubborn. An extremely patient coach is needed to help housetrain him and teach him the basic commands. This under achiever may become more ambitious if there is food involved… especially pieces hot dog!

Apollo was surrendered to the Arizona Humane Society because he doesn’t like other dogs, and he must be the only dog in his new home. He hasn’t met any children, but because of his size a child introduction is required. Introduce him slowly to felines because he hasn’t met any.

You can adopt Apollo NOW at the Arizona Humane Society’s Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, 1521 West Dobbins Road in Phoenix. His adoption fee is just $100. This fee includes his neuter surgery, vaccinations, a colorful collar and leash, an AHS I.D. tag, and a free follow-up veterinary examination. For more information about Apollo, please call (602) 997-7586 Ext. 1045 and ask for animal ID number A259717 or log on to www.azhumane.org.

Please note: This pet might have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter; however, the AHS has dozens more wonderful pets that also need loving homes. Please take a moment to meet some of the other dogs, cats and other companion animals at the shelter! To see all our adoptable animals right now, www.azhumane.org/findapet.

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