Apollo

Apollo is a mid sized, adult male Boxer who is available for adoption from Misfit Manor Dog Rescue Society.   For more information about adopting this great guy, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Apollo is a 7 year old boxer who is an absolute dream boat! He is a well behaved guy whose love of snuggling up on his people’s laps is surpassed only by his passion for food. He adores everyone he meets, be they two legged or four. When someone comes to the front door, he will bark a few times to alert that someone is there but then quickly greets them with exuberance. Once the person is seated, Apollo generally tries to crawl on their lap for a hug.

He enjoys meeting new doggie friends and once he gets to know them, he will try to “box” with them in play style typical of his breed. He used to live with both a kitty and a 12 year old boy and is very gentle, given his size.

Apollo loves toys, particularly balls, but his top priority is food of any kind. He takes treats very gently. He is fine with his people handling his food but prefers to eat without other animals around as he is a wee bit concerned he won’t get it all. He is happy to share his toys with other dogs.

Apollo enjoys walks but is no marathon runner and is just as happy to get home to flake out on the couch. Apollo is an all around fantastic guy but we all have our challenges and so does he. Although he is housebroken, he has had trouble with emptying his bladder in the house. After several trips back and forth to the vet and lots of testing, we were able to rule out any health issues. He has no diabetes, kidney disease, UTI or other issues that would cause this problem.

The vet has concluded that his behaviour is psychological, likely stemming from a stressful change in his previous home. Before coming to rescue, he spent a lot of time alone, in a closed space. We suspect that through the long solitary hours, he was stressed, lonely and bored so he turned to his water bowl for comfort. This, in combination with his very subtle signals when needing to go outside, resulted in urination in the house. Fortunately we have been successfully able to work with him to reduce his water intake to an appropriate amount and working on getting him outdoors regularly. His new family will need to continue to work with him on this issue to help him become Mr. Perfect (but we think he is pretty darn close!)

Apollo is truly a gem of a dog who just needs someone to love him and help him be his best self. He’s won the hearts of everyone he’s met at Misfit Manor Dog Rescue. We’re sure he’ll have the same impact on you.