Meet Apollo, a 1.5 year old puppy who is one of our most recent KHS surrenders. As you can see, he was surrendered in dire condition, weighing a mere 59 pounds when he should be closer to 100 pounds.
He was purchased from a breeder out of state. Everyone who buys a good dog is going to take good care of them, right? Apollo fell out of a pick-up truck and fractured his leg but his owners did not want to keep him after that.
Apollo was then given away to a "free home". That "free home" did not feed him even remotely enough. He is severely underweight and has been in our care, slowly gaining weight and gaining strength for a few weeks now.
Apollo will be available for adoption in the upcoming weeks. His leg injury doesn't seem to bother him much at this time.
We see horror photos in our newsfeeds all day long of dogs around the world being subjected to abuse, neglect, and inhumane living conditions. What many fail to realize is this happens right here in our very own Ketchikan. Just because someone promises to take your pet for free or pay a rehoming fee and give them a good home doesn't mean that's going to happen. Apollo is proof of this and had to endure prolonged dire conditions. Do your homework before rehoming or adopting out pets.
If you're interested in being Apollo's third chance and can give him the best home in the world that he deserves, please visit our website and complete an application. Apollo has had two homes but he has never been a priority. If you'd like to adopt him, you need to commit to being the best family in the world that will make him the priority he deserves to be!
A local family that loves Shepherds kindly chipped in half of the cost of his orthopedic bed that he will come with.
Apollo is excellent with young children and gets along well with other dogs. He has not been tested around cats. He is sweet and he is a fast learner! He has an excellent personality and his foster family calls him a "dream boat!"
Share this story, even if you're unable to adopt him. It's time for a serious wake up call about the neglectful conditions animals throughout our community continue to endure.