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Apollo Australian deaf dog rescue
Apollo Deaf dog rescue

Gentle giant!

Large Male Great Dane x Mastiff Mix

Meet Apollo!

We all know the saying “good things come in small packages”, but anyone who has spent time with a big dog knows that the best things really do come in giant packages!! And we have the best giant package of canine wonderfulness ready and waiting for his perfect forever family.

Apollo is a 3 year old great dane x mastiff who currently weighs in at over 80kgs. He is truly a giant amongst giants!

Apollo has all his basic training in place (including toilet training) and is ready and willing to keep learning. He’s very food motivated and handler-focused, so if you’ve got treats available then he’s ready and willing to learn.

Apollo loves to be involved in everything that is going on in his home and would love to find a family who was around more often than not. He’s a giant snuggle-bug who just wants to be wherever his people are.

In terms of his future people, Apollo is best suited to a family that has experience with large/giant breeds and who are physically capable of managing such a large dog. Despite being a gentle giant, Apollo is still a very big boy so isn’t suited to a family with small kids. A home with dog-loving teenagers and another friendly large/giant would be wonderful for him.

Apollo is currently located in Melbourne, VIC. Although we do offer interstate adoption for all our dogs, our preference is to find a home for Apollo in the Melbourne area. Given his size, standard road transport would be uncomfortable for Apollo and air transport would be prohibitively expensive. Added to that, we’d like to make his adoption transition a gentle one where he has the opportunity to hang out with his potential new family over a period of time to make the transition into his new home as easy as possible. Apollo has already experienced a lot of change in a relatively short period of time, so we want to make this next change in his life as smooth and positive as possible for him.

Medical notes

Apollo is deaf.

Apollo has also experienced 2 seizures with a 6 month interval between seizures. Unless the frequency increases, no treatment will be required. Should the frequency increase, ongoing medication may be required.

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Mark says December 23, 2019

He I am very interested in this big boy he’s beautiful plz get bCk to me ASAP thank you 0422278447

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