Apollo

by Maryanne Pearce
(Ottawa, Ontario)

Majestic and Regal - Apollo

Majestic and Regal - Apollo

This big, handsome boy is a five year old Pyr named Apollo. He has lived all his life with a handicapped woman in a country setting, but not outside. Unfortunately, his owner lost her home, and he was taken in by her brother. Although much loved by the brother, his work takes him out of town for weeks at a time. He contacted SOGPC Rescue seeking help.

Apollo is up to date on his shots, and will be neutered and microchipped before adoption. He has not yet been temperament tested for suitability to living with other dogs or small children. He is described by the brother as a big couch potato who spent most of the time at his sister's feet. As she was disabled and had poor balance, he is very gentle and careful in his movements.

Would you have room in your home and your heart to give this lovely boy a forever home?

Please use the following contact information.

Southern Ontario: Dr. Carol Graham

Home: (519) 853-3005 - please leave a message

Clinic: (519) 855-6439 - provide information to receptionist if Carol not available

Please phone only between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.



Ottawa / Eastern Ontario: Maryanne Pearce

Home (evenings / weekends): (613) 823-5445 - please leave a message and/or try cellphone

Cell: (613) 867-6346 - please leave a message

Please phone only between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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Zeus, Juno & Apollo
by: Anonymous

Karen's first Pyr was Zeus. A few months later, she agreed to foster Juno (then Mo) to see if she would be a good fit. Juno had been shaved like a poodle upon arrival to Karen... so bizarre! As her fur came in, Juno turned into a gorgeous dog.

About a year after Zeus arrived, she offered to foster Apollo for one night before he went to his new home. She fell in love, and made me promise to let her know if he was returned. As it turned out, his new owners experienced severe health issues shortly after his arrival and a second dog was too much, so back he came into care. And back to Karen. The Rescue Team all laughed... we knew Apollo was never going anywhere again.

Karen is an amazing dog owner and I was thrilled to be able to place these amazing dogs with such a wonderful woman. Here is an update on all 3 of her big white dogs.

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Apollo is my third pyr. I had thought to stop at two but while on foster he settled in so well with Zeus and Juno that I decided to keep him (with a name like Apollo he just fits). For a while after coming into foster he was pretty quiet and introverted, following me everywhere. However, he now seems to realize he is here to stay and has become more outgoing and independent. He loves to play with Zeus and the two of them are enthusiastic gardeners, digging up or running over all these plants and shrubs that get in the way of a good chase or where they suspect a chipmunk may be lurking.

Juno also "gardens" but her skills are limited to digging up grass to uncover the soil beneath to lie in. Unfortunately one pyr sized location is not enough and I now have an area that would allow a herd of elephants to lie down with room to spare. Juno prefers to play with the cats and tries to get them to play by pushing them with her nose or putting a paw on them... that one is not so popular with the cats!

Zeus is a collector of stuffies as well as fluffy socks and slippers. Apollo has started a hockey puck collection and can regularly be seen with a puck in his mouth, relocating his collection around the yard.

They have also created some hilarious rituals. The funniest is on my return from work. Zeus will climb into the car to be driven the 50 feet to the garage. Apollo takes position in front of the car and leads the procession very slowly to the garage. If I try to go round him, he moves back to the middle of the car to ensure he leads the way. They then escort me to the door.

They all love to go for a walk in the maple bush and as soon as the leashes come out, they are waiting at the gate ready to go and look for the wild turkeys, and deer that come to the apple trees. They are all wonderful and I am really glad I "found" pyr rescue and the great people who volunteer to help this breed.

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