01 Feb 17: Basic Information: Apollo is a 7 year old altered American Pit Bull Mix. He was found as a stray many years ago and is being surrendered because the owner has lost his home and has nowhere to keep his dog. Apollo has not seen a vet recently but currently has skin issues. He has had his ear cropped years ago because of an infection. Socialization: Apollo is friendly and outgoing when meeting new people. He has allowed children that pass him outside to pet him. He has spent time with other dogs and he is always very playful and never has snapped or shown teeth at another dog. He has only seen cats outside and he chases them. Behavior: Apollo is alert when we hears sirens or thunder. He is not bothered when his owner removes his food and bones but it is unknown how Apollo would react when a new person would attempt this. Apollo is not bothered when removed from furniture, woken up from sleep, or brushed. It is unknown how he would behave when bathed or having his nails trimmed. Apollo will bark when someone knocks on the door but is friendly when the person enters the home. For a New Family to Know: Apollo is described as friendly, playful, confident, mellow, and excitable. He has a high energy level. Most of his life he has been kept indoors and taken outside for walks but the last 6 months he has lived in a fenced in yard. When he is walked he pulls hard on the leash. He will come when called if off leash unless he sees a dog, he will run towards the dog in a playful manner. He enjoys playing fetch and having chew toys. He is fed dry dog food twice a day. He is house trained and is well behaved indoors and outdoors. He knows the commands sit, paw, let’s go, and get up. Admissions Behavior: Apollo would pull on the leash to meet everyone he saw. He would approach people with his mouth open, tongue out, and a loose body. He was easily collared and scanned. He kept this behavior throughout the admissions process.