SPCA's Taupō Centre is calling on a loving family to open their homes to Apollo – a dog who has been in SPCA's care for over 300 days.
Six-year-old Apollo was surrendered to SPCA in January 2020 and has been waiting for a home ever since.
SPCA operates a 'no time limit' policy for all animals available for adoption and Apollo is currently the Taupō Centre's longest stay dog.
SPCA Taupō Centre's manager Bernice Curel says Apollo is an affectionate and active dog, and would be a perfect addition to the right family.
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"Apollo loves being around his humans and the time spent with them would be the best time for this boy," she says.
"Apollo has been with us for quite some time and loves routine. It's time that Apollo finds his forever family, one that can give him routine and structure to his day.
"Apollo is still learning his manners and will need someone who is interested in training him, and is patient and firm. He walks well on the lead and enjoys these outings. He also loves swimming and cooling off in the water, so he's well suited to people who are outdoorsy and love the water too."
Bernice says Apollo would be best in a home with no cats or livestock, although he does enjoy the company of other canine companions.
He has been desexed, microchipped, and has up-to-date worming treatments and vaccinations. Now all Apollo needs is a family to call his own.
"Apollo is an affectionate boy getting on well with all the handlers and volunteers here at the centre. We are hoping someone will be looking for a dog like Apollo to join their family before Christmas and give him the love he deserves. He is well loved by the staff and volunteers at the centre."
Anyone interested in adopting Apollo can contact SPCA's Taupō Centre by calling 07 378 4396 or by visiting the SPCA website www.spca.nz/adopt.