Dog of the Month – Apollo!
Apollo is a friendly strong Mastiff crossbreed. He has come to us as a stray.
Our dog walkers say: Gentle giant Apollo! A Lovely friendly dog that loves a cuddle and big long walks. I would love for Apollo to get the loving home that he deserves! He’s a bit slobbery and out of training on the lead at times but would make somebody a forever friend. He does know a few basic commands and enjoys pleasing you by sitting, laying down and giving his paw. He doesn’t seem all that phased by other dogs while out and about and wasn’t all that interested in the fluffy sheep in the fields either.
Before you think about adopting dog…
We don’t want to put anyone off adopting one of our dogs but have you thought about the financial implications of owning a dog? There are regular expenses including food, flea’ing, worming and vaccinations. There are then holidays – boarding kennels, pet sitters etc and the totally unpredictable (though hopefully infrequent) vets bills for illness and injuries. Once you adopt a dog all of these costs become your responsibility. Please don’t let this change your mind about taking on a rescued dog but do think seriously about how you would cope with a £500 vets bill.
About Sheffield Dog Rescue
Sheffield Dog Rescue is run by a small army of volunteers with one aim, to help dogs in need. Many of our dogs come to us via North East Derbyshire Dog Wardens and we also receive numerous calls from members of the public asking for help to rehome their pet dogs. We try to help as many dogs as we can, but funding and kennel space makes this a difficult task. We operate a no kill policy and none of our dogs are destroyed, unless advised to do so by our vet for health reasons.
All our rescued dogs receive initial vaccinations, are microchipped, deflead and dewormed. The Sheffield Dog Rescue operate a discount scheme for spaying / neutering.
All new owners receive one full year’s FREE membership to Sheffield Dog Rescue and we give a full back-up service to new owners.
Our kennels are located at Mosborough in Sheffield, where the dogs can be viewed by appointment. Voluntary dog walkers are welcomed, as the dogs need to be exercised and socialised as much as possible.
We rely totally on donations from the general public and have many fundraising events throughout the year, including dogs shows, sponsored dog walks, raffles and jumble sales. We also have a charity shop in Chesterfield which is run voluntarily, where there are a variety of new and second hands good for sale.
Registered Charity Number 1000107