By Jarissa Aquinde, Positively Woof Rescue and Adoption Story Editor
Apollo has undergone facial reconstructive surgery, ACL repair, and heartworm treatment. Hopefully, he is finished with all of his surgeries!
Apollo, a pit bull, is a testament to the inherent goodness of all dogs. He was clearly horribly abused, but never lost his loving nature. He is truly an inspiration and another reminder that we need to be a voice for the voiceless.
Follow Strong Apollo on Instagram @adoreabullapollo
Sheesh Mom, I told you there’s room for both of us! Mom is so silly. I’m just trying to spend as much time with my brother, Turtle ????, as possible. I know I keep saying it, but make sure you show those around you how much you love them and how important they are to you. Tomorrows are a blessing and so are loved ones. ❤️Apollo #dontbullymybreed #beavoiceforthevoiceless #brothers #pitbullsofinstagram #lovetheoneyourewith #hugs #adoptdontshop
You’re finally home! Now pet me!!! Mom and Dad really need to stop this whole traveling thing. At least we got to hang out with the awesome @mrswooferton again!! Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful week!!! ❤️Apollo #sunday #beavoiceforthevoiceless #weekend #dontbullymybreed #pitbullsofinstagram #vacation #adoptdontshop
#tbt to when Mom was jobless and got to hang out with us all day! ????Turtle was also in better shape. We’re both still pretty handsome though!!! Just remember to hug the ones you love today. ❤️Apollo #brothers #dontbullymybreed #pitbullsofinstagram #baconstag #endbsl #endanimalcruelty #lovetheoneyourewith #adoptdontshop Check out my partners @pibblemart, @okidoggypets and @orangepawarmy!!!
I’ll take the pics while you guard the fence!! Woohoo teamwork! Gotta keep those pesky critters out of our yard. Mom is very sorry for not posting pics of me lately. Turtle has been sick and then Mom and Dad were in Mississippi all weekend. A big thank you to @mrswooferton for keeping us company this weekend! I hope you all had a happy Monday! ❤️Apollo #monday #endanimalcruelty #endbsl #baconstag #pitbullsofinstagram #dontbullymybreed Remember to check out my partners, @pibblemart, @okidoggypets and @orangepawarmy!!!
Meet Yeti. Mom was tagged in a post on FB because Yeti reminded someone of me. This beautiful Boxer boy is currently in Missouri. He was set to be euthanized at a small animal shelter. @marqkc is doing their best to help him, but definitely need help from the public! Yeti is scheduled for tests to make sure this isn’t the result of cancer. According to rescuers Yeti is also missing several toes, so they think his injuries are a result of trauma. Of course, Yeti is super happy, eating just fine, and loves everyone he meets. Skip your Starbucks today and donate to this guy!! Donations can be made to www.donate.marqkc.org! ❤️Apollo #cometogether #endanimalcruelty #stoptheviolence #beavoiceforthevoiceless
Now for a happy #tongueouttuesday from yours truly! Mom dressed me up in this awesome bandanna from @okidoggypets! She started telling me about how they donate to rescues when you purchase them. I’m so lucky to work with such amazing people! It’s a great feeling to know that so many people truly want to help rescue pups like me! ❤️Apollo #dontbullymybreed #cometogether #endbsl #pitbullsofinstagram #endanimalcruelty #fosteringsaveslives #crueltysurvivor
Excuse me, can’t you tell I’m resting?! We have a big day at #strutyourmutthouston tomorrow!! If you get a chance, make sure you spend some time outside with your pups!! If you don’t have a dog, visit your local shelter and help walk some pups waiting to be adopted! Happy Friday y’all! ❤️Apollo #adoptdontshop #crueltysurvivor #endanimalcruelty #fosteringsaveslives #houston #pitbullsofinstagram #volunteer #getoutside #beactive #endbsl Follow my partners, @pibblemart and @orangepawarmy! They’re pretty awesome!
Happy #tongueouttuesday friends! If you can’t tell, mom is teasing us with treats. Come on mom! She’s so silly. Treat your pup to something special today! I know they would really appreciate it! ❤️Apollo #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives #endbsl #baconstag #beavoiceforthevoiceless Follow my awesome pawtners, @orangepawarmy and @pibblemart! #treats #pitbullsofinstagram #spoiledpup
#throwbackthursday to the first time I wore my @imnomonster sweatshirt! On October 8, mom and I get the privilege of presenting at a juvenile detention center for the Healing Species course. Healing Species is an 11 week violence intervention/character and compassion education outreach. Through the assistance of rescue pups, the program teaches children a process from which to understand and overcome abuse, neglect, and grief while teaching life skills in self esteem, respect, conflict resolution, and in gaining success through acts of compassion and responsibility instead of returning violence for violence. We are honored to be a part of this amazing program and mom is really excited to tell my story. Our goal is help these kids see that they can have a second chance, just like me, and to never give up. Check out Healing Species at www.healingspeciestexas.org!! ❤️Apollo #dontbullymybreed #adoptabull #pitbullsrock #pitbullsofinstagram #crueltysurvivor #orangepawarmy #endbsl #pitbullstrong #endanimalcruelty #beavoiceforthevoiceless
How dare you accuse me of digging in the yard! No, this is not dirt on my face! These are just extra spots I’m getting…I think they’re age spots! Now just go back to work and ignore whatever I’m doing. Hope you’re all having a wonderful Friday!!! ❤️Apollo #sneakypup #dirtydog #pitbullsarelove #orangepawarmy #endbsl #pitbullsofinstagram #happyweekend
Mom just told me that she will be making an exciting announcement in a few days! Apparently it involves me, so this is my excited face. ???? I really hope the surprise has something to do with food!!!! ????????????I hope you all had a wonderful Thursday and have a fun weekend planned! Now it’s time for sleep! ???????? ❤️Apollo #crueltysurvivor #endanimalcruelty #pitbullsofinstagram #strutyourmutt #orangepawarmy #sleepypuppy #tonguesout #beavoiceforthevoiceless #dontbullymybreed #punishthedeednotthebreed #adoptdontshop
Happy #tongueouttuesday to all my IG friends out there! The 25th is your last chance to purchase a mug from @pibblemart, so please help a friend out and get one! Besides that, I hope you’re all having the best day and are living life to the fullest!! Now I’m going to get back to kicking Shiner out of my chair! ❤️Apollo #beavoiceforthevoiceless #pitbullsofinstagram #orangepawarmy #endanimalcruelty #stoptheviolence #endbsl #adoptdontshop #siblings @adorehouston @unity4asolution