Last updated: 6 Jan, 2020
Published on: 20 Nov, 2019
How Apollo found love in time for Christmas
Christmas is a special time of the year for families. Nothing comes close to the joy of spending this time with your loved ones, including furry loved ones.
Apollo who was adopted earlier this year is getting showered with love this festive season thanks to his awesome adopter Ally. You can read their incredible story below!
When Ally and her eight-year-old son found their much-loved dog Griffin at home unresponsive, the agony over his unexpected loss sent Ally into a spiral of grief. We all know the tremendous heartache of losing your pet.
Three years earlier Ally had found Griffin on PetRescue. He was so special and they bonded instantly. Griffin became Ally’s source of peace when she was struggling with anxiety.
Ally didn’t cope with losing Griffin. She was heartbroken. She desperately missed his companionship. As weeks went by Ally didn’t know if they would ever have a dog again.
“Then, I knew what I had to do” said Ally. “I jumped on PetRescue and began my search for another dog who needed a home. I spent my free time searching PetRescue day and night. At first I just wanted to give them all a home but when Apollo popped up on the screen, I fell in love. We met him that same day and by night there he was curled up at my feet on his new bed and in his new home.
“Having listings from so many rescue groups in the one place really makes a difference in being able to find ‘the one’ and when I saw Apollo, I knew he was our one.
Ally and Apollo
“Griffin will never be replaced, but Apollo has helped my heart heal. He is there for me when I need someone to talk to, he takes his role of ‘protector’ very seriously and is never far from me or the kids. He is so gentle with them.”
In fact, Ally has big plans for Apollo’s first Christmas with his new family.
“We also welcomed a baby into our family this year so this Christmas we have so much to celebrate! We will be adding a decoration to our tree with Apollo’s paw print on it. He loves toys too so he’ll definitely be getting some new things for his toy box.
“I truly hope that every rescue pet will find their forever family this Christmas. A place where they feel they belong and feel safe. Every pet deserves the chance to find love and be spoilt. I’m so grateful to PetRescue for their crucial role in connecting animals in need of a home with families like ours, you helped us find the best gifts ever - Griffin and now Apollo too!!”
Image Credits: Happy Tails Pet Photography