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Arrived at Mission: Wolf on July 27, 2010
Lives with Farah
Apollo we believe was born on April 27th 2010. At only a few weeks of age, he was advertised on Craig’s List as a free Husky/Shepherd-cross. The new owner, a private dog trainer from Boulder, drove all the way to Spokane, Washington to pick up little Apollo, who at the time was still so young that he needed to be bottle-fed.
The two bonded very closely, but soon enough the wolf in Apollo began to show. At a routine checkup, a vet identified Apollo as having a good amount of wolf in him. After researching the difficulties of taking care of a wolf-dog, Apollo’s owner realized that he would be unable to care for his puppy as he grew into an independent, part-wild canine. Further research also led the young man to the conclusion that Apollo would have a much easier time accepting a new home the sooner he was moved. After looking into possible wolf rescues, Apollo’s owner decided to give his young puppy a home at Mission: Wolf.
When Apollo arrived at three months of age, we placed him with wolf puppies, Zeab and Farah, who had arrived a month earlier. Being a week younger than his new siblings, Apollo was the smallest and quickly became Zeab and Farah’s favorite chew toy. Nevertheless, the puppies took a liking to each other right away, and delighted staff and visitors with their playful antics.
Magpie and Abe adopted the three pups in the fall of 2010, and the five of them travelled across the country, meeting thousands of people. Though Apollo is good on a leash, as he's grown and become more wolf like, he has become very shy with everyone accept for those who raised him. Given this fact, he was retired as an amabassador. The five still continued to live together until the fall of 2011, when Apollo and Farah began showing signs of wanting to start their own pack. We obliged the youngsters and gave them their own enclosure. Having grown up together, the two are closely bonded and can be regularly seen playing and sleeping together.