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About Apollo

Collie Cross (Border)
8 and over


Apollo wants a nice quiet, stable home where he can settle into a routine and live a peaceful life.He loves his toys so much so that he gets little overexcited with them and has a crazy 5 minutes playing on his own. Once he knows you he is happy to have cuddles, but his new family will need to take their time to build up to this and multiple visits will be needed.

Type of home needed

Apollo has sadly been in and out of kennels most of his life so needs to find a forver home to retire to. A quiet, rural, adult-only home where he can overcome his worries and fears would be ideal. He can have doggy buddies, but would prefer to have all the love and attention in the home to himself.

More about me

Hi I'm Apollo. I'm an older gentleman who really wants to give someone my love, but I don't quite know how to do it! I need a home where I can take time to get used to things, and not have to worry about much. The Training team are doing lots with me and will continue this with my new family to make sure that I flourish in my forever home.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Apollo, who is based at Shrewsbury. Please note this is not a reservation on this dog. To start the rehoming process you will need to go to a rehoming centre for a quick chat. Please find information below about what to expect during the rehoming process. We hope to see you soon.

  1. The average time between visiting a Rehoming Centre and taking your new pet home is just eight days. Every circumstance is different but this brief guide lets you know what you will experience when you decide to rehome a dog from us.
  2. The rehoming centre is your gateway to finding your new pet pooch. When you arrive at the centre you will be greeted in reception by a friendly face.
  3. During this first visit we will take a few details from you so we know what you are looking for. You will be able to visit the dogs and we'll advise you on how to find the right dog for your circumstance and that your circumstances will work for the dog too.
  4. We would like you to get to know your chosen dog before you take him home so, if you have any other dogs or family members, you may need to bring them along for a further visit to ensure the whole family is happy with the decision.
  5. The fee for rehoming a dog is £130 (£110 in Ballymena due to extra dog licence fees), but every dog is vet checked, microchipped, and neutered as well as a very cool Dogs Trust lead and collar - so we think it's a good deal!
  6. On rehoming your new dog from Dogs Trust you will receive 4 weeks' free insurance from our partner Petplan, this covers your dog for any unexpected illnesses and injuries, for further details and to activate your 4 weeks' free trial visit the Petplan website.
  7. So now you are ready to take your new pal home, just one more step which is a pre-adoption talk. This ensures you are aware of the responsibilities of dog ownership and reminds you that we are always here when you need us!
  8. Get in touch with the centre your dog is located at to arrange a visit.
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