03-23-2015, 10:01 PM
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Lake Park, GA
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1st Time Puppy Owner From GA, With a Fear of Dogs
Hello Everyone, My name is Deus. Today I have a story for you guys. So I am 21 years old and have raised 3 cats. I have never been a dog person in the least. Actually, to be honest dogs have always frightened me. Due to a bad experience as a child (A dog chasing me down on a bicycle) I have always been petrified of dogs. Well fast forward to 3 months ago, my little brother leaves for navy boot camp, and for once I am all alone and lonely. I am not sure where the idea came from but over time I decided that I wanted a dog, but a small one at that. Well my brother gets out and unfortunately I still not have gotten the dog I wanted, and the cats are really my grandma's. Well my brother and his wife adopt another dog, (on top of the fullly grown lab they have).
So here the story of apollo begins. The local shelter that we have is a kill shelter. And on facebook they post a list of the animals that will be put down and the time. Well 2 month old apollo is on that list. So my brother and his wife scoop him up without a second thought even though they have a dog (and by dog I mean a bear) they can barely handle as it is. Well they show the puppy to me and I instantly fall in love with the little guy. I'm holding him in my arms and cuddling him as we drive around and god do I want a puppy so bad. Well his wife looks back at me and says ''hey... how would you like to keep him?" i'm shocked but say yes, and here we are. A first time puppy owner, who is in love with his dog, while also trying not to be afraid off him.
This is the little guy. He is 3 months old and is a shepherd breed. I love him so much, and even though he terrifies me at times, I don't know how i've made it this far without him. Apollo the Mixed Breed