Help Apollo Sing! Dental Care 4 Senior Rescue Dog

A few months ago, my family adopted a sweet old mutt named Apollo. His previous owners abandoned him :( but a volunteer-run rescue organization found a foster home for him. He was fostered for two years before we adopted him!

Apollo is the BEST. He loves to sleep by the wood stove, play fetch, and give very slobbery kisses. He's mellow, gentle, and playful. We love him! My little brother Avery (10) has been wanting a dog for years, and the two of them are best pals. We think he is a lab/hound mix. He has a strong nose and loves to sing/howl! 

Right away when we adopted him, my mom took him to the vet. They said he was probably 8-9 years old (a few years older than the rescue org had told us) and that he had not had all the medical care he needed over the years. 

Apollo's first owners did not take care of his teeth. As a result, he needs some serious dental care done: 3 tooth extractions and deep scaling on his other teeth. This will cost $1200 (part of why it is so expensive is because he has to be fully sedated). The rescue org that we adopted him from did not tell us about this. Our vet told us that Apollo is probably is constant low grade pain because of his teeth :( We have been brushing his teeth and adding special supplements to his food to help with his teeth, but he needs to have these teeth extracted asap. 

We've been able to pay for everything else Apollo has needed (shots, doing a biopsy of a lump on his back, etc.), but the cost of his dental work is a hurtle we need help with. My mom is a single mom and a school teacher in a small, rural town in Vermont. I am a grad student in California. Any donation would be super appreciated and would go directly to helping pay for Apollo's dental care! 

Many thanks,
Gráinne and the Buchanan Family 



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Gráinne Buchanan 
Putney, VT
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