Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Featured Rescue - Apollo the Dalmation

Dalmations saw a lot of publicity when Disney put out their movie 101 Dalmations featuring real dogs. Everybody wanted one. Unfortunately, this resulted in a lot of dumped dalmations in rescues and shelters the following year. This happens anytime an animal is featured in movies or TV shows. At this point, the Dalmation "rage" seems to have subsided.

Dalmations are high energy dogs and are listed in the Sporting breed group. The Dalmation I've decided to feature is named Apollo. He's a lovely looking guy who is reportedly quite friendly. He's currently being fostered in Ohio



PLEASE NOTE -- Splash found an error in my post above! Please note that the Dalmation is actually a "Non-Sporting" breed, not a "Sporting" breed as I had originally posted. Sorry all for the confusion


LuLu and LoLLy! said...

We are 2 Maltese dogs and LoLLy is a rescue. Thank you for posting this and we are keeping all our paws crossed for Apollo. What a lovely boy. Love, your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy. http://www.luluandlolly.com

Splash said...

Um, actually Dalmations are in the NON-SPORTING group.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Thanks Splash for the Corrections! I'll add a small edit into the post but I won't delete :) Thanks for catching that oops - guess that's what proof-reading is for, eh?

Splash said...

No worries, after all they are a pretty sporty dog. And what IS Non-Sporting? It's not sporting, but what else is it not?

I however am truly a sporty Sporting dog, and there is no ambiguity there. :)

Anonymous said...

This is a little late in coming, but...it's actually "dalmatian", NOT "dalmation". Can't believe spell check didn't catch that! Haha :)

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Anon - hahaha! You're right! I can't believe no-one else caught that.