Apollo Martin, age 10, Tipton, crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully on Christmas Eve, laying beside the Christmas tree, while surrounded by his local loved ones and his wonderful veterinarian, Dr Bryan Mohr. His dad and mom, Trevor and Georgie Martin (Aviano Air Base, Italy), as well as his aunt, Torrey Martin (London, Ohio), were present via FaceTime.
Apollo was born January 1, 2008. He had lived in four homes in his first four months before Trevor was fortunate enough to connect with him on May 5, 2008. Other than the 2009-10 school year he spent living at Purdue, he spent the rest of his life calling Tipton his home. The only things he loved almost as much as his family were car rides and tennis balls. He enjoyed several out of state trips with his family over the years. His family often joked that he missed the “Lab memo” as he strongly disliked water, couldn’t care less about chasing wildlife, and didn’t particularly care about being outside unless it involved going for a walk. He instead thought of himself as a 130 pound lap dog. He was always grateful for cuddles and belly rubs. Children were very special to Apollo and he loved spending as much time with them as possible. His family and many human friends adored him, reminding him frequently that he was the best dog ever.
Apollo is survived by his dad and mom, Trevor and Georgie Martin; his grandparents/guardians, Dean and Kathleen Martin; aunts, Taylor Martin and Torrey Martin; his furry cousins/faithful companions/partners in crime, Beau and Mia; and his feline nemesis, Alfie.
Apollo’s family would like to thank Greentown Animal Hospital for their excellent care and support during Apollo’s life.
Trevor, you picked the best.
“The loss of a pet is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind”
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