Apollo the German Shepherd was inspired by a real police dog that served on 9/11. He and his handler were the first NYPD K-9 search and rescue team on the scene that fateful morning. For 18 hours a day, weeks on end, Apollo searched for survivors. His courage and devotion earned him countless awards and tireless praise. Needless to say, Apollo the German Shepherd deserves a spot on the couch and snuggle time.