Donovan McNabb might not be the top dog in town, after all. His actual dog, however, might be.
A Chicago-based animal trainer will be in town this week with Apollo the bulldog, which happens to be owned by McNabb. Apollo will come to Mankato Tuesday courtesy of Toriano Sanzone, star of the upcoming Fox series called “The Wolfkeeper.”
On the show, which its producers are calling a cross between Montel Williams and the Dog Whisperer, Sanzone will interview celebrities about the difficult task of balancing hectic schedules with their canine family.
Wes Schuck, conductor of the No Alternative Media Group, is helping produce the show.
“’The Wolfkeeper’ TV show will be premiering this fall on a handful of Fox stations that I have independently networked together,” he said. “Some of this week’s footage will be part of the first couple of episodes. Toriano and I are partners in the show and have been filming in Chicago and New York City for the past couple of months for this first year’s season.”
In addition to McNabb, two other NFL players will be part of the first season.
Mikel Leshoure of the Detroit Lions is also booked to be on the show as well as Glenn Boykin, formerly of the Cleveland Browns.
Schuck said they’re planning a welcome party for McNabb at Pub 500 Wednesday.