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Meet Our New Foster Toby!

May 9, 2008

Time to meet our new foster dog, Toby! Toby has been with RESCUE (and us) since April 2nd. Why he’s still with us, I don’t know. Just look at that face!!!


(This picture was taken on his rescue day, so he was a little unsure of himself at the time.)

Toby is a small (around 8lbs) brown and white chihuahua. He’s friendly and fairly outgoing, and seems to have a soft spot for men. He does well with dogs and cats. He’s quite the playful little guy and loves all his toys. Including the big-dog toys, many of which are as big if not bigger than he is. He’s a bit “toy ADD” in that he’ll start playing with one, spot another one out of the corner of his eye, abandon current toy and take up new toy. Thirty seconds later, he sees yet another toy that must be played with. And so and so on until every toy has had a chance to be gnawed on that hour. But he’s a sweet and goofy little guy (my favorite puppy personality) and you just can’t help but smile at him.

Toby has a slightly twisted muzzle, his nose is a little off center (that’s not just a weird camera angle, his nose is really slightly off to the side like that). But it doesn’t faze him, and since he hasn’t hit his teens yet, he’s not constantly worrying about his looks. So he is blissfully unaware of his imperfections, as it should be. It makes him all the more endearing, don’t you agree? He also has a slightly crooked tail, that appears like it may have been broken before. It add to his overall charm.

When Toby is worried or unsure of a situation, he will wrinkle up his little forehead (see photo) and look up at you with his big, sad, brown eyes and you just have to melt right then and there. I don’t care who you are, he has the magic to melt.

Toby loves lap time and wants nothing more than to be snuggled up to his person while he naps.
He is also a nibbler (that’s one of his nicknames now, Nibbler). He loves to nibble on fingers and toes (especially when the toes are attached to feet that are trying to move around the house). He never bites hard, just softly nibbles. Its very sweet.

So if you or someone you know is looking for a small, calm, sweet little pup to spoil and love, check out Toby. You might just be his forever home.

Thanks for reading. See you at the dog park!