Until recently Toby’s two years of life have not been a piece of birthday cake. His survival story makes the show, ‘SURVIVOR” participants look like wusses. Left for dead on the side of the road by a hit and run car, Toby was saved by a good Samaritan who brought him to a vet clinic where one of his back legs had to be amputated. He recovered quickly from the surgery and was super keen for a fresh start in a new home. Unfortunately, a routine blood test found him heartworm positive. Months followed with medical treatment (medication, cage rest and feeling weak and ill).

Today completely healed and the picture of health, Toby is literally ready to “jump” into his new life. He is super friendly, affectionate, loyal, extremely gentle and his language of preference is baby-talk. He is curious and uber-smart and loves learning. Toby adores toys, especially the squeaky ones and he enjoys chasing his ball, eventually bringing it back to play fetch. This easy boy is completely housetrained, loves his crate for time-out, and barks only to warn that someone is at the door. Toby can get car sick, so he would require an anti-nausea pill prior to car rides.

As for the missing leg that he hasn’t yet noticed? Well, Toby lives a normal dog life. He craves routine, his walks, his canine foster siblings and by far his fave entertainment is ‘’Squirrel Vision’’ — happily obsessed with watching squirrels from the deck or through the window (FYI he observes mostly).

Toby is a Lab/Shepherd mix weighing only 43 lbs. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.The requirements:- A home with minimal stairs inside and out (ranch style or bungalow) and a fenced backyard (no electric fences). NO condos or apartments! – If a swimming pool, it must be fenced separately- A family with flexible schedules or someone who works at home- Kids 10 plus- Another docile, laid-back small breed dog or a dog-loving cat is optional.

If you meet all of the requirements, please inquire at: