Toby, an eight-year-old male brown and white Labrador Retriever mix, was thrown away like trash by his family. The dog was loyal, but not so with the family he trusted to care for him, so after years of love, Toby’s bed was pushed to the Miami-Dade Animal Care Center in South Florida. Volunteers at the shelter do love him and describe him as a sweet, loving pooch so worthy of more than he has been dealt:
“… what a sweetie pie… he was laying on his comfy blanket when I approached. He saw my treats and it all went downhill from there. He was so excited, I thought he was going to break his tail,”
A networking link for Toby can be found here. Sadly, he has been at the shelter since December 15, and even though he is very playful and sweet, he may have food allergies and will need further testing. His skin and his eyes are red, irritated and itchy which makes him quite uncomfortable. Another Facebook page sharing this dog’s plight can be followed here. Please share his story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. When inquiring about Toby, make sure to reference #A1838107. For further information, call Miami Dade Animal Services at (305)884.1101.
How sad to watch any dog sit in front of their kennel cage – day in and day out with barely anyone passing by to acknowledge their existence; very few people giving them a gentle scratch behind the ears or telling them what good dogs they are. Volunteers do their best and are for the most part, that precious link between utter despair and a wink of hope for shelter dogs. Become a volunteer; share a few hours of your life and help dogs just like Toby enjoy some fun and affection.
Photos of the eight-year-old Toby courtesy of Urgent Dogs of Miami.
Check out his short video here: