Eight-years of love and Toby was thrown away like trash

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:

 

 

21 replies
  1. JoAnne Fraser says:

    A holes like this family should have to face consequences for doing this to a loving family member. It’s beyond my imagination how one can have a pet all those years and just through them away whenever it suits them. Heartless pricks.

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  2. LESLIE says:

    Oh poor itchy Toby, my dogs each have a different food sensitivity so and easy fix to start is no chicken and grainfree.
    Toby buddy. … keep smiling. ..your true forever family will find you…or ask to move to long island! ! Praying for your happy ever after!

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  3. Jacqueline says:

    What does it take to have a list of animal abusers. The same list sex abuser are on. There name should be put into a database as abusers and should never be allowed to have another pet. Someone must know how to implement this!!!!!

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  4. Mike says:

    Even though it does not give us details why Toby was given up.I get so angry and upset with owners who choose to give up their loyal and loving pets to shelters instead of re homing them.

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  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    All kidding aside, I’m surprised Toby has lasted this long in Miami-Dade Animal Care Center in the first place. I don’t think they are very well known for helping dogs especially ones with any physical problems. I will be sharing and hoping Toby finds his way out, he is a beautiful boy!

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  6. Sheri says:

    I hope his “family” reads some of these comments and realize that people think their heartless actions are just so very wrong and downright cruel. But silly me, apparently they don’t have a conscience……

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    • Chinese Shar Pei Network, Inc says:

      Hello, we saved Toby, he has alot of internal medical going on. We are Chinese Shar Pei Network, inc. Yes a Shar Pei rescue, but we couldn’t sit back and watch no one help Toby. We are 501c3. Please donate and share for us. He is still at our vets in Miami Beach. Pet House Animal Clinic. Donate here: https://www.youcaring.com/toby-804366

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    • Chinese Shar Pei Network, Inc says:

      Hello, we saved Toby, he has alot of internal medical going on. We are Chinese Shar Pei Network, inc. Yes a Shar Pei rescue, but we couldn’t sit back and watch no one help Toby. We are 501c3. Please donate and share for us. He is still at our vets in Miami Beach. Pet House Animal Clinic. Donate here: https://www.youcaring.com/toby-804366

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  7. Chinese Shar Pei Network, Inc says:

    Hello, we saved Toby, he has alot of internal medical going on. We are Chinese Shar Pei Network, inc. Yes a Shar Pei rescue, but we couldn’t sit back and watch no one help Toby. We are 501c3. Please donate and share for us. He is still at our vets in Miami Beach. Pet House Animal Clinic. Donate here: https://www.youcaring.com/toby-804366

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