When I saw a photo of a brown and tan dog cowering in a Romanian Public Shelter, with an appeal from Give a Dog a Home for a foster home, it did not take me long to decide to put my name forward.
That picture was of Toby. I was asked by Give a Dog a Home if I would like to name him which was a lovely gesture, and the name we chose just seemed to suit him.
When Toby arrived, he was very underweight and frightened. It took two of us to coax him out of his travel crate and into the house.
However, he is already coming out of his shell and is content, happy and extremely loving.
He is good with our three dogs but particularly fond of young Pipkin (pictured with Toby). They snuggle up and play together, run round the garden and back in again.
Pipkin is delighted to have a willing playmate as my other two dogs don’t often play with him!
Toby is already housetrained and we are now teaching him to walk on a lead. He patiently stands still while I put on harness and collar and two leads to ensure he doesn’t slip out.
We are enjoying watching his confidence grow with every day – I know he is going to be a loving and loyal member of a lucky family!
Please do consider fostering – not only does it literally save a dog’s life, it is without doubt one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.
Yes, I will have to say goodbye to Toby before too long but in the knowledge that he is going to have a great new life, in a safe and loving home.
If you would like some information on fostering, or would like to know more about any of our dogs, please get in touch