Meet Toby

Meet Toby2022-11-11T16:13:34+00:00

Adopted as a puppy, Toby battled skin allergies and infections from the beginning. More recently, Toby’s family became overwhelmed by his special needs and returned Toby to North Shore Animal League America as an eight year old

Toby was exhibiting inflammation on his ears, paws, and around his eyes. The skin behind his ears was especially raw. After giving Toby a medicated bath, we started him on a number of medications to treat his condition. Toby was also experiencing extreme distress at the loss of his home, and needed medication to ease his anxiety. Additionally, all the love and pampering he received from our staff and volunteers was a great benefit to Toby. He was placed in our exceptional Foster Care Program to help prepare him for a fresh start in life. Thank you for sponsoring Toby!

November 2022

Toby is doing well after surgery for a torn cruciate ligament in his hind leg. He has been receiving physical therapy in his foster home, and gradually easing back into longer walks. As Toby waits for an adoptive family, this gentle giant is well-loved and enjoying his favorite indulgences including long naps and frozen watermelon.

June 2022

Toby is the most gentle of giants, and continues to consider himself a lap dog despite his generous stature. With the help from his Sponsor Pet family, his skin condition and allergies are managed, which makes him the happy, playful dog he was always meant to be. Still in search of the right family situation, we just know that sweet Toby will find his perfect fit soon.

March 2022

Toby has been flourishing in his foster home, with mom, Lezlie. He is a hugger and still has the idea he’s a much smaller dog, but his family is very patient with his lap dog attempts! Toby used to struggle with allergies and a skin condition, but in his happy environment, his medical conditions are under control. Seems like the best prescription of all for Toby is plenty of time to run and play, and the tender loving care from his foster family members.

November 2021

New Sponsor Pet Toby is looking as handsome as ever! He is clearly thriving in his foster home, and his caregiver, Lezlie, told us that Toby loves being outside where he can run and sunbathe. They enjoy a long walk each morning to a park where Toby can run free and roll in the grass. Lezlie is also helping Toby manage his stress. When he is anxious, they put on his anxiety vest, and Toby immediately calms down and relaxes. Despite his size, sweet Toby still just wants to snuggle. “Toby thinks he is a small dog, so he is always trying to get into your lap,” Lezlie said. “Lovable is his middle name.”