Introducing... Toothy Toby!
Despite his cheeky smile unfortunately Toby doesn't have much to be happy about after unfortunately being returned into our care after 3+ years in his home.
Toby arrived at Oakwood in October 2018 after being reserved in the Romanian kill-shelter by Oakwood staff. Toby was a very young and sweet pup that squeezed himself though pens, narrowly avoiding being attacked by other dogs to get the attention of the staff , Toby wanted to be saved and wanted a chance at a forever home.
At the centre Toby was a mischievous pup, he was playful and had such a character to him, he could be aloof at times but also affectionate when it suited him. He also had a couple of dog walking friends but was independent and enjoyed solo walks too.
Toby was adopted in 2019, he was still young and required training to keep up with him. His previous owners attended sessions with him and although still a character, was doing very well. He did and does still have some guarding issues which have been managed in the home and at the rescue.
Unfortunately in 2023 we got a call advising that the dynamics of the home had changed and Toby was not coping well with the change. Sadly, Toby came back to us in the saddest return appointment we have had to date. Toby was very unsettled for a few weeks, wouldn't eat, wasn't interested in attention and moped in his kennel.
Over the last few weeks we have seen Toby begin to open up more and seek affection from us and volunteers.
He is a sweet pup with a bit of an underbite that does enjoy affection, he enjoys going out for walks and exploring with our volunteers.