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  Meet Toby!

Toby is an absolutely adorable smooth coat Brussels griffon. Look at that face! Toby came to NBGR from a shelter in Northern CA. He came very skinny since he had been in the shelter system almost a month. He has gained a lb. since he left the shelter and now weighs 10.5 lbs. He probably will gain a little more to reach a proper weight. The shelter and the vet both think Toby is about 4 years old. He looks a bit older in his pictures because his muzzle is grey – but don’t be fooled – he is an active healthy boy and acts like a 4 year old.

Toby has had some issues with food aggression so he will need someone patient to continue the work the foster mom has started. He is improving. We also think that the food protection was worsened by the fact that he was so skinny – he was probably hungry all the time!

Toby loves to go for walks and is happy to meet other dogs on his walks. He does NOT like cats at all and barks at the ones in his foster home. He is crate trained. Toby is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and is heartworm negative.

Toby is being fostered in San Francisco.

If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Vicki at vboneill@optonline.net.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.

February 12, 2011


Toby has been Adopted!


For awhile my future looked very bleak. I was picked up on the streets and spent a month caged up in two different animal shelters. It was scary and I had to act really mean to protect myself. But then one day a nice man came and took me home. At first, I wasn't a good boy in my new home. No one had taught me doggie manners and I was pretty wild and willful. But my new Mom was patient and I slowly learned how to sit quietly and wait for my food and not to bite the hand that feeds me. My Mom and Dad still call me "Trouble" sometimes but I think they're just teasing. My new name is Toby and I'm a very good boy now.

The important thing is that now I have a whole new life. I just graduated from obedience school and got my diploma. And, best of all, my foster parents want to be my Forever Family. Yeah!!! I'm so happy. I go on long walks every day. I roll around in the grass in the park. I get home cooked meals, tasty treats and lots of toys. I even have my own bedroom suite...that's what my new Mom and Dad call it even though it looks a lot like the doggie crates I've seen at the Pet Store.

My new Dad is the greatest. It was love at first sight. I want to be with him all the time and, I confess, I still get a little sad and noisy when he leaves me alone, even if it's just to go to another room. My new Mom is nice too. She gets up early to prepare tasty meals for my breakfast and gives me great back and tummy rubs before she tucks me in at night. Sometimes I forget how nice she is and growl a little but she just pats my head and pretends not to notice.

I also have a new brother Travis who is much older and wiser than me. Travis can't see so he's been giving me the "sniff" test and I think I passed. And there's a big gray cat named Purrs who, frankly, I could do without. Not that I'm complaining. My Forever home is The Best. Thank you NBGR for rescuing me.

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