My name is Toby!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Springfield, Illinois - Toby
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Toby's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Toby's Story...
Hi! My name is Toby!

I am a male, pure-bred Great Dane black and white dog.

I’m not sure how old I am, perhaps 2-3yrs old.

I am house-broken.

I like kids, especially older kids.

I get along with dogs.

I like cats.

I will go into a crate, but I do not like it at all. It frightens me. However, I do stay in the front room by myself, happily curling up on my dog pillow.

I know some basic commands.

This is what my foster momma has to say about me ——

No matter who you are, after Toby greets you for the first time, this is how you will be greeted thereafter. Toby is large, lovable and simply wants to be loved in returned. Toby had a difficult beginning. He was turned loose downstate and was found very near death wandering with another dog attempting to care for him.

While under my care, Toby has fully recovered his health and weight.

To see him is to see 150lbs of snuggle-worthy Dane. He is good with the 3 dogs in his foster home, but he had to come to know them slowly at first so he could learn trust again.

Toby does not want to lead a pack, he is happy to follow. He would be good a solo dog for someone who understands large dogs well.

Toby greets everyone with a giant bark and looks for the owners or other members of the pack to give the signals if this person can be trusted or not. If trust is given, Toby is in for snuggles, pets, and play.

Toby has not had much time with children, he has had time with teenagers. He enjoys people who enjoy dogs. Toby is not at all aggressive, he is simply unaware of his size due to lack of training.

This is something a forever home will need to work on, but Toby is happy to put in the effort as well. As stated, Toby is willing to follow – so teach him!

It is believed that Toby is between 2 and 3 years old. He has been very good around the cat in his foster home, so cats would not be an issue in a forever home.

If you are interested in Toby, please apply for adoption at this link:


Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue adopts to qualified homes in Illinois, Indiana, St. Louis, and parts of Wisconsin.

ADOPTION PROCESS: If you are interested in adopting, please go to and review the Adoption Process information carefully. If our terms and adoption fees are acceptable, please complete the complete the Adoption Application.

NOTE: We cannot give any additional information about dogs until your application has been approved. A dog will be listed on until it is no longer available for adoption.

Facts about Toby

  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Toby, a Springfield Great Dane dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Great Dane for sale in Springfield, or seeking a Great Dane dog from a breeder in Springfield.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Springfield already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Springfield breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Great Dane breeders who help with Great Dane rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Springfield paves the way for another one to be saved.