If Toby could talk, we think he’d be a wise philosopher of life, perhaps spouting such witticisms as “dogs are like wine---some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” We think that may be a bit of a self-serving observation on his part, though, since funny guy Toby definitely leans toward the senior side. A good point, we’ll concede, because he is, after all, past the puppy sillies. Make no mistake though, this beautiful senior loves life, and he’s looking forward to sharing his golden years with family members who will welcome and appreciate an older dog – engaging, happy-to-be-around, and with youthful but calm and serene demeanor on his side.
A people-loving pooch, Toby is also sweet-natured and affectionate .Irregardless of his age, this is a dog who will bond deeply with his new family members and be exceedingly appreciative and loyal. He’s looking for a responsible, caring owner and leader who respects his breed-born independence and intelligence while also being mindful of the need to set necessary limits – Toby can be a tad strong-willed at times.
Thoughtful and eager to learn, Toby picks up on new concepts quickly; not only are learning opportunities fun for him, but mental activities are as important for Toby’s happiness as is regular physical exercise healthy for his body. Leashed walks and romps of exploration in a secure, high-fenced area should address his exercise needs, after which he’ll enjoy quiet time at home, leisurely hanging out with his beloved family. As a wise old canine once said, “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a finely aged wine…or dog!“
Toby is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a calm, moderately-active lifestyle. As with all dogs, a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs will be necessary to determine compatibility prior to adoption. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be fully assessed at the shelter at this time.
Come meet Smooth at Monroe County Animal Control located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Kennel hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.
For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.
Monroe SPCA also offers microchips for dogs and cats adopted from Monroe County Animal Control for a fee of $15.00 at the time of adoption. Microchips are implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. Microchips are registered to Monroe SPCA with adopters adding “new owner” information after adoption. If the dog is ever lost and slips his or her collar and tags, the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact when the dog is scanned for a microchip.
Even if you cannot adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to Monroe SPCA so we may continue saving, protecting, and improving the lives of homeless animals in Monroe County.
In addition to providing emergency medical treatment to animals who need it, Monroe SPCA, now, provides every dog at Monroe County Animal Control with basic preventative health care which includes flea preventative, deworming(s), DHPP vaccine and booster, and Heartworm Testing. If a dog tests positive for Heartworm, Monroe SPCA also provides that dog with Heartworm treatment. Dogs adoptable through Monroe County Animal Control have no adoption fee at this time (adopter’s pay a $10.00 application fee and $25.00 sterilization deposit payable to the County of Monroe); this Monroe SPCA Operational Support Program at Monroe County Animal Control is funded solely by monetary donations. We do not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and we rely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible.
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