Toffee was found running on a very busy road when he was about 1 month old. There were no signs of any adult strays that looked like his mom. Toffee and Pudding (his little sibling) had to be self-reliant to survive. But since they were so young, they did not understand that busy streets tend to be a major cause of stray dogs’ deaths. They had no shelters to stay warm and slept in a space next to a truck stop. They faced constant danger of being run over by these trucks. When the rescuer saw the siblings, she knew she had to take them home.
When Toffee was first rescued, he was covered in dirt, fleas and ticks. At the time, he also had major issues with his skin and lost a lot of hair. As time went by (living with his foster family), Toffee transformed into a little superstar in the eyes of his foster family. He loves to play and is very food motivated. Everyone that has met him fell in love with him. Toffee is a confident and outgoing boy! He trusts people and is not afraid of strangers approaching him. He might be slightly nervous in new environment, but since he’s very extraverted, he warms up very easily.
Toffee loves playing with other dogs, especially dogs his size (mid-size). He has no interest in smaller dogs.
One thing that we noticed which does not surprise us is that Toffee is very guarded about his food. Since he had to fend for himself as a little puppy on the street, it is quite normal he exhibits a tendency to guard his food. This is trainable and correctable! We recommend that if you are interested in adopting him and already have another dog in your house, separate their eating space a little bit initially. He only shows food guarding around feeding time. He does not do so when waiting with other dogs for treats. We hope that Toffee can find a warm and loving home, where he continues to shine and make his family laugh everyday! He is waiting patiently for his forever home.