Breed: Boston Terrier
Age: Almost 4! DOB 11/5/2019
Adoption Fee: $450
Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Kids: Yes, older kids preferred
Other Dogs: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Demeanor: Playful, excitable
Health Issues: No Known Issues
Behavioral Issues: Toby’s surrendering owners reported that he tried to bite in two stressful situations. He has not shown any behavioral issues in his foster home.
Toby is the definition of an adaptive dog with a moderate energy level! His energy level typically matches the atmosphere around him. If his humans are up for a walk or playing a game, so is Toby! If it’s time for watching TV and snuggling on the couch, well, he is right there too. He is the paw-fect mixture of outgoing/playful and laid-back. Toby loves a good jaunt around the house following his humans around like it is his job or when it is time for a W.A.L.K. Toby is the first one to raise his paw and beeline for the door!
He has immediately taken to his humans and INSISTS on being with them at all times. He thrives with human contact and attention. This little snuggle bug would cuddle on the couch all day and watch TV if he was allowed to do so! He loves snoozing in his bed under the desk, so a family that works from home or could take him to the office would be his DREAM. Even though Toby came from a loving home, he is experiencing a big change and he requires a human leader to help guide him into what is expected of him in his adoptive home. This will help him continue to develop appropriate dog behaviors. Currently Toby is working on sitting for pets and being polite to his fur siblings when he is asking to play. Overall, Toby is a little playful snuggle bug. He is an equal opportunity snuggler when it is time to tune into his favorite shows! There hasn’t been a human that he hasn’t fallen head over paws for, but he was reported to prefer men by the surrendering owner.
Toby does have other furry beings in his foster home and DESPERATELY wants to play with them! Toby reports that his corgi foster siblings are breedist and won’t play with him due to his smushy nose. In his excommunication, Toby cherishes his bones and toys. When Toby visited another foster home, he LOVED playing with their small dog.
Because of his overall kind disposition, we feel Toby will do perfectly well with other balanced dogs of similar size. He would thrive in a multi-dog household to continue to foster proper dog behaviors. Toby has not interacted with children in his foster home. Due to his jumping habit, Toby’s ideal home would not have small children. Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household are a must and he should always be supervised to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Toby is potty trained and has had ZERO accidents in his foster home! He is used to pottying in a fenced yard, but will also go on leash during walks. Toby quickly recognized his foster home’s back door as the potty portal and goes to it when he needs to do his business. Toby is fully crate-trained but will occasionally bark/whine in his crate when he is ready to come out. Since Toby is such a snuggle bug, we know he would love to continue to share a human bed in the evening and would offer many cuddles with his new family.
Medically, Toby is in great health! He is neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health.
While in foster care, all our dogs are thoroughly vetted. Any discovered medical issues will be disclosed above. Our Lucky Bulldogs (and their smushie-faced buddies) are cleared by their vet for adoption prior to us accepting applications. All our dogs will be up to date on Rabies & DHPP vaccinations, up to date on Heartworm preventative after a negative Heartworm test, and spayed or neutered prior to being adopted out to their forever homes. Often times, our dogs are given dentals and sometimes nare-widening surgery if needed while under anesthesia. All surgical and medical history we have will be shared with adopters. Further details can be discussed with the foster volunteer during the phone interview for the applications that are chosen to proceed to the phone interview part of the adoption process.
All our dogs are crate trained unless otherwise noted on their "All About" pages.
We typically will accept applications for our available dogs for 1-2 weeks except in cases of overwhelming popularity where we may stop accepting new applicants sooner. Once we have stopped accepting applications, we will review them and proceed with a phone call with our top applications to chat about the dog being applied for, go over the adoption process, and answer any questions the potential adopter has. After phone calls take place, we will decide on our top applicant choice and proceed to contact them to schedule a home visit (in person or via video chat), and check vet and personal references before the adoption is ready to be completed. This process can take up to 6 weeks, but we do notify all applicants of the outcome.