Scared Four-Month-Old Puppy Abandoned At High-Kill Shelter By His Family.

Toby didn’t understand what had happened.

One day, the four-month-old mini poodle was happily living with his family in Southern California. The next, he was surrendered to Carson Shelter, a notorious high-kill shelter. The poor dog had done nothing wrong, but he had still lost his home and the family he loved.

Toby nervously sat in his room, terrified by all the barking and the loud noises in the shelter. He was completely overwhelmed by the shelter, and so he spent most of his time sleeping, trying to ignore everything that was happening around him.

Toby needed help finding a new forever home, and so the group Saving Carson Shelter Dogs shared a photo of Toby on their Facebook page. This group shares photos of all the dogs available for adoption in Carson Shelter. They also let people know when dogs have been adopted or have found foster homes.

Saving Carson Shelter Dogs also shared a video of Toby in his small room.

At first, Toby was too shy to acknowledge the woman holding the camera. But finally, once he realized that she wanted to help him, he walked up to her. He wagged his tail and let her pet his head.

ADOPTED – moved to SAFE Album on 04/25

ADOPTED – moved to SAFE Album on 04/25He's about 4 months and the shelter is so overwhelming for him he is trying to sleep it away. He needs some help, he is super cute. Thanks!#A5052145 I'm an approximately 4 month old male Poodle Mini. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 4/20. I will be available on 4/23. You can visit me at my temporary home at C243.My former family who owned me for had to give me up because But they said that Shelter, Gardena, California216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California310.523.9566, M-TH 12pm – 7pm, F-SU – 10am – 5pm💚💚 INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you are in LA, OC, SB, or Riverside County and can foster this dog, please take a moment to email ASAP to request an application. It would save their life! 💚💚PHOTO THREAD

Posted by Saving Carson Shelter Dogs on Thursday, April 20, 2017


Thankfully, Toby quickly found a great home.

On April 25th, 2017, he was adopted, and he left the terrifying shelter behind. The sweet puppy will hopefully never have to spend another night in a shelter.

Toby had a tough start to life, but he has now found a wonderful forever home with owners who love him more than anything. Toby has a great life ahead of him!

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Credit: PawsomeAnimals.

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