Hello my new friends, my name is Toby! I hear Toby is slang for someone lovable, caring and stylish - well, I am both lovable and loving, and you can''t get more dapper than I am in my smart tuxedo coat! I am a 5 year old Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier mix and, true to my inner Lab, I love to play ball (especially with the squeaky kind, I am an excellent catcher!), and I love to swim, and I know lots of tricks like sit, paw, down and drop it! I can be a little shy when I first meet new people, but spend a little quality time with me (and give me lots of my favorite neck scratches) and I''ll blossom into a big sweetheart before your very eyes! Polite, friendly and good-natured, I would make a lovely companion for a moderately active family. I did not get along with the dog in my foster home and will not be able to live with a dog in my new home. However I used to live with a human child and enjoyed that! As you might notice when you meet me, I do have allergies that I''m being treated for, right now I''m pretty itchy and parts of me are a little sensitive, but the staff here is feeding me a yummy new kind of food and I''m starting to feel much better! In the meantime, I would love to go home with a family that knows how to be gentle with me while I am healing. If you''re looking for an all-around good boy to be your faithful fun companion, please come meet me soon!
**Thank you for your interest in adopting! Please understand that we receive a large number of inquiries daily, and we will respond to each inquiry as soon as possible! In the meantime, please feel free to stop by the adoption center to meet our animals during our open hours of Tuesday-Friday 1pm-5pm or weekends 11am-4pm. You do not need an appointment. For more information on our adoption process, please visit mspca.org/bostonadoptionprocess. Thank you!