Polar is a wonderful Siberian Husky mix who's a bit flaky around cars. He really doesn't trust them much. At one point on our walk, a van stopped just in front of us and someone opened the side door to let some passengers out. Polar momentarily froze and looked over at them like they were a horde of alien zombies exiting their invasion ship and then immediately pulled me away from there just in the nick of time.
I have to admit I thought Polar was a bit stand-offish at first but realized he was just anxious in the parking lot. Once we settled down, away from all the cars, he turned to me and pawed me gently for attention. Despite the car thing, I really liked this guy's genial personality. Along with Lady (the Bernese cross) and Care Bear (the Black Lab), there are some wonderful big dogs at Toronto Animal Services right now.
The best way to check on the adoption status of this dog (and other dogs and cats and other small domestic animals) is to visit Toronto Animal Services adoption website or call 416 338 6668 for the Toronto Animal Services South shelter. If the dog is no longer on the TAS adoption website, it's probably because it's been adopted already.