Kiki and Shadow meet for the first time when they took a ride up together to Toronto from that pound in Georgia but now they're best buddies. That doesn't mean they're bonded but it is indicative of how affectionate these two dogs are.
Dogs like Kiki and Shadow never would have stood a chance at being adopted back where they came from - not just because that pound had no adoption program - but even if the pound had one, big black dogs always seem to be passed over down there.
Luckily, they're both in Toronto now. Toronto may have the worst professional sports teams in North America; we may have a perpetually insufficient transit system coupled with some of this continent's worst traffic congestion; we may keep putting up ass ugly condo towers along our waterfront even though we keep saying we won't allow it anymore; our Gardiner Expressway may be raining down concrete on the cars below; but, one thing Toronto does well is we keep damn fine care of our dogs regardless of their colour.
Ashley Hyslop, who was instrumental in bringing Shadow up here, adds:
Shadow is ball of love! Her main mission in life is to please, please, please. Her love of affection could be compared to Winnie the Pooh’s love of honey – endless love! Winnie the Pooh was also best friends with every character in the 100 acre of forest – Shadow is very similar – she will instantly become your best friend! Shadow is approx 1.5 years and gets along very well with other dogs! She would be a great pet for an active family who is looking for a loyal companion.
Shadow will be available for adoption beginning this weekend at the Leaside Petsmart Adoptathon (Eglinton/Laird) after which he will be available from TAS South.