Troy is the shy Shih Tzu. He hangs back and watches while Tina has no problems now approaching for a pat on the head or a treat. Troy is the one who cries when Tina is taken away. Troy is the one who makes grumbling noises when I get close but when I get too close he runs away.
I know he'll come around. He wants to. He just needs some more time. He's only been out of the puppy mill for a little while.
Toronto Animal Services South is going to try adopting Tina and Troy out together as a bonded pair - at least for now. They might also try to slowly start separating them, see how that goes, because adopting out bonded pairs can be a tough call and there are two other bonded pairs up for adoption already at TAS-East and TAS-West.
Sometimes it might be worth a little heartache if good loving homes can be found for each. We shall see. For now, let's keep our fingers crossed for these two together.
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.