Katie takes two steps out the door and stops and refuses to budge. Maybe I'm not supposed to indulge her but I pick her up anyway and carry her over to the grassy patch, put her down. I take a couple of steps away from her. She still won't budge. She doesn't seem anxious about the outdoors. She does seem obstinate against the tug of the leash. So, I squat down to her level and coax her with a wave of my hands and a smile and she comes waddling over. She nestles into my open hands for pets while snorting and snarfling with glee.
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.