Rupert trots along on his big feet and squats for a pee on the grass just outside the door. He's still a youngster and hasn't learned to lift his leg yet. We go another few steps when a bus passes by and Rupert looks uncertain then sits. A truck goes by in the other direction and now Rupert looks at me with his big brown eyes and I know he's not going to take another step further. I take some photos then we head back to the entrance and Rupert is pulling to get back inside, although when he sees another dog, his curiousity gets the better of him and he stops to check out the other one. Inside, I let go of the leash and Rupert runs from one staffer to another, greeting each with happy paws and puppy slobber.
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.