Freebie was found abandoned, a 7 month old Shih Tzu. A napkin with the words "Free Dog" written on it was attached to him.
Outside, he walks beside me, avoids the puddles, hardly pulls at all. When I crouch down, he stands uncertain for a moment then comes over, tail wagging. I check out his face. There's some hair loss there - only makes him look even more forlorn. I'm guessing anyone who was willing to dump the little guy in the middle of winter probably wasn't too careful about feeding him anything healthy.
I move a few stray hairs out from in front of his eyes and he wags his tail even faster.
"Someone's going to sweep you up, take you home, and never let you go," I tell him.
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.