Balto was bought as a puppy present for their child. When the child got tired of Balto, the parents dumped him off at TAS.
Now Balto is all about greeting his friends. When we walked by James, Balto turned and pulled me back toward him and then jumped up, paws on his chest and gave him a kiss before we could continue with the walk.
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.