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About Toby

Chihuahua: Short Hr
1 to 2 Years


Little Toby is only 11 months old and really doesn't seem to have had the best of starts to life. He came to us as a very worried and undersocialised little chap, who was very afraid. Now that his carers have gained his trust, he has formed a lovely bond with them and they can see more of his personality. He does like to be cuddled, but on his terms only. He's not a typical chihuahua, he does try to chase traffic which is unusual for his breed.

Type of home needed

Toby will need lots of visiting at the centre to bond with adopters. He is very nervous of strangers and it will take a little while for him to get used to you. Help and advice is always available from our training team, and they will take you through a 1-2-1 session before adoption. Toby gets along quite well with other dogs when he is outside, but is less keen to share his space. There's a chance he may live with a female dog of a similar size, but he's probably better as the only dog in the home.

More about me

As we have no previous information for Toby, we can't guarantee that he is housetrained. He will need to live with older children, 16 and above, and no visiting youngsters.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Toby, who is based at Merseyside. Please note this is not a reservation on this dog. To start the rehoming process you will need to go to a rehoming centre for a quick chat. Please find information below about what to expect during the rehoming process. We hope to see you soon.

  1. The average time between visiting a Rehoming Centre and taking your new pet home is just eight days. Every circumstance is different but this brief guide lets you know what you will experience when you decide to rehome a dog from us.
  2. The rehoming centre is your gateway to finding your new pet pooch. When you arrive at the centre you will be greeted in reception by a friendly face.
  3. During this first visit we will take a few details from you so we know what you are looking for. You will be able to visit the dogs and we'll advise you on how to find the right dog for your circumstance and that your circumstances will work for the dog too.
  4. We would like you to get to know your chosen dog before you take him home so, if you have any other dogs or family members, you may need to bring them along for a further visit to ensure the whole family is happy with the decision.
  5. The fee for rehoming a dog is £130 (£110 in Ballymena due to extra dog licence fees), but every dog is vet checked, microchipped, and neutered as well as a very cool Dogs Trust lead and collar - so we think it's a good deal!
  6. On rehoming your new dog from Dogs Trust you will receive 4 weeks' free insurance from our partner Petplan, this covers your dog for any unexpected illnesses and injuries, for further details and to activate your 4 weeks' free trial visit the Petplan website.
  7. So now you are ready to take your new pal home, just one more step which is a pre-adoption talk. This ensures you are aware of the responsibilities of dog ownership and reminds you that we are always here when you need us!
  8. Get in touch with the centre your dog is located at to arrange a visit.
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