Alhambra Source partnered with the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society for a weekly column, "Pet of the Week." Every Thursday, we'll introduce you to a new animal looking for a home. This week's pet is Tobias, a Tibetan terrier mix. Read more about Tobias below!
Breed: Tibetan terrier mix
Age: 2 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Fur: Charcoal with tan highlights
Tobias has a soft long coat of charcoal with tan highlights. His fur would need regular grooming to keep him looking his best. He was shaved when he arrived at the shelter, and he looks quite good with his short summer coat.
Tobias came to the shelter as a stray with another dog – a lovely female terrier called Iris. The two seemed to be quite bonded when they were found, and both are available for adoption. Tobias has a calm energy level and a mellow disposition. He is a friendly boy who is very fond of people and loves getting pets and attention. This breed is known for being charming and loyal, and they make amiable and affectionate family dogs.
Tobias is easy to harness and he walks well on leash; he's very responsive to his handler. He will lie down next to his partner, relaxing while he gets a massage and a belly rub, and he will share kisses in return. He is a smart boy who will sit for treats, and would probably be easy to train. Tobias has been a perfect gentleman with other dogs. He gets along well with his current kennel mate who has a similar energy level and personality.
Tobias is looking for a forever home where he is part of the family, sharing in daily activities. He could be happy in a variety of families – younger, older, with or without children or other dogs. If you have room for two dogs, you might consider adopting Tobias along with his soul mate, Iris, who is also looking for her forever home. Ask about our Buddy Adoption program! His adoption fee is $130 which includes his neuter surgery, a microchip, first vaccinations and a free wellness check-up at a participating veterinarian.
If you are interested in meeting Tobias or any of the other available animals at the shelter, visit the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society at 851 E. Grand Ave., San Gabriel. We are open 10:00am to 4:30pm, Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call (626) 286-1159. See our website at www.sgvhumane.org for information and photos of all our wonderful pets.
You are invited to join the San Gabriel "Strut Your Mutt" dog walking team and the "Race for the Rescues" team to raise funds for shelter animals. The walk is on Saturday, October 10th at Exposition Park and the race is on Saturday, October 24th at the Rose Bowl. Go to the shelter’s website for more information!