Pet of the Month.

Toph July 2020

How did you come to live with your current family?

My birth Mom was rescued from a puppy mill and I was lucky enough to be born in a loving foster home. Angi knew of the perfect family for me and helped unite me with my forever home. When I first met my Mommy and Daddy, it was love at first site. I knew they were the people that needed me most. You see I bring love and happiness to everyone I encounter and my Mommy was in desperate need of some therapy that only a cutie like me could give. I heal broken hearts and I’m so thankful to give and receive so much love. 

What Silly or Little known facts should we know about you?

When I want to go for a walk, I go find my Daddy’s socks and bring them to my Mommy so she knows it’s time for a walk. I also like bringing my bowl up on the bed or the couch when I want some food. If I want treats I’ll grab my kong and throw it at my Mommy. I am really easy going and get along with everyone but I won’t let anyone walk all over me either! I really enjoy singing and when I’m getting inpatient I will sing my heart’s song! Even though I have floppy ears and am a little bigger than most chihuahuas, I assure you I am not a mini aussie, I’m all chi! 

Besides Day Care… what do you love?

I love going on walks so much. Although I love the trails and the boardwalk, I really love going through town and going in all the shops. Obviously I love trying to get treats from people but I also just love browsing the shops. One of my favorite things in the whole world is riding in my Mom’s special sweatshirt that has a pouch for me. That’s my happy place. When we go on trips I know I’ll be safe there. I also love doing all my tricks for treats. I enjoy working because I’m really smart. I also love going under my parents bed, I have lots of toys under there and when I grab something naughty that I’m not supposed to have, that’s where I take it!

What are your favorite toys or games?

Playing fetch in the morning after I eat breakfast is one of my favorite games. My Mom got me these little squeaky dumplings and chocolate chip cookies that are my favorite to play with. Making them squeak in my mouth is the best! I really enjoy it when my Mom throws the toy and then hides. It’s so fun to go find her! I also love playing with my dumplings when Daddy gets home from work, see my Mommy works from home so I get to hang with her all day. Before bed I like to play with my big pink unicorn and my squeaky rainbow. Yes, I’m a princess. I love to climb up on my Mom and Dad’s pillows before bed too and attack play from above! If I don’t know you it’ll seem like I’m reserved and don’t like to play but I do! I just want your undivided attention. I really enjoy running down the hallway in our apartment building when we’re headed out for a walk, Daddy hides from me and I love to find him! When I meet a friend out and about that I really like, I run in a large circle with excitement. 

If you had a major in college…what would it be?

Since I’m a licensed therapy dog I would be a psychologist or some sort of healer if I could go to a four year university. I’m really good at cheering people up and bringing love in to people’s lives.

If you wrote a personal ad… what would it say?

Feeling sad and in need of some love? I will bring a smile on your face and lick away your tears. Does your dog not usually like other dogs? They’ll get along with me, I’m such a loving, gentle little girl and I’ll assure them I’m no threat. 

Other information we should know about you?

I’m such a happy girl and I love my life. I don’t always like being approached by strangers but if you must pet me before we get to know each other, please come down to my level, let me smell your hand and pet my chest instead of trying to pet my head. If you give me a treat before trying to touch me I’ll really warm up to you fast. If I’m being held by my parents or am in my pouch, you can pet me all you want without me getting nervous, I know they’ll protect me and I’m more comfortable when I’m on your level. I’m very polite and dainty, a real special lady!