Toby is a 3 year old male Cross-Breed. He is a fantastic boy. At the beginning a little shy and timid but as soon as he gets used to someone a super lovely boy. He was found on the streets and brought to a pound. Apart of being a beauty inside he also is it from outside with his unique coat color. He was found roaming the streets, and brought in to the pound in Northern Spain. He has been there ever for almost 2 years now, waiting for a family to come forward and offer him a chance.

Toby is shy around people, and struggles to trust at first. We can’t imagine what the poor boy has experienced in the past that has led to him feeling like this, but we do know that he will need patience and gentle affection to help him come out of his shell. At the pound, the dogs have very little interaction with humans, who only see them to feed them and clean the kennels, so overcoming insecurities and nervousness is difficult. Once in a home environment, our dogs tend to learn quickly that humans can be kind and loving, and this is what we desperately want for Toby.

He has been in the pound for too long, and we feel the time has come to get in out and into a home environment. Prospective adopters need to consider the change from Toby’s perspective, as he may have never experienced life in a home, with regular walks and attention. Patience and understanding of this will be important, to help him grow in confidence and thrive.

When the volunteer in Spain visited him at the pound and offered treats, he approached her wagging his tail and seemed so surprised to be given something exciting! We would love for his days to be filled with more of these moments going forward.

Toby currently lives with other dogs in the pound, both male and female, some of which are smaller than him. He doesn’t have a problem sharing his space in general, though he can be slightly dominant with other dogs over food. This is very common with dogs living in shared kennels at the pound, as feeding times are intense and competitive moments.

It’s something for his future family to bear in mind, were he to live with other dogs, though with regular feeding times and training, he would learn he that eating doesn’t need to be an anxious and stressful moment. We feel he would be happy living with a confident and laid back dog could help him adapt, following the right introduction.

We feel Toby would be best suited to an adult only home, without cats as we do not have the option to test him around them. A fully fenced garden and experience with shy dogs would be preferred. If you feel you can offer Toby the home he deserves, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you. Please be aware that Toby can be rehomed to England and Wales, but NOT Scotland.

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TeLuMa’s Dream

For further details regarding adopting a dog from TeLuMa’s Dream, please email Olga, Jessica or Greta at telumasdream@gmail.com or visit our website www.telumasdream.co.uk. We are a Spanish voluntary organization which rescues primarily dogs from a public pound in Galicia, in Northern Spain, where the dogs instead of living, are trying to survive. 99% of the dogs are strays or have been abandoned by their owners on the street. The dogs are a variety of breeds and come in all shapes and sizes! We are funded entirely by donations and work hard in our free time to help rescue and rehome as many dogs as possible. With your help we can continue our work and provide food, bedding, medical supplies and care for the dogs until they are well enough to find their forever homes. All dogs rehomed via TeLuMa’s Dream are microchipped, fully vaccinated, wormed, deflead and spayed/neutered if old enough, if not the adoption contract will stipulate that this is done as soon as old enough and this will be checked with your vet. We re-home dogs to England and Wales and in some exceptions also to Scotland, if it’s specified like that on the dog’s description. Our aim is to pair each dog with the right new owner, ensuring that it will be safe, cared for and loved for the rest of its life. Therefore all potential adopters will be asked to complete a questionnaire. Also a homecheck is carried out and a video call to adoption. Please note that we never reserve dogs in advance of our full process having been carried out. We reserve all final decisions on compatible dogs until after the home visit, so please bear in mind that your application will be considered a general application for adoption until final confirmation has been given by both adopter and Teluma's Dream. We offer a full rescue back up service to all our adopters and post-adoption support, which includes a Facebook support group and free behavioral advice.
Please also be aware that all dogs who are adopted through TeLuMa’s Dream remain part of our extended family throughout their lifetime. We ask for regular updates during the settling in period following their adoption, and for an ongoing quarterly updates and follow ups after that for the duration of the dogs whole life. We are committed to our dogs and our forever families and this allows us to support you and your dog, but at the same time, knowing how the dogs are, receiving updates and keeping us informed is also the reward for all the efforts, time and costs that are involved in saving each dog. If you feel happy with this level of communication then we would be happy to hear from you.

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