RIP Toby, you will be much missed
After an unpleasant start in life a stressed and traumatised five-year-old Toby came to Dillymore in order to find his forever home.
Staff and volunteers spent many months nurturing and rehabilitating Toby until finally he was ready for family life. He had to wait for the right owner to come along – we put out a special appeal in December 2012 but it wasn’t until September 2013 that he finally found the perfect home. In the meantime, he had become a firm kennel favourite and there were tears of joy from all at Dillymore and Greyhound Homer the day Toby went home, it was a day we feared may never come.
Home is where Toby’s life really began. With the love and support of his family he really blossomed and grew into the most loving and happy dog as seen in these photos.
It is with very heavy hearts we have to announce that Toby died this morning following a heart attack, just nine years old. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Toby you were a very special boy whose strength of character to overcome life’s challenges was an inspiration to us all. We are thankful that even though you were taken far too soon you passed having known three years of true happiness and been loved beyond measure in your home. Sleep tight sweetheart, you will never be forgotten.