Tao the dog is looking for a new home in the Toronto area

Meet Tao, the spirited former stray with boundless energy and a heart full of love! This playful dog is a snowball-catching, zoomie-doing enthusiast who’s always up for an adventure. While he thrives in the park, chasing toys and engaging in tug-of-war, Tao may get overstimulated during training, occasionally resorting to mouthing. Despite his exuberance, he’s a sweetheart, displaying moments of calmness and attentiveness, especially during one-on-one interactions.

Tao’s strength is matched only by his playful demeanour, and he can pull hard on the leash, though he’s making progress with harness training. He’s a social butterfly, exhibiting great body language with other dogs and showcasing his puppy-like enthusiasm at every opportunity.

Although he can get a bit jumpy when excited, Tao’s sweetness shines through, with a giddy, wiggly demeanour that’s impossible to resist. With patience, love, and a supply of treats, Tao is sure to thrive in a home where he can run, play, and receive the affection he craves. If you’re ready for a lively companion who’s eager to explore the world with you, Tao might just be your perfect match!



Breed: German Shepherd, Mix

Age: 1 year

Sex: Male

Size: L

Colour: Brown / Black

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Declawed: No

For Toronto Humane Society’s complete adoption process, please click here to learn more about how you can make this companion, a forever friend!

About this column:

Each week we feature animals available for adoption from local shelters in the Toronto area with the hopes that our readers will assist in finding good homes for them. If you, or someone you know, has the resources to take care of one of these animals, please do get in touch with the appropriate shelter via the links provided.


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