From a volunteer at TAS West, a profile of Winston:
My Name is Winston! I have been here at TAS-West since December. I am a 1 year old, neutered, Portuguese Podengo. I bet you're wondering what that is, well, let me tell you. The Portuguese Podengo is a breed from the Azores, and originally we were used for hunting. What's really unique about me is I am a Hound that follows both my eyes and nose. That means I'm really smart! The staff here at the shelter say I am about 10kg/22lbs. I think I am a perfect size, not too big and not too small. I won't grow much more; maybe just fill out a tiny bit. If you are thinking I'm too cute to pass up, remember I am by nature and instinct a hunter. So when something catches my attention I will probably bark! I'm really young though, so you should be able to train me to not do that or channel my energy into a dog sport!
Along with training, I'm going to need someone who can teach me the rules and etiquette for housebreaking. I'm going to need an owner who is patient, calm and persistent so I can learn properly. I would do best in a family with an active lifestyle, but I don't think letting me run off leash is a good idea as I am very fast and will likely follow my nose! There is a lady that has come to visit me 3 times since I got here, she even took my picture for me. She always tells me how handsome I am and what a good boy I am. I'm a really happy guy, I love giving kisses and dance around when I get excited. A few people have come to check me out, but I'm still here waiting for my perfect match. All I want to do is share all this love I have inside with a family to love me forever! I can't wait for you to meet me, I'm at Toronto Animal Services - West... See you soon!
The best way to check on the adoption status of Winston (and other dogs and cats and other small domestic animals) is to visit Toronto Animal Services adoption website or call (416) 338-6271 for the Toronto Animal Services West shelter. If Winston is no longer on the TAS adoption website, it's probably because he's been adopted already.