Nicky looks at me as I wait at the door, not yet opening it. I ask him to sit. He does. I open the door. We go out.
He walks well enough on leash and only pulls when he sees another dog coming toward us. I redirect him away from the other dog and they pass and we continue. He settles down quickly enough back into a steady walk.
Later, before I start taking any pictures, I sit down with him and put my hands up close to his face. He nuzzles them so I give him an ear scratch. I hold his chin in my hands. I ask him to do a down but he doesn't understand so I point to the ground, once, twice, which he does understand somehow and he lies down.
Nicky doesn't like other dogs much but he's a good dog himself. Not sure why he's still here.
The best way to check on the adoption status of this dog (and other dogs and cats and other small domestic animals) is to visit Toronto Animal Services adoption website or call 416 338 6668 for the Toronto Animal Services South shelter. If the dog is no longer on the TAS adoption website, it's probably because it's been adopted already.