A short time ago, Tonto’s golden years were all mapped out. He was going to spend lots of time dozing in the sunshine, snacking on treats and getting belly rubs. Then, like a lot of seniors these days, the rug was pulled out from under him. Tonto’s family — the ones he thought would give him a safe, happy place to live out his days — abandoned him when they left their home.
Fortunately, neighbors discovered Tonto’s plight and looked out for him until Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Sanctuary stepped in to help.
Now Tonto, a cattle dog mix who’s estimated to be about 12, is in need of a new place to spend his retirement years. He’s had his senior bloodwork and dental exams done and is in great shape for his age. He does have some stiffness in his hind end, but it doesn’t slow him down too much. Rescuers say he’s been hanging out with staff in the sanctuary’s office all day because he enjoys meeting new people and being part of the action.
He also likes to take walks and snuggle, and he gets along well with some other dogs and older children. Volunteers who work with him say he seems to just want to share his love and be loved in return.
Tonto is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. For more information about him or another pet in need of a home, contact Friends for Life at (480) 497-8296 or www.azfriends.org.