Meet Toby, also known as Squirt. He is a 4-5 year old mini black bi American Shepherd weighing 34lbs. He came to ASF from a shelter in southwestern MO. He was dumped there with another pup by a local in December of 2020. He and this other pup shook together in the corner of the cage. No one could get near them. The shelter owner hired a trainer, the trainer came in and taught these 2 women volunteers how to get these boys to open up and not be so fearful of humans. Squirt was shaved due to bad mats before coming to ASF and his coat is SLOWLY growing back in. Fast Forward 8 months, ASF made transport arrangements with the shelter and pilots n paws and these boys flew to their foster homes. Squirt is crate trained and likes his crate, he will need a crate in his new home because it is his safe space. Squirt is 99% potty trained and needs to go out every 3-4 hours. He loves to chew on Icelandic lamb horns, marrow bones, hooves and antlers. Squirt is HIGHLY food motivated. He has his master's degree in leash walking and walks perfectly on leash with auto-check ins. Squirt is looking for a home that is quiet, doesn't have a ton of traffic, has a physically fenced yard or to be on leash 24/7, and an owner with a lot of patience, that is calm, loving and caring and willing to work on building his trust with humans. He seems to warm up to men faster than women. If Squirt were to get away from his owner or foster home, he would disappear and most likely never be found. He is small, shy and frightened of many things, this fear manifests itself in dogs in 2 ways, flight or fight. Squirt's fear manifests itself in FLIGHT. He will run away and hide. Squirt LOVES the kiddie pool in the backyard at his foster home. He likes to run with his foster fur siblings but he doesn't play with them yet. He would be fine in a home with or without other dogs. Do you want to feel like you are truly saving a dog? Squirt is your boy! Squirt is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped and on monthly prevention for fleas, ticks and heartworm. He is being fostered in McHenry IL. Squirt's NEEDS: Quiet home with not a lot of traffic Calm, patient, loving and caring owner Physically Fenced yard OR to be on leash 24/7, as he is a flight risk. Children over 12 that are calm Squirt's Wants: A kiddie pool to play in If you think that Squirt is a good fit for you, please fill out our application: https://www.australianshepherdsfurever.org/adoption-application All adoption fees are used for future rescue efforts.