Today’s day of sanctuary was sponsored by the Wagmans in honor of a special dog person named Toby.
Tobias Zacharias Wolfe, adopted from a shelter in Los Angeles, blessed the life of CSNW’s former executive director Sarah Baeckler and her human family for several years.
As is often the case with rescued animals, he was both rescuee and rescuer to Sarah, providing joy and love with every wag of his tail and doggie kiss. He was independent and self-assured – not afraid to stand up to much bigger dogs who got out of line, and affectionate to those he cared for in that way that meant everything to the humans lucky enough to know him.
You all, as animal friends, know how difficult it is to lose the non-humans that find their way into our lives and make themselves a home in our hearts, as Toby did with Sarah and her family.
Having a day of sanctuary for the chimpanzees who have also made a home in Sarah’s heart is a great tribute to a special pup.
Hugs to you, Sarah and family, in your time of loss.