We believe that being different is a good thing. Embrace the strange. Meet Toby. A dog with Two Noses that was about to be put down when he was rescued by Todd Ray of Venice Beach, CA.
But while Ray has owned many multi-headed or multi-limbed animals, he’s never had one that possessed two noses.
That is, until Toby, a 2-year-old Australian Shepherd that was rescued a year ago after it was abandoned in Fresno by its previous owners.
“He was picked up by the dog catcher,” Ray said. “I heard about him and contacted them and they said it was almost at the end of his time. They were going to put him down.”
Luckily, an animal rescue group nosed its way in and saved Toby from being put down.
Ray was then allowed to adopt the two-snouted shepherd and add him to a pet menagerie that includes Pinky, a two-legged chihuahua, and Rocky, a five-legged miniature doberman pinscher.
Ray was initially worried that the two noses might present breathing problems, such as a hole inside the mouth linked to the nasal area.
However, a vet who closely examined Toby’s two noses said the dog is perfectly healthy.
Now, Ray suspects his pooch with the twin proboscis actually has a supersized sense of smell.
“He can sniff out anything,” Ray said. “I can throw a ball where no one can see it and he’ll still pick it out.”
Toby not only has two noses, but also two nicknames.
“I call him Toby-One Kenobi, but also Toby Two-Nose — that sounds like a gangster name,” Ray laughed.