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Pets of Dalhousie: Meet Toby

Posted by Communications, Marketing and Creative Services on January 29, 2021 in Community Highlights

Get to know Toby, a Chocolate Labrador belonging to Alison Thompson, a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Dal's Department of Chemistry.

(Find information on how to submit your own pet's profile at the bottom of this profile. Read more about this new series on Dal News.)

Name: Toby

Nick name: TobyDog

Species/breed: Chocolate Labrador

Age: Almost five

Fave food: Er, anything — he’s Lab; he has a penchant for the heads of stuffies despite all our best efforts.

Special tricks: Sleeping; when he’s not sleeping he knows voice command for more than 20 tricks.

Best quality: There’s so many . . . here’s a few: sleeping (see image below right), being warm and always being ready (no need to find boots/jacket/hat/sunscreen/swimsuit/bug spray, etc.)

Social media platform or handle:  No time for social media when you’re busy sleeping.

Want to tell the Dal community about your beloved pet? Forward along your image(s) and information using the above categories to

And don't forget to check out the previous pets we've featured in this space, including Camden, Juno, Bristow and Milo, Uke, Birdie and Varric.