Meridian Pet of the Week: Toast


Toast, 4, has been through a lot in his young life. He was separated from his bonded partner at a shelter in Utah. The shelter asked for rescue help, so the Meridian shelter took him in.

He has made huge strides in a few short weeks since he arrived. He is friendly but cautious to strangers, and ready to play at all times.

Toast is a flight risk and timid. We’re looking for a family who will continue to help him be less fearful slowly, over time, and who will keep him leashed and secure as needed. Toast does better with a canine bodyguard or two, learning well from the other dogs and adjusting to new people and environments more quickly with a buddy nearby. He has excellent doggie social skills. He might not do well with cats but does prefer a home without kids. He’s crate-trained, smart, cuddly and affectionate — once he gets to know someone.

Meet Toast or other dogs at the Meridian Canine Rescue and fill out an application. The rescue’s new location is 501 E. Scenery Lane, Meridian. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Call 208-794-0944 or go to