Meet Toby Aloysius Gustafson! This Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise mix (aka “Teddy Bear”) has big paws to fill in the Gustafson household. After saying goodbye to their beloved Tessa (a former SALT Pet of the Month) nearly three years ago, Partner Tim Gustafson and his family took their time in finding another furry friend. As you can see, with his big brown eyes, Toby was worth the wait!

A dogged, natural explorer, Toby already has infiltrated the refrigerator, the dishwasher and every other small opening he can find. His super sharp teeth and penchant for biting (hey, he’s a puppy) make playtime an adventure for the entire family. As mischievous as he is, though, Toby is even more loveable. There are cuddles and tummy rubs aplenty. And he only falls asleep when his new family is near.

We’re thrilled to highlight Toby for our May Pet of the Month!