California Dog Has Unique Feature, Two Noses

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Toby, a two-year-old border collie has something that not every dog has, he has two noses. The dog was picked up as a stray on a rural road in California and then taken to the Tulare County Animal Shelter. He now waits to be claimed by his owners and if no one comes forward, he hopes to find a new forever home.

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Shelter employees say the energetic dog was found in good health and therefore they believe he has caring owners. However, there was no microchip implanted on the pet to help him reunite with his family. If the dog did slip away from his owners and home, it is possible his owners are sick worry looking for him.

His double nose is a unique feature he was born with. There is no scar tissue on top of his nose to make veterinarians believe the duplicate or split honker happened later in his life.

For now the shelter is placing him on hold but in a few days he might be available for adoption.

We hope Toby finds his way back home, but if not, we’re sure there is a long line of interested people willing to make him part of their family.

Tulare County Animal Control is located at 14131 Avenue 256, Visalia, CA 93292. Phone:(559) 636-4050.

19 thoughts on “California Dog Has Unique Feature, Two Noses”

    • Exactly what I thought! Not sure why they labeled it two noses, other than to be cute 🙂 But after working with young children with cleft palates, that’s the first thought I had.

      Rather adorable dog, glad he’s so loved already.

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  1. Was reading something on this the other day, the split nose is from an ancient and rare dog breed, forgot which one but these are throw backs

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