From one angle, Toby looks like a perfectly normal Australian Shepherd: Smart, affectionate, and highly energetic. But there's something different about Toby, a rare abnormality that you don'ts see every day: Toby has two noses.
Found by an animal rescue group on the streets of Fresno, the group was about to forfeit the dog to a local shelter. That's when a man named Todd Ray stepped in to care for him. According to Ray, he doesn't regret his decision for a second. Despite his slightly jarring look, Toby is a great dog: "Everyone that meets Toby loves him," says Todd.
With a nose like this, Toby probably doesn't have any trouble trying to find his toys.
"The sad thing is that, at this time, people will let a two-nosed dog get put down before they will adopt him – only because he looks different," Todd said in an interview.
Their meeting was almost serendipitous: Todd owns the Venice Beach Freak Show, which means that he has a very fond appreciation for all things weird and wonderful.
"I'm fascinated by weird animals' beautiful differences and by the magical lessons that they teach us," Todd said.
To see more of the lively Toby in action, check out the video below.