Story of Toby, the rescue dog, to be made into movie
Mar 18, 2011
Impact Motion Pictures has optioned a book called On Toby's Terms, written by Charmaine Hammond, a motivational speaker and the owner of nine-year-old Toby, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, according to Global-Edmonton.
The story of Toby has truly had an impact on not just Toby and the Hammonds, but many others who hear the tale.
Toby was a "destructive, wounded and anxious" dog, according to the news source, whose behavior dramatically changed upon finding his "purpose."
At the advice of an animal behavior therapist, Toby became a pet-assisted therapy dog through the Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy Project. Toby began volunteering every week, helping mental patients at the Alberta Hospital.
According to Charmaine, Toby's story is one that many humans can relate to.
"Being authentic, persevering, and just being real and bringing the best version of yourself to work every day. It is amazing," the proud owner told the news source.
Toby has since worked with organizations such as Vets Without Borders, the Humane Society and the SPCA, the latter of which Toby helped raise money for.
On Toby's Terms is available on Amazon. Impact Motion Pictures is a "green" film and TV production company, consisting of a team that is environmentally conscious in their film-making pursuits, according to the company's MySpace website.