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Watch This Adorable Service Dog Pick Out A Present On His Birthday

The Dodo logo The Dodo 4/19/2019 Stephen Messenger

Jamie Brockhohn and a dog sitting on a bench posing for the camera © Instagram/mikecantu7 This is Toli — a sweet service dog who’s dedicated to making life a little easier for his best friend, Michael Cantu.

“He’s been with me every step of the way since I got him,” Cantu told The Dodo. “He helps me open doors and drawers, turn on/off lights, picks up things I drop, etc."

Toli loves to lend a paw. But on one special day recently, it was all about him.This week, Toli celebrated his 4th birthday — and Cantu found the perfect way to mark that happy occasion.

Rather than risk picking out a present that his dear pup might not prefer above all others, Cantu decided to take Toli straight to the source: the plaything aisle at a local pet store. There, the wagging-tailed Toli got to peruse his options, seeming to understand fully what the shopping trip was all about. 

Here's the adorable moment Toli found himself the perfect gift:

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"This has kinda become a tradition on his birthday," Cantu said. "He loves taking naps and cuddling with his toys."

So, what exactly did Toli pick out for himself this time?

A plush rabbit toy. (And boy, does he adore it.) a brown and white dog lying on the ground © Instagram/mikecantu7 "That rabbit, who is now named Chungus, he takes with him everywhere," Cantu said. a large brown dog lying on a couch © Instagram/mikecantu7 Now that's one happy pup!

Considering the great work he does each day in service of his best friend, a good dog like Toli deserves nothing less.Keep up with Toli and Cantu's adventures by following them on Instagram and Twitter.

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