Tom was found with his mother and four other puppies in the forests of the Moscow region. Poor nutrition and harsh living conditions had taken a toll on their health. Some of the puppies had bald spots and signs of rickets, and their mother was malnourished. Fortunately, these problems are in the past and the family is doing much better. Two of them have already found homes, and at the shelter, Tom is living with his mother Buffy, brother Tim and sister Terry.