All you have to do is make eye contact with this handsome doggo and his tail starts a-waggin’. Tucker is a happy senior citizen with an impressive list of sweet moves. He can shake, sit, stay…. the works! We could look into those kind Tucker eyes for hours!
Here’s a note from his foster:
Good boy Tuck has a lust for life for sure! He loves walks and he likes to sniff out his surroundings. He makes it up and down my stairs at home (2nd floor apartment). He sometimes will stop and regroup but then he keeps going. I try to get him to go down the stairs very slowly because his excitement about going outside can make him want to launch himself a little bit. My stairs are carpeted so I think that helps.
He is reliably potty trained as far as I’ve seen. He sleeps through the night at the foot of my bed. He stirs a little before 7am and I take him outside for a walk. He does his business and then I give him breakfast. We go out again around 12 noon, and 5pm, and then 9pm. I feed him dinner around 5pm. He mostly naps between outings, but he also will come up to me and nuzzle and huff for some love. He makes a groan that sounds like a bear – it’s the sweetest!
Tuck is incredibly patient and easy going. He likes to say hi to other dogs on walks but he just gives a sniff and moves along. He’s had a dog bark in his face and he didn’t even flinch! The neighbor’s puppy was playing with him and he was a wonderful older playmate for the puppy. He is also amazing with my rambunctious toddler.
He loves to be near his person/people. I have noticed a little distress when I leave the apartment, just in that he has barked. We started a little training with that (where I leave him for short periods, going longer and longer). He’s been through so much losing his human so I wonder if the distress is mostly due to that. He was a little unsettled when he first arrived, but once he knew he was safe he went full chill mode. He’s not destructive at all, which is of course another great thing about the older mutts – no chewing up shoes or carpet!
We’re delighted to report that Tuck is currently in a loving and caring home!