Tucker came to us from a high kill shelter in Texas on Thanksgiving week 2022, driven 16 hours by one of our former volunteers who’d moved to Texas months earlier and couldn’t bear the thought of this sweet dog being euthanized just because he was older and had the misfortune of living in a high-kill state.
Tucker is a loving dog who’s extremely smart (he’s learned to open every door in the place and solved in minutes every mind puzzle presented to him), and a high jumper able to clear the two half walls in our house. He’s also a guy who obviously did not grown up with rules or training. Soon after his integration with the rest of the dogs he decided he wanted to be the boss of everyone and began getting snippy with anyone who was seeking attention.
We’re working on training and setting boundaries with him, and we’ve set him up in a suite with two couches and a see-through gate so as to protect everyone and also give him time to observe without being in the middle of everything.
He loves long walks and car rides, is perfect now on a leash, and loves all people. Snuggling on the couch with someone is one of his favorite activities.