Dog | Male | Age: 10 | Shepherd Beagle Mix | Spayed/Neutered | Up-to-date on vaccinations
Tucker is a low energy, anxious dog. He is content to rest inside most of the day. He enjoys his fenced in yard, walks, and is a good listener off leash. He does not have any destructive behaviors like chewing or accidents in the house related to his anxiety. He loves belly rubs as long as you respect his personal space. Tucker does not like to feel cornered and will bark to create space if he feels that way. Tucker is unpredictable around children because of his desire for space. So, a child approaching him quickly or falling on him will elicit the same open mouth barky behavior that is scary for both little ones and parents.
Tucker does pretty good with other animals. He has never had any issues with other dogs at dog parks. His style of play is barky, so sometimes other dogs don't want to play because he is so noisy. Tucker is very tolerant of puppies. Likes to hunt bunnies and chipmunks. He has never lived with a cat, so unsure if he would treat the cat like a dog or more like a bunny.
Treated for heart-worm in 2014 after adoption. Caught early, no chronic issues. Has been on preventative heartgard since adoption. Must have been infected prior to adoption. On 40 mg prozac daily for anxiety. Currently 8 lbs overweight, otherwise no health issues.
No young children.
I rescued Tucker 8 years ago when he was about 2 years old. He has been my best buddy all this time. I had a baby 18 months ago, and it is stressful to keep Tucker and Ari separate at all times. Tucker cannot be trusted with the unpredictability of a toddler. It makes me so sad to send him away, but I think everyone would be happier and safer if Tucker could find a new lovely family to spend his days with.
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