I’m Tucker, a 4-year old, 75-lb shiny black dog, and I’m one lucky boy! You see, FOHA rescued me from euthanasia when my previous owners could no longer keep me. I was so excited to be saved and became even more excited when people walked by my kennel at FOHA to look for a new dog. I jumped so much to get their attention that I looked like a non-stop pogo stick. When someone took me for a walk, I couldn’t control myself and just had to keep jumping and giving kisses. Now I don’t understand why not everyone likes my kisses; I just want to show how happy I am.
Sadly, like many other black dogs, I was always passed over and not even considered for adoption. I waited one whole year.
But, during that year, my new Mom, a FOHA volunteer, took me to an adoption event at a local PetSmart store. Boy, I was so strong on my leash she could barely walk me to the store from the parking lot, and I nearly knocked her out of her chair when I tried to jump in her lap and give her my best kisses. I admit I was almost too much for her to handle. Still, she knew I was special and came to visit me lots during that year. She even took me to more adoption events. Eventually, I learned to settle down a bit.
Then one weekend she decided to take me home for a sleepover. That was my lucky day! I showed her that I have perfect house manners and would be happy to live in a condo even though I wouldn’t have my own fenced yard. I also let her know I remembered all about housetraining, and I really surprised her when I was gentle with Jackpot and Mama Mia, her two FOHA kitties. I was a grown-up dog and already knew not to be destructive and chew things like shoes and cell phones. It was a match made in heaven, and it didn’t take me long at all to convince her that I wanted her to adopt me and give me my forever home.
We’ve been a FOHA Family for six months now--Mom, Jackpot, Mia and me. I’ve graduated from beginning and intermediate obedience classes, and I’ve learned to walk nicely on my leash without pulling--even when I see a squirrel or a bunny. Not to brag or anything, but I was the Star Student in my classes!
Each morning when my Mom goes to work, she tells me to guard the house and take care of the kitties, and I do! And my wonderful dog-walker gives me a break each afternoon.
I won’t be walking with my Mom at the Mutt Strut. Instead, she will escort another shiny black dog from FOHA so that he too will have a chance to meet someone who will give him a forever home.
Mom told me that I’m her third FOHA dog, and I that remind her of Gordie, the border collie she adopted way back in 1994. FOHA has been helping dogs and cats for many years. Your donation will help them continue their mission to rescue and find loving families for homeless animals like Jackpot, Mia, and I used to be.
Thank you for helping us! (Your donation is tax deductible, and a receipt will be emailed to you.)
Love and Kisses,