Pet of the week

Published 5:27 pm Monday, May 4, 2020

Our featured pet this week is a handsome fellow named Tucker.


Tucker is a wonderful 2 1/2 year old Pit Bull mix that was brought to the humane society last fall as a stray. For unknown reasons, Tucker has not yet found his perfect match, but for the past six weeks he has been living in a great foster home. His foster mom reports that it took Tucker about 10 days to settle in, relax and get used to the new routine. He has become great buddies with the two dogs in the household. One is a large hound mix and the other a 15-pound Feist mix. Tucker loves his play time so a permanent home with another dog of similar energy level and desire to play would be ideal.

Tucker has learned how to interact with the cats in the home and regularly curls up in the human bed with one of the resident felines. He has also learned to use the doggie door for potty breaks. Tucker knows “sit” and “laydown” but needs additional leash work and reminders to not jump on people when he gets over-excited. 


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Tucker would love to be with an active person or family with bigger/older kids that can give him plenty of exercise, a whole lot of playtime, and more basic training. His new family should also know he is still somewhat anxious: loud noises and sudden movements can scare him. If you are looking for a guard dog, move on. Tucker isn’t much of a barking guy, you’re more likely to hear him make silly grumbling sounds during play or snoring once he’s finally tuckered out!

Tucker’s foster mom says, “Tucker is sweet, enthusiastic, and loveable — we will miss him a bunch. With regular exercise, consistent training, and plenty of food and treats, this guy will make an excellent companion to the lucky person who adopts him.”

If Tucker sounds like your perfect match please call the humane society at (859) 238-1117 to schedule a meet and greet with this special boy.

Everyone at the DBCHS would like to thank all our wonderful adopters and foster families. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many new challenges, but it has warmed our hearts to see so many homeless pets find their forever families. The pet population at the humane society is at an all-time low and we feel certain that the kitties, dogs and puppies adopted over the past several months have brought lots of comfort, joy and love to their new homes.