Age: 6 yrs
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 28 lbs
Kids: Yes, 16+
Dogs: Yes, but see bio
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $500
Tucker found himself in rescue because of some less-than-hospitable behavior toward other dogs and unfamiliar people. While he was fine with family members and dog siblings, there was concern that his unpredictable behavior might escalate. FBRN was happy to help find Tucker a more suitable situation, and we’re thrilled to announce that Tucker is now available for adoption!
Tucker is handsome, very smart, and can also be quite ornery! He is crate trained and housebroken. He knows “sit,” “stay,” and "back up,” among others. While Tucker likes to display a dominant dog front, he is not dominant; he is insecure. Whenever Tucker is unsure of another animal or dog, he acts out by being naughty toward them (bullying them or bumping into them, for example). Tucker puts on his “tough” act (by barking) with human strangers too. Thankfully, he has shown fantastic improvement in his foster home with a firm consistent foster mom and, equally important, slow introductions to new people and dogs.
Tucker could be placed in a home with another dog that was of similar size (20-40 lb range). Very slow introductions over a 2-3 week period would be required, and the resident dog would need to be very easy going and submissive. Tucker loves to play with some of his foster fur-siblings, but he has strictly followed the slow intro process with them and he lives with a firm leader, which helps him greatly. Cats would not be a good idea in Tucker’s forever home due to his high prey drive.
Tucker is a pretty active Frenchie who loves to go for walks and play outside in the backyard. He LOVES to play with balls and while he loves you to throw the ball, he hasn’t quite caught on to bringing it back! We think he’d really enjoy and benefit from private training classes. However, even with training, Tucker would never be a good candidate for dog parks and should never have the opportunity to come into contact with animals he does not know. Before you apply, be sure to consider what this requirement will mean for you and your family: "he should never have the opportunity to come into contact with animals he does not know."
Tucker is fed in his crate and this routine should be continued as he can be a possessive over food, especially toward other dogs. Tucker sometimes growls at other dogs or his foster mom while in his crate. In these cases, he is corrected BUT he is never forced out of his kennel. Tucker will go into his kennel with the “go to bed” command and come out with just a “come here, Tucker”. With these routines in place, there have been no issues at all in his foster home.
Tucker would do best in a home without young children, but teenagers would be great since Tucker loves to play! A first-time Frenchie owner would be fine as long as Tucker’s new family has experience with dogs like Tucker. Slow introductions, in conjunction with a firm, consistent leader are crucial for Tucker. This is the most important factor in his forever home.
An apartment would not be ideal for Tucker since he is leery of strangers and can be reactive toward new animals. A house or home with a fenced yard is preferred. Tucker would be fine with someone who worked away from the home, but if he had a human who was home all day with him, we’re sure he would love that too! In a quiet, easy going office, maybe Tucker would be a good office-mate, but the situation would have to be one where new people were uncommon.
Here are a few words from Tucker’s foster mom, “Tucker is a super smart, fun loving guy. With a firm, consistent leader, I know that he will continue to be the great dog he has become while in my home. He is a goofball and loves to run around the yard doing zoomies and playing with his ball. He really enjoys playing with the other dogs at my house in a controlled environment. He has come a long way while with me and has been a joy to have as a foster. I know that Tucker will make an amazing pet for the right family!”
If you think you’re the perfect match for Tucker, please apply today. Tell us about yourself and your canine experience and then get ready to head to Sunny Southwestern Iowa!
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Except in rare or unusual cases, adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In rare or unusual cases, FBRN may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter's home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party.
We are sending love and kisses for Tucker. Love, hugs, and smooches Tucker. And God bless your foster family. Teresa K