This month’s adoptable pet from Second Chance Animal Aid
Tucker: From Unwanted Pet to Fantastic Foster Dog
Who Am I?
I’m a handsome medium-sized Terrier mix around 2 years old. I was found wandering a downtown apartment compound where the gate guards said that I was abandoned by my family when they moved out. Since entering foster care at Chinese New Year I’ve regained confidence in people and have thoroughly enjoyed my fellow dog and foster cat companions.
Although I’m shy when first meeting strangers, it doesn’t take me long to make friends. A tennis ball is the perfect no-fail icebreaker and some “cookies” (my foster mom’s keyword for doggie treats) are a nice bonus.
Why I Make a Great Pet!
My Equal-Opportunity Temperament & Good Training
I’m a lover not a fighter and my eagerness to bond applies to people and pets alike. I’m a quiet and gentle dog, curious about and patient with cats and I positively adore meeting friendly dogs. People who approach me kindly and give me a chin scratch have soon made a new canine companion. Have I mentioned my fixation with tennis balls? Roll one my way and we can play until one of us tires of the game (hint: that would most likely be you)!
I sit and shake a paw on command. I even offer up a “pawshake” whenever you give me a treat – that’s how polite a dog I am. I’m as happy sleeping in my big crate (my safe zone thanks to good training) as I am on the bed if you’ll let me up there. Give me dog toys to chew and I’m a happy guy. Store your shoes and you’ll be a happy owner, lest I get distracted by your favorite pair of heels by the front door.
My only training need is a simple one and something dog owners are required to do anyway; walk me securely on a leash at all times. I’m still sometimes anxious around loud noises and in a crowd, the result of cautiously fending for myself in the garden where some people would chase me away. My instinct is to run unless I feel safe and secure with the person walking me.
My Excellent Health
Like all SCAA foster animals, I’ve received the best medical care possible from SCAA’s vet partner, PAW. After suffering a mild skin problem from being out in the garden on my own for nearly a month before rescue, I’m now as fit a dog as you could find. My fur is surprisingly soft for a wiry Terrier mix and I’ve been treated for fleas (Revolution) and worms (Drontal), have been fully vaccinated (Nobivac DHPPi, Leptospirosis + Rabies) and am neutered.
My Ideal Home
I’m a great dog for any dog lovers with enough time to walk and play with me. I would do well in a family home with older kids and am a proven companion for a friendly cat.
For more information on giving Tucker a forever home, please visit SCAA’s website, contact [email protected] or visit SCAA at Adoption Day on Sunday, April 15 at O’Malley’s (42 Taojiang lu, near Wulumuqi lu // 桃江路42号, 近乌鲁木齐路 ) from 11AM – 2PM.
Founded in 2005, Second Chance Animal Aid is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and welfare of rescued companion animals in Shanghai through education, advocacy, international-standard veterinary care, and the promotion of foster care as a healthier and cost-effective alternative to traditional shelters. SCAA has Association status with RSPCA International.