Changing Lives … One Tail at a Time …


Tucker, an absolutely adorable 10 month old, 65 lb., male Newfie/Border Collie mix is simply an extraordinary guy! He loves his people, listens well, and is always happy to greet or be with them. Likewise, he gets along well with the other multiple dogs in his foster home and plays mama to young puppies, letting them crawl all over him. This guy can play with his canine friends endlessly, running around the yard chasing or being chased, with big and little dogs alike and definitely has that high Border Collie energy. Tucker has had successful surgery for shoulder OCD (will always have a bit of a residual limp) and has hip dysplasia as well, though neither seems to stop him from zooming around.

Tucker is gorgeous with his very Newfie body and build; soft and fluffy and ready to cuddle. However, he does not have the Newfie dopiness, so he will be ready for quiet time only if he has had his exercise and stimulation throughout the day; in fact, for him, being with another playful dog is a must because humans just can’t do the play like a dog buddy. Watching Tucker play with his canine friends is truly a delight.

This sweetheart has personality that makes you laugh, is silly and just delicious. He loves tossing around and catching his toys and of late, has been learning to play fetch. Tucker is crate and house trained, knows basic commands, walks well on the leash, and sleeps through the night.

Please note: This guy is very large; in his sometimes rambunctious goofiness and happy enthusiasm, he can unintentionally knock you over, so he is not suitable for either the young or the elderly nor apartments or small homes/yards. For this guy, an adoptive home must have a fence. All in all, this sweetheart brings joy wherever he goes and he is so eager to find his match.