Tuco found a great new home.
We are back with our weekly adoptable pet feature! This week we have an adorable young pup that is anxiously waiting to be placed in his forever home. As many of you know, we here at Movie TV Tech Geeks have been teaming up with the reputable North Shore Animal League America to raise awareness for pet adoption. By featuring an adoptable cat or dog every week, we have been able to help find homes for countless animals and shine a light on the many animals that are in need.
Even if you don’t live in the area, you can still contact North Shore Animal League, and they can guide you to the closest no-kill rescue shelter in your area for a similar dog or even arrange travel arrangements. If you have a friend you think would be interested, pass these articles on as we are working even harder this year to get even more pets adopted than last year.
North Shore Animal League America, which is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Since 1944, the organization has strived towards achieving its ultimate vision: “To put an end to animal cruelty and euthanasia and to create a world in which all companion animals find compassionate permanent homes.”
To date, North Shore has helped find homes for over 1,000,000 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. With their main headquarters in Port Washington, New York, North Shore provides crucial resources such as a pet adoption center, a pet health center that offers affordable veterinary care and much more.
Now…time to introduce Tuco!
Tuco is a handsome Terrier/Hound mix, which the shelter believes to be approximately 8 months old. This striking young pup was fortunately rescued by North Shore from down in Virginia. He has unique markings on his short, soft fur that are a mixture of white, brown, orange and black in color. Although he is not even a year old, Tuco has already been housebroken – meaning he knows to do his business outside.
The Terrier breed has a wide range when it comes to size. While many are relatively small, there are many dogs that are full/part Terrier and are on the larger side of the canine size spectrum. They were first bred and trained to hunt rodents and vermin. Therefore, the breed is known for being active and high-energy. The name Terrier is actually in reference to the Latin word “terra” meaning Earth, and it signifies their love of digging which was once useful for finding prey such as moles and badgers.
Due to their trained hunting past, Terriers are also notably intelligent and are quite responsive to training. They are often very single-minded, meaning that they become very concentrated at the task at hand, whether that be playing fetch or hunting prey. Clearly Tuco possesses his breed’s intelligence – demonstrated in the fact that he is already housebroken and can follow basic commands. In addition, his particular breed is also known for being territorial. They are often protective of their homes and loved ones, thus, can form very strong bonds with their owners.
Rosie Tombolo, the Kennel Manager at North Shore Animal League America notes, “Tuco knows basic commands such as sit, give paw, and lay down. He would do any of these tricks for a yummy treat or belly rub. He also likes to splash around in our dog park kiddie pool.”
The staff at North Shore believes that Tuco would do best in a family that is already familiar with the basics of dog training. In addition, they recommend that he go to a home with children who are over the age of 12. Lastly, it is suggested that any potential families interested in welcoming Tuco into their home come and meet him ahead of time – especially if they already have a four-legged friend in their family. While Tuco is friendly, it would be best for him to meet any fellow family pups that might turn out to be his future canine siblings.
Moreover, Tuco is ready to start a new chapter and lead a loving, full life with his future family. He has plenty of years of joy and love ahead of him and he would undoubtedly be a great addition to any suitable home.
If you are interested in Tuco please send an inquiry e-mail to RachaelR@animalleague.org.
TUCO – ADOPTION #: V33357
North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
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