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Get to Know Tucker


Terrier, American Staffordshire




5 Years




Adopter's Home

Tucker's Story

Meet Tucker!  Tucker is a gentle giant who just wants somebody to love him forever and ever!  He is as sweet as can be and never meets a stranger.  This handsome fellow originally arrived here from one of our transfer partners and was adopted into a home soon after his arrival.  He spent over five months in the home before he was brought back to PAWS when his owners were unable to care for him.  We took Tucker back under our wing and now we are determined more than ever to find this special boy the perfect place to call home!  As you can tell from his photos, this boy is extremely photogenic and the camera is in love with him!  With his sleek black coat and loving eyes, we can certainly see why!  Tucker absolutely adores receiving affection of all kinds and highly enjoys butt scratches and back massages.  He would be so in love with you if you gave him a good back rub!  Otherwise, Tucker is completely content with rolling around in the grass and doing it all by himself.  It is one of the most adorable sights you may ever witness in your lifetime!  Tucker is also a huge fan of playtime and enjoys going up on our rooftop deck to chase after tennis balls.  He would surely enjoy having his very own tub full of toys to play with whenever he’s in the mood!

Tucker would love to find a home with an experienced owner and without young children.  This sweet boy can get a bit over aroused when he sees another dog on his walks, so he would do best with a strong and confident handler who will be able to help him learn to mind his manners while on a leash!  He would also love to have a nice big yard to romp around in when he gets a case of the zoomies! Tucker also enjoys having all eyes on him and is such a people-oriented boy that he would love to be the only pet in the home!  He is such a lover and if you’re looking for a giant lap dog to enjoy cozy cuddle sessions with, then Tucker would be the perfect canine to fill that role!  He loves curling up right by your side and being as close to his humans as possible.  If there were an award for cuddliest canine, then Tucker would surely win every time!  He also is fully housebroken and is highly trainable!  Tucker loves learning new tricks and will sit right on cue as long as you have a good treat to reward him with!  Think Tucker’s the dog you’ve always dreamed of having?  Then you have to come and see him!  He is even more adorable and lovable in person!

  • Going for a car ride?  Take me along!
  • You + a tennis ball = my perfect day.
  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!
  • I'm a star pupil at obedience training.


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+.
  • I prefer to be the only pet in the home.