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Tucker

     


Name:
  Tucker

Sex:  Male

Color:  Red & White

Eye Color:  Blue

Age:  11.5 years

ID Number:  2012

Approximate Weight:  48 lbs.

Good With Dogs:  Yes- he will need another dog in his forever home as he gets unsettled and a bit stressed without a canine companion.

Good With Cats:  No

Crate Trained:  Yes

Housebroken:  Yes

Energy Level:  Low

Good With Kids:  Yes

Training:  Knows the basics. Cuddling companion level: Expert  :-)

Comments:  Because Tucker is a special needs senior, potential adopters will need to be in the Minnesota area.
 
Comments: Tucker is such a lover boy. He loves everybody. He is such a joy to have around. His foster mom thinks he’s perfect (: While he’s a mellow laid back sweetie he’s always eager to go for a walk, car ride and even enjoys a slow jog bikejoring with his foster mom.  Tucker has such a great personality. He puts on quite the show with his happy dance at meal time. Tucker is so well behaved and doesn't ask for much. He has lived with many different Siberians in his foster home and gets along with any dog he's ever met even small dogs.
 
Tucker came to rescue as an unclaimed stray. We are guessing he was dumped off because he had some incontinence. After many vet visits, lab work, x-rays, ultrasound  and unsuccessful treatments (the medications commonly prescribed  for leaking were not effective) we were referred to a urology specialist at the U of M. Tucker had a cystoscopy to make a diagnosis and confirm that the bladder, urethra and kidneys etc. were working properly. It was determined that he has a weak sphincter, the muscle that controls the emptying of the bladder. Our last treatment option was a monthly steroid injection. While I didn’t have much faith it would work I was thrilled that the leaking stopped after his first injection!  The medication is not terribly expensive around $15 per dose and can easily be done at home. If you’re not comfortable giving the injection it can be done with a simple vet tech appointment at your vet’s office. He does have some dripping about a week before his shot is due so we just have him wear his belly band.
 
Senior pets deserve to spend their golden years in the dignity of a home, and yet, so often they're overlooked for adoption. In return for taking them home, they'll give you all the love in their hearts. 


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