Tuukka is a wonderful companion with a sweet temperament. He wants nothing more than to give you kisses, follow you around the house and snuggle with you on the couch. He enjoys taking brief walks in the neighborhood. He’s friendly towards other dogs but so far does not like birds and may chase them if he can. He's never interacted with a cat (that we know of) and it's not clear how he would react.
Tuukka has special needs that a potential adopter needs to be aware of and be committed to treating:
1. He has a thyroid condition that requires pills twice a day to stay regulated;
2. He also has compressed discs in his neck / spine that cause him to occasionally rest / walk on his wrists - something he'll most likely continue to do out of habit for the rest of his life;
3. He’s been undergoing acupuncture and chiropractic treatments for the last three months and has shown a marked improvement. He will need maintenance acupuncture and chiropractic treatments to retain and improve his range of movement.
Tuukka is neutered, micro chipped and heartworm negative. He is on heartworm, and flea and tick preventive. Tuukka is being fostered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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