My name is Tucker!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Springfield, Virginia - Tucker
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Caring Hearts Rescue

Facts about Tucker

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10343269

Tucker is a eight-year-old male Shih Tzu who weighs 12 pounds. He was surrendered into rescue because his human dad was allergic to him. He is a relaxed little guy who loves to soak up the sun by the window or lounge at your feet. He enjoys walks and playing “fetch” and likes to give “high fives”!  Tucker is super friendly and everyone who meets him is taken in by his great personality.  We guarantee you will fall for this sweetie within 5 minutes of meeting him.  

He is very playful - he loves chew toys and chasing plush squeaky toys all over the house. His foster bought some plush mice in the shape of Star Wars characters for the dogs and Tucker has commandeered the Chewbacca mouse. :)

One favorite thing is that he knows how to give "high fives" and it is probably one of the most adorable things we've ever seen. The other most adorable thing ever is that when he wants to get comfortable, he will just plop down on his belly with his legs out behind him. One of the pictures in his profile shows his favorite pose. 

Tucker has lost vision in one eye due to dry eye disease and will need to be on medicated eye drops for the rest of his life. However, you wouldn't even notice because Tucker gets around great.  In fact, he loves walks!  Tucker could go on 20 walks a day if you took him.  He loves the smells and sights of the outdoors. He is quick to give any visitor you meet a kiss on the hand. He gets alone fine with the other dog and the cat in his foster home.


Extra information-  Tucker is on an eye medication called Tacrolimus.  A compounding agency prepares the eye drops and will mail it directly to your house.   

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About Caring Hearts Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Caring Hearts Rescue is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization based in Fairfax Virginia. Our volunteers rescue toy breed dogs from desperate situations including neglect, puppy mill rescue, owner surrender and euthanasia by animal shelters due to overpopulation. All of our rescued dogs stay in safe foster homes while they await their "forever home." Our rescued babies are examined and given inoculations and spayed or neutered before placement. We search for families that understand the responsibility of being a Guardian to these little guys and consider them members of the family.

Come Meet Our Pets...

CHR facilitates all the meetings with your rescued dog. Potential adopters will make arrangements with a CHR representative to meet your foster dog. We then contact the foster parent to arrange a meeting at a convenient location for the foster parent.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step is filling out a application at the following address . Click on the apply button under the dog you are interested in.

If you have pets, you will be required to provide medical records for your current pets as proof that they are up to date on vaccines, spayed or neutered and on heart worm preventative. We will contact you after this first step is completed. Thank you very much for your time!