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My name is Tuck!

Boxer/Thai Ridgeback Mix Dog for adoption in North Haven, Connecticut - Tuck
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Northeastern Boxer Rescue - CT

Facts about Tuck

  • Breed: Boxer/Thai Ridgeback Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
02/20/2015 OUR HEARTS BREAK FOR TUCK

We are heartbroken that no appropriate home has come forward to adopt Tuck and that he remains in a boarding kennel. Tuck is being cared for well, and he has made the best of his situation, but we pray that he will soon be spending his remaining days in a loving home. Are you the person who can make a difference in this senior boy's life?

11/2/14: This Senior Needs A Lucky Break

Tuck is the kind of dog who is killed in Shelters every day.
Why?
Simple.
They are older. They are plain. They don’t present well in a stressful kennel/shelter setting. Sad but unfortunately true.

We are doing our best to accommodate Tuck. He is being housed in a small private-type kennel that gives him attention and he is doing well but it is still not enough. Tuck wants a place to call home. Please consider bringing Tuck into your life. Again, Tuck needs a fence and a quiet home setting. No kids and no other dogs. Cats are a consideration.

Tuck is entering the twilight years of his life. Please don't let him spend them in a kennel.

10/09/13: Its sad but true.... I am still in a boarding facility

Please read about my story and consider giving me a forever home. Life isn't fair I know, but I have been in a boarding facility for 3 years and would love to have a home, I am 10 now.

Love, Tuck


7/11/09: Tuck is in his new foster home and doing great. Thank you Martha.

Below is an update from his foster mom:

“Tuck is an amazing dog! Of all the dogs I have known, he is the easiest, smartest and most adaptable. He sits and waits for you to tell him "OK" before going out the door, loves car/truck rides; settles right down and curls up to sleep for most of the ride. He knows sit, stay, down, roll over, play dead, shake and go to bed. The first night he slept on the couch with my daughter, though it is clear he was never allowed on the furniture and only joins you when invited. After a busy first day of hiking and getting settled in his outside yard, he put himself to bed in his crate at about 9pm. He stayed the whole night with the door open until I woke him up at 7am!

My male cat is the best "dog tester" as he is fearless and loves dogs. He and Tuck cuddle together with me and Tuck even lets him share his kibble. The two female cats are much more shy and though Tuck shows interest he knows "leave it" and will not bother with them.

We are working on his only very small issue which is walking on the leash without pulling. I have a gentle leader which he HATES, so we are just working on heeling and he instantly sits by your side when you stop walking.
Haven't had an opportunity to test him with any young children but based on what I have seen he is protective of my daughter but warms up to strangers quickly. I also do not know how he does with other dogs.

Overall, he is a very happy and devoted boy.”

BABY COMES - TUCK GOES -- FOSTER NEEDED!

05/28/09:
Tuck is a male Boxer-Ridgeback mix who was surrendered by a couple because they were having a baby. Tuck had been a loyal companion to his family for 6 years, but they no longer had time for him. Tuck should be on "easy street" but instead he could have been "on the street". He has headed for the nearest shelter if we did not take him into our program.
Unfortunately we have no available foster homes for poor Tuck and we had to place him in a boarding kennel. PLEASE HELP!!!! THESE DOGS NEED YOU!
Tuck has a hounds body, and the distinctive ridge of hair down his back which grows in the opposite direction to the rest of his coat. He is a little shy at first when meeting new people, however, he is a wonderful companion. He gets along great with cats and enjoys the company of teenagers. He likes bread and peanut butter and absolutely loves cherry tomatoes! Corn on the other hand gives him hives.
Tuck is a very smart boy. He has learned how to sit, stay, heel, lie down, roll over, give his paw, play dead, sit pretty (sits on back legs with paws up), dance (stands on back legs and dances), and chase his tail. Obviously he can be very entertaining.
He is crate trained but has not needed a crate for three years. He sleeps in a dog bed and is completely housebroken. He loves to run and leap over things in the yard. He also plays fetch with soccer balls. Tuck enjoys going for jogs in the woods as well as a leisurely walk. Tuck likes to be scratched under his chin and tolerates his nails being cut. He is not a fan of the bathtub, will try to look as miserable as possible to get out of taking a bath, but he is cooperative.
Tuck would love a home where he can go outside and run in a yard with a fence and have someone to play ball with him. He would also enjoy a cat or another dog as a friend. He is longing for a new family who will not give up on him.

7/11/09: Tuck is in his new foster home and doing great. Thank you Martha.
Below is an update from his foster mom:
“Tuck is an amazing dog! Of all the dogs I have known, he is the easiest, smartest and most adaptable. He sits and waits for you to tell him "OK" before going out the door, loves car/truck rides; settles right down and curls up to sleep for most of the ride. He knows sit, stay, down, roll over, play dead, shake and go to bed. The first night he slept on the couch with my daughter, though it is clear he was never allowed on the furniture and only joins you when invited. After a busy first day of hiking and getting settled in his outside yard, he put himself to bed in his crate at about 9pm. He stayed the whole night with the door open until I woke him up at 7am!
My male cat is the best "dog tester" as he is fearless and loves dogs. He and Tuck cuddle together with me and Tuck even lets him share his kibble. The two female cats are much more shy and though Tuck shows interest he knows "leave it" and will not bother with them.
We are working on his only very small issue which is walking on the leash without pulling. I have a gentle leader which he HATES, so we are just working on heeling and he instantly sits by your side when you stop walking.
Haven't had an opportunity to test him with any young children but based on what I have seen he is protective of my daughter but warms up to strangers quickly. I also do not know how he does with other dogs.
Overall, he is a very happy and devoted boy.”


If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out an online application first. Then e-mail the contact below. Be sure to include your full name, city, state, and area code in the subject line of your message.

If you can help with the medical care for Tuck
You can send a check directly to:
Northeastern Boxer Rescue
P.O. Box 95 Sunderland MA 01375.
or use PayPal makes it easy and secure to send payments online via credit card.

Boxer Rescue Contact Area:
Northeastern Boxer Rescue
Jane Scott - janescott@boxerrescue.com
Pam Fosco - pam@boxerrescue.com


NBR currently has 7 dogs who are living in boarding kennels.....Ava, Gustoff, Captain, Rock, Wilco, Tuck, and Phoenix. Sadly, we have not found appropriate foster or permanent homes for them.. The most disheartening thing about this situation is that all of these dogs have the potential to be wonderful dogs, but they can not seem to get a break. They have all been mishandled by people and because of this they are now considered "hard to place".

These dogs have trust issues because people have let them down and NBR is committed to rectifying the wrongs that have been done to them. We are looking for people to foster or adopt who genuinely want to help a dog in the truest sense of the word. Please do not consider taking any of these dogs into your home if you have a big ego or if you are not tolerant enough to allow the dogs to adjust at their own pace. These dogs need someone who understands that their adjustment period could be long, and they will need kind people who have lots of patience. Some of these dogs have been in a foster home previously but they "failed' because the people (who had good intentions) did not comprehend the commitment needed of them. Every time these dogs have a change they are set back in their progress so we are being very cautious about choosing homes for them. NBR will provide as much moral support as you need. We have been very successful turning dogs such as these around and you will need to be able to trust our recommendations and follow our lead.

Ava, Gustoff, Captain, Rock, Wilco, Tuck, and Phoenix all have much love to give, but they will expect you to earn their trust. They will no doubt teach you more about dog behavior then you will ever learn in a book, and you may learn much about yourself and other people as well. Once you earn their trust you will be blessed with a companion who will truly be your best friend forever, and you will be rewarded with the satisfaction that you truly made a difference in a needy dog's life.

Unfortunately boarding costs are expensive and they are draining our bank account. We have set up a Chip-In account to try and offset these expenses. If you cannot help us by taking one of these dogs into your home, please help pay for their expenses until suitable placements can be found. Every one of these dogs would have been killed if NBR did not take them into our rescue program. We feel that all of their lives have meaning and we are proud that we saved them. You can share in that pride by doing whatever you can to help.

7/11/09: Tuck is in his new foster home and doing great. Thank you Martha.

Below is an update from his foster mom:

“Tuck is an amazing dog! Of all the dogs I have known, he is the easiest, smartest and most adaptable. He sits and waits for you to tell him "OK" before going out the door, loves car/truck rides; settles right down and curls up to sleep for most of the ride. He knows sit, stay, down, roll over, play dead, shake and go to bed. The first night he slept on the couch with my daughter, though it is clear he was never allowed on the furniture and only joins you when invited. After a busy first day of hiking and getting settled in his outside yard, he put himself to bed in his crate at about 9pm. He stayed the whole night with the door open until I woke him up at 7am!

My male cat is the best "dog tester" as he is fearless and loves dogs. He and Tuck cuddle together with me and Tuck even lets him share his kibble. The two female cats are much more shy and though Tuck shows interest he knows "leave it" and will not bother with them.

We are working on his only very small issue which is walking on the leash without pulling. I have a gentle leader which he HATES, so we are just working on heeling and he instantly sits by your side when you stop walking.
Haven't had an opportunity to test him with any young children but based on what I have seen he is protective of my daughter but warms up to strangers quickly. I also do not know how he does with other dogs. Overall, he is a very happy and devoted boy.”

05/28/09: BABY COMES - TUCK GOES
Tuck is a male Boxer-Ridgeback mix who was surrendered by a couple because they were having a baby. Tuck had been a loyal companion to his family for 6 years, but they no longer had time for him. Tuck should be on "easy street" but instead he could have been "on the street". He was headed for the nearest shelter if we did not take him into our program.

Unfortunately we have no available foster homes for poor Tuck and we had to place him in a boarding kennel. PLEASE HELP!!!! THESE DOGS NEED YOU!

Tuck has a hounds body, and the distinctive ridge of hair down his back which grows in the opposite direction to the rest of his coat. He is a little shy at first when meeting new people, however, he is a wonderful companion. He gets along great with cats and enjoys the company of teenagers. He likes bread and peanut butter and absolutely loves cherry tomatoes! Corn on the other hand gives him hives.

Tuck is a very smart boy. He has learned how to sit, stay, heel, lie down, roll over, give his paw, play dead, sit pretty (sits on back legs with paws up), dance (stands on back legs and dances), and chase his tail. Obviously he can be very entertaining.

He is crate trained but has not needed a crate for three years. He sleeps in a dog bed and is completely housebroken. He loves to run and leap over things in the yard. He also plays fetch with soccer balls. Tuck enjoys going for jogs in the woods as well as a leisurely walk. Tuck likes to be scratched under his chin and tolerates his nails being cut. He is not a fan of the bathtub, will try to look as miserable as possible to get out of taking a bath, but he is cooperative.

Tuck would love a home where he can go outside and run in a yard with a fence and have someone to play ball with him. He would also enjoy a cat or another dog as a friend. He is longing for a new family who will not give up on him.

To learn more about Tuck, visit us at www.boxerrescue.com

If you're interested in adopting this sweetheart, please fill out an application at http://www.boxerrescue.com/application.htm

About Northeastern Boxer Rescue - CT

About Our Rescue Group...

Northeastern Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization which is an all-volunteer effort to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned boxer dogs within the Northeastern United States. We work within Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

When boxers are in need, NBR volunteers respond. Our mission includes hands-on rescue, as well as education. We strive to inform others about the realities of pet guardianship, promote neutering, and encourage responsible care. It is our hope that our efforts will enhance the lives of people as well as companion animals. Join us. Help us to help boxers.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

All of the dogs in our rescue program are cared for by volunteers who open their homes to foster. These dogs are available to meet by appointment after you have been approved to adopt.

Our Adoption Process...

Please submit our on-line adoption application if you have an interest to adopt. You will be asked to provide personal and veterinary references as well as meeting with one of our volunteers at your home. It will also be necessary to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. Please be patient with our process as we are all volunteers and it takes time to make a suitable match.