My name is Tucker the Tawny Puppy!

Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Dachshund Mix Puppy for adoption in Ocala, Florida - Tucker the Tawny Puppy

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Tucker the Tawny Puppy's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Tucker the Tawny Puppy's Story...

Tucker is one of a litter of seven puppies born on June 26th to our Georgia, a Border Collie x Shetland Sheepdog mix. We believe the litter had more than one father (yes, that happens with dogs!). Perhaps one daddy was a Dachshund, as several of the puppies are very Doxie-like with shorter legs and longer ears. Each puppy is named after a town in Georgia and is special in its own way. Tucker? Well, this little guy looks the most like his mom. He's definitely a fluffy pup and he has the most soulful puppy dog eyes! 

Tucker is currently being fostered in the Ocala area. His adoption fee is $350, and includes worming (last two fecal tests were negative), first round of vaccinations, microchip, and neuter surgery. You may view Tucker's full photo album on our Facebook page at

If you think you would like to give this precious puppy a forever home, please e-mail  with the following information. We do not have an adoption application but instead rely upon an interview process. At a minimum, please share such things as where you live, your household composition (how many children and what ages), your yard setup and/or exercise plan, pets you have and/or had, what happened to those pets, what flea/heartworm medication you used on former pets, your work schedule and amount of time the dog would be alone, if you rent do you have landlord approval, what you are looking for in a dog, etc. The more information the merrier. And there are no "right" answers. Honest! Please include a phone number at which you may be reached, as well as vet references that we may check should you be chosen once the initial application process is complete.

Please note: We do not adopt on a first-come-first-served basis, but rather choose what we think is the best match of adopter and dog based on each dog's unique personality and needs. 

Thank you for considering a rescue dog as your next canine companion! ♥

You can see photos of the puppies' mom, Georgia, and read her full rescue story here:

Facts about Tucker the Tawny Puppy

  • Breed: Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 6035877

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tucker the Tawny Puppy, a Ocala Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Dachshund puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Dachshund for sale in Ocala, or seeking a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Dachshund puppy from a breeder in Ocala.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Ocala already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Ocala breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Dachshund breeders who help with Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Dachshund rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Ocala paves the way for another one to be saved.