The eyes are soft and pleading. He doesn't want to be here. He lost his home. He lost his papa. Most recently he lost his brother to adoption. When Tucker is outside he runs and runs as though he is mentally escaping his current existence. Or perhaps it is to create exhaustion and numbness in order to return to the confinement of the lonely kennel. Coming to the shelter in April was a big adjustment and Tucker struggled more than did his brother. His apprehension at the loss of everything familiar to him resulted in a tendency to shy away from visitors who would then move past him towards dog eager for their attention. He was accustomed to living a quiet somewhat isolated life with his brother Homer and their owner. Their owner could no longer care for the boys resulting in the upheaval in his secure little world. When outside and not feeling backed into the small space of the kennel, his personality emerges and he welcomes staff and visitors if there to provide companionship. He desperately wants someone to take him away from shelter life and allow him to again be somebody's baby. Tucker is 3-1/2 years old. He is a basset mix with stumpy legs and a low rider body. Arrival date April 17, 2018. His adoption fee is $100. All questions can be answered by calling the office at 706-865-4135. Photo in Comment 1 reflects Tucker's life 22 hours a day. If you can provide a safe indoor home, submit an application online or at the shelter after a get acquainted visit. Application can be submitted online at: https://www.charlessmithgallhumanesociety.org/page/dog-adoption-application The online form may generate a ' Fatal Error' message after submission which is to be ignored. It is a system glitch and the submission HAS gone through. Adopters must complete an approval process which involves a reference check with current/recent vet, a call to landlord if renting and a brief home visit if located in the immediate area. Those who are not in a nearby community will have a virtual home visit. Out of state adoption is allowed. Adopters MUST come to the shelter to transport their new family member home. Charles Smithgall Humane Society (CSHS) is a No kill shelter. Animals remain in care for however much time is necessary to find a safe and appropriate home. Resident animals are primarily owner relinquished and also accepted from local Animal Control facilities. The facility usually is operating at capacity with a list of animals waiting for space to open. Adoption hours are Tues-Sat 10-4 and Sun 1-4. Closed Mondays. Location: 4823 Helen Hwy. 75N, Sautee, GA 30571, Phone: 706-865-4135 Email: email@example.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithgallhumanesociety/ The shelter is located in Sautee about 3 miles south of the alpine town of Helen in northeast GA.