Tucker has been with me for over two years now. He came to the rescue shortly after we opened, he was heartworm positive, not socialized, covered in wounds, and very defensive when handled. Tuckers first few months here, we just worked around him, I was the only person handling him and he was on crate rest from his heartworm injections...we were able to take our time and ease Tucker into the rehabilitation process and it paid off in big ways. Within ten months of arriving, Tucker had made a full turn around. He is a spoiled house dog now - goofy, happy, playful, affectionate, and VERY enthusiastic. He still struggles with impulse control, but he has learned how to be his crazy bouncy self without accidentally hurting his humans. He has successfully socialized, and plays well with just about any type of dog - Tucker and our resident husky have expressed their dislike for each other, so we still consider Tucker dog selective. He has had tons of practice with kids, traveling, hiking, swimming, and he walks very well off leash. Tucker LOVES a good adventure and would do well with an active human. On leash, he needs a very patient and decisive handler who understands how to communicate with him. He sheds like crazy year round, but has perfect house manners. Tucker has come SO far, he is ready to find his forever home.