Pet Harbor Rescue, P.O. Box 73, Bowling Green, VA 22427

(703) 583-HSKY

Tuc – Adopted!

I went to my forever home on February 24, 2022!

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Age (approx):
9 months old
Birthday (approx):
April 24, 2021
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian husky
Grey & white, brown eyes
34 pounds (as of 1/24/22)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. I am brand new to Pet Harbor. When more information is learned, it will be posted here. It will take time for me to trust enough to go to humans for petting. Loudness & quick movements frighten me, but I’m learning!
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. I am brand new to Pet Harbor. If I am introduced to cats, the information learned will be posted here. Siberian huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if Pet Harbor’s evaluation is favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
For most of my life, I lived with over 100 other dogs. Pet Harbor doesn’t know how much interaction all of the dogs had. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I am fostered with other Siberians and have been great with them. In fact, Pet Harbor requires my new home have another dog since I find solace there and need that comfort to be able to learn and grow to trust.
Energy Level:
Owner Aptitude Level:
Shy dog experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Joseph Amatuccio.
Along with over 100 other dogs, I came from a puppy mill operation in Kentucky. When the operator of the breeding kennels died, the property owner turned us over to the local animal authorities. We ended up scattered in different shelters. I went to a shelter in Knoxville, Tennessee. From there, I was adopted. I was returned to the shelter a day later. From there, I came to Pet Harbor.
  1. 2/26/2022 – Boys Just Want to Have Fun
  2. 2/5/2022 – Trust in Treats
  3. 2/4/2022 – Jumping on the Furry Bandwagon
  4. 2/4/2022 – Choir Practice
  5. 2/1/2022 – Learning to Dog
  6. 1/30/2022 – Song of my People
  7. 1/25/2022 – Close Enough
  8. 1/23/2022 – Running as an Art Form
  9. 1/23/2022 – Fear of the Unknown
  10. 1/22/2022 – Little Tuc Horner
  11. 1/22/2022 – Who are you?
  12. 1/22/2022 – Shake Shake Shake

More About Me: More info to come. First, Pet Harbor was told I was about 6 years old, but when I went to the vet on 1/24/2022, my vet said I’m no more than 9 months old. So that explains why I have puppy behaviors!

The one major thing to learn about me is my shyness. My history taught me to be cautious. Not only am I learning to be a dog, but I’m also learning basic life. If your life began as mine did, you’d be the same way. I’m learning and growing. Because of what I had to live through, trusting people is new to me. My foster mom is working with me, but it takes baby steps.

Please also understand while my adoption will be super rewarding for my family, it cannot be a heartstrings adoption. Adoption is a commitment for many years. It needs to be made with engagement of the brain and the heart. Adoptions made solely by a tug at the heartstrings do not work.

Patience is the most important layer my family must wear. It’s not that I don’t want love. It’s that I don’t know what love is. I am learning a lot. The more distance I put between the situation from which I came and me, the more things will improve for me. My home needs to be with people with not only patience but also gentleness, understanding, and full of lots of love to give me. Progress is progress, but it takes baby steps to get there. The rewards to humans are immense when a shy dog trusts. The journey to that point is taken by people who are kind, patient, knowledgeable, and understanding. For instance, right now, I like to hug the corners. Will you have the patience to understand? Are you my patient family waiting to love me?