Tucker - 20031293

Location: Grayslake, Illinois
Neutered Male
Color: Orange and White
Birthdate: February 7, 2013 - Actual
Age: 10 Year, 9 Month

  • House Broken
  • Crate Trained
  • Obedience Trained
  • OK with Dogs
  • Needs Fenced in Yard


Tucker is one of those wonderful, spirited Britt Boys. He is charming, affectionate, sweet and brave. He loves life, running in his Foster Home’s yard, hanging with the gang, and soaking up all life has to offer. In all outward appearances, he is a healthy, feisty Britt. Unfortunately, Tucker is not your normal young Britt. Our boy went in for a routine neutering when the vet noticed something wrong with his heart. A trip to the Radiologist and a Cardiologist confirmed the sad news. Tucker was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect called supravalvular pulmonic stenosis. He is not a good candidate for surgery. The Cardiologist recommended letting him live his normal active life and giving him the best kind of care. The average lifetime for a dog with this defect is 3 years. We felt adopting a young dog with a known health condition to a forever home to be not quite right. So Tucker will continue to live with his foster family until it is time to let him go. His life span may be less than normal, but the love he receives will be enormous. Tucker (dubbed Tugger by his 5 year old human brother) is doing great and living life to the fullest. He is a happy, sweet, cuddly dog who loves playing with his dog and cat housemates, going for long walks and taking good naps on the couch. He goes to work regularly with his foster mom and has become quite popular with the entire animal hospital staff. Tug’s recent recheck with the cardiologist brought good news. his heart changes have not progressed since his first echocardiogram and he appears to be compensating well for his heart defect so far. He has started on a medication to help his heart work easier and will continue to be closely monitored by his cardiologist for the rest of his life. Tug recently had surgery to repair his left rear knee that kept popping out of place. So could really use a Brittany Buddy to help with his ongoing and future costs. If you can help any donation is deeply appreciated. Just click on the Brittany Buddy link or banner above. Tucker and all of us with American Brittany Rescue appreciate your generosity. Tug would love to thank all of his Brittany Buddies for their support by giving them each one of his famous hugs! He is living a good life thanks to ABR.