Male Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow / Mixed named Tuco available for adoption

Adoptable Male Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow / Mixed
Adoptable Male Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow / Mixed
Adoptable Male Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow / Mixed
Adoptable Male Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow / Mixed
Adoptable Male Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow / Mixed

Tuco

Dog
Looks Like: Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow / Mixed
Age: Adult
Size: Large
Color: Black
Sex: Male

Special Criteria
Sanctuary Visit Required

Tuco is a sweet dog who loves attention. He enjoys playing with people, but he also likes to just hang out with them. Water and jolly balls are his two favorite toys. He loves these things so much that it can be difficult to pull him away from them. Born in 2015, Tuco came to Best Friends from a shelter in California. He will guard food and has shown other guarding behaviors. Tuco also has some handling issues, especially during medical checkups. He especially doesn't like having his feet or ears touched. His caregivers at the Sanctuary are working with him to decrease his food guarding and to improve his ability to be handled. Tuco has done well with all the dogs he's met at the Sanctuary and has even passed a cat test here. He has also lived with small dogs successfully before. When the weather is warm, Tuco could happily live in the Dogtown dog park pool, but he'd be even happier to go home with you.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.

FIV

This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.

FeLV

This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.

Declawed

This cat has been declawed by previous owners.