Pet of the Week

Tucker is a dog in need of a good home. For more information, visit the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County’s website,

There are a few common sayings at the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County, from the expected, “Who’s a good boy?” to the necessary, “What do you have in your mouth?” More often than we’d like, we find ourselves also asking, “Why are you still here?”

Tucker has been hearing us say this particular phrase a lot recently, ever since we realized he’s been in our care since October of last year.

This 9-month-old pit bull puppy is the sweetest little guy. He is shy around new people, but is quick to warm up to friendly faces who offer him pets and praise.

Tucker is pretty submissive for a puppy, and we are encouraging him to open up more through socialization. Tuck doesn’t jump, and is very gentle, making him a great companion for kids. He is still a puppy, though, and he reminds us of this as he races around the play yard chasing after frisbees.

Tucker was surrendered to the shelter with his three siblings, all of whom have found homes. So, we’re all left wondering why this cutie is still hanging out with us instead of in a home of his own.

And if you don’t feel bad for him already, we’ll also mention that he’s been stood up for a meet and greet. Twice.

Tucker travels well, and gets along great with other dogs. He would really thrive with an outgoing canine sibling who can help bring out his confidence.

Help us say our favorite phrase, “It’s time to go home!” to Tucker. All you have to do is head over to to submit an application.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County is open by appointment only. Once your application is approved, the staff will set up an appointment with you.

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