LocationShelburne, VT

Ernie is 4 years old (approx. DOB 11-5-16), male, 33 lbs., vetted, is or will be neutered, and micro-chipped. Ernie is an eternal optimist. He sees the good in every situation and is always happy. And this young boy KNOWS that his life was saved and he is THANKFUL! He has a high desire to please and needs minimal correction. He loves people and like to be close, but he is not clingy or needy. He takes his job as companion very seriously. He faithfully accompanies his person and waits patiently outside the bathroom door at 2am, on the rug in the kitchen during dinner prep, on the chair in the office during endless phone calls and all night on his dog bed in the bedroom. Wherever you are, Ernie is there. He likes to sit close and LOVES to be petted and cuddled, but he will also give you space when you tell him to “get down”. He has lived with 10 dogs between 5 lbs and 100 lbs and he gets along with everybody. He has done well with kids and is potty trained. He also shared his original foster home with 3 cats and although he is interested in them, he didn’t harass or chase them. As far as energy level Ernie is either on 100% or off 100%; there’s not a lot of middle ground with him. He can go from being super excited and pacing around to snuggling like a baby in no time. He would do well as the only dog or with a companion. Ernie doesn’t really recognize personal space and will make himself at home on your lap, face, neck, head, computer, wherever! Ernie’s best home Older kids (8+), another dog to play with, a place to snooze in the sun or by the fire (a southern-born dog, Ernie LOVES the heat, will practically lay under the wood stove and will follow patches of sun to lay in both outside and inside), one where he can get in some good hikes/or free outside runs plus plenty of snuggle time. He has a sense of humor and loves to make his person laugh.

If you are interested in adopting Ernie fka Tucker please fill out an Application.

Please note Fosters have 1st option of Adoption.

  • Friendly
  • I'm Good With Other Dogs
  • I Like Older Kids