The newest addition to the Seattle Mariners roster stands out just a bit, but he's already a crowd favorite. His name is Tucker and he's an adorable, 4-year-old, yellow Labrador Retriever. Ready for the best part? He's a rescue!
Rest assured, baseball fans: Tucker "got scouted very heavily," according to an MLB.com interview with Mariners manager Scott Servais. The team had been wanting a dog for over a year, and they worked closely with Washington-based OkanDogs to make sure they found a pup who's a perfect fit.
We think it's safe to say they all made the right choice! KING5 News got some paw-sitively precious footage from one of Tucker's first days with the team, and he looks as happy as can be.
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Just look at him run! If only every rescue dog would get this much space to roam and this many people to love--the world might just be a kinder place. It all starts with one small change, though, and we hope Tucker's rescue inspires others to consider adopting a pet!
When Tucker isn't stealing bases and hearts at the ballpark, he lives with Jack Mosimann, the Mariners' director of Major League operations. Needless to say, the team's players, coaches, and fans all adore the pup--so Mosimann had better consider himself lucky! He's got a family at home to care for him and a family "at work," who loves him too; this sounds like the definition of a lucky dog!
To raise awareness of shelter dogs, and to help OkanDog rescue as many pups as possible, The Mariners will be holding two 'Bark in the Park' event nights this season. On August 23 and September 28, fans can bring along their own furry friend, or they can meet the adoptable pups the organization brings along.
There really are so many ways to support rescue dogs--and this is one great example! Happy trails, Tucker!