Tucker’s Story

Hello Friends!

My name is Tucker!  I am so happy that you have found us and decided to visit my webpage!  I want to take a minute and tell you why my two daddies started this incredible organization and named it after their favorite good boy….ME!   In 2015 while doing work for another non-profit organization my dads discovered that there is not a resource in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that directly assists with veterinary care or basic food for the pets of individuals struggling with HIV/AIDS.  A lot of individuals find themselves lonely, seeking companionship, finding comfort in their pets. It is a depressing fact that in today’s society many still stigmatize and isolate individuals that have the HIV/AIDS virus. They are often abandoned by family and friends. With the cost of personal medical care and medication to manage their disease on a monthly basis, many are left with a difficult decision. These individuals are faced with surrendering their companions (aka my brothers and sisters with fur) or going without basic necessity in order to meet the needs of their pets. We found this unacceptable, so on October 2nd, 2015 we gathered with a few like-minded people to launch Tucker’s Gift and help as many of my fur buddies out there as possible (even cats!)  I have a big heart and am one lucky pup to have such an amazing group of friends and family!  If you would like to be my friend and help out as well please feel free to click on the donate tab to make your tax deductible donation  OR click the Contact Us tab to find out how you can serve alongside us as a volunteer or board member!

Woof, Woof,

Tucker Dustin