Say hello to Tucker, a rescue pup with a smile that makes him look more like a bat than a pooch! This 3-year-old albino Chihuahua-miniature Pinscher suffers from a disease known as MPS VI (mucopolysaccharidoses). The illness causes deformities and a host of medical problems. This means the doggie is not able to walk with his front legs, and has to wear protective goggles due to blurry eyesight. Yet, this pooch is an Instagram star and a real heart-stealer!


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The bat-dog lives with his mom in Los Angeles where he enjoys every opportunity to play with other dogs. Tucker also likes spending time with people and animals with the same health condition that he has, always boosting the energy of those around him and showing how to live life to the fullest despite the physical limitations.

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Meet Tucker, a rescue pup with a smile of a bat!

This doggie suffers from a disease known as MPS VI (mucopolysaccharidoses)

Which makes it difficult for him to move and leaves him with blurry eyesight

Yet, this pooch is an Instagram star and a real heart-stealer!

The bat-dog adores his Los Angeles-based human mom

And despite his physical limitations, the pup is super joyful and keeps on smiling!

He takes every opportunity to play with other dogs…

…Or spend time with people and animals with the same health condition that he has

One thing is sure:  Tucker is a real role model on how not to give up!