Black Lab Tucker in purple vest sitting on the Raven's sideline.

Training Pupdates

Tucker on NBC Sunday Night Football

WBAL Puppy Introduction

Meet Tucker

Black lab Tucker in his purple vest with fallen leaves around him.Hello Baltimore!  I'm Tucker, the new WBAL-TV puppy.

Hello Baltimore! I’m Tucker....that's right, I'm named after Baltimore Raven's kicker, Justin Tucker, who just happens to be one of the best to ever lace them up.  I'm very excited to spend the next 16 months with you and my friends at WBAL-TV.  I’ll be learning a lot so I can become a well-trained guide dog, and one day be paired with someone who is blind or has low vision. 

I'm really looking forward to spending time with my friends in the WBAL news room and can’t wait to strut my stuff around the Queen City. You'll also find be hanging with the boys at M&T Bank Stadium for Raven's home games and other community events.  Be sure to catch me on my Instagram account.  Time to nap - see you soon. 

Meet Holly Eschrich

Puppy raiser Holly holds Tucker at the Raven's football stadium.Holly Eschrich was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She attended college at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She worked as a photographer for clients ranging from Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts & Special Effects to United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, as well as many of the models and actors searching for the perfect photo in Hollywood.

Early on she had a love of dogs and helping others. After reading "Follow My Leader" By James B. Garfield in the second grade, she knew someday she wanted to be part of raising those puppies to help people like the guide dog Leader did for Jimmy.

During a trip to Baltimore, Holly and her partner Eric Newton learned about the Guide Dog Foundation in the back of a school program at his son's choir concert. They went online to learn more about the program and applied to become volunteer puppy raisers the next day. Within a few months, Holly moved to Baltimore full time to be with Eric to fulfill a lifelong dream. Together they have raised two working guide dogs and are currently raising their third. Holly is excited to raise Tucker, a future guide dog through the Guide Dog Foundation, for someone who is blind, or has low vision. 

Get your Tucker here!



Photo of a black and yellow plush Lab toy with an AVD vest.