GLADWYNE, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Any dog is going to get excited about a good walk, but it’s hard to find someone more excited about walking the dog than 23-year-old Ira Tucker.

“Of course he’s shy like most autistic people and not really quick to warm up to people, so I love that he deals with dogs because animals are easier than people,” said Tucker’s mom, Lisa Edwards.

Tucker is employed through a program at the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support called PETacular Pet Sitting. It’s a new business on the Main Line that gives people with special needs the opportunity to work, with a student scholar to help them acclimate to their new role.

“I partner along with him, I walk, and then I also

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