What do you think of when someone says the word “duke”? It could bring to mind a member of royalty. It could be a leader of an army. Or perhaps you think of John Wayne, the famous actor who was called Duke. Believe it or not, John Wayne’s nickname of Duke came about because his Airedale who accompanied him on his newspaper route was named Duke. We don’t know how our Duke received his name but you have to admit that this guy is drop dead gorgeous! And when he walks, he has a swagger that would make John Wayne proud!
Duke is living in a foster home and we are happy to tell you all about him. Duke loves his two walks of forty five minutes each day. It’s fun to be out and about in the fresh air but it also helps with his stiffening joints. Our bodies don’t always work as well as we age as they did when we are young (we think Duke is at least five years of age) and our muscular and skeletal systems just aren’t as limber as they used to be. That’s true for dogs just as it is for people. In addition to his walks, Duke loves to go to a nearby park on his training lead and run like the wind. Not for long, of course, but it is great fun!
Duke is a food motivated guy (forget the toys and bring on the food). Given an opportunity, he’ll try to sneak a few morsels of the resident dog’s food when he isn’t looking.
What about other dogs? He gets along with most dogs (he helps his foster mom dog sit for both puppies and adult dogs) or at times, he’ll just stand back and watch them play. He seems to be more a follower than a leader but he can be a bit jealous if the other dog is getting more attention from the human in his life. When that happens, here comes Duke, checking out to see just what he might be missing.
As for his home environment, Duke prefers a home that isn’t too hectic or chaotic. In fact, if the humans start to act anxious or nervous, Duke will start to act anxious and nervous as well.
Are you ready to add royalty to your life? Duke is waiting for you!
If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out our online application first. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The minimum adoption donation ranges from $300 to $400. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.