Duke is about 1 year old. He is a small dog,
resembling a German Shepherd and terrier mix. He has brown and black medium
length hair and has one blue eye. He is sweet, and once he opens up is a great
little dog. He loves his belly rubs, petting & will give kisses. He gets very
excited to see you when you come home. He is crate trained, housebroken and goes
in and out well. He doesn't like to be on a leash at first, but once you get
walking he does okay. He is neutered and up to date on his shots.
will need a family who will be patient with him. Duke is a happy little guy
despite the fact that he had such a rough start in life. Duke is timid around
new people and/or people he doesn’t recognize. Duke is clearly afraid of the
unknown and has never tried to bite anyone but he does growl to express his fear
of the situation. When he feels he can escape from the uncomfortable situation,
he will hide away from whatever he is fearful of, typically in his safe place.
He likes what is familiar, predictable and safe. Duke is a huge fan of other
dogs. He gets a lot of his confidence and will learn very quickly the routine
from other dogs in the home. He would love to have a playful, self-assured dog
in his forever home. He plays with toys with his foster dog sister.
fan of: Loud noises and sudden movements. Duke would prefer a calmer home with
older children 13+. He does fine with cats and kittens. He is interested and
will chase if the cat runs but he stops short to see what they are doing.
little more about Duke: He came to AFL several months ago from animal control.
He came from a hoarding situation with many other dogs, he was malnourished and
we suspect he was never treated as a much loved member of a family. He was very
shy at first, but day by day he began to trust more and more and he came out of
his shell. Everyday he is getting more comfortable and progressing more. He is
currently in a foster home and has made amazing progress.
home: Duke is searching for experienced adult owners who will be patient as he
takes time coming out of his shell and will be adopted only to a home with
another dog, preferably a self-assured female. Could you be the family that he
is looking for? If you think so, please apply today.
Tag ID# 1805
Adoption fee $250.00