Age: 9 years old
Size: 16.5 lbs
Coat: Red, smooth
Temperament: Sweet, loving, energetic, playful – a little frightened of loud noises. His previous owner said that he has a slightly dominant personality but we’ve seen no evidence of that. However, this is really new environment for him.
Good with Dogs: He gets along fine with the 2 resident dachshunds (one of which is a slightly dominant female).
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Small children – NO! Teens – Unknown.
Special Needs: None Housetrained: Yes.
Suitable for an apartment: No, probably not.
Origin: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee: $300
And now a few words from me:
Hi! My name is Duke, but some people like to call me ‘Dukie’. Whatever…..but come on…..I’m a guy. My foster dad is an ex-musician, so he is convinced that I am the ‘Duke of Earl’. But my foster mom (who calls me Dukie, and I already told you about that) seems to think that I come from the British and German ‘House of Windsor’ which could make sense, seeing as I am of German decent. But one thing on which they both agree is that I come from royalty. But so much for my name. Being a Duke carries an enormous amount of responsibility. For example, my last subjects had to surrender me, and I get that. But my new subjects (foster people) were understandably concerned when they realized they were entertaining royalty. So it was incumbent on me to flip my ears forward, and cock my head slightly to the side to tell them that I am indeed interested in them, and in fact am ‘OK’ with all their efforts to make me comfy. Like most Dukes, I am protective of my people, and really enjoy a good snuggle with them. I am completely ‘House of Windsor’-trained, and will let you know with a whimper or by sitting at an outside door when I have to ‘go’. Being a Duke has its advantages. For example, I am in extremely good shape, and have a strong, lean and muscular body. My ‘coat’ is of the finest quality, and a beautiful uniform autumn red. I like adventure, sniffing about freely, and exploring my domain, not to mention nice leisurely walks. I have tried to tell my foster people that I know certain commands, such as ‘heel’, ‘sit’, and ‘go to your bed’. They might eventually see that I am far more educated than they realize. I have a nice snuggly bed that I am accustomed to, and am looking forward to finding my “Forever Castle”. That is, if you are sincere about entertaining Royalty.
And now a few words from my foster family:
Dukie is one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met. His whole world has been shaken up but he adapted to our home in just a few days. He’s now my little shadow. However, he will hang out with the rest of the family when I’m working. He loves to be on your lap or on the couch beside you – hanging with his humans is his greatest joy. Dukie is frightened by toddlers (they move too quickly) and his barking frightens them. He would do best in a home where there are no small children. He will happily settle into his dog bed at night – with a ‘go to your bed’ – and sleep through the night. Dukie deserves a fabulous new home and when he cocks his head and gives you his quizzical look – you won’t be able to resist him!