This handsome fellow is Duke. He’s about 3 to 4 years old and a Rottweiller mix. Duke was one of our first dogs to come to the shelter so he’s been here about one year. It’s time for this great guy to find his forever home. Here’s his story:
A concerned citizen phoned us to report three dogs that were chained with no food, water or shelter. After an attempt to assist the owners in caring for the dogs failed, they all came to live at the shelter. His two buddies have since been adopted. Duke is still waiting. He’s a mellow, laid back soul who loves to be petted and get attention from people. He alerts by barking when someone arrives and has been around children as well as other dogs. He has tested positive for heartworm but is on medication now and the Vet feels we caught it early so he should be okay. He is neutered, current on his shots and walks well on a leash. He hasn’t paid much attention to the cats but has not been off leash around them so we really don’t know how he’d react. His biggest challenge is not getting aggressive when other dogs are around when there is food present. Probably due to his first few years of having little to eat he will need to be carefully monitored in this area. A one dog home would be best to control this issue.
Duke just needs a loving owner who has a fenced yard where he can live outside and chill in the sun or shade depending on the weather. Is that you or do you know of someone? If so, please contact the shelter. Duke is waiting on your call.