Through no fault of his own Duke came to our parent all-breed rescue group HART as an owner surrender. He had been living tied on a short rope outdoors for the last 3 years until his owner decided that Duke's needs would be better met elsewhere.
We are not sure of his breed, but he has the face of a Collie or Flat Coated Retriever, the coat of a Newf and is the size of a Golden Retriever, around 80 lbs. He's a mystery and a great candidate for a DNA test! We are pretty sure there's Newf in this boy, but are not sure what else! Whatever his breed, he's a real sweetheart, cute as can be, and has a wonderful personality. What a fun boy!
He is a playful boy who loves to romp and play with toys, he has a great time tossing them about and prancing around. Duke has decent leash manners and is improving in the care of his foster family. He has a wagging tail and a smiling face for everyone he meets. He knows some basic commands and is crate trained. Duke wants nothing more than a family to call his own where he will get lots of loving. What a sweet boy!
Duke gets along with other dogs so could join a family with another well socialized four footed playmate although he would be happy as an only dog too. Duke wants to play with other dogs, but is lacking confidence and can be a bit fearful so he will benefit from further socialization and time with a handler that is dog savvy. He does guard his food from other dogs but responds well to correction. He has lots to learn, but seems eager to learn and responds well to direction.
Duke is neutered and UTD on vaccines. He is fearful when receiving veterinary care and will need some gentle handling in his adoptive home to help him work through these fears. Already he has made tremendous progress and his most recent vet visit was a huge success! Way to go Duke!
Since we believe Duke is a Newf mix, his adoption will be screened via Newf Friends so if you would like to add this delightful boy to your family, please complete an adoption application found on the Contact page of this website to begin the screening process.
An adoption donation of $350 applies and a fenced yard is required.
Duke is being fostered in the Ottawa area.