Dog Info
Status: Available
Gender: Male
Age: 2 years
  • Black & white
Variety: Mixed breed
Weight in pounds: 47
Intake number: 2019-203 TX

Introducing Duke, a guy who is sure to steal your heart! Duke can’t get enough of his foster daddy. He is clearly man's best friend. Every evening is a shower of kisses when dad comes home from work!

Duke came into ESRA's program starving for food and attention. His foster mom said he wasn't used to family interactions or rules, but now he has blossomed. He loves to be in the same room with his people. He follows his foster mom from room to room and if she stops long enough, he sits and leans on her. He simply can’t get close enough! In the evenings, Duke relaxes on the living room floor at his daddy’s feet. He keeps himself entertained by playing with an assortment of toys, probably the first toys he's ever had.

Duke is neutered, microchipped, current on his shots and heartworm negative. He is house trained, loves his crate and is working on basic commands. He is smart and food motivated for learning purposes. Duke is an active young boy who needs regular exercise and play, play, play! He loves the outdoors and enjoys hunting for frogs and lizards at night. He needs room to run and a fenced back yard. His foster home has a swimming pool, but he is not interested in jumping in.

Duke is looking for a family who has some experience with dogs and is willing to continue working on training. He would love an active family that is present, patient and open to his love. He is starting to learn some boundaries with his people, but doesn't understand when to stop pestering his canine foster brothers. He wants to be pushy and may be best suited as an only dog until he works on his social skills. He is still very much a puppy!

If you're looking for a diamond in the rough and are willing to invest some time in sweet Duke, he will be your best friend FOREVER!

Special note to all out-of-state applicants:   Please ask your State Coordinator to forward your approved Adoption Application to the contact listed.  Also note that all out-of-state adopters must come to Texas/Oklahoma to retrieve their dog.  Dogs will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft.  Smaller dogs that meet the weight and size restrictions for in-cabin flight will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front seat of their adopter in an approved carrier following FAA and airline regulations.  Cost of canine airline travel will be the responsibility of the adopting family.

Please note:  Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season.  Please don’t ask us to do that.

Contact Information
Contact Name: Sheri Cromwell
Houston, Texas

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