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Hello, Springer lovers! Are you lonesome? Do you want to be the center of attention for a special someone? Do you miss having a constant, loving companion? If you answered yes, we have the perfect solution: our newest foster dog, Duke!
Duke has felt the same loneliness. He spent minimal one-on-one time with his previous owner because Duke was mostly relegated to a kennel outside in the yard. This was hard for him as he, like most Springers, is more bonded to his people than to his own species. Duke was starved for attention, and he now doesn't want to share his people with other dogs. He is extremely loving, and he would be content to spend most of his time with his front paws on your lap and his beautiful head on your chest, gazing up at you with his soft brown eyes.
Duke is extremely smart, and he will be easy to train. All he wants to do is please you, and he is always looking at his human’s face for guidance. He is housetrained, and there have been no accidents in the house. Duke is quickly learning commands like Sit and Come, but he needs more training in order to build his confidence. He is all right on a leash and is fine with dogs he might encounter on walks. He hasn't spent much time in a car, so he will need a little reassurance that riding is a fun thing and not anything to be scared of.
This a handsome, loving boy actually wears a heart on his side! He is a fieldie, but he is as calm as most bench-bred Springers. Duke has discovered the communal toy box, and he is always rooting around in there to find something he can chew on or carry with him. At night, he loves to sleep in his bed which is located in sight of his people. Duke is a happy, healthy boy who is up to date on his shots, is microchipped, has tested negative for heartworm, and has been neutered.
Duke does tend to resource-guard both his humans and the toys from what he thinks of as his personal toy box. For this reason, he should be placed in a home where he is the only dog. His behavior around children is unknown, but he would probably do best in an all-adult home. The ideal Forever Family for Duke will be dog-savvy adopters who can redirect any inappropriate behaviors and provide loving and consistent guidance and training so that this sweet boy can become the best dog he can be.
Duke shows no signs of separation anxiety, but because of his former lack of human contact, he should be placed in a household where someone is at home most of the time. He would be a fine companion for a retired person or couple.
If you like what you have seen and read about our special boy, please begin by filling out an online Adoption Application and include a note about your interest in Duke. When we have received that, one of our coordinators will call you for a telephone interview. After your interview is completed and has been shared with his foster family, you will be contacted by them to find out more about “the Duke” and to schedule a visit.
Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and the final decision rests with the dog’s foster family.