Duke is an approximately 1 year old Great Dale Male who’s shy and timid at first, but a huge goof ball once he’s settled in. Duke arrived to rescue underweight and went through a re-feeding program to get him back to a normal weight. He currently weighs approximately 100 pounds and is still growing.
Duke does great with other dogs – he loves to play and is respectful if they don’t want to play. Duke would greatly appreciate another dog in the home to help show him the ropes and boost his confidence. Duke has been around some cats and has done well – he’s not quite sure what they are, but he’s not aggressive towards them.
Duke takes a bit of time to warm up to people – he warms up quickest to smaller children. With adults, he seems to warm up to females quicker than males. Certain statures of males make him nervous, but with patience, he warms up to them.
Duke is a big puppy and working on the basic manners and commands. He knows how to come, what outside means, and will kennel up (large 10x10 kennel in garage). He mostly keeps his kennel area clean, but still occasionally has an accident. He is working on asking to go out when inside with his foster family, but has had a few accidents not knowing how to ask. Duke is working on his leash walking manners (does pretty good) and how to sit when asked.
Duke likes to play with toys but isn’t sure he wants to play with toys with people yet. He’s still learning how to play with people. Duke loves treats and can be treat motivated. Duke loves a good bone to chew on and a warm blanket to snuggle.
Duke will need a patient family, preferably one with giant breed experience. He wants to be part of the family but at times he’s nervous to be included. He would prefer a fenced area but does okay on a tie out for potty breaks if needed. He would much prefer walks or fenced area to do his business.
Duke is vet checked, vaccinated, heartworm tested negative, microchipped, and current on his flea/tick/heartworm/deworming protocols. He is not yet neutered, but this will be taken care of prior of going to his forever home. His stomach will also be tacked in efforts to prevent bloat during his neuter procedure. Duke’s adoption donation is $450.00.