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Looking for a Great Dog? Duke Would Like Your Attention

Duke has a few things to say and he's on the hunt for the right family. Got tennis balls? You might be Duke's new best friend...

Last week we featured King, this week it's Duke. Are you sensing a theme? Our dogs are certainly royalty! Meet Duke who has a lot to say:

"Hey all! My name’s Duke! At the shelter I'm also known by the number A16724495 which is a really long number but there are a lot of other great dogs here like me so I guess they need a BIG number!

I’m looking to be the Duke of someone’s castle! I don't even need a moat ... or a dragon. Really! I’m a young, beautiful (if I do say so myself, the word "stunning" actually comes to mind) auburn colored Terrier/Pit Mix that was brought to the shelter by my previous family.

Yeah I shed a tear at first but I’m not letting it get me down. I've met a lot of great people here while I’m on the hunt for a new family. I'm really looking for someone who's as awesome as me. Seriously I’m an ATHLETE and I LOVE to play fetch! If you don't have a good arm, well maybe I'd think about it but really, you should be able to toss a good ball.

Right now I’m learning how to share my favorite toys which is hard because I LOVE my toys but it's the polite thing to do. I even spent an evening learning to play flyball which is a game where there's a MAGICAL BOX THAT THROWS BALLS (OMG, RIGHT???) and do some agility work which basically involved me just showing off and guess what? I was a superstar! Of course.  

Luckily for me, I’ve got my very own best friend at the shelter at the shelter. She is making sure that I practice sitting and waiting for my friends before going through doors, learn to drop a tennis ball when I want to play fetch, and learning to leave high value treats alone when its not time to play. I've heard she's called a "volunteer". I don't know what that means (I hope it's a good thing) but she's like my best friend (so it probably is a good thing).

Me 'n other dogs hang out. I've got a few buds here and I'm even sharing a kennel with a doggie friend right now! He's cool.

So ... when is it you'll be down to the shelter to hang out? When you come I just gotta ask - please bring toys! Kthx!"

Duke is currently paired with a "Pen Pal" volunteer who works with him on a regular basis to teach him basic commands, provide him exercise and help to keep him stress-free and happy while living in the shelter. Want more information on Duke? Email his Pen Pal at bragan.jen@gmail.com for more information or just come on down to the shelter!

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