Duke Boy


Taken in: 2022-05-27

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2022-06-22: Hello there! My name is Duke Boy and I am an 11-month old white Lab mix. I am on the petite size as I weight only 66 lbs. I have beautiful, soulful eyes that reflect my deeply loving, attachment personality.

My foster mom says that I am extremely smart and learning quickly. I had some informal training sessions and I did very well. My new family should continue my training. I am food motivated so I would do anything you ask me to for a treat. I already know a few basic obedience commands: sit, down, off and I sometimes go to my bed when I am told to. I am crate trained but I would want to be with you when you are at home. Truth is, I would rather be ON you, if you want! I am very affectionate and want to be close to you. Boundaries are NOT my thing. But I can learn if I get too much in your space. If you want a cuddle-bug, I may well be your guy. I am also house trained. I love my toys and bouncy balls. I looove to play fetch and I am learning to bring the toy back and drop. I love to chew and usually only chew my toys. If I forget, I am easily redirected.

I would prefer to go to an active family that will exercise me regularly. I love going out for walks or hikes. I would make a great jogging partner. I have some leash manners and I am used to being walked with an Easy Walk harness. I am sometimes very ‘vocal’ to other dogs walking by…I can jump really high and bark super loud so they don’t miss me on the trail! I am learning to be more polite but this will take consistent work. I would make a perfect companion and playmate for another dog. Once I have my exercise for the day, I will settle really well in the house.

I am friendly with kids but I shouldn’t be adopted by a family with children as I am just learning how to be less mouthy. We are working to correct that and I am getting better every day, but it’s my way of showing love. Also, I get the zoomies and run REALLY fast around the yard. My foster family and their guests know to move out of my way and make sure I have a safe path to zip around. It only lasts for a bit and then I settle in for snuggles or a nap. One habit we’re trying to break is that I love to tip my water dish. It’s so much fun! Especially if you’ve just filled it… My foster parents know I’ll overcome this and have a waterproof mat down to protect my floor.

My foster mom says that I am really sweet and I truly love my people. I am still young and need to learn some manners but hey I am still a puppy! I am super cute, what more would you need? I just need another chance to be happy and make my new family happy too. My foster family adores me and know you will as well. If you can give me a new home, please contact your family rep.

If you are interested in making this Lab part of your family, please contact your SCLRR family representative. If you have not yet applied with us, please submit an online application to adopt; an SCLRR volunteer will then contact you. Please note that your homecheck must be approved in order for you to be put in touch with
the dog’s foster home.