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ID #: 4384 Age: 1 yr Gender: male Status: Adopted

  • Adult family ~ no young children
  • Ideally other playful Goldens/dogs in the family
  • Needs a loving, strong leader
  • A happy ‘wonder’ dog…full of puppy energy

Happy New Year! My name is Duke and I’m a one-year-old pup. Life has been so exciting since I met the good folks at GR and I’m learning all your human ways. My fantastic foster mom says I’m doing really well while I’m being home-schooled. What I need the most right now is a consistent, loving, strong leader to look up to, which makes me feel happy and secure. I have a ton of puppy energy and I love to play, so a secure fenced yard would be ideal. My foster family has two Goldens and I love to play with them so another dog or two would be great for me. Cats, on the other hand, would be a bad idea…if you catch my drift. I love people but I must admit I’m nervous around children. I had a bad experience with kids so I can be growly around them. Everyone is saying I should be in a forever family with adults only…at least for now. I could use some more work on the leash thing but lately I have been using a halti which helps a lot. I am gentle with my treats. You can touch me anywhere. I have been left alone for a few hours without any issues. I had an operation (something you call neutering) so my foster mom hasn’t left me alone much since then. The doc says I’m healthy and I have been described as a “beautiful, loving, cuddly boy who listens and learns.” So, there you have it. I am a young energetic, enthusiastic pup looking for an adult family who will finish my training so we can have a fun wonderful life together. And incidentally, the name ‘Duke’ means leader, someone with a strong personality…which describes me to a tee. It’s a distinguished name brimming with regal charm and sophistication…and I like that description even more. My foster mom says I’m a gem and that any family would be lucky to have me.

Duke is currently being fostered in the Oakville, ON area.  If you would like more information about Duke please call our hot-line toll-free at 1-866-712-8444 or email and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

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