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DUKE

English Setter

6 years, 5 months
Medium  |  Male

Ramsey, NJ

 

Duke is a 6 year old neutered male English Setter.
He was an owner surrender, because he was not
comfortable in a family with young children. Duke
gets a bit nervous when a person or dog gets in his
personal space when he is lying down and can be a bit
grumbly. We think that he may feel as if he is going to
get hurt by being stepped on or sat on. While in foster
care, Duke did well when our 12 year old granddaughter
came to visit. He was happy and relaxed like a true
gentleman. We feel that Duke would do well with kids
that are old enough to understand and respect his
personal space.
Duke came into rescue being heartworm positive.
During his treatment, he had an adverse reaction to the
medication used in the injection. He is now on a long
term, slow kill treatment for the heartworms. Duke also
has an old injury that is non-repairable; he has a
bilateral tear to the ACL on his right leg. This tells us
that he has had some fairly significant pain in his past,
which may require arthritis meds in his future.
Duke lives in a foster home with other dogs and he does
well with all of them. He also lives with an indoor cat.
When Duke is inside, he ignores the cats, but, on the other
hand, when outside, if a cat runs he may give chase.
I think it is safe to say that Duke would do well with a cat
if that cat was strictly an indoor cat. Outdoors, Duke is a
little more prey driven. For instance, Duke is not chicken
friendly at all, and he has worked his way through a wire
fence or 2 to get at the chickens. Because of his increased
prey drive outdoors, we feel it is best that Duke have a
home with some type of a physical fence.
This boy is super sweet and he does enjoy being the center
of attention. He is a talker and he will give you a long drawn
out ROOO to let you know that he has to go outside or he
thinks it is time to eat. Duke is not crated when we leave the
house and he has proven to be respectful and trustworthy.
When you return home, he will be waiting for you with more
ROOO’s and his happy dance
Do you have room on your couch for Duke?

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