Meet Duke, Pet of the Week!


Photo: Duke

Waiting for a forever home since February 16, 2018..

Considering Duke has endured much upheaval in his life, it’s a wonder he’s even interested in the comings and goings of humans, but he still carries himself with noble poise and dignity, exuding a quiet confidence not often seen in a shelter environment.  As long as he can carry a soft toy or two in his mouth, he meets each day with optimism, thinking “maybe today I’ll find my permanent home?” 

He was a ‘free dog’ on Craig’s List who was surrendered to our shelter in August 2017.  We placed him in a terrific home but his newest owners had health issues that meant looking after such a big dog was too difficult; so Duke returned to us in February.  He was adopted to a lovely family in March, truly a match made in heaven, but horrible allergy issues not evident at the shelter meant he had to be returned, again, through nobody’s fault:  least of all Duke’s. 

Now he waits again.  This big shepherd/massif/malamute mix takes life one day at a time as he navigates the fickle ways of the universe.  Really, a large box of soft toys and being the one and only pet in the household is Duke’s wish.  Stalwart and true, a more refined companion you will not find anywhere else.  Come and visit him and see what we mean!