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#9908 Duke - 9/11 Memorial Dog

Adopted
Large-size, Male, Adult Australian Shepherd,

My name is Duke and I’m guessed to be an Aussie/Heeler mix and estimated to be about 2 years young. I’m a sweet boy and I currently weigh about 65 lbs. I love to go for walks, play with my toys and follow my people around. I would be a great running partner but am just as happy getting to play fetch and chase a tennis ball.

I have been working on learning new tricks and have mastered sit, down, stay and wait. I’m very well behaved at meal time and wait patiently for my food. I sometimes forget that I am a big dog and will climb into my foster mom and dad’s laps for snuggles and pets. I do well in my crate during the day when my foster parents are at work but I would prefer to be out of it when you are at home. I have learned that I am not supposed to pull while I’m out on my walks but sometimes I need a reminder when I get overly excited by something I see or smell.

I love going for rides in the car and will happily be your copilot on trips. I also get along well with dogs of all sizes and play very nicely - my favorite game is chase because I love to run around as fast as I can! True to my breed I am a “talker” and I am learning how to communicate what I am asking for - my foster parents will tell me to get my toy and I happily run over to my toy pile and select one to bring over to play with. I enjoy following my people around and love it when they pet me and pet me some more. I can be a little wary of meeting new people, but with the right introduction I understand that they are my friend and I settle down. I am friendly with kids but because I forget how big I am it’s best that I go to a home with children 12 years and older.

I have so much love to give and I’m searching for my new FOREVER family to LOVE and who will love me too. Is that with you! If so PLEASE, apply today! I won’t be available long!

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here

Duke - 9/11 Memorial Dog is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. He is best in a home without small children and is not suitable in an apartment, condo or other urban setting. Duke - 9/11 Memorial Dog is currently being fostered in Oakton, VA.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.