The owner has already deployed and the current foster is unable to keep Duke at this time.
Duke is a very active boy, playful, loving, and affectionate to everyone. He walks 1-2 miles twice a day & plays several hours a day in the yard, and loves to spend his downtime on his fenced porch watching for birds. He’s been to dog parks, beaches, and boarding/daycare facilities, and everyone praises his behavior. He shares his space, bull horns, and deer antlers gracefully with other dogs. He doesn’t do well in crates but can be happily left alone for 4-5 hours in an exercise pen with his squeaky toys, bones, and bed.
Desired Placement Location: Currently in Florida, Can be transported; otherwise, would be open to transport assistance.
- Male, English Pointer breed
- 3 1/2 yrs old, 52 pounds
- House trained
- High energy
- Good with people and children over age 7.
- Good with other dogs, reactive to alphas. Untested with cats
He loves to have fun, he gently nibbles the ears or hind legs of other dogs to invite them to play; this can lead to misunderstanding between pet owners & their dogs sometimes, so a foster will need to be aware of this possibility.
Duke’s only caution is that he is VERY sensitive about having his paws touched or handled (like many dogs); he requires a muzzle for nail trims. He is also a bit of a diva in that he will also bite if his covers (or anything else on his bed) is touched when he is resting, so this is why we recommend a home with older children who will understand his boundaries & play Tug-O-war with his for ages!
Lastly, this silly, loving boy LOVES to dance if you play Latin music! He will stand up, and give you his front legs, and you have to be prepared to dance with him!
If you would be interested in fostering Duke, please visit our website at pactforanimals.org and fill out the foster home application. If you are already approved to be a foster, email us at Sue@pactforanimals.org.