Duke’s foster parents here, we would like to introduce you to a very sweet boy looking for his forever home. This guy has come a long way since he came to the ABR several months ago pretty much a mess. He has been neutered, brought up date on his shots, is heart worm negative and has had seven teeth removed. He was underweight for his height, but has since gained back to a healthy 50 pounds by good eating and adding muscle by running everyday. He has adjusted to being inside after living outside in a kennel for all of his 4 1/2 years and wants nothing more than to please. Duke gets along really well with other dogs (not sure about cats) and loves to follow our Brit around while running in our yard or the off leash dog park in our town. He was not taught commands at his former home but is a quick learner who now knows come, sit, is working on stay and learning to heal on a leash. Best of all he knows the meaning of, no, not that you have to use it much because he is very obedient. Duke is easy to groom or clip his nails as he just stands in one spot for you. When he first came to our house he did not know how to jump into the back of our SUV, kennel, or get into a crate but now readily does all of those. We have trained him to come with an E collar for his off leash dog park running and he requires minimal correction usually coming just to voice command. We believe that Duke would be best suited to a home with a buddy dog to pal around with. Duke does have storm phobia, panting, whining and barking when thunder and lightning storms approach. We help him by being with him, turning on a TV with loud volume and giving him a vet prescribed drug which calms him. Is this an inconvenience, sometimes yes, but this boy makes it worth it in the love and appreciation he gives back. If you would like to learn more about Duke please email John at, Jsheltonsc@sbcglobal.net. If you are looking to adopt Duke please fill out the online adoption form and submit.History Duke is an owner surrender from Missouri.