Duke
Duke is an 8 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 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??
A Better English Setter Rescue