Duke is a very polite 1 year-old Boxer mix who was adopted from a shelter as a puppy but recently returned as he didn’t get along well with the family cat. He was very frightened at the shelter so made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he would have time to relax and find himself a kitty-free home. We’ve found that Duke is very shy at first with new people but forms strong attachments quickly once he feels comfortable with someone. Duke absolutely loves other dogs and really comes out of his shell when he’s around them so we do want to place him in a home where there’s another playful dog for him to pal around with. Given his shyness, we are also looking for a home with a secure aboveground fence for him. Duke is a little skittish in new environments but walks nicely on a leash and likes to stick close to his person. He has excellent crate manners and is likely to be housetrained although we can’t guarantee it. Duke is a great size at only about 40 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Duke. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.