Meet Duke, a loving and affectionate 6 month-old Plott Hound mix pup who’s still got some growing to do to fill those big paws. He came into an overcrowded county dog shelter as a stray so we have no history on his previous life. Duke may have had to fend for himself for awhile as he’s very protective of his food around other dogs. In his foster home, he eats in his crate so conflict with others at mealtime is avoided. Although Duke does fine with other dogs outside of mealtime, he would likely be happy in a home as the only dog so he could get all the love and attention from his family. Duke has done well with crate-training in his foster home and his new family should continue that once he’s adopted. He should pick up the housetraining rules quickly with some patience and consistency on the part of his new family. Duke would love to enroll in an obedience class with his new family so that he can be the best canine citizen he can be! Duke weighs about 35-40 pounds currently but we expect he’ll be 50-60 pounds once full-grown. 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 and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to 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 72 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.