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Duke - no fee for 60+ adopter! #12317
Dog Information
Color: Black & Tan Coat: Smooth Special needs dog? No
Pattern: None Gender: Male Sanctuary dog? No
Size: Tweenie Weight: 21 lbs Spayed/Neutered? Yes
Age: 10 Years Category: Senior
State: MD - View more in MD
Added: 2017-07-11

Daisy (on the right) and Duke (on the left), a sister-brother bonded pair known as "The Twins", have been through a lot together. First their owner was diagnosed with dementia and placed into a nursing facility. Then the family kept the dogs crated in a travel kennel for 22 hours a day for over a month in a vacant house. How confused and scared these two dogs must have been by this terrible turn of events. It’s a good thing they had each other to draw comfort from. A Good Samaritan learned of their plight and was able to get them from the family and contact rescue in Texas. They were fostered there, and blossomed, and transported to Maryland.

In spite of their past situation, the twins are very happy, sweet and lovable. The twins are very bonded and don’t do anything or go anywhere without each other. Duke is the leader and Daisy follows his lead. Daisy doesn't do too much without her brother. Duke always looks for her and will get nervous if she isn't around and he will go look for her.

Both of them are wonderful with children (even toddlers) and other dogs. They enjoy cooling off in a small child-sized pool. They are truly enjoying life now. Both are crate trained. Housetraining is still a work in progress. Duke will go to the door to let you know he needs to go to go outside. If you take too long, he will have an accident inside. Daisy has to be watched when she is outside to make sure she relieves herself otherwise she will also have accidents inside.

They are overweight because the owner didn't want to get in trouble for not eating her own food so she gave it to them. The twins were given their normal helping of dog food on top of that. They are on a diet and exercise plan that will need to be continued when they get adopted so they can regain their trim figures.

Are you ready to open your heart and home to these sweethearts? Will you be the one who gives them the precious gift of a forever home? Please consider it.

****Applicant should be willing to drive to Ellicott City, Maryland (10 miles south of Baltimore) to meet and adopt Daisy and Duke. No adoption fee for adopters 60 and older.****"

Vetting Information
• Rabies (3 year) 2015-06-07
• Distemper Combo - NO Lepto (3 year) 2016-06-28
• Heartworm Tested 2017-06-20
• Fecal Tested 2017-06-20
• Wellness exam 2017-06-20
Other Things To Know About This Dog
• Bonded Pair - Must be adopted with: Daisy - no fee for 60+ adopter! #12316
• Must have fenced yard

Want to know more about Duke - no fee for 60+ adopter!? Email foster family at ann_donnawell@comcast.net