This handsome lad is Duke who is 6 years old, neutered, microchipped and now vaccinated.

We were contacted by the RSPCA to help this lad as his older owners could not care for him and the RSPCA had no space. By the time our volunteers visited, his dad was in hospital and his mum struggled to get around.

Duke was basically kept in a cage all the time and had not been walked for 18 months. Our volunteers had been warned he could be protective in his home so having talked to his lady owner, asked to see him in the cage so they could get him to calm down. Unfortunately his lady owner toodled off saying she would look for his muzzle and just let him out! The outcome was not pretty but neither volunteer blamed Duke who was just so confused at them being in his home and so excited at being out.

Since being in the kennels he has been no problem at all with people and is actually quite a sweetie. We would not rehome him with children. He has not reacted to the other dogs but probably best as the only dog or with a calm bitch. Unknown with cats.

Duke had a cruciate ligament operation which has gone very well and is now building up his hind end muscle again.

He really would love a home of his own to do this in.

Can you give Duke the chance he deserves please?

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Location: Essex – KENNELS
Sex: Male
Age: 6 years
Neutered: Yes
Good with children: No
Good with other dogs: Careful introduction
Good with cats: Unknown
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