Duke is a Weimaraner/Great Dane mix who is in need of a new home. He is still living with his current owner, who has this to say:
My dog’s name is Duke, and he is about 5 years old. He is neutered and up to date on vaccines. He is not crate trained – he is primarily an indoor dog and lives with four other dogs that he gets along great with. However, he’s not very socialized so while he’s fine with people he doesn’t know, he gets wary of dogs that he’s not familiar with.
The reason Duke is not very socialized is because he was born with a deformed leg. I got him from a friend who had a Weimaraner have an accidental litter of puppies. Duke was born with a twisted front leg and would have been put down if we hadn’t taken him. We tried to correct his twisted paw for two years but nothing worked – we even took him to UC Davis to try and get him a corrective boot, but that didn’t work out. He kept getting blisters which would bleed and get infected, so finally we amputated his leg when he was fully grown, and after that Duke was a lot better off. However, because of his leg Duke can’t go on walks or get out much. I take him on quick runs, which he can handle, and he likes to run outside with the other dogs, but he can only do this in brief intervals while walking puts too much continuous strain on his legs. Now, Duke is not very high maintenance because of his situation – in fact, I would say that he’s lower-maintenance than most dogs because he can’t go on walks.
The reason I need to get Duke re-homed is because I am moving, and won’t have a place to keep Duke. I’ve been looking into a lot of different options for re-homing him, but really want to make sure that he’ll find a loving new home that he can stay in for the rest of his life.
Please message us if you’d like to meet with Duke, and we’ll get you in touch with his current owner.