This dog has found a new home and is no longer looking.

Duke (Starfish Dog Rescue, fostered Gloucestershire)

10/12/2021 Little Duke has a new family now to celebrate Christmas with.
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Cute Duke is such a loving little dog. He is a 7-year-old (just) Shih Tzu mix boy who is being helped to find a new home by Starfish Dog Rescue. He is being fostered in an adult home with two other dogs and visiting grandchildren in Gloucestershire.

Duke came into care after his owner passed away. He was taken in by family members and their dog would unfortunately not take to Duke; they really tried and it was a very hard thing for them to hand him over to rescue. He has no health issues and is fully vaccinated, neutered and wormed/flea treated.

It took Duke a week to settle properly, before that he was not keen on being picked up but now he is fine with his foster carers. He is a lovely, affectionate, little boy who loves to sit on your lap. He loves his walks and is really fit and active. He will suit an adult home as this is what he has been used to, but he will be fine with visiting, dog-savvy children. You can watch a video of Duke here.

Duke has been clean in the house. He does sleep with his foster family at night on their bed in the middle of them! He travels well in the car, is a very social little chap with visitors and has taken to their grandchildren too. He lives with 2 other dogs and he is fine with the bitch and completely relaxed, but he gets very scared and wary with the male. Although improving, he may not ever be 100%.

Duke’s only issue really is that he does not like being left. He has been left a few times and he does bark. Although he barks, he does not appear stressed, panting or worried, does any damage, messes etc. He has had a lot of upheaval and upset over the last few months and it’s really important he gets the right home. He will not be rehomed with male dogs, but he could possibly be homed with a gentle bitch. He has no interest in playing or interacting at this stage so his preference would be as an only dog.

If you are looking for a best friend and a companion for lovely country walks, Duke will be perfect for you as you can see from his video here.
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Duke has been loved all his life and it shows, so if you can give him the perfect home he needs please contact Starfish Dog Rescue by email to ask for their questionnaire:


Please mention that you saw Duke on the Oldies Club website.

Rehomed This dog has found a new home and is no longer looking.