Pet Details


A.R.F. Pet ID:17341516
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Size Potential: Large
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Good with Cats? No
  • Good with Kids? Older or considerate kids only

Duke is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

Meet Duke

Meet Duke

My name is Duke and I'm a 1.5 yr old Yellow Lab mix who weighs in at 53 pounds. I am house & crate trained. I am a perfect gentlemen in the house and I like to put my front paws on your lap and have you stroke my head, ears, & whisper sweet nothing in my ears. I rub my head on your lap & tuck my head into your chest because I love you. I don't bark in the house but I might whimper in the house when I see a dog go by.

My fosters have left me at home by myself in my crate and I wait patiently for them to return. I enjoy when they take me for a car ride and the window is rolled down. 

I love playing with squeaky toys, beware - I can really destroy them - they're so much fun! 

My training before meeting my fosters included: sit, stay for a little bit, come, give paw, & high five.

I listen very well in the house and only chew on my own toys, especially squeaky and stuffed. A Kong can keep me entertained. Sometimes I like to hide my treats in my crate, covering them with my blanket.

I have leash-reaction and often don't make a good first impression, but give me a chance & you'll love me. If I don't know you, I'll likely bark. My fosters are working on trying to get me to calm down by sitting before meeting people & other animals, but I get so excited.

I'm a curious dog, always looking around. I am very strong. When I see a squirrel or another dog, I want so much to go near them. I'm learning. As you can tell in the video, I can get overly excited and loud. The more you work with me the better I get.

At first, when I met another foster dog Bert and the foster's dog Marshall, it didn't look like we would get along. After walking together with Bert & going back to the yard to play, wow, what a difference. Later Marshall came out & man oh man talk about bonding. They are my best friends. I would love a back yard to play freely & have my buddies come over. And ARF agrees with me - so my new humans need to have a fenced yard for me to play in and do my business.  

I was Heartworm positive. I got my treatment on 10/25 & 26. So, now I have to rest for 30 days, which is difficult for me, but after that, I will have no negative health effects from it and will go back to running and playing.

I am ready to give you my love and loyalty!  Fill out an application so we can meet and become friends.

Duke is micro-chipped, up to date on all vaccinations, housebroken and neutered.  His new family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing.

Duke's adoption fee is $350.  A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you're interested in adopting Duke fill out an Online Application today!

Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.

More Info About Duke

  • Coat length: Medium
  • Needs a yard: Yes
  • Needs a fenced-in yard: Any Type
  • Likes to vocalize: Some
  • Foster: AL

Duke is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

All pets adopted from A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation include the following as part of their adoption fee:

  • Spay/neuter or a certificate for a low-cost spay/neuter when medically recommended
  • Microchip and registration, a permanent identification to reunite lost pets with their owners
  • Initial de-worming and flea and tick treatment
  • Age-appropriate testing for heartworm/FIV-FELV
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Pre-adoption medical exam
  • A certificate for a free healthy pet exam at one of A.R.F.’s participating veterinarians within 7 days of adoption
  • Offer for a no-risk 30 day free trial with Trupanion pet medical insurance

If a cat or dog is on our website, it is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, submit a no-commitment application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process. Due to a high volume of applications, we are often unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved in approximately 3-5 business days.

We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.

A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals.  The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we give priority to pre-approved applicants.

If you’re invited to meet an animal:

  • Plan to arrive on time (or early), as we cannot hold animals for any reason.
  • All human household members and dogs (if adopting another dog), must be present in order to be considered as a potential adopter.

Thank you for your interest and cooperation!