7/18/21 – Forever Foster
Duke has adjusted well at his foster home in New York, where he is living with a senior boxer girl and cats. He has even had the opportunity to mentor some foster kittens. Due to some behavioral concerns, Disco Duke will be remaining as a Forever Foster in his current placement. He can be nervous with new people entering the home and needs the stability of his current placement.
Sweet, gentle Disco Duke doesn’t know it yet – but he will soon be going to a boarding kennel. Duke is happy and content in his foster home, but his foster sister has special needs that her parents must tend to. Duke would appreciate a foster or adoptive home that is low key and without a lot of hustle and bustle because his sight is limited to his left eye. He is happy to lay at your feet or politely beg as you cook dinner. Duke is a loyal, loving, and trusting friend. He is gentle with cats and does fine with well mannered female dogs. Boarding is no place for a stately gentleman to spend his days and nights. Do you have a spot in your home for a boxer that is down on his luck?
Disco Duke was at a poverty stricken rural shelter down south when our rescue partner stumbled upon him. He is estimated to be around 5 years of age and as you can see, he has been neglected for some time. Disco Duke was emaciated. He had lacerations on his legs and an issue with his eye. The volunteer quickly pulled him from the shelter and immediately brought him to the vet. The bulbous “cherry” was removed from his eye, revealing a shrunken eyeball that is set very far back within the socket. The veterinarian believes that he suffered a trauma at birth or shortly thereafter, which resulted in the loss of vision in that malformed eye. Disco Duke has tested positive for Ehrlichia (a tick borne infection) and heartworm, which AABR is currently treating. Despite all that he has going on, Disco Duke is a sweet, gentle, and laid back fellow. He enjoys the company of other dogs and will follow his temporary foster mom throughout the house. Disco Duke loves his toys and can be found snuggling with them on his favorite blanket. He is a low maintenance, loyal gentleman. Disco Duke will be arriving on Long Island, NY next weekend and desperately needs a foster home to lay his weary head.