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Duke

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Breed: Shepherd mix

Sex: Male

Age: Senior

Size: Medium

Color: Tricolor

Coat: Smooth

Vaccinations up-to-date: Yes

House Trained: Yes

Children: OK with children

Other Dogs: Good with dogs

Walking: Good on a leash

Notes: Duke is an old timer that does not look like he has had the best life. He was wearing a tattered collar and is a little underweight. Duke is now current on his vaccinations, but sadly he has tested positive for heartworms. We have started his preliminary treatment and it will be a long road for him. He is house and leash trained, and needs a soft bed to sleep on. He is dog friendly, and loves people. We just could not leave him behind at animal control. If you are interested in giving this dog a forever home, please fill out an adoption application form - see the link below.

If you cannot adopt or rescue Duke you can still help. This dog needs funding to help it find a new home - click here for more information.

There is no adoption fee for this dog but donations are always gratefully received!

ONE BY ONE
One by one, they pass by my cage
Too old, too worn, too broken, they say
Way past his time, he can't run and play
They shake their heads and go on their way
A little old man, arthritic and sore
It seems that I am wanted no more
I once had a home, I once had a bed
A place that was warm, and where I was fed
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I did not belong
I got in their way, my attitude wrong
Now I sit in this kennel, where day after day
The younger ones are chosen and taken away
When I had come to the end of my rope
You saw my face and again I knew hope
You saw past the grey, the legs wobbly with age
And felt I deserved life beyond this cage
You took me home, gave me food and a bed
You gently stroked my poor tired head
We snuggle and play, you talk to me low
You love me so dearly, and make sure I know
Although I have lived most of my life with another
You outshine them with a love so much stronger
I promise to return all the love I can give
To you my dear friend, as long as I live
I may be with you for a week, or for years
We will share many smiles, and a few tears
When the time comes, that God deems I must leave
I know you will cry and your heart it will grieve
When I arrive at the Bridge all brand new
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you
And I will brag to all who will hear
Of the person who made my last days so dear.

Rainbow Animal Rescue has foster homes in the area of Roanoke Rapids and a kennel facility in Halifax, North Carolina. We welcome volunteers to foster dogs and help at the kennels.
Click here for contact information

Adoption Application Form
Before you can adopt one of the dogs you need to complete our Adoption Application Form. Applications must be submitted and vetting/personal references must be checked before an adoption is completed. You will not be able to adopt a puppy or dog on the day of your visit if you do not have a verified application.

Old Dogs Fit Well

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