Whats his/hers name and breed?
A) Duke, He is English Mastiff
Why did you decide to adopt him?
A) Well we lost our two labs to cancer that we had adopted after 8 years, and began looking. When a friend of mine posted Duke’s picture on FB looking for help with his medical expenses I couldn’t resist his face. So I pledged money to his bills and asked to come meet him after he was all healed up. When we met Duke, we just knew and he just knew. There was an instant connection with him and my daughter. After a couple more visits with Duke I couldn’t imagine someone else owning him, so he is ours!
What were or are his special needs?
A) All big dogs have special needs, but his previous injuries do not hinder him from playing. Duke is missing one toes on his left front foot and some muscle mass on his right back leg. He eats a special diet due to food allergies and takes in a lot of calories at 200lbs. He has a special bed made for him due to his size that gives him cushion from the ground as well.
|I might be large but I love to play catch|
|Thank you for my special bed I love it!!!|
A) Since we were visiting Duke beforehand there really wasn’t adjustment period.
|Snuggle time :)|
How as the adoption changed/effected your life?
A) Duke is the most obedient, loving, and charming dog we have ever owned. With his addition to our family simply made it complete. We hope to adopt another one in the future that fits our family like Duke so he can have a friend.
|Our family is now complete. Thank you Valhalla!!!!!|
A) Valhalla made it easier due to having his records available during the surrender, and knowing one of the fosters mom made the transition easier and you can tell they truly care about their dogs.
We have always found dogs through recuses because we believe they need a second chance. It's been the best decision we have ever made.