Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Duke. He is a 5-year-old Catahoula Mix weighing 48lbs. He is very muscular with short hair coat so minimal shedding will occur. Duke has one blue eye and one brown eye. He was an owner surrender who no longer could afford their dogs. Duke is a very special sweet boy. We are so happy our Rescue had the opportunity to bring him in. He is very good with all dogs as long as they don't get in his face. He's very playful. Duke was raised with two very young children and another dog and did great with them. He doesn't like cats we were told. Duke is very loving and yearns to be cuddled and loved up. He is timid at first but is very praise-driven and within 24 hours was coming to his foster family for kisses. Duke is quiet and we have not heard him bark yet. We were told he has separation anxiety so will require a second dog in the home, either a playmate or companion will suffice. Duke is totally housebroken and enjoys his family members being outside with him when he plays in the yard. He sleeps well at night and would love to cuddle up on a bed with a family member. Duke is the sweetest boy and you can't stop snuggling with him. He doesn't like the crate but no issue, as he doesn't need one. He is not destructive and will be kept busy with lots of toys, bully sticks, and antlers. Duke is very anxious in the car so needs to be seatbelted in. We were told he does best with a dog in the home that is calm. Duke requires a body harness and lead on his walks. He is very strong and would really benefit from going to obedience classes. He is not a fan of going out when it rains and he will require a coat in the winter. The ideal home for Duke is with another dog to either play with or to keep him company when the family is out of the home. A family that spends a lot of time outside in their yard for playtime would be perfect. A family that has done their research on the breed is important. Though he lived wonderfully with his previous family's very young children, he gets excited and will jump up so best if there are children in the home that they are older, 10 years plus. A family that will take him to obedience training with positive reinforcement techniques is mandatory. Duke is neutered, up to date with vaccines, 4DX tested negative, and on Heartworm/flea/tick prevention. He will leave here with 5 more months of heartworm prevention.