Male Shepherd (medium coat) named Dukey available for adoption

Adoptable Male Shepherd (medium coat)
Adoptable Male Shepherd (medium coat)
Adoptable Male Shepherd (medium coat)


Looks Like: Shepherd (medium coat)
Age: Senior
Size: Large
Color: Brown/Chocolate with Black
Sex: Male

Special Criteria
Sanctuary Visit Required

Dukey is a very happy boy who enjoys the simple things in life: tennis balls, walks and attention from people he knows. He does well with people as long as they aren't too touchy right off the bat and are willing to take the time to earn his trust. Once he's comfortable with you, Dukey is very sweet and likes belly rubs and leaning into legs. He does well with other dogs at the Sanctuary, though he prefers dogs who don't have a rough-and-tumble play style.Born in 2009, Dukey is an overall mellow boy, though he does love going for walks. He's earned a reputation as a professional escape artist, with the ability to jump five-foot fences and to open latches. For that reason, he will need a secure environment. Dukey will also guard food and toys. He has some handling sensitivities around his neck and collar, and he gets very nervous and stressed during medical exams. At Dogtown, Dukey has been working on trading food and other items to help with his guarding behavior. His caregivers are also helping him get more comfortable with handling, medical exams and muzzle training. He's looking for an understanding person or family who will help him feel safe.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.