My name is Duke!

Plott Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Asheville, North Carolina - Duke
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Facts about Duke

  • Breed: Plott Hound Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10505959-16-3344
Please contact Djuna ( for more information about this pet.

Did you know the Plott Hound is the NC state dog? I am an easygoing, gentle, affectionate guy who is perfectly happy hanging out in the living room with my family. I get along fine with other dogs, cats and children. I know how to sit and shake and walk well on a leash. My foster mom is so impressed with how gentle and respectful I am with her small older resident dog and how quickly we adapted to each other. I am intelligent and would have fun working with you to expand my vocabulary and commands.  


My favorite thing to do is to get outdoors as I most enjoy catching scents. You will be impressed at how alert and focused I am when out on the trail.  I am satisfied with short walks, but also have the stamina if you are up for long hikes or walks.  I am a gentleman in the house and house-trained.  I do not mind jumping in the car for a ride, but you may prefer to put me in a crate because if I see all the moving things I can’t help but get a little anxious and bark. For the most part, I am quiet and usually only bark if I need to warn you. I like to communicate with you with grunts and little whimpers when I want something. Contact my foster mom today at for more info about me!


My foster mom went away for Thanksgiving weekend, so I went to stay with another loving family for a short time. This is what they had to say about me:

Oh Sweet Duke!!

When Duke came to our house on Monday, there was a lot of barking, and the whites of his eyes
were showing. He has a lovely hound dog voice, but I thought, "Oh my, what have we gotten into for the next 5 days?" We distracted him with treats for practice at sit, down and shake. He calmed down quickly.  Let's be honest, who likes change?? It can be scary and unsettling.

Duke adapted to our routine very quickly. I was actually surprised by how easygoing he is. He
is gentle, calm and one of the most loving foster dogs we've ever had. He likes to come put his
head in your lap or against your leg, and his favorite thing seems to be to get a head and ear
rub.  I believe Duke is very smart. He listens intently to you, tilting his head in the most adorable way trying to figure out what you want. He is quick to follow directions - "come here, sit, down, shake or go to bed". And those eyes! When he is relaxed, you can just melt into them. I think if you allow him on the couch he would love to come snuggle you, but he was fine with his bed on the floor here.

He got along with our big, female German Shepherd just fine, absolutely no issues, and he
curiously but respectfully sniffed our cat a few times, then pretty much ignored her after that. He never tried to chase her.  Duke is not destructive in the house. He did not have any accidents in our house.  He is a wonderful "alarm" when someone rings the doorbell or knocks, but he stopped barking quickly when told "no," and I believe if you don't want him to react with barking like that he would learn that very quickly.

He stands still for you to put on his walking harness and attach him to a leash. He doesn't really
pull on walks and corrects quickly when you tell him not to. His hound dog nose is amazing, and he seemed to enjoy our long walks with all the smells. He can also smell the cat's food in
another room, and one time he did go eat it all when I wasn't watching, but that is the only
negative thing I can say about him. Who can blame him?  Cat food is delicious!

I know Duke might not be making the best impression at the adoption events where he might
feel stressed, but won't you please consider giving him a chance in your home? He will make a
loving addition to your family and be a sweet companion.

Click here to watch a video of Duke.

All Brother Wolf animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations before adoption (if species appropriate).
Application and counseling is required prior to all adoptions.

Individuals interested in adopting a puppy are STRONGLY encouraged to download and read this FREE ebook. Even if you've raised puppies in the past, this is an invaluable resource to help make your new addition successful!

Please note that visual breed identification of companion animals has been proven to be unreliable, so for most of our animals we provide a best guess at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our animals as an individual and do our best to describe and place pets based on personality not breed label.

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About Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is known for their excellence in matching people with the best dog or cat that would suit their lifestyle. Today we are proud to have the largest NO-KILL shelter in Asheville. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue was established in 2006. We started off as a very small group of people, taking dogs and cats from gassing shelters in GA. We found wonderful homes for these animals but realized while we were saving these particular animals, we had a much bigger problem in our community that we needed to face. Perfectly healthy, highly adoptable animals in our community are being euthanized every day. Rescued pets are not broken or damaged goods. They are wonderful animals who have ended up homeless through no fault of their own.

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Our facility is located at 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville, off Swannanoa River Rd, 1/2 mile from Lowe's. Open every day.

Our Adoption Process...

All adoptions will require a contract and discussions with one of our adoption counselors. Based on the needs of the particular animal, we reserve the right to require a home visit at the discretion of the adoption counselor. All our animals will be altered before adoption and up-to-date on standard vaccinations. We do collect an adoption fee.