My name is Duke!

Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Seattle, Washington - Duke
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Facts about Duke

  • Breed: Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10694883-A658949

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Duke is a mix of Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd, estimated to be about 10-months-old. This large, handsome pup was rescued from a high-kill shelter in California and is now in a Seattle area foster home waiting for his forever family/

Duke is highly loyal, intelligent, and eager-to-please. This sweet boy bonds instantly to his human, with lots of love to give and would be so happy being at their side all of the time. He is non-reactive towards and eager to meet all dogs, but can be too rough/energetic to play with some. He plays extremely well with other stable, playful and/or dominant dogs. Strong, agile, and f ull of life and energy, he is a worker who demands plenty of exercise and stimulation. Nothing makes him happier than running in the woods or chasing a ball. At the end of the day, he settles  down very well in the home and at the workplace, whether it be cuddling on the couch or chewing on a bone.

This amazing boy is not without fault: he has a strong inclination to resource guard and has exhibited resource aggression towards other dogs, as well as humans. He can be mouthy (and a bit of a destroyer if left alone for too long) when bored/under-stimulated  and also has strong herding instincts, which make him unsuitable for a home with children.  He  will need and thrive with training regarding these issues. His eager-to-please nature, natural intelligence, and love of treats and affection will make his additional training go smoothly. This will be incredibly rewarding for him as he's a dog that is happiest when well-trained and feeling like a good boy.   Duke is potty-trained, crate-trained, leash-trained, waits nicely for his dinner when instructed, knows 'sit' and 'stay', takes treats gently, and everything else is a work in progress.

Duke would do best in an adult-only household without other small animals (cats, prey, etc) and with an owner who  is dog-savvy and confident. 

ADOPTION Info: Fee of $550 includes his pull from shelter, neuter, current Rabies/DPPV/Bordetella vaccinations, heart worm test, health certificate, microchip, boarding, transport form California to Seattle, and any other unforeseen costs/treatment.   This fee not only contributes to Dukes rescue and care, but for hundreds of high-risk dogs every year.

If you are interested in Duke, please email

About Ginger's Pet Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Ginger’s Pet Rescue is one of the largest non-profit pet rescue organizations in Washington state, and we specialize in saving Death Row Dogs. Our mission is to give homeless animals with no hope the life they deserve through rescue, foster and adoption. We rely on a large network of fosters in the Seattle area, who provide our dogs with love and care during transition from rescue to adoption. We do not have a physical shelter location; to meet the dogs in our rescue, contact us to connect with a foster or join us at an adoption event!

Ginger’s Pet Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We rely solely on the support from adoption fees and donations to help us provide for the ~100+ dogs in our rescue at any given time.

How We Rescue

We take in dogs from local families in need, in state and out of state shelters, and we also work with overseas rescue groups on occasion. We do not discriminate – we rescue dogs small and big, old and young, healthy and sick, purebred and Heinz 57! Our belief is that every dog deserves a forever home.
Our History

Ginger’s Pet Rescue was founded in 2006 by Ginger Luke after saving one Dachshund’s life turned into a life-long endeavor. The organization is dedicated to providing great care for our dogs and adoption efforts!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Ginger's Pet Rescue has all our dogs in foster care.

You must complete an application and then you can meet the dogs by appointment with the foster dog parents.

You may also come to one of our adoption events to meet our adoptable dogs and fill out an application in person:

Our Adoption Process...

The first step to adopting a pet from Ginger’s Pet Rescue is completing our Adoption Application and email to or submit via our Contact Form on our website. This application will allow us to know more about your family, what kind of pet will fit best and your home, and whether you will be a good match for one of our dogs. Please include the dog(s) you are interested in on the application. We review applications upon receipt and will reply as soon as possible, usually within 1-2 days.

Adoption fees range from $300-$700 depending on a number of the factors, and adoption fees are what allow us to continue our rescue, as our primary source of funding.

If for any reason the dog does not work out, we are willing to take the dog back and refund your adoption fee less a $100 rehoming fee.