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My name is Duke!
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Animal Friends - VA

Facts about me

Breed
German Shepherd Dog/Pit Bull Terrier
Color
Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - with Black
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
AFVA-A-1

My story

Meet Duke. He's a very special boy. We got a call on 1/31/19 that a lady was moving and she couldn't take her dog so we helped her out. She asked if she could visit a week later and let us know that prior to surrendering him, he had gotten out and bit a kid on the way to school. It did not break the skin but he was deemed dangerous until court. The hearing was held the end of March and poor Duke was deemed dangerous so when he's adopted and we have faith there is a perfect home for him, they will have to abide by the dangerous dog rules for their county. The county wanted Animal Friends to surrender Duke but we would not so they worked with us explaining the laws and paperwork that needed filed. He is now the owners of the rescue and being cross-posted until we can find a home for him. He's a sweet boy once he knows you and is very food motivated. He's house trained and has NEVER had an accident since we've had him. He will greet you each time holding his bowl and he loves toys. We have not had any incidents other than him jumping up on us to go for car rides. He's very strong and needs obedience training, like any 2 year old shepherd/pit mix. He does well with other dogs once he knows them and lived with a child that was about 9 years old. We were told that he loves to snuggle and slept in bed with his previous family.

Because Duke is deemed dangerous, we will arrange meet and greets cautiously and do introductions slowly. He will not be at the adoption events because we don't want to risk another bite. His eyes and personality melted our hearts and we are so thankful Prince William County worked with us to keep this guy alive.

If interested, applications can be completed at animalfriendsva.org then go to animals and scroll down to Duke. He will need registered as a dangerous dog where ever he is adopted which is $150. Therefore, his adoption fee is $150 which is half price. $150 to Animal Friends and $150 for the dangerous dog fee. If you have questions about the laws in Prince William, please feel free to email us at va.animalfriends@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Meet Duke. He's a very special boy. We got a call on 1/31/19 that a lady was moving and she couldn't take her dog so we helped her out. She asked if she could visit a week later and let us know that prior to surrendering him, he had gotten out and bit a kid on the way to school. It did not break the skin but he was deemed dangerous until court. The hearing was held the end of March and poor Duke was deemed dangerous so when he's adopted and we have faith there is a perfect home for him, they will have to abide by the dangerous dog rules for their county. The county wanted Animal Friends to surrender Duke but we would not so they worked with us explaining the laws and paperwork that needed filed. He is now the owners of the rescue and being cross-posted until we can find a home for him. He's a sweet boy once he knows you and is very food motivated. He's house trained and has NEVER had an accident since we've had him. He will greet you each time holding his bowl and he loves toys. We have not had any incidents other than him jumping up on us to go for car rides. He's very strong and needs obedience training, like any 2 year old shepherd/pit mix. He does well with other dogs once he knows them and lived with a child that was about 9 years old. We were told that he loves to snuggle and slept in bed with his previous family.

Because Duke is deemed dangerous, we will arrange meet and greets cautiously and do introductions slowly. He will not be at the adoption events because we don't want to risk another bite. His eyes and personality melted our hearts and we are so thankful Prince William County worked with us to keep this guy alive.

If interested, applications can be completed at animalfriendsva.org then go to animals and scroll down to Duke. He will need registered as a dangerous dog where ever he is adopted which is $150. Therefore, his adoption fee is $150 which is half price. $150 to Animal Friends and $150 for the dangerous dog fee. If you have questions about the laws in Prince William, please feel free to email us at va.animalfriends@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Rescue

Animal Friends - VA

Contact info
Pet ID
AFVA-A-1
Contact
Address
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Our Adoption Process Step 1: Select your animal. To meet a particular animal, you can either email va.animalfriends@gmail.com to be put in touch with their foster parents or you can come to one of our adoption events. Please check our website www.animalfriendsva.org, for an accurate list of adoption dates and events. Step 2: Submit an Application. Our Adoption Application can be found on our website or at one of our adoption events. Applications can be submitted at an event or submitted via email attachment to va.animalfriends@gmail.com. Applications are are processed on a first come basis. For assistance at the adoption events please see the person at our information table. NOTE: Processing normally takes no more than one week from the time your application has been received and you have selected an animal, to the point at which you will sign the contract and receive your pup or dog. When submitting your application, please make sure you can be available to sign the adoption contracts and to accept your new pet within the following week. If you are a previous adopter, you do not need to fill out another application. Step 3: Interview. As a first step in processing your application you will be interviewed by one of our adoption counselors. This is the time for you to ask any questions that you may have about the organization, our processes, or our animals. This will also help us determine if the animal you chose will be a good fit for what you are looking for. The interview will either take place at an adoption event or if you meet the dog or pup in a foster home, we can conduct your interview over the phone. All interviewed applications are then sent to the review committee for approval to move on to the next step in processing. If you are a previous adopter you must also be interviewed. Step 4: Home Check. The review committee will determine if a home check will be conducted. If so, a volunteer will contact you, normally no later than Tuesday or Wednesday evening to arrange for a mutually agreeable time to do your home check. NOTE: Animal Friends - VA makes every attempt to schedule home checks in a timely manner. Please understand that we are all volunteers who have families, jobs, pets, etc. that may affect our ability to conduct your home check as quickly as you would like. It is our goal to place the newly adopted pets as quickly as possible – we feel this is best for both the pet and the adoptive family (not to mention it frees up a space for us to save another dog or pup!) Your patience is appreciated. Step 5: Vet Check. If you have or had another animal, we will contact your vet for a reference check for any animals that you have been responsible for as an adult. Step 6: Contract Signing and Payment. Once your interview, home check, and vet check have been completed and the review committee has approved your application, you will be contacted either by phone or email to give you final instructions for your contract signing and payment. Adoption/processing fees are non-refundable. Fees are as follows: Dogs (12 months and above) - $300 Adoption Fee includes spay/neuter, rabies, 4dx (heart worm test), distemper (DHPP), Bordatella vaccine, and any necessary vetting prior to adoption. Puppies - $350 Adoption Fee includes spay/neuter, rabies, 4dx (heart worm test), Distemper series (DHPP), Bordatella vaccine, and any necessary vetting prior to adoption. NOTE: The adoption/processing fee must be paid in full by cash or check at the time of the contract signing. There will be a $35 fee for returned checks. If we do not receive the full adoption fee with 3 days of the returned check, you must return the animal. While not necessary and totally optional, Animal Friends – VA welcomes tax-deductible donations, which will go to our partner, Animal Friends of Barbour County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter. We thank you in advance for your support. Step 7: Enjoy your life with your new family member! Congratulations, you have successfully completed the adoption process and have your new pet. NOTE: In order to ensure your pet’s safety, please take a moment to attach your own I.D. tag to a collar and put it on your dog. You should be certain that the collar is fitted correctly so it doesn’t slip off of the dog’s neck if they get scared and try to back out of the collar. Ask a volunteer if you need help. Statistics show that the highest risk time for a dog to get lost is within the first 24 hours of arriving at a new home. Don’t let your dog be a statistic.
Our Adoption Process Step 1: Select your animal. To meet a particular animal, you can either email va.animalfriends@gmail.com to be put in touch with their foster parents or you can come to one of our adoption events. Please check our website www.animalfriendsva.org, for an accurate list of adoption dates and events. Step 2: Submit an Application. Our Adoption Application can be found on our website or at one of our adoption events. Applications can be submitted at an event or submitted via email attachment to va.animalfriends@gmail.com. Applications are are processed on a first come basis. For assistance at the adoption events please see the person at our information table. NOTE: Processing normally takes no more than one week from the time your application has been received and you have selected an animal, to the point at which you will sign the contract and receive your pup or dog. When submitting your application, please make sure you can be available to sign the adoption contracts and to accept your new pet within the following week. If you are a previous adopter, you do not need to fill out another application. Step 3: Interview. As a first step in processing your application you will be interviewed by one of our adoption counselors. This is the time for you to ask any questions that you may have about the organization, our processes, or our animals. This will also help us determine if the animal you chose will be a good fit for what you are looking for. The interview will either take place at an adoption event or if you meet the dog or pup in a foster home, we can conduct your interview over the phone. All interviewed applications are then sent to the review committee for approval to move on to the next step in processing. If you are a previous adopter you must also be interviewed. Step 4: Home Check. The review committee will determine if a home check will be conducted. If so, a volunteer will contact you, normally no later than Tuesday or Wednesday evening to arrange for a mutually agreeable time to do your home check. NOTE: Animal Friends - VA makes every attempt to schedule home checks in a timely manner. Please understand that we are all volunteers who have families, jobs, pets, etc. that may affect our ability to conduct your home check as quickly as you would like. It is our goal to place the newly adopted pets as quickly as possible – we feel this is best for both the pet and the adoptive family (not to mention it frees up a space for us to save another dog or pup!) Your patience is appreciated. Step 5: Vet Check. If you have or had another animal, we will contact your vet for a reference check for any animals that you have been responsible for as an adult. Step 6: Contract Signing and Payment. Once your interview, home check, and vet check have been completed and the review committee has approved your application, you will be contacted either by phone or email to give you final instructions for your contract signing and payment. Adoption/processing fees are non-refundable. Fees are as follows: Dogs (12 months and above) - $300 Adoption Fee includes spay/neuter, rabies, 4dx (heart worm test), distemper (DHPP), Bordatella vaccine, and any necessary vetting prior to adoption. Puppies - $350 Adoption Fee includes spay/neuter, rabies, 4dx (heart worm test), Distemper series (DHPP), Bordatella vaccine, and any necessary vetting prior to adoption. NOTE: The adoption/processing fee must be paid in full by cash or check at the time of the contract signing. There will be a $35 fee for returned checks. If we do not receive the full adoption fee with 3 days of the returned check, you must return the animal. While not necessary and totally optional, Animal Friends – VA welcomes tax-deductible donations, which will go to our partner, Animal Friends of Barbour County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter. We thank you in advance for your support. Step 7: Enjoy your life with your new family member! Congratulations, you have successfully completed the adoption process and have your new pet. NOTE: In order to ensure your pet’s safety, please take a moment to attach your own I.D. tag to a collar and put it on your dog. You should be certain that the collar is fitted correctly so it doesn’t slip off of the dog’s neck if they get scared and try to back out of the collar. Ask a volunteer if you need help. Statistics show that the highest risk time for a dog to get lost is within the first 24 hours of arriving at a new home. Don’t let your dog be a statistic.