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Posted 1 year ago | Updated 7 hours ago

Cared for by Ruff Start Rescue
Adoption process

Submit Application


Meet the Pet


Sign Adoption Contract


Take the Pet Home

My basic info

Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Meet Duncan, a charming Bluetick Coonhound with a personality as vibrant as his spotted coat! Originally bred as hunting companions in the South, Duncan brings a touch of Southern charm to the North, where these intelligent pups are a rare find. Despite their hunting roots, Bluetick Coonhounds like Duncan excel as loyal companions, bringing joy and laughter to any family lucky enough to welcome them into their homes.

With his inquisitive nature and keen sense of smell, Duncan is always on the lookout for new adventures. While he may occasionally get caught up in the excitement of a scent, ensuring he has a secure outdoor area allows him to explore safely, while giving you peace of mind.

Although Duncan can be a bit anxious at times, a consistent routine of exercise and mental stimulation helps channel his energy in positive ways. His enthusiasm for morning and evening walks is contagious, making him the perfect motivator to kickstart your day or unwind after a long one.

In a household, Duncan thrives as the center of attention, preferring to be the sole furry friend. But fear not, he's not one to pester you for early wake-up calls – Duncan is quite the snoozer and enjoys a leisurely sleep-in. On sunny days, you'll often find him basking in the warmth of the sun or lending a paw in the garden, eager to be your helper. And when the chill of winter sets in, Duncan's affectionate side shines through, seeking warmth and comfort under his favorite blanket.

While he may not fit snugly into your lap, Duncan's presence is always felt, especially during movie nights when he eagerly awaits his share of popcorn, proving that even the biggest of dogs have a soft spot for snacks and quality time with their loved ones.

Duncan is from a local shelter. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page.

If you'd like to donate towards this pet's care, you can donate to our Animal Care Fund. Our Animal Care Fund supports the medical and veterinary needs for all Ruff Start Rescue animals. You'll be able to enter this pet's name on the second page of the donation form.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.
February 25, 2024, 9:18 pm
Ruff Start Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
PO Box 129, Princeton, MN 55371

Their adoption process


Submit Application

Your application simply shows that you are interested in an animal; it is not a binding contract.


Meet the Pet

Your chosen animal’s foster home will reach out to you to discuss the pet you are interested in. If applicable, schedule a meet and greet!


Sign Adoption Contract

An Applications team member will send the electronic adoption contract to you to be signed. They will also request adoption fee payment.


Take the Pet Home

Once adoption agreement and payment are complete, you take your new pet home!

Additional adoption info

After adoption we’d love to remain a resource for you if you have questions or concerns you need help addressing with your new pet. Please reach out to us at if we can be of any assistance.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Ruff Start Rescue is a foster-based rescue, meaning no animals are available at the Princeton, MN office for public viewing or adoption. All animals in our care reside in foster homes with few special exceptions for our adoption center animals, who are housed at our partnering facilities temporarily before adoption. To meet a Ruff Starter you may be interested in adopting, please submit an adoption application on our website.

More about this rescue

Ruff Start Rescue is a foster-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit companion animal rescue that primarily serves communities throughout the state of Minnesota, as well as states in the south with severe pet overpopulation. We rescue stray, neglected, abandoned, and surrendered dogs and cats as well as ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other critters. Most of our work is accomplished by a complex network of volunteers, fosters, and supporters, all of whom come together to save thousands of animals each year.

Since our inception, we’ve firmly believed that a home is usually a far more desirable environment than a shelter or a kennel for most companion animals in need of a forever family. As a result, we rely nearly exclusively on volunteers to provide foster homes for rescued pets until they find their adoptive homes. Please note: this means no animals are available at our facility for public viewing.

Each pet in our care is provided with routine vaccinations, spay/neuter procedures, microchipped, given internal and external parasite preventatives, and tested for common bloodborne pathogens such as heartworm and feline leukemia. Advanced veterinary care is provided to any animal that requires such services before adoption.

If you are interested in fostering, adopting, or volunteering, please fill out an applicable application at our website: