At A Glance

  • Age: 11 years
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted


After a 12 hour car ride Bo Duke (Duke for short) arrived late Sunday night in Elk River, MN, where he is being fostered.  Duke had a lot of energy to burn after being cooped up in the car all day, which required a very long walk, to help burn some energy.  From there Duke hopped in the bathtub for a bath (he had been being kept outside with very little care, so you can just imagine what he smelled like) or should I say multi bath, as we had to shampoo and rinse twice and probably could have done it one more time.  However, Duke smells much better now and his fur is silky smooth.

Upon arriving in Elk River, Duke had the opportunity to meet his foster brothers Buddy (resident golden 2yrs old) and Gus (foster golden 4yrs old), at first the energy level Duke was exuding was way more than Gus was comfortable with so Gus gave off some grumbling letting Duke know to back off and even Buddy who can tolerate any dog, was a little overwhelmed.  But now a couple of days later they are all playing well together.   See pic below where all 3 are resting and played out, Duke laying against the door looking into the camera.

Duke is a 1 year old male GR weighing in at 66lbs.  He is under-weight, all of his ribs are very evident so we will be working to put some weight on this gorgeous young boy.  Duke is most definitely still a puppy and wants to play all the time.  He is learning to respect when both FB’s say enough is enough, but still a work in progress for Duke to understand appropriate dog behavior. 

Prior to arriving in RAGOM Duke lived in a 4x4 cage outside.  He was never walked or exercised, never given any attention, and until a Good Samaritan started donating food, never fed on a regular basis.  However, the good news is, Duke does not exhibit any negative side effects from how he started his young life.  He is a happy, playful, medium energy puppy, who is so very thankful to be interacting with people and dogs alike.  And starting to learn what a regular meal time looks like.

Duke was neutered this past Monday, is UTD on his shots, micro-chipped, and on tick and heartworm preventative.  Duke’s coat is a beautiful golden red color. 

Stay tuned for updates as we get to know this handsome young boy.If you think Duke might be the forever companion you have been looking for, please contact your placement advisor today.





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