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Duke in Santa Clara, CA

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Hi, my name is Duke! I’m a handsome Blenheim 8-year-old and I’m looking for a new fur-ever family! I came to live at my foster home a couple of months ago, after my mom passed away. I’m a good boy who likes hanging out with my people at home and going for walks.


My foster mom says that I’m a pretty super-sized Cavalier, weighing in at 28 pounds.The vet says I am a healthy big boy but could stand to lose a pound or two. It’s obvious that I really love to eat!

I am hearing impaired but can hear some high pitch sounds. It is nice to be deaf; I’m not bothered by my foster brothers barking or loud noises on the TV. If you get my attention by clapping or petting me, I will obey hand signals and come when asked. The vet says I am a healthy boy, with a grade 2 heart murmur that is asymptomatic.


I get very nervous in new environments and traveling, and would do best in a home with dog-savvy humans who understand my fears and will do their best to help me work on it and make me feel comfortable. I especially would like people who are home most of the time, and are ready to give me lots of love and attention. I have lived with cats and chinchillas; they don’t bother me much. I like to sniff them. I have gotten along well with my laid back and calm Cavalier foster brothers, and would prefer to have only calm fur brothers and sisters or to be an only dog. I would also do best in a home with only dog-savvy, older human children.


I have been very good about wiggling myself into the hearts of all of the humans who meet me! Once I get to know you, I am a very loyal guy and will be overjoyed each time you come home. I love to hop around and give kisses. If you think you are the right fur-ever home for me, please complete an online adoption application and indicate your interest by emailing our Northern California Coordinator, Suzy Stidham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Color: Blenheim
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 28 lbs.
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Yes
  • Medical Conditions: Has a grade 2 heart murmur with no symptoms but otherwise healthy.
  • Temperament: Affectionate, takes time to warm but then friendly and playful. Nervous in new environments. Cat friendly and older dog experienced children only.
  • Recommendations: A dog-savvy family who is willing to help ease Duke’s fears and anxieties. Someone that will snuggle with him every night would be his dream come true!
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • Region: Western
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