Duke was found as a stray and adopted from the local NYC shelter to a family with a toddler and two cats. Duke was great with the cats but was stressed by the family’s toddler. Despite trying to work with Duke, it was decided it was best for everyone to try and find him a home without young kids. They didn’t want to return him to the shelter where his life would be at risk so they reached out to us for help. Duke was transferred to a foster home. Despite his adorable looks (those itty bitty legs!) it took several months to find the perfect adoption match for Duke. While he got along with some dogs , he was pretty picky about his canine friends. Duke also bonds strongly to his humans and needed someone who would include him in daily activities. Duke found the perfect home where he is the only canine (he lives peacefully with a cat) and his owner takes him on daily adventures in local parks and gives him lots of cuddle time as well. Duke even has his own Instagram page now @itty_bitty_duke_of_york We have never seen him look happier !