Duke The Bulldog Has An Incredible Story To Share

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Hi there!

You might remember me as Ducati but a new life requires a new name. You can call me DUKE now, and I have a story to tell. Are you ready?

I was supposed to be a designer dog. Bred for my specific looks and headed for a life of the furry and fabulous… but I wasn’t always in the fast lane on the road to success!

Until recently I was going nowhere fast, because somewhere along the way things went terribly wrong. When I was born my legs didn’t work properly and I couldn’t breathe well. I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t play. Every day I struggled just to get enough air.

And that was my life for my first two years, until Calgary Humane Society saved me. I still remember the day everything changed. I was at home when some officers came to the house. They looked at me and all of the other dogs in the house. They promised they would help us. They helped us all get into big plastic crates and loaded us into a big truck. We went for a long ride and arrived at a strange building. The day I was rescued I met a lot of nice people! I used my irresistible charm to make friends with all the ladies… nobody can resist my kisses!

After I made friends with everyone, it was time to see the vet. One of my new friends tried to walk me there, but they soon discovered how much trouble I was in. After trying to walk only a few feet I turned blue and collapsed. My legs couldn’t carry me and I was gasping for air. They grabbed me and rushed me in to the animal health clinic…

Today I am living proof that a few caring people can change the world for an animal in need. Over the next few months I will be sharing more of my journey from underdog to wonderdog here on the blog.

Curious why I’ve decided to go public with my story?

Well that’s easy. I’ve got a big heart and a bigger dream. I’m out to change the world!

Now, people tell me you need a few things to make big things happen… Irresistible charm? Check! Good looks? Check! A stunning physique? You better believe it. In fact, the only thing I was missing was fame… so I went ahead and got myself selected as the Official 2015 Cocktails for Critters Spokesdog! What can I say? The folks at Calgary Humane Society saw me rock a bow-tie and they were powerless to resist me.


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Over the next few months I will be sharing my story, telling you all about Cocktails for Critters 2015 and even sharing a few behind the scenes details about what the funds raised at Cocktails will do for animals in need.

Would you like to help me change the world? Join me at Cocktails for Critters 2015 on November 6 at Hotel Arts in Calgary! I will be there handing out kisses and rocking the runway for our exciting “People and Pooch” fashion show. A bunch of my friends will be there too! I hope you will join us for a night of saving lives and celebrating a year of healthy endings!

Visit our Cocktails for Critters page for more details on the big event or to buy your tickets! Early Bird tickets will be on sale Tuesday August 11th @ 10:00AM for a special price!

Join me and we’ll show the whole world what a few people (and one handsome bow-tie wearing dog) with big hearts and even bigger dreams can do!