Duke had suffered for a long time from his characteristic peculiarity.
Duke, however, is physically no ordinary dachshund. However, that didn’t stop him from living a happy life with the only person who cared for her while he lived at the orphanage.
Duke is an 8 year old dachshund. He suffered for a long time from his characteristic feature, albinism, according to Tim Schner.
Albino dachshunds are rare. So, Duke has an all-white dress, a pink muzzle and blue eyes. Alas, it also caused him partial deafness and blindness. In addition, Duke has dilated cardiomyopathy, a heart condition, and must wear sunscreen when outdoors due to sensitivity to sunlight.
Due to his unique appearance and special care needs, the four-legged friend was left in the shelter without any potential adoptive parents interested in him. Before the visit of Mercedes Andrade in 2013
A 38-year-old accountant living in Texas, Duke fell in love with Duke the moment she saw him. He accepted it immediately.