Pet of the Week: gentle-giant Duffy looking for his forever home


CULLMAN – Cullman County Animal Shelter volunteer Donna Ruttkay introduces us to The Cullman Tribune’s Pet of the Week:

Duffy is an approximately 1.5-year-old lab/Akita/basset hound (maybe?) mix.  He’s big, but gentle.

Ruttkay shared, “Please, do not let his size intimidate you.  He's sweet, full of common sense, and was the perfect quiet, unassuming gentleman on Saturday, at Chambers Farm & Garden fundraiser for the shelter.  I think he's swell; when all about him are losing their mind, he remains calm and gentleman-like!”

Duffy’s a medium-energy pet with a future as a companion, comfort, reading or therapy dog.  

Animal shelter staff and volunteers work with their dogs to make sure they are accustomed to being around people, walking on a leash and practicing good behavior.  Several of the shelter’s dogs have even been “hired” to work as special needs service dogs.

Duffy’s adoption fee is $90 which includes: DHLPP vaccine, Bordetella vaccines, rabies vaccine, wormer, general exam at the vet, neutering, microchip, free 30-day health insurance policy issued by 24PetWatch (with valid email only) and a free bag of food from Cullman Pet Depot (you must pay sales tax).

Please consider adopting to give a rescued pet a chance at a happy and healthy life.

Contact the Cullman County Animal Shelter at 256-734-5448 or visit them at 935 Convent Road NE. Reach them by email at

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