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Former ‘Diamond in the Ruff’ finds lifelong playmates, results in being accredited deer tracker

ZEELAND — Eighteen months afterwards, The Holland Sentinel has been given phrase Harbor Humane’s “Duke of Hazard” did, in reality, locate his lifelong playmates.

Then seven-month-previous Duke was the subject matter of The Sentinel’s initially-at any time “Finding Property” article in March 2021, a small-time period series that sought to “introduce the neighborhood to nearby animal shelters and pets in research of their without end home.”

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The coonhound blend was surrendered to Harbor Humane at six months aged. He was a member of the shelter’s “Diamonds in the Ruff Application,” with a discounted adoption price and no cost canine class — in component owing to his inclination to “push boundaries.”

His adoptive pup dad and mom, Charlie and Travis Conner, claimed the description does not surprise them.

“I was ill and we weren’t operating for a few times and we assumed, ‘We have time for a doggy right now.’ We ended up on Harbor Humane’s site and we located him,” Charlie said.

Duke "Duke of Hazard" poses for a photo with his adoptive pup parents, Charlie and Travis Conner, the day they brought him home.

Just a handful of months later on, Duke — once a “Diamond in the Ruff” — is a licensed deer tracker.

“I was hoping for a hound to get into deer monitoring,” Travis stated. “He very quickly figured out how to open up the trash can and we experienced a metaphorical arms race, generating the can extra and much more sophisticated and having outsmarted by him each time.”