Ace is around 11yrs old and was surrendered to the county shelter – he ended up on the euthanasia list due to age and overall basic medical needs that we took care of for him!
He is neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. We had full bloodwork done on him and the only issue was high liver values, which we are trying to treat with supplements for now – an ultrasound showed no major issues anywhere on his organs. He also was tested for Cushings Disease (negative) and had a full dental cleaning. There were quite a few warts and small growths on him, which we had removed and tested and none were cancerous.
So overall, he’s really just a very lovable, somewhat grouchy old man! No major medical issues and could easily last a few more years. His hips aren’t great but he sure wants to follow humans everywhere nonetheless. He needs slow movements at first til he trusts you, and he’s really not into kisses, but he wants to be super close to you once he bonds nonetheless.
He’s totally fine with the cat in his foster home – he’s an older cat who doesn’t really dart or jump much, but Ace will walk right on by him and pay him no mind all the time! As for other dogs, he is hit or miss. He very much so wants to still be the alpha since he’s such a big boy and probably has been all his life (currently 83lbs), but he’s just not strong enough. He has shown himself to pick fights with other male dogs, which he always loses (poor guy!) but has seemed to have pretty much no issue at all with the two female huskies in his foster home. We can’t 100% guarantee it’s a male vs female issue, but what we do know is that even though he tolerates the company of other dogs for the most part without issue, he would be way happier being someone’s one and only – ideally someone retired who can hang around with him a lot. Short walks would be fun for him but nothing too crazy with his hips!
Please let us know if you are interested in meeting Ace!
Dog-Selective – recommend no males
If you are interested in “Ace,” please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the adoption application following the link below.
His adoption fee is $150. This will help cover some of his medical treatments that include bloodwork, dental, wart removal, and ultrasound to diagnose liver issues (rescue will advice on longterm needs but for a foster-to-adopt period will cover all medical costs).