Ace was one of nine puppies born on 12/10/20 to Bubble, who was rescued from Mexico just prior to giving birth. A DNA analysis of his siblings revealed a wide variety of likely breeds: Golden retriever, cocker spaniel, chihuahua, German shepherd, labrador retriever, shar pei… and the list goes on. A total mutt, but 100% perfection! He currently weighs 30 lbs and will likely weigh around 40-50 lbs at adulthood. Nice and portable! He has a smooth coat, a stumpy mid-length tail (cocker spaniel??), and the most beautiful golden-colored eyes.
When Ace was just a couple of weeks old, it was discovered he was born with a congenital defect known as artesia ani. Basically, his colon did not connect to his rectum, and he was unable to eliminate stool. At 18 days of age, he underwent life-saving surgery to connect his parts. The surgery was a complete success, and this little fighter has had a long road to normalcy. Despite the hand he was originally dealt, he has grown to be a happy, loving pup. While the vets believe no further medical intervention will be needed, Ace’s new family will need to be mindful of signs of digestive distress, such as constipation. That said, as he gets older those things are happening far less, and he is usually very regular and doing well on Hill’s prescription diet. His new family will also need to be cognizant of which toys are appropriate for him, ie no stuffed animals due possibility of ingesting the stuffing. He does love all other toys and enjoys fetching tennis balls. He is housebroken, but does need a little extra time outside to fully eliminate, For that reason, a fenced in yard is required to adopt him.
As was the case with many of his siblings, Ace can be a bit shy when he first meets strangers, but warms up very quickly. Consistent love and praise will help him gain confidence in his new home. He is not a huge fan of car trips (most of which usually ended up at the vet ) but he does take comfort from affection while in the car. He currently sleeps overnight in an X pen. He has never been crated. He sleeps well overnight and does not have accidents in his pen. He can be trusted unsupervised inside. He does not counter surf and is respectful of being told “no”. He does not enjoy water play, but he is pretty tolerant of his baths. Ace shows no signs of any type of resource guarding, and food and toys can easily be taken from him. He is not a typical velcro dog, but he does love to be near his people. He is generally a confident little guy, sometimes a titch on the dominant side, but not overly so, and seems to get along well with most dogs. He will bark to go in and outside, and barks at strangers, but is otherwise quiet. With a little patience, understanding, and lots of love and attention he will make a great addition to just about any home!
Ace adores kids and would do well with a family with same. He is game for anything with kids, from letting them dress him up, paint his toe nails to playing with them up in their treehouses. He also enjoys playing with other dogs and would love a friendly canine companion. As an added bonus, he is also good with cats. He is fairly calm for a young puppy and does not require much exercise-he is an old soul in a young body, a total sweetheart with a giant will to live. He has prevailed through the many challenges he faced, and is looking forward to finding his happily ever after.
My Ideal Home
- Ace is going to need a home where his family will need to be mindful of his digestive health
- Someone home the majority of the time so he may go in or out as needed. A doggie door would be perfect.
- He will definitely need a yard because he does need extra time outside to fully empty out.
- Be ever so mindful of things or foreign objects he can swallow. Those are not good and very hard on any dog’s system, even more so his.
- Ace loves children and would be overjoyed to have a few human siblings.
Want to Adopt me?
If you think Ace is your boy, and you are willing to commit to his well being, please contact us with an email to SCGRRGoldenMom@gmail.com and let us know about you and your home, and the life you will provide this handsome pup.
All interested parties must have completed the application process, which includes a home visit with one of our dedicated volunteers before you can be considered as a forever home for Ace.