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Meet the amazing Ace! At a little over a year old, he is the perfect blend of fun puppy energy and chill snuggle buddy. He is happy to follow his person around all day or just chill in his bed. He is just an absolute joy to be around and will make the best companion. Ace’s mom, Bubble, a golden retriever mix, came into the rescue and delivered Ace and his eight littermates on 12/10/2020. Now full grown, he is a nice medium size at nearly 50 lbs. He has a smooth coat, the most beautiful golden-colored eyes, and a short mid-length tail that he wags super fast when he greets his humans.
Ace adores children and would do well in a house with respectful kids. Since he is still a young dog, his adoptive family should be aware that he may still play bite and jump some, but it is all in fun and he adores playing with his current foster kiddos. He also loves to romp with his foster’s big dog and would be thrilled to have a fun-loving canine companion in his new home. Cats? Yeah, he’s cool with them too, but he will try to get them to play. He tends to be nervous in new situations, but with positive reinforcement and love, he overcomes his anxieties quite easily. He is anxious in the car as many of his trips have led to the vet, but he is willing to give anything a try as long as you help reassure him. It will be something his new family will have to be willing to work through. He is completely housebroken, knows basic obedience, and is very respectful to being told no, which helps with training. He loves to go on walks, but is still working some on his leash manners. He sleeps all night in his dog bed, but would love nothing more than to join his human(s) in bed. He can mostly be trusted unsupervised, but just hide your flip flops- his favorite chew toy.
So why is this gem of a dog still in the rescue you ask? Well, 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 success, but he remained at his foster home to ensure no further medical care was necessary. He is currently on a Royal Canin gastrointestinal prescription diet and daily supplements to prevent constipation, but otherwise no further intervention should be needed. He does require a little extra time off leash outdoors everyday to do his business, so a fenced in yard is imperative. Additionally, having someone home to let him out throughout the day will help ensure he completely empties out. Constipation is a concern for Ace, so it is important to be sure that he doesn’t ingest foreign bodies. He is not much of a chewer, but he will shred soft toys (and flip flops!), so they are not appropriate for him. He loves all other toys though. Most of all, he just loves to wrestle and play chase with his canine and human siblings.
To add to Ace’s challenging first year of life, he developed a subcutaneous hemangiosarcoma on his rear leg in November. He has been under the care of a veterinary oncologist and has undergone surgery to remove any diseased tissue. We have every reason to be optimistic about his future! We know his medical needs aren’t for everyone, but if you find it in your heart to show him the care, love, and attention he so deserves, we promise he will pay it back with his heart of gold. Ace is a true miracle dog, and we hope we can find the perfect family to be part of his amazing story!
My Ideal Home
- Ace is going to need a home where his family will be mindful of his digestive health.
- It would be in his best interest to have someone home during the day so he may go in or out as needed.
- He will definitely need a fenced in yard as he requires extra time off leash to fully empty out.
- Someone who can be mindful of things he can chew or foreign objects he can swallow.
- Ace loves children and would be overjoyed to have human siblings. He also would love a fun-loving dog sibling.
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 email@example.com and let us know about you and your home, and the life you will provide this handsome pup.