In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly 10/3/2015Not Required YesOptional Yes This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Wholly cow, here is a super lovely, wonderful SENIOR boy! Please welcome Ace, a recently turned 10-year-old purebred golden retriever. He is a tall, golden boy with a little white ‘senior paintings’ on his face and some gray ‘highlights’ on the rest of him. This is one very gentle, wonderful golden boy. He loves his human(s), all of them! He is good about NOT smothering you and if you sit down to watch TV, etc., he will lay down in the same close area you are. Of course if you want him closer, he will be glad to oblige. What he does, we just love, as our own golden had it --- those ‘golden groans of contentment.’ I need to comment just how AMAZING these dogs can so admirably adjust to such a big change(s) in their life. Ace was in the same family for all his years and he came from another state and now he is here with us and our pack in South Dakota. I just am continually amazed by these rescue dogs how they just go a day-at-a-time, as us humans should.
Here are the basics thus far on Ace boy:
First he is a very tall, leggie golden
He weighs 88# and that is actually a good weight for him due to his height
He is a medium-light, slightly ‘frosted’ male, neutered boy
Loves his humans….big or small
Ace has about 3-4 fatty tumors around as is so common for senior dogs but there are no concerns about them at all. You just get used to them.
Ace has great teeth! Must have been a good gene pool? Anyhow, they are super good. (very unusual for this seniors I must say)
Ace has some ‘old age weakness’ in his hips-mostly the left, just like they are stiff. Which could very well be as I am not sure how much he was walked previously, etc. I think some good supplements would be of great benefit for him and he is on a good food for joints. So some regular exercise, good healthy diet/supplements and TLC, perfect-o! All he needs I think.
Ace has done very well in our very large crate we keep in the kitchen/family room area while we are at work however, I feel he would just be fine with free roam which will come very soon. He sleeps on a large doggie bed at night at the end of our bed, and our other two dogs (corgi and border collie/eskie) on either sides of the bed in their beds and a cat or two. He is quiet all night. He also takes treats very nicely.
He will need a home where there is some or a lot of carpet/rugs just for his comfort with his back end (hips). Our slippery kitchen tile floor is hard to get back up on and I think it bothers his rear end to ‘sit’ on something hard. Carpet/rugs are fine. He seems to get into the pick up (F150) in the back fine with just a small boost sometimes and we are pretty good. Gets out fine. He is your typical senior boy with a huge heart and personality!!!
So there are the basics on this great dog. We are so blessed to have this grand guy in our home for foster care and some ‘lucky’ family will truly be getting a outstanding senior, my true loves! For him to have someone HOME more than not, walks, lots and lots of pets and of course, love, love and more love, he would be so happy! Loves fresh air and the large fenced in backyard.
What Do I See?
Lovely Ace In The Sun
Something Smells Good Here!