Ace’s size was the first thing anybody noticed when he arrived at Ventura County Animal Services. He’s a 103-pound pittie at barely 2 years old. His family had been caring for him for another family member and had never intended to keep him long term, and after exhausted all options to find him a home, they were forced to surrender him to the shelter. No one could take him in, maybe because to his size, and the shelter is now concerned that history will repeat itself.
Ace, despite his fearsome appearance, is the epitome of a compassionate giant. He adores other dogs, particularly smaller ones, and all he wants to do is relax, explore a bit, and receive plenty of pets from people he cares about.
“Our concern with Ace is that, as a 103-pound pit bull, people might not give him an opportunity to show how nice and gentle he is,” Ventura County Animal Services’ Jules Hooper told in an interview. “We think he’s a lovely youngster who will win the hearts of the right folks.”
Ace has just been at the shelter a few days and is still acclimating to his new surroundings. Right now, he’s more interested in his new dog buddies than in people, but his previous family claimed he loves attention, so there’s little question he’ll warm up once he’s established in. He’s taken everything in stride, and his shelter buddies are eager to get him to his permanent home as soon as possible.
“We believe Ace would thrive in a home with another calm dog and a yard where they can play,” Hooper added. “Due to his size, he may be a forceful puller on walks. An adult who is strong enough to guide him on a leash would be great. Most importantly, he will have a loving family!”
Ace is totally house-trained and crate-trained, and he’s quite quiet and well-behaved while he’s out and about. He’s the definition of a relaxed man; all he needs is a family to hang out with.
Due to congestion in its shelters, Ventura County Animal Services is presently providing fee-free adoptions through January 8th. They are actively seeking adopters and fosters for all of their animals, but would really appreciate it if they could find Ace a home by the end of the weekend.