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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Available For Adoption

Ace in California
Ace is a beautiful tri-colored, 3 year old rattie that is about 15 inches tall, weighing 15 pounds. Ace was surrendered to Ratbone about 6 months ago and is one of the worst cases of isolation and neglect that Ratbone has seen. Poor Ace was much like a puppy mill dog when he entered foster care; he was frightened of everything, including dogs, cats, grass, loud noises, and especially humans. When he first came into foster care, poor Ace was literally frozen with fear. After 2 months of struggling, his foster mom decided to put him on an anti-anxiety medication and happily, he is now starting to show some signs of progress. Ace had never known human touch or kindness nor did he know that humans could be gentle and loving – until he met his foster mom that is! While it has taken his foster mom 6 months to get him to trust her, he is finally started on the road to recovery – thanks in part to his medication and the support of his foster mom. Ace is good on a leash and gets along with all of the dogs and cats he lives with, but is still very leery of strangers. He is not quite potty trained but is getting better every day. Due to his special needs, Ace would NOT do well in a home with kids or in a loud and busy household. Ace needs a forever home that is quiet and calm, with a special person who will take the time to gain his trust and teach him how to enjoy the world around him. Ace’s special needs will require a very special owner that is willing to give more than they receive – at least at first. Ace is just starting to ask for affection. He loves to have his face and ears rubbed and has just started to play – running around the house with the other Ratties. For Ace, these are all new concepts. If you are a special person who has lots of love and patience to give to a very special boy, Ace is the boy for you. All he needs is love, time, and a lot of understanding.

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