Meet Available: Ace Inhibitor
Animal ID 46531711 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, Boston 
Age 3 years 4 months 11 days 
Gender Male 
Spayed/Neutered  
Housetrained Yes 
Intake Date 1/28/2021 
Stage Available
***** UPDATE *****
***** AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION *****
***** SPECIAL NEEDS (deaf and visually impaired) *****
**** NO CHILDREN OR CATS, PLEASE *****

*Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive daily, we are unable to respond to everyone individually. We do, however, review every application and will contact you if you are a good match. Thank you for your understanding.

Meet our newest fella, the one, the only, Ace Inhibitor! Ace came to us after his former owner returned to work full-time and felt he needed more attention than he was getting. It's always sad when circumstances dictate changes like this, but it is also commendable that Ace's person recognized he needed more than she could provide right now. We will work hard to find the perfect home for Ace as he has some unique needs and some special challenges. Read on for more:

Age: 3 years old

Weight: 16 pounds

Health: Ace is deaf and has what is called "lateral strabismus" (which means his eyes are looking in different directions - often called "wall-eyed"). Simply put: his eyes do not focus on the same thing at the same time (can you imagine how disorienting that might be?). He is otherwise a healthy boy ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Demeanor: Affectionate, sweet, timid/shy, quiet/mellow, couch potato, anxious, reactive at times (when startled or feels threatened)

Likes: Prefers women, some dogs (will depend on dog's temperament. Right now he is okay with foster mama's older female), snuggling, sitting in laps, going for car rides, okay on walks, burrowing under blankets (his favorite activity), eating treats

Dislikes: Quick hand movements, unfamiliar surroundings, new experiences. No children or cats, please. He is leery of men and isn't a fan of every dog. All these factors will be a consideration when placing him.

Manners: Housebroken, crate trained, leash trained and knows some hand signals

Fenced Yard Required: Yes, due to his deafness/vision impairment. He is anxious on walks so having a safe place for him to be outside is important.

Tidbits: Ace Inhibitor is a work-in-progress. Being deaf and having lateral strabismus, we believe, contributes to some of Ace's anxiety and reactiveness. When Ace is startled (when on a walk and a skateboarder, car or bike goes by, for instance), he can assume a defensive position. He is not aggressive but does put his guard up when frightened. He is sensitive to moods and can pick up on your own stress or excitement, etc. When he senses your energy, he can become nervous. However, once he has had time to settle into a routine (foster mama said it took a good 3 weeks for him to get comfortable with her), he is a loveable little snuggle bunny!

Ace is going to need a patient and strong leader, preferably a woman (even better if she is home often). Structure and routine will also be important, as well as continued training (which will be discussed in depth with potential adopter). Providing a safe and calm environment is going to go a long way in shaping a successful future for this boy. Initially, just touching him put him on high alert. It wasn't until he felt comfortable with his foster mama that he relaxed. Gaining his trust may take some time, but as his foster mama says, it'll be well worth it.

We ask that you do not apply if you are not able to provide Ace the home described above. He will not be placed in a home with children or cats so please do not apply if you have either. We know he's cute as can be, and unique in appearance, but we will not consider anyone who cannot meet the criteria set forth. We want both his new parent and Ace to have a long and loving future. Please apply here: https://btrnc.org/adoption/.