Playful, 19-year-old shelter dog just wants a forever home

Playful, 19-year-old shelter dog just wants a forever home dog-wow
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They say you're only as old as you feel and this lively 19-year-old dog still feels like a pup. Now he wants to find his forever home so he can play all day.

By Natasha James

Published on the 02/01/2020, 15:00

Age is just a number

Senior pets in shelters are often passed over by potential forever homes in favour of younger dogs and puppies. This gorgeous boy would be pushing 90 in human years but is still as lively and playful as ever.

Ace is a Cattle Dog mix and is proving that age is just a number. According to the centre where he lives, he loves going for walks, is always up for playtime and can happily jump into the backseat of a car for car journeys.

Looks can be deceiving

This adorable dog is currently at Sacremento SPCA so he may be a tad far away for us to adopt (or we'd be on the phone to them right now) and while he certainly doesn't act his 19 years, he might just look it. His eyesight is almost gone but he has enough to go for walks and play fetch at close range.

He's currently at a foster home and his foster owner said,

“He thinks he's 2 years old, not 19!”

A new toy for Ace

His foster mum recently took Ace to a pet shop for a new toy. Ace nuzzled a few and finally picked out his favourite, a red fox. Ace didn't quite understand the concept of paying so was heading for the door with his new toy before his mum had the chance to pay! Watch the funny vid here:

19-Year-Old Shelter Dog Just Wants A Forever Family

Let's find this 19-year-old puppy a forever home!

Posted by The Dodo on Friday, November 8, 2019

If you're thinking about adopting a pet this year then please consider adopting a senior dog. Old dogs have plenty of life left in them and deserve a forever home where they can spend the rest of their days.