Shotgun

  • Age: 11-13
  • Size: 49lbs
  • Gender: Male
  • Color: Liver
  • Traits: Living his second puppyhood

Shotgun came to ACES with another setter; this pair spent their lives in outdoor kennels until their family’s living situation changed and they needed new homes. It took Shotgun a while to get comfortable in the house; he preferred to stay in his crate or sleep on the mat next to the back door.  Once he did though, there was no turning back!  This senior boy makes the most out of every dog bed and is loving the freedom he has to roam his backyard.

Shotgun is a male liver field setter, weighing 49 lbs.  He has gained about 10 pounds in foster care over the past year and could probably drop a few.  He may not be the best dog in the field, but Shotgun is a professional cuddle buddy. The closer he can get to you the better! It didn’t take long for this sweet boy to learn that people are for loving and the fluffy pillows on the floor are for sleeping.  

Shotgun is in excellent health for a senior dog. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and on heartworm and flea preventative. He also tested negative for tick-borne diseases and his teeth are in really good shape.  Shotgun takes anti-inflammatory supplements in the morning for the arthritis in his back legs. His senior joints don't slow him down any.  Shotgun enjoys running around the backyard and playing with the other dogs. He is often the last one in the house, preferring to explore every inch of the bushes and tall grasses on our property.

Shotgun is good with the other dogs in the house. He likes to hide his prized possessions (his antler, his snake stuffie) in his bed to keep them safe from the others. If they are really special, he will take them outside to one of his secret hiding spots.  Shotgun is house-trained and crate-trained.  He used to be crated at night but has earned the right to stay in his donut dog bed, snoring until morning.

Shotgun is a love who is making up for lost puppy time.  He jumps around like a fool when he is excited and is often up for a game of tug with the young 'uns.  Sometimes, we need to remind him to take it easy and slow down because of his age!  Everyone who meets Shotgun immediately falls in love with him.  Maybe that's because he leans in to love all of them.  Shotgun has a lot of life left in him and he would love to spend that life with you.