• Age: 10-12 yrs
  • Size: 38lbs
  • Gender: Male
  • Color: Liver

Smokey and Shotgun were hunting dogs that spent their lives in outdoor kennels until their family’s living situation changed and they came to ACES. These senior boys are now living in a house and learning how cozy a soft dog bed can be in front of the family room fireplace!

Shotgun is the older of the two boys at 10-12 years old and is a male liver field setter. 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 has gained a couple of pounds in foster care, but he’s still just shy of 40lbs, making him the perfect size for snuggling.

Shotgun is in good 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. Shotgun takes anti-inflammatory supplements in the morning for the arthritis in his back legs. He is already moving around much better and is happy running across the backyard.

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 he really wants to keep one of these safe, he’ll put it under the couch and then push his bed or blanket to cover the opening.

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. Everyone at the vet’s office was so excited to meet him and even more excited when he came back in for his neuter, dental and boosters. All Shotgun needs is a family to return his love with the same delight in which he gives it.