We picked up Ace on 2nd February 2021 from the car park of the local Ace Hospital in Dumaguete after a report made by a member of the public.
He was tiny, malnourished
and a bit scabby, but has now developed into such a sweet and handsome boy!
We think he was born around November 2020.
Ace was found sick and weak outside the local Dumaguete Ace Hospital. When we brought him in we treated him for mange and worms and also gave him his first five-in-one shot.
He spent time in the puppy run with the other puppies to provide some additional protection from any possible diseases being passed on from the older dogs. Our biggest concern for all new puppies is Parvo, which can be life-threatening to younger, weaker animals.
His low platelet count and low red blood cell count showed he was Anemic so we gave him antibiotics and also vitamin supplements.
He soon recovered, and despite all this he is still very active and playful and will make a wonderful addition for the right family. He loves being taken on walks, and is happy to be on the leash, and even happier to be off it (he always comes back!!!)
As well as great physical and mental exercise (for the walkers too!), taking dogs out on the lead outside the Sanctuary gets our rescues better prepared for that new life when they get adopted. Some dogs don't need leads, and walk with us wherever we go. This is Jonathan's tribe - every Wednesday he completes 5 or 6 walks in the company of TinTin, Phoenix and Bella. They bound ahead and clear the way while Jonathan and the lead-bound dog follow on behind. It's just possible that they are the best exercised dogs in the Province, as they are there on EVERY walk!
Here are some of today's walked dogs out having fun in the woods behind the Sanctuary. If you are local, and can COMMIT to a regular time slot each week for months on end, then get in touch with us to see about becoming a DAS Volunteer.
Ace has been out doing some lead (leash) training with some of our volunteers. Being a young dog, he is at the perfect age to get him used to a collar and lead. We sometimes use an expanding lead to allow dogs room to explore and exercise, but this lead still allows some close control for walking to heel.
A pocket full of snacks and treats also helps!
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