My name is Ace!

Akbash Puppy for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Ace
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I'm being cared for by:
Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about Ace

  • Breed: Akbash
  • Color: White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9794323
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Ace was born at Windsong Ranch to Akbash (possibly Akbash/Great Pyrenees) mom Elsa, who is also available for adoption. Elsa was pregnant when we rescued her from a backyard breeder whose operation was shut down by the local humane society and sheriff's department. We believe Ace's dad is another Akbash who was removed from that property, but there's a chance his dad could be a Pyrenees/Anatolian from that same breeder. Ace looks most like his mom and the Akbash male, so we think it's possible he is a purebred Akbash. But we can't know for sure because not surprisingly, we didn't receive any records from the breeder.

Ace has been raised around goats, chickens, and ducks, and he LOVES to swim. He is a big boy -- he weighed 88 lbs at 10 months. Ace loves people more than he loves livestock, so we do not plan to allow him to be adopted as a working livestock guardian. He has done well with all the children he has met, and is so friendly that we think he would do really well in a family who will take him everywhere -- to kids' sporting events, camping, hiking -- wherever you go, Ace will probably enjoy tagging along.

If you would like to make Ace your constant companion, please submit an application on our website.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network (BARN) was founded in 2013 to help animals in North Texas, and especially in the Texoma area. We are a non-profit corporation, founded by people who had spent years rescuing an assortment of animals -- from a vulture with a broken wing to feral cats to dogs who were dumped in our rural area. We fostered for another organization for a few years before forming BARN. We are not breed-specific in our rescue efforts, but we have a fair amount of experience with Great Pyrenees and a few other livestock guardian breeds.

We are always looking for more volunteers, including foster homes. And of course, as a non-profit organization, we always appreciate donations of time, services, dollars, and supplies. We usually have a LOT of big dogs in foster, and grooming appointments are expensive, so we are especially glad to have volunteers help us with this task. We would also be glad to have your help spreading the word about Bluebonnet Animal Rescue -- through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media you use. Give us a call and let us know how you would like to help!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are based at Windsong Ranch in Whitewright, TX. This is a private, working ranch, so visits are by appointment only. We host an annual "Ranch & Rescue Day" in the fall, with a petting zoo, hay ride, and other fun activities. We are working on plans for a monthly adoption event at a local retail store, and will update this when the schedule is confirmed.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an application that helps us get to know you better so we can help you make the best match. If you have pets already, we will talk with your vet's office to be sure that you are being a good guardian for these animals. The next step is a home visit, during which we will pay special attention to your fencing and the shelter you will offer to one of our dogs. Finally, once everything is approved, we will introduce you to one or more dogs. If you fall in love and the feeling is mutual, we will complete a contract.

Our adoption fees vary according to the age and type of dog. We try to list the fee for each dog on his or her profile on our Adopt-a-Pet page, but in general, this is our fee structure:

$100 for Senior Dogs (8 and older)
$150 for "Regular" Dogs who are wonderful house pets
$200 for Farm-friendly Dogs who won't chase the chickens
$250 for Livestock-safe Adult Dogs who will guard goats, sheep, etc.
$300 for Puppies and Young Adults 2 years old and younger

We are an all-volunteer organization, and every one of our volunteers has a "real job" that takes up 8 or more hours a day. So please be patient when you contact us -- we'll respond to you as quickly as we can, but please don't be annoyed if it takes us 24 hours.