My name is Ace!

Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Arcadia, Florida - Ace
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I'm being cared for by:
Canine Castaways, Inc.

Facts about Ace

  • Breed: Rat Terrier
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 6008203

 Filling out an application from our web site at  is the first step in adopting a new furry family member.

Please consider opening your heart and home to a senior dog!

NAME: Ace 
BREED: Rat Terrier 
SEX: male
COLOR: Tri-Color 
AGE: 14 yrs as of Feb 2017
WEIGHT:  19.8 lbs

I Love treats
I have a quiet personality 
I get along well with nice cats
I need naptime
I would rather not be in a crate all day

LOCATED IN: Port Charlotte


I'm a shy guy and big barking dogs scare me!  I tolerate cats as long as they don't bother me! 
I've been called a momma's boy and love head scratches and belly rubs. 
Hope I can sleep in my human's bed with them, although I've been called a blanket hog! 
I love to eat and get very excited at meal time! Don't leave your food where I can reach it or I'll taste test it for you! I get water with my food so I get enough to drink. 
I get along with small dogs and although I weigh around 20 pounds and have nice long legs, I think I'm a little dog! 
I will look out a window for hours and bark at passing humans or dogs. 
Someone has to guard the house! 
My favorite toy is Big Bear, he's my best friend! 
I'm 14 years old and get along with other dogs, but never learned how to play! You could teach me!
Please comb me often and I'll love you forever. Arf!!! Arf!!! 

If you are interested in adopting please Complete our Adoption Application by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser:!adopt/c6mv

The following has been or will be done for this dog...
- Basic Exam by Veterinarian
- Spayed or Neutered
- Heartworm Tested
- Placed on heartworm preventive
- Geriatric Bloodwork
- Microchipped
- Intestinal Parasite Exam and medication
- Vaccinations
- Placed on flea preventive
- Dental, if needed


This adoption donation helps to cover the vet expenses for this dog including heartworm preventive which is dispensed at the initial vet visit and then goes with the dog at adoption. All vet records will be provided to adopter.

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About Canine Castaways, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Canine Castaways, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing dogs in need, rehabilitating if necessary, and then adopting to approved homes where they will be loved as part of a family while also encouraging responsible pet care and striving to increase awareness of the consequences of pet overpopulation through educational programs and materials. We do not operate from a shelter but rather a network of foster homes in different areas of the state so it may not always be possible for you to meet more than one of our dogs at a time. While this can be frustrating for a prospective adopter, the foster home setting allows us to better evaluate the dogs' temperaments and help them adjust to family life. We deal primarily with dogs under 30 pounds but will also take in larger dogs if a foster home is available.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are at Petsmart in Bradenton on the 2nd Saturday of each month and Petsmart in Sarasota on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10 to 2.

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment and is a responsibility that should be taken very seriously. Our dogs may have been lost, abandoned, abused or surrendered by a previous family and may require time to adjust to a new home. Many times there will be more than one application for a dog but we strive to match each dog with the most appropriate family.
Filling out an ONLINE ADOPTION APPLICATION is the first step in adopting a new furry family member. Once your application is received, it will be forwarded to a volunteer to set up a home visit and check your references. Once you are approved for a dog, you will be invited to meet the dog at a date and time convenient to the foster family or at an adoption event. It is very important that you read and understand the ADOPTION CONTRACT prior to adoption. At this time, adoptions are limited to within the state of Florida.

Our goal is to place healthy, well-adjusted dogs. All of our dogs are vet checked including spayed or neutered; heartworm tested (placed on preventative if negative and treatment started if positive); up to date on vaccinations (rabies, parvo, distemper, kennel cough); placed on flea/tick preventative; dewormed and provided with any other medical care necessary. Most dogs are also microchipped for permanent identification. All vet records are provided to the adopter at the time of adoption. Our adoption donation, which is normally $250.00 for adults and $300.00 for puppies, is to help offset these veterinary expenses. Our adoption contract allows for a dog to be returned within 7 calendar days for a full refund; otherwise, all donations are non-refundable after that time. If for any reason you decide you no longer can keep your adopted dog, the dog MUST be returned to Canine Castaways.