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My name is Haus!

Posted over 4 years ago | Updated over 2 months ago

I'm being cared for by
Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue
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Facts about me

Labrador Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type)
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Haus is an awesome pup. He needed some work in the beginning but he has responded wonderfully.

Haus is always ready for a walk. He likes longer walks, but he's happy with a quick trip around the block with his human. He's learned to always walk with slack on his leash. Haus takes pride in chasing squirrels, rabbits, etc. from the backyard but he doesn't react to critters on walks.

Haus does great in public. He's a wonderful lunch companion. He will occasionally howl in the beginning because there are so many people who aren't paying attention to him but he settles in quickly. Then he completely mellows out. Maybe it's because he knows he'll get a special treat if he behaves.

Haus still has some puppy spirit in him. He loves his toys. Sometimes he will play with multiple toys at the same time. He always lets you know when he's ready for some fetch or tug. Part of his version of those games is making you chase him to get the toy back.

Haus loves to cuddle. He loves to make new friends. He does well when we have visitors and he's good with children. He listens and obeys very well.

Haus does need a yard and someone who will walk him a few times a day. He's much more independent when the sun is out but it isn't too warm. He's pretty happy laying on his hammock in the backyard on a nice day.

Haus is good being near dogs, but doesn't do well WITH dogs. His interactions are fine when he's feeling mellow and so is the other dog. He just doesn't know how to play with other dogs. He doesn't realize how powerful he is, so his "play" is pretty overwhelming and doesn't go well as a result.

Haus is a big 85 lb baby, and an amazing companion at home. He's independent, quiet, and loves to be around people, but isn't needy or distracting. He's also deceivingly intelligent; he learns new tricks very quickly, and will do anything for a treat! His favorite place to sleep is on your bed, if you let him-- but he's also a mattress hog and likes to take up half the space. ;)

Haus is very intuitive and takes a bit of caution when meeting new people, but once he knows you, he's wonderfully protective and caring. He's a big couch snuggler and loves attention. He's quite literally perfectly behaved at home.

Haus does struggle with leash reactivity on walks (with dogs especially), and he's wary of strangers and needs to be muzzled when out on leash. He loves going outside and exploring, so if you're an active, strong-bodied person who's willing to love him with his reactivity struggles, he'll be a perfect buddy!

Haus is a very special gentleman who will consistently brighten your day with his infectious smile. He carries himself with the maturity and mellowness that come with age but still possesses a youthful joy for life. He is intelligent, sweet, playful, loving and obedient.

Haus is happiest when getting plenty of exercise and is always ready to go on a long walk. He responds well to someone who is confident and calm. He will walk right at your side once that bond has been established.

Haus is somewhat independent but he loves to be close to his people - and not just for the belly rubs. Haus should be the only dog but he fills his home with love.

Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
PO Box 2357, Beverly Hills, CA 90213

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

1. Submit the adoption application using the following link -

2. Ace of Hearts will call you for an interview

3. We'll schedule a private meet and greet or have you attend on of our adoption events

4. We'll schedule a home check (our adoption agreement must be completed in order to schedule the house check to assure that you agree with our contract)

5. If approved, we'll have you do a 3-5 day trial before you commit to adopt (dog will come with all supplies needed)

6. If all goes well, we'll finalize the adoption by giving you an adoption speech and collect the adoption fee (you will return or reimburse us for the supplies)

The adoption fee is a tax-deductible $500, all dogs are current on shots, spayed/neutered and microchipped.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Where: Petco in West Hollywood, 508 N. Doheny
West Hollywood, CA 90048

When: Three Saturdays a month (call for exact dates)

If you fill out an application, we can arrange for private showings of the dog at the foster parent's home.

More about this rescue

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from various Los Angeles shelters the day they are to be euthanized. Our goal is to help provide animals with a second chance to a happy life and to help reduce pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs. Once rescued, we place our dogs into loving foster homes while they await adoption. We do not keep dogs in kennels. Placing the dogs in foster homes is the first step to rehabilitation, as it allows us to thoroughly evaluate a dog's demeanor and needs enabling us to make the perfect match of dog and permanent owner. We attribute our high rate of successful placement to our foster program. At Ace of Hearts, we do not discriminate against any breed, including those in the bully breed family. Additionally, Ace of Hearts is dedicated to educating the public on how to be responsible pet owners and on the importance of spaying and neutering. We believe the real solution to pet overpopulation is through spaying and neutering pets.