“My name’s Ackley and I am looking for an adoptive forever home. I’m a 9 year old Cairn Terrier who weighs 20 pounds. My people will tell you that I am a “Gold Medal Lap Dog”. That’s my favorite activity of all because it means quality time with my person. But I do enjoy playing, traveling and going for walks. I am, after all, a young senior so I need a home where I can chill out but also get my excercise to help me stay in shape. With regular vet care and good food I could live for quite a few more years!

“I used to have a “sister” who was my size. She passed away 7 years ago. It may be nice to find another home with a friendly dog my size to hang out with but it’s certainly not necessary. I don’t mind being an only dog. When I’m out and about my people keep me on leash. I am a very good boy on leash, I know not to pull. Like many dogs, I can get a little riled up when I see other dogs. This doesn’t mean I’m aggressive, just excited!  I have not lived with cats.

“With a dog door I can let myself out to potty whenever I need. I can do stairs and keep your fenced yard safe from squirrels. I am not accustomed to being home alone without company. My humans no longer go off to work every day. When they do leave the house, I always give them a very happy welcome home.

“So reading this, you are probably wondering, why anyone would need to rehome me? Well it’s kids. I don’t like them, at least, I didn’t like my human’s toddler grandchild so I bit her. It is actually not unusual for a dog to not appreciate the sudden, unpredictable movements of a young child. For the safety of the child and for my safety too, it’s time for me to find a child-free home. That means a home where young kids don’t come to visit too. It’s just not worth it. I don’t want to have to protect myself again.

“My people will be sad to see me go but they know there’s got to be another couple or single person who will appreciate all of the love and companionship I have to offer.”

Ackley is posted for his owners in Redmond, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.