Our larger than life Jace is a happy-go-lucky clown, who's burley appearance covers up a sweet, submissive marshmellow! Between his ghastly cropped ears and toothy grin, Jace continually lights up our days. Five years young, Jace won the heart of absolutely everyone he encountered at NYC ACC. He became a staff and volunteer favorite, while he waited patiently for a loving owner to come fetch him from the clink. Nobody showed up. Sadly, Jace had become one more city stray. When we learned of Jace's plight, we couldn't resist inviting him to our Rescue. Jace seemed to fare well during the rescue process, and had the natural resilience to be unfazed by chaotic shelter life. In fact he seem to thrive in the shelter, when most dogs lose their cool, Jace received fantastic behavior evaluations, and earned himself a spot in the adoption program only to be passed over time and time again. Jace has settled right in and has become a favorite of ours as well. He's proving to be a real gem, and has adapted beautifully to his foster home. He craves human touch and affection, giving as good as he gets. Jace responds well to all types of training, and seems to relish his training regimen. He is extremely eager to please, and a very willing student. Jace has the temperament to reach Canine Good Citizen certification. Jace is a big boy, broad and muscular, with a tendency to gain weight if left to free feed. He appears to be an American Staffordshire Terrier, and embodies all of the best personality characteristics of the breed. At 58 pounds, Jace is rock solid muscle, but despite his obvious strength, he is remarkably agile and well-behaved on lead. He has a pearl grey coat with white tuxedo markings, and like many grey coated bully breeds, his sensitive skin benefits from a grain free diet high in quality protein and omega fats. Jace would be a great choice for a moderately active single or couple, a recent retiree or senior. He could easily do well in an apartment lifestyle, and can be trusted home alone for short periods of time. Jace could join a multi-dog home with another well behaved dog, provided there is proper introduction and supervision. He would probably be fine with cats. Jace could join an active family with older kids, who have been taught to treat dogs respectfully. Jace did not arrive with much obedience training, but he is beginning to grasp the basics. He has good house manners, and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during his transition to a new home. He has been neutered, and has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitus, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza, coronavirus), and Canine Flu. He has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test: negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been dewormed, microchipped and is on preventatives for Heartworm and Flea/Tick. If you are interested in Jace, please write to [email protected] or call Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.