My name is Lexi!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Hamilton, Ontario - Lexi
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Lexi's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Lexi's Story...
Lexi was very timid when she first came into the home, but has really warmed up and has proven to be a great dog. She has a very peculiar stretching routine when she comes out of her crate that always makes me smile. She still has a few quirks that she is learning to overcome, but with a bit of patience and love she will definitely be a wonderful pet for many years to come. Lexi is approximately a year old and currently weighs 41 lbs.

Here is what else Lexi's foster family had to say:

Lexi is overall a healthy dog. When she first entered the home she had a few bare patches as a result of fleas, but those have cleared up since then. There is a small patch on the end of her tail that is taking a bit longer to grow back, but with a bit more time it should be fully back to normal. Lexi loves to be outside and likes to play, but she also has no problem sleeping in her crate when she is put in at night and during the day.

Lexi has proven to be friendly around new people and other dogs. There have been no issues of aggression with people, and she has been fine playing with other dogs. There have been no signs of shyness towards any certain group. She may be a little shy when initially meeting people but that wears off quick. She has been fine with other dogs, she is always calm when passing by other dogs on the street.

Lexi is currently in the process of being house trained and has really improved since she first came into the home. She will still need to learn but she is on the path of being fully house trained. She hasn’t chewed on anything other than her toys. She barks a bit when in the kennel, but usually quiets down within a few minutes and settles in. If there is someone in the house she won’t make a sound, if you leave she will bark for a bit before quieting down.

Lexi knows sit and come, and is currently learning how to lie down and stay. She will snag unattended food if you’re not careful, and has a habit of counter surfing, but if you stay on top of it and let her know not to do it, she will listen. She is crate trained, she stays in the crate at night time usually, and has been left in the crate while I’m at work with no issues. She has become comfortable in the crate so long as there are ample toys for her to chew on. She is nearly leash trained. She is still really excited to go for walks and will pull a bit on the leash at first, but usually calms down after walking for a while. She is still young and curious so needs a bit of guidance now and again. She has no issues with bolting to the door, she has had minimal time in yards, but didn’t try to escape when she was. She rides in cars almost every day and has been fine. Once she settles down she usually sleeps in the back seat, and never barks in the car.

When I first started fostering Lexi she was a little worse for wear as a result of under feeding and fleas. It has been incredible to watch her overcome these issues and become the wonderful dog she is. She incredibly loving and enjoys being around people. As she continues to grow and learn I have no doubt that she will become an excellent companion for whoever gets the opportunity to adopt her.

I think Lexi would do great in almost any kind of home. She is small enough and friendly that she would a be a great fit for a family, and calm enough that she would be good for an older couple. She really enjoys being outside so a backyard would be a plus, but so long as she is able to go for longer walks it’s not absolutely necessary. I think she would be a good fit for previous dogs owners who have experience with some of the basics in dog training, but any patient and caring first time dog owners would also be a great fit.

If you would like to make this sweet girl part of your family, please submit an application for consideration.

Facts about Lexi

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 014-1047

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Lexi, a Hamilton Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Hamilton, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Hamilton.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Hamilton already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Hamilton breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Hamilton paves the way for another one to be saved.