found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and not good with cats.
Look at that adorable face! Lexi is a 2 year old shepherd/lab mix from the south. She was found with her siblings and mother living under a trailer where the temperature was in the single digits. They would not have lasted much longer in the elements and luckily all were taken into foster care immediately.
This girl is as sweet as they come once she gets to know you! She is scared of new people at first, but has made huge strides in her socialization. Once Lexi gets to know you, she is your best friend forever! Lexi follows her foster mom around the house like a little "shadow" and takes advantage of every opportunity for a belly rub. She loves to cover you with kisses and curl up with you on the couch.
She also knows how to sit nicely and give you her "paw" on command. She is totally NUTS about tennis balls and currently hoards a whole bunch of them at a few of her favorite spots in her foster home. She can entertain herself nicely by grabbing a tennis ball in her mouth and transporting it from one to another of her favorite spots in the house - her foster mama calls this game "Lexi's tennis ball circuit!". She is even happier if you participate in this game with her by throwing her the ball, or pretending to chase her to take the ball away from her.
Lexi can be really mellow when her human is ready for some couch-chilling time, and she can also be very playful and would love a fenced in yard to run to her heart's content. She enjoys going for long walks with her foster mom and canine siblings and even runs alongside her bicycle!
She loves to walk on the beach and splash around in the water (no full swimming, just lots of splashing) and daydream about chasing seagulls. She loves chew toys, but has not really chewed on anything inappropriate at her foster mother's house.
Lexi is crate trained, house trained, car trained, tennis ball trained, up to date on vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative, and is working on her basic obedience skills. She weighs in at 43lbs.
One important piece of information is that Lexi is working on her "hello" skills. Her current mode of introduction includes about 60 seconds of barking and jumping, which can be scary to timid dogs. However, once she is over this introduction period, and after she and the other dog have been allowed to properly sniff each other, Lexi becomes a very loving companion and playing buddy to her canine friends. She has been in foster homes with several other dogs of various breeds and genders (catahoula, lab, pitbull and shepherd mixes) and has gotten along well with them. They play in the backyard, lounge in couches, and share treats and toys amicably. She is a big fan of kissing her canine siblings' ears to death (not literally), and cuddling together when her foster mama is otherwise occupied. However, because her play tactics are quite physical and clumsy, Lexi would do best in a home with no cats, small dogs, or kids. It would be most fun for her to have at least one friendly, well behaved canine sibling to pass the time with and who can teach her by setting a good example of doggie good manners!
Her foster mother and everyone who gets to spend time with this special girl loves Lexi to pieces. You will too!
Adoption Donation: $200
Adoption Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in adopting this wonderful dog?? Please visit our website and complete an online adoption application.
The adoption donation covers all pre-adoption vet costs (vaccinations, spaying/neutering -when age appropriate- heartworm testing/treatment when necessary and includes transportation up to New England $125.00 per dog.
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ALL OF OUR DOGS ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF RHODE ISLAND BOARDED EITHER PRIVATE FOSTER HOMES OR TRAINING FACILITIES. If a dog is listed as ""local, he /she is at one of our foster homes in New England.
PAWS of New England is not shelter but a rescue and thus is not funded by any city or state organization - we rely solely on the donations of our adopters to help defray the costs associated with saving these precious lives.
We are often asked, ""Why would you charge ""so much"" for a rescue pet? Why not just place it in a good home?" ..... The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support all rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $150-400 in discounted vet care, and many people will want to adopt it; an older dog with health issues can easily cost $500-1500 in veterinary expenses, and it may require months of foster care for rehabilitation yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee, and it may be a long time until anyone comes forward to adopt him/her. Fees from the younger, more adoptable dogs help offset the cost of caring for the others.
Most of our dogs have a sad story to tell, and some have suffered through years of neglect or abuse. We hope that you too are willing to give an opportunity for a better life to ALL of our dogs by supporting them through adoption fees. Without these funds, our rescue efforts would not be possible.
ALL KNOWN INFORMATION IS LISTED HERE. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.
PHOTOS AND BIO UPDATED ON 3/13/13