My name is Lexie!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Hamilton, Ontario - Lexie
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Lexie's Info...

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

Lexie's Story...
Lexie is a very friendly pup and loves everyone she meets. She is always playful and never aggressive with anyone. She is a very sweet dog however she does not seem to have been socialized around other dogs and so would probably be best at this point to be an only pet. She is approximately 10 mths - a year old and weighs just 26 lbs. She is very thin and will likely gain a few more pounds once if kept on a good diet and in a home where she is loved.

Here is what else her foster family had to say:

Lexie is such a sweet dog. She absolutely loves people and loves attention. She enjoys being outside and going for long walks. She is very playful and is always gentle while playing. She also likes relaxing and napping with you during the day. She is friendly with everyone she meets, and loves getting attention from new people.

She is not around other animals in my home but when we are out walking she seems to be timid of other dogs she sees. When dogs bark at her she seems to get a little frightened. I have no idea how she would do with cats. Lexie loves playing with her snowman and ball. Her absolute favourite thing to do is go outside to play and to go for long walks.

Lexie doesn't appear to have had any formal training but she is very smart and eager to please making her easy to train. She is completely house trained and has never had an accident in the home. It is pretty clear when she needs to go out as she will roam around to the doors and cry. She is a very quiet dog in the home and rarely barks. Lexie is nearly leash trained. She enjoys to wander around quite a bit but does not pull on the leash.

As she is still very much a puppy she will get into things around the home if not supervised. We have been using a crate for when we are not home and at night for sleeping. Although she doesn't like it, she settles quickly and sleeps through the night with no problem. Lexie's energy is moderate. She gets in high energy moods occasionally after playing but she then calms down and will nap for awhile. Lexie's shedding is low. It may be because her fur is mostly black and she still has puppy fur. We have not noticed any shedding from Lexie.

Lexie has a fear of our basement. She does not like the basement and the stairs to the basement. She also has a love/ hate relationship with passing cars on walks. She enjoys watching them but gets a little freaked out when she believes they are too close. Lexie is afraid when going into the car but once inside the car she does pretty well. She enjoys looking out the window. She enjoys it the best when she is able to sit on someones lap.

Lexie is a sweet pup that is going to need a family that will continue to work on her training and socialization skills. As she trusts and loves all people, it shouldn't take long for her to understand that she no longer has anything to fear. She will bond easily with her family. She would do well at this point as an only pet until she learns that other dogs are not going to hurt her.

Lexie is a loving, sweet, friendly and playful dog. She would do great in an active family. As well, she would do best to have a nice fenced in backyard that she can play in.

If you think Lexie would be a good choice for your family, please submit an application for consideration.

Facts about Lexie

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 013-1021

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Lexie, a Hamilton Border Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie for sale in Hamilton, or seeking a Border Collie 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 Border Collie breeders who help with Border Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Hamilton paves the way for another one to be saved.