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My name is LEXI!

I'm being cared for by
Once Upon a Tail Rescue
Adoption process

Submit Application


Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Take the Pet Home

Adoption application
Apply to Adopt

Facts about me

Dachshund/Labrador Retriever
Black - with White
5 years old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 27 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Lexie is one of those dogs who loves to be petted by her human and never wants you to stop. In fact, if you do stop, she touches your hand with her paw and tries to pull it back to her. It's like she's saying "Um, excuse me, I didn't say u could stop". Lol She is shy at first and needs a slow introduction to people and dogs, but is very loving once she gets to know you. She will be loyal and protective of the family who chooses her. Lexie loves to run and play fetch and is both leash and potty trained.

To complete an adoption application

Just click the "Adoption Application" link next to my photos above
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If you want to meet a pup in person, Once Upon a Tail Rescue does adoption events at PetSmart in Covington, LA on most Saturdays with many of our adoptable dogs there.

Don't forget to complete your application ahead of time, so you don't miss out on the pup you've connected with. If pre-approved, you have first priority & can usually take home your new best friend the same day!

*Please note that there is no obligation to adopt by completing an application.*

**All dogs are required to have complete vet services, including shots, rabies, spay/neuter and microchip, which are included in the Adoption Fee. Some dogs may still require completion of these services due to current age, size, breed and/or health. All vet services must be done at the vet clinic used by Once Upon a Tail Rescue.

Once Upon a Tail Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Gina Derouen
Mandeville, LA 70448

Their adoption process


Submit Application

via this link:


Approve Application

It usually takes 1-3 business days, depending on volume. You will be notified by email either way.


Meet the Pet

We're foster based, so no facility to visit. You can meet 10-20 adoptable dogs at our Saturday Adoption Events at PetSmart in Covington.


Take the Pet Home

You can take your new pup home the day your adoption is finalized. Just pay adoption fee, receive pup & vet records, take a Happy Tails pic

Additional adoption info

We must have an application for each adopter which must be approved by the rescue before adoption.

Completing an application does not obligate you to adopt.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

We are foster based, so we do not have a facility to visit, but we do have Adoption Events almost every Saturday at the Covington PetSmart, 45 Park Place Dr., Covington, LA (located off of Hwy 190 next to Home Depot). Please visit out Facebook page for dates & times.

More about this rescue

Once Upon a Tail is a foster based rescue located in St Tammany Parish in LA. We rescue dogs from every imaginable situation.... strays fending for themselves, man injured with no one else to help them, owner surrenders when they can no longer care for them, far too many from euthanasia lists before they are put down in kill shelters, and others who have been neglected and abused. We continue to ask you, our community to join us to help save all of these dogs so we can find forever homes where they are loved and treated like a member of the family.

We continue to advocate for animals and stay active in fighting for animal welfare in our parish until one day we reach the goal of making St Tammany Parish the first no kill parish in our state. We will remain unafraid and unwavering in doing what it takes, meeting with parish officials, and educating the community to accomplish this. Our hearts break in a million pieces every time we take in the abused, neglected, injured, and thrown away dog, but then every time one by one they find their forever homes, our hearts are made whole once again. It is only with community support, donations, and the amazing foster network that we can continue to be the voice and save so many!

Every Dog's story deserves a Happy "Once Upon a Tail" Ending!