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Say hi to Lexi!
This very cute little girl is longer than she is tall and that stout little frame is easy to fall in love with.
Lexi has been in and out of this "system" for a while now and is looking for the kind of home that feels deeply committed to the idea of adoption and is willing to give her the time she needs to settle in after having been bounced around so much recently.
She is a playful and affectionate little dog and weighs about 35 pounds. Lexi gets along with other dogs and would probably enjoy a canine friend in her new home. She is young still and will continue to get better in her active play style with an owner willing to supervise and offer correction and guidance when she gets carried away. Lexi has evaluated as safe with cats but again, we recommend any new family be prepared to set some rules with her.
Lexi is currently enrolled in the DOG Project program where she is paired with a prison inmate handler to learn basic obedience, handling, and agility skills. She is set to graduate near the end of October and will have been well-started in all of these areas. DOG Project adopters have a head start in training with these program graduates and Lexi is no exception. Likely due to the fact she has been bounced around quite a bit already, Lexi shows some abnormal attachment behavior and will occasionally become jealous of other animals around her person. We know that given enough time to feel like she's in a forever place, and with an owner willing to set limits for this behavior, she'll get past this phase and become a more comfortable and confident dog in a forever home.
Because of this jealous behavior, and some discomfort with handling her feet, we do not recommend Lexi for a home with children under 10. Visiting kiddos would likely be fine but she is going to need humans in her life who can read her signals and body language. So at this time we think a child-free home is the best option for her.
If you think Lexi sounds like she could thrive in your home and are excited for the chance to adopt from and continue mastering skills obtained in the DOG Project, please inquire about Lexi today!
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