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Volunteer favorite, Rex, is the embodiment of resilience. This awesome dog came to The Barking Lot from Mexico in August, 2016. Rex was found by one of our rescue partners in Mexico as he was foraging by trash cans for food. His condition was deplorable. Rex had deep stab wounds in his two front legs, and half of his body was missing fur and covered in scabs. It almost looked as if someone had set fire to part of Rex’s body. Rex went into foster in Mexico where his foster loved him and cared for him, and helped him recover from the terrible things that happened to him previously. Rex is now fully healed and more handsome than ever. Despite his terrible past, Rex is one of the friendliest, happiest, most affectionate dogs we have ever met. He LOVES other dogs, especially little dogs and puppies, and he shows amazing patience with even the most rambunctious little pups. At two-and-a-half-years old, Rex this German Shepherd/Cattle Dog mix is the perfect age – past his puppy years but still quite playful and happy. Rex weighs about 50 pounds, and that’s as big as he will get. Rex is leash trained, crate trained, and we suspect he is housebroken as well. He also knows the sit command, and will sit patiently while waiting for food, treats, or to have a leash put on him. We have had a chance to take Rex out on several outings, including to a few of our events, and he has proven himself to be a perfect gentleman in public, getting along with every pup and person he meets. Rex would be an awesome family dog, and while he would be a great hiking buddy, he also knows how to chill and relax at home. If you’re looking for a dog that some people may label as “perfect,” then look no further –Rex is your guy!
If you'd like to meet Rex, please visit http://www.thebarkinglot.net/adoption-application. For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URL(s) into your browser: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/germanshepherd.htm and http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/australiancattledog.htm