LEXI THE SHOT DOG --- STORY & UPDATE
This past April, we received a call from Hollywood Animal Hospital about a dog who had been shot and left for dead during a drug bust.
Someone brought her to the ER hoping a group would step up to cover her vet bill and future care.
Dr. Angela Suarez, the ER Doctor on duty committed to her care (and even started a GoFundMe page for her) and Grateful Paws committed to the rest.
The GoFundMe raised about $2,500. Her total vet bill was $3,504.94, plus food, heartworm prevention and flea & tick meds for the past 6 months.
Because of her history as a yard dog, it is clear she was never socialized with other dogs as she should have been.
She has totally recovered from her injuries and has been living the past several months in a foster home with a couple other dogs,
She LOVES people and kids, and won’t stop wagging when she is around humans, but we are saddened to say that she is “reactive” when she meets new dogs on the street or in confined quarters. She is currently living with 2 male dogs who are the same size as she is… but it took her foster dad a bit of time and regiment before he could trust her with his dogs. They play rough but the lads know she is the alpha in that house!
Lexi’s ideal home would be where she can be the only dog – with a fenced yard – and with owners who are physically active, running, jogging, or biking – and have the ability to tire her out! She is young and full of energy. She LOVES being with her humans. BUT she is a very clever female who needs to know her human is the alpha – not her! A basic training class would also be a PLUS and we can recommend an affordable trainer. From birth, until she came into our care, she had NO structure or training.
Lexi is now about a year old, a Lab mix, full grown at about 38 lbs. fully vetted, vaccinated, spayed and microchipped. She is totally housebroken and well behaved when left in the house alone.
We are looking for a forever home for her… For an application to adopt: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
By the way: Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to her care. To make a donation: There there is a secure PayPal link for debit/credit cards on the upper right side of this page, or you can go to our donate page for other options. Yes, it is the "power of rescue", and we are saving them... one at a time. (Thanks).