Lexi


American Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever
Picture of Lexi, a female American Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever

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Home:Abbotsford, BC, Canada  
Age: 7 Years   Sex: Female

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Nicknames:
Lexi

Birthday:
September 13th 2006

Arrival Story:
As is likely true of most others here, I am a dog nut. I can talk endlessly about the virtues of dogs, believe in actively advocating for their health and happiness, and can't imagine my life without their companionship. From time to time, I go online to peruse various dog themed sites. One site I frequent, despite the emotional mess I am left in after every visit, is Petfinder. I'm sure most are familiar with this wonderful site, but for those who aren't it is a database of adoptable animals throughout North America (also has pet info, message boards, pet stories, etc). Anyway, I happened to spend a tearful afternoon on the site this past January. I had no intent, not even a "well, maybe" in mind as I read through the sad stories and took in the heart wrenching stares. I was single and lived on my own (in regard to people) and already had my 15 year old Lab X girl (she is my heart) and my 4 year old, full of character female cat. I had also just gone through a devastating experience with another dog. The nutshell version of this story - was asked to care for a neglected and mistreated young pit bull who had been rescued from a drug house situation. I agreed and fell in love - my 1st experience with a pit bull and one that shattered all the stereotypes I once ignorantly believed to be true. After being a part of my family for six months, the former owners tracked her down and took her from my backyard. Perhaps the ways in which I came to have the dog were questionable, but I have no doubt the motivations of those involved justified the actions. I was heartbroken at my loss and at the thought of this incredible dog returning to a terrible environment. Unfortunately I had no recourse and efforts to save the dog (through proper channels and on my own) were unsuccessful. Anyway, what I am trying to say is that on this afternoon spent on Petfinder, the sight of all of the homeless dogs had an even greater effect on my emotional state than usual. I had no thought to "replace" my lost pooch - I knew this was a bad idea and that no dog is replacable. This is why I find it difficult to provide explanation as to how, later that evening, I found myself sitting on the couch with newly adopted Lexi at my side:) It wasn't planned and I could list the reasons why adoption should not even be considered. This did not matter though when I saw the first pic of the Pit Lab X and read her story. I had the feeling that this girl belonged in my family and the certainty that it was meant to be overpowered any sensibility. Emails were exchanged, phone calls made, and the independent shelter foster volunteer brought Lexi to my home a few hours later. She never left. As with my other pets, I am so thankful to have Lexi in my life. I feel incredibly lucky for the circumstances that brought all 3 animals to me and value all that they offer. As this is Lexi's page, I will focus on her unique personality and characteristics. Lexi is a fun dog and loves to play. She's a smart girl and a good listener so there are so many things we can do outside. Her favorite game is fetch and we are always exploring new places with lots of room to run. She has a great infectious energy and goofy personality that frequently has me in hysterics. She is the biggest dog I have ever had in my life (Pit Bull, Lab, and various other unknown breeds) and unbelievably strong. This was a bit of a worry at first, but she has proved herself to be an excellent people dog with a sweet and gentle temperament. She has been with me for almost 6 months and I am head over heels for my silly, playful, loving, and happy girl!

Bio:
Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Forums Motto:
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The Groups I'm In:
Doggie Play Dates

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Motion Sickness and Dogs

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 26th 2010 More than 3 years!

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Dogster Id:
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