Female, 8 months, 30 lbs
Female, 8 months, 30 lbs
“WOOF! My name is LEXI and I’m hoping someone will adopt me and give me the furever home that I have never had! I want to grow up and feel loved for the rest of my life and with your help I promise I will become the best little doggie you’ve ever had! Will you be my special person”?? WOOF!
LEXI is a smaller 8 month old Border Collie mix who weighs about 30 lbs. Her foster Mom believes she is as big as she will get. Although she is small she has BIG dreams of finding her furever home with her own special person. LEXI has an easy care short coat with the cutest freckled face and big bright eyes. It’s sad to know that little LEXI came into our rescue as a stray puppy! It was apparent that she has never had the socialization so necessary in her early months so the world and strangers can be a little scary to her. It will take her a little time to feel comfortable but with lots of love and “hands on” attention she will come even more out of her shell than she has in her foster home. In spite of her fears, it’s impressive how she quickly learned to trust her foster Mom….one day at a time! We are always amazed at how resilient these rescued dogs can be if given the time they need to adjust to their new life!
LEXI is a very sweet little girl who doesn’t seem to have an aggressive bone in her body. She gets along well with other dogs who are friendly to her. She loves to play with her foster siblings until she tires them out. Then she will relax or entertain herself with toys. LEXI loves to run so she might make a great partner for someone who enjoys jogging. She has discovered that brushing feels really good and she tolerates it very well. Once she learns to be more comfortable with you she is a regular little cuddle bug. Her energy level is typical Border Collie puppy however she does settle down in the house if needed. We would prefer to place LEXI in a home with a buddy who is a little older to show her the ropes but one who will also ACTIVELY play with her….she’s a rough and tumble girl so a dog with similar energy level would be best! LEXI is food/treat motivated which will be beneficial in training her. She rides quietly in the car either in a crate or secured in the backseat. She is learning to jump in and jump out to go for rides. It’s sad to think that no one previously took the time to show this sweet girl all the good things in a dog’s life when they are loved!!
LEXI apparently had never been on a leash before coming to her foster home so she is learning to relax when putting it on. She will need additional leash work to help make her more comfortable with that! However, once it is on she walks very nicely…..and she does love to go for walks and sniff along the way. LEXI is crate trained and will go there if she is feeling stressed. At bedtime, she sleeps quietly in the crate but when morning comes she is then raring to go!! Her potty training is coming along nicely as she is kept on a regular schedule for now. In her foster home she is now comfortable being where everyone else is.
LEXI shows a definite desire to learn about her new world and although it’s easy to fall in love with this adorable little girl we are hoping to place her with someone who has the experience and the skills to help her blossom into her “true self”. Someone who can see past any issues she might have and see her potential to become a wonderful companion! In a matter of a few short weeks she has made wonderful advances, in her foster home. If you think you might be that special person then we would be happy to speak with you.
LEXI is being fostered in Nevada City in Nevada County, CA.
Thank you for considering adoption of your next best friend from NCBCRA. Our Border Collies are waiting to join your family.
NCBCRA is always looking for new foster families to provide a lifesaving chance for a Border collie.
NCBCRA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to rescuing Border Collies in Northern California in order to find them their forever homes.