- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Black
Hi … my name is Alexis and here are some things you need to know about me! After you read through my bio, if you think I might be the perfect pup for you, please go to www.allamericanmuttrescue.org/forms and complete your adoption application online.
"Please don’t overlook me because I have some special needs. Adopt me because I need you."
Alexis is a super senior and recently she has been diagnosed with Cushings Syndrome. There is treatment (www.cushingsindogs.com), but no cure, for Cushings, and it does not change her ability to love and to be loved. If you are willing to commit to providing the medicines that she needs to live comfortably, she is still available for adoption. If you cannot adopt, but would like to help with Alexis's care, please consider making a donation to AAMR in her name.
Alexis has been in rescue far too long ... most of her sweet life ... and we don't understand why! She is a great girl, happy-go-lucky, easy-to-love and one of her buddies is a super grumpy old chihuahua.
Alexis is a beautiful, loving girl who needs someone to love her for the sweetheart she is. She is a good girl ... she just doesn't realize how large and wiggly she is, though those wiggles have slowed down in her golden years. She still has the signature lab happiness and wags her entire body instead of just her tail. She LOVES people and just wants a family of her very own where someone will love her unconditionally and treat her like a member of the family! She really wants to be included in all family activities!
Could you give me a special place to spend my golden years?
Approximate age/birthdate: born 10/11/2008
Weight/size: 50 lbs
Crate trained: Yes but she will destroy a crate if left in it too long at a time
Personality: happy, loves to sunbathe, submissive with people
Energy level: medium (except when she's sunbathing)
Fenced yard required: Definitely preferred ... she really loves to get outside and she needs to be safe and she can be selective when meeting new doggy friends. She must never be off-leash outside a fenced area.
Leash walk: yes - she is strong and will pull if you allow it
Obedience training: knows sit, is treat-motivated and will come when called
Riding in vehicles: rides ok - should be crated or seat-belted while riding for her safety
Up-to-date on routine vaccinations: YES
Microchipped: NO (but a microchip can be provided at adoption)
Social with other dogs: YES - must be slowly and properly introduced and she can be selective about her furry friends
Social with cats: Barks at the cats - has not had an opportunity to get very close to them ... may do them harm
Good with children: Will be fine with older, respectful children.
Adoption donation: senior adoption $75
If you think Alexis might be the perfect pup for you, please go to www.allamericanmuttrescue.org, click on Forms/Application and complete your dog adoption application online.
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits. You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references. Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have 10 or more applications in process. We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a home visit and meet-and-greet to see if Alexis picks you too. If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
Please feel free to email email@example.com if you have additional questions.