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Lexi is in a foster home, and is currently not at the shelter. Please find contact info at the end of her story. Lexi is a two year-old pointer mix. She is everything a working pointer should be smart, driven, independent, and high-energy. She is a beautiful dog with the ability to figure out complex tasks. She needs plenty of vigorous activity. This need for exercise (preferably off lead) coupled with her intelligence means that ongoing and lifelong training and activity is an absolute necessity. Lexi's ideal home would be one that believes dogs are not just part of, but central to, a very active home life. Do you take your dog running with you, then to agility class one night and rally class the next? Do you enjoy a dog who is almost always on, and think it's fun to figure out new ways to test their mental aptitude? Do you appreciate that having very clear criteria and boundaries are critical to managing a dog who can easily take advantage of ambiguity? Then you are the right home for Lexi! She is not a dog for the typical dog-loving home. She needs hours of exercise (both body or mind) every day. In her foster home her typical day looks like this: 1) Get up, go out, play with her canine foster brother. 2) Chase the ball for 30 minutes at a full out run in large backyard. 3) Go for a 30 minute walk with training drills along the way. 4) Crate while humans go to work (or go to work with humans). 5) Get up, work on food puzzles and find it games. 6) Chase ball/go for run/go to class. 7) Work on puzzle games and more training exercises; maybe learn a new trick. 8) Sack out on couch for the night. If Lexi doesn't get mind and body exercise every day, she will make work for herself which never turns out well. An idle Lexi is a bored Lexi, and a bored Lexi is impossible to live with. Her foster family has worked hard to undo the bad habits and behavior that she has picked up previously. Driven, focused dogs can fall into serious behaviors like resource guarding. Her forever family needs to realize that in order to get a calm, sweet dog who loves life and respects boundaries, they must be willing to put in the effort required of a working dog. Lexi is a lot of work and also a lot of fun. She is an incredibly endearing companion. Her foster family adores her antics, and her focus never ceases to amaze them. Yes, she is a lot of dog, but the pay-off is one of the most incredible canines you have ever met. Lexi is a dog for a dog person. She bonds tightly to her people, can live with other dogs and has lived with cats. Because of her drive and focus, we will not adopt Lexi to a home with children HOW TO ADOPT - Please fill out a Dog Adoption Application and email or fax it to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foster Dog Program. Click the highlighted links to download the form and send us your application. Our fax number is 206-386-4285. Alternatively, you may fill out or drop off the application at the Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W (1 mile south of the Ballard Bridge, at the corner of W. Armory Way). The shelter is open six days a week, Tuesday - Sunday, noon - 6 p.m. and closed on Mondays and holidays. Important note: Many of our dogs will receive numerous applications, and the Seattle Animal Shelter asks for your patience during the process of finding the very best match. If you have general questions about this dog, you may call the shelter and speak with the Animal Care Staff at 206-386-7387. They are available six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, noon - 6 p.m. However, if you would like to arrange to meet this dog, you must submit an adoption application. Thank you! Lexi NEW INFO is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered. My Contact InfoSeattle Animal Shelter Seattle, WA 206-386-PETS See more pets from Seattle Animal Shelter Share on Facebook

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Dec 6, 2009 *Pepsii_Girl*
Lexi is sooo cutee![:But,the picturee suree is small......But Lexi is still outstandinglyy cutee![: I send lots of lovee!Love ya Lexi,*Pepsii_Girl && Mileyy.Pleasee come and comment on her![:
Dec 6, 2009 TummyTickler
Lexi, you are beautiful!!! With a mix of Lab/Pointer of course you will be a very busy girl and eager to please. I pray you get a family that understands that and will give you a home full of love & adventure. Take care sweetheart!!!
Dec 6, 2009 ShadyCreekRescue
Best wishes for a new home!
Dec 28, 2009 princy&lady
you are beautiful!!!
Feb 8, 2010 muttlover
What a good girl. She looks like she obeys very well. Her coat is so shiny. I love black labs. My favorite dogs. Go get em Lexi!
Feb 12, 2010 britbrat411
what a cute little face! please check out my dog cupcake a bichion frise and leave a comment thanks so much
Feb 12, 2010 britbrat411
and i hope you get s loving and karing home too!
Apr 23, 2010 sleepy head
how are you and your dog
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