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DOG OF THE WEEK - LEXI

Lexi is a beautiful 5 year old Lurcher who, sadly, has been in the rescue kennels for more that 445 days. The rescue is based near Taunton, Somerset, but can rehome anywhere in the country, if it's the right match for Lexi and if the adopters are willing to come to the Centre to meet her  She loves cuddles, is spotlessly clean in her kennel, travels well in a car and absolutely loves to play ball! She adores snuggling in her comfortable bed, and absolutely hates the rain!
Sadly Lexi came from a home where she was kept outside, alone, when she wasn't being used for hunting. Because of her previous life, she has a very strong prey drive, and can become reactive when she encounters other animals. Our staff have worked really hard on her behaviour plan - teaching her to focus on them, and she can now walk alongside some other dogs that she knows. When she sees other dogs coming towards her on a walk she can now focus on her handler rather than reacting immediately. She has made great progress, but still has a long way to go, so we are looking for a very special home, where her new family are prepared to carry on with this training.
Lexi has never lived in a home, so everything will be unfamiliar until she has had time to understand what she needs to do. Due to this she will need someone at home initially so that she can learn to be left gradually. She needs to be kept on a lead and muzzled when she is out and about, so a garden with enough space to do some zoomies would be ideal for her.
The ideal home for Lexi would be with people who have experience of reactive dogs, and who are able to adjust their exercise routines to make sure she is not overwhelmed by too much stimuli. Patience and understanding are going to be very important for Lexi. She can not live in a home with any other animals.
So why would you adopt such a complex soul? Lexi is a favourite amongst everyone who meets her. She loves to curl up under her heat lamp at night, and when we arrive in the morning she thumps her tail and greets us with such joy. She refuses to go out in the rain, even though we know she is desperate for a wee, and she skips about like a puppy when off lead in our exercise field, asking us to play ball over and over again. We feel there is the right person out there for her, who will understand that she needs time, consistency and patience to learn to settle into life in a home.
Lexi is at RSCPA West Hatch Animal Rescue Centre in Somerset.  Please note that due to coronavirus restrictions they are now carrying out the adoption process remotely via email,phone calls and video footage. They are now required to deliver dogs to their new homes, so you will need to be within travelling distance for us, and have access to your garden without us having to enter your home.whdomcen@rspca.org.uk

If you may be able to give Lexi a home. please ring 0300 123 0747. Tue-Sat: 11.30-1pm nd 2-4pm; Sun: 11.30-1pm. Closed on Monday or e-mail whdomcen@rspca.org.uk
 

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