Lexi, a gorgeous Cane Corso mix who landed on our doorsteps unexpectedly when a vet tech at a Memphis emergency hospital texted our co-founder and asked if we would please take this dog whose owner wanted to euthanize. Sadly the owner had put a bandage on Lexi’s lower leg/paw and left it there - it was too tight and it was on too long. When she presented to the clinic, her paw had basically sloughed off and she was left with exposed bone - the pain this dog must have been experiencing is beyond comprehension. Instead of fixing the leg, the owner opted to euthanize - that wasn’t going to happen.
Lexi had to have that leg amputated as there was absolutely no way to fix the injury. Since amputation she has done great - she’s already used to being a tripod; she never skipped a beat.
In addition to her leg, Lexi had her ears cut by her previous owner - they did not do a very good job but there’s nothing we can do to fix them - and they are kind of cute.
Her awesome foster mom (the vet tech) has been caring for her since she first met her and reports -
~ Lexi is an absolute doll. she loves playing tug of war with the other dogs
~ She loves treats!! (all kinds)
~ Favorite things - dinner, belly rubs, bed cuddling (not necessarily in that order)
~ Lexi is super curious about everything.
Lexi’s exposure to humans was obviously not extensive prior to rescue - she’s fairly introverted until she gets to know you and then you’re her bestie. Absolutely zero signs of fear aggression.
Lexi has some real food aggression (resource guarding) when she first got into her foster home but she is getting better. Foster mom is working with her - she’s feeding her by hand - it seems this is working well. She will need continued work with her resource guarding of her food with other dogs.
She does well in her crate but insists on a blanket and pillow!!
Breed: Cane Corso Mix
Weight: 45 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Unknown - foster does not have children
Good with Dogs: She is fine with other dogs - bigger dogs would be better
Good with Cats: Unknown
Adoption Fee: $500.00 (includes transport fee when applicable)
Location of dog currently: Memphis TN
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.