CollingwoodToday, in partnership with the Georgian Triangle Humane Society, brings you a regular feature highlighting a special pet that is in need of adoption.
Oh hi there humans, I'm Dixie. I'm a big lady with a big amount of love to give! And I do mean big hehe right now, I'm just over 80lbs but that's actually smaller than I was. Upon arrival, I was over 90lbs! So, I've been on a bit of a uhm...weight loss journey... since being here at GTHS.
I'm a very lovely age too, at four years old and am just SO ready to find a family of my very own.
For such a big girl, I sure was a scaredy cat...I mean dog....when I first arrived. I am a little bit nervous of new places and new people at first, but once I settled in here and got to know everyone, my super sweet love bug personality started to shine through!
I really am a big lovely and LOVING girl. As much as I love humans, I think due to my initial nervousness, a home with no kids under eight years old would be best for me please.
I sure hope I can also find a home with some active humans. The GTHS people say I still need to lose a few more lbs, so getting out for lots and lots of walks together will be important.
I'm doing my best to be a good girl with my leash manners too but sometimes I forget my manners and go pulling you off in a different direction to check out an interesting smell hehe oops...So, I hope you won't mind continuing to work with me on my loose leash skills.
Not only have I made lots of human friends here at GTHS but I've made lots of doggie friends too! I've done great on our pack walks and during off leash play time in the dog yard. So, I hope I'll make some new doggie friends in my new neighbourhood!
Now, even though I've come leaps and bounds, it will still be very important to find some wonderful owners who are understanding of my need to take it slow when introducing me to new places and new things and new people. Slow with lots of positivity is going to be the best way to set me up for success.
Oh and I guess you're wondering about this "Special Paws" thing...Well, after my visit with the doggie doctor, I had some tests done and the humans found out that I have something called Lyme disease.
I know, I know, it sounds scary but really it's not! Even though I have it, I am showing no signs of it right now and in a lot of cases, doggies like me will never show any signs, so often times people don't even know we have it.
Anyways, don't worry, if you think I sound like a great fit for you and your lifestyle, the GTHS Adoption Team will be happy to give you lots more information about Lyme and what that means.
And as part of the Special Paws Program, the GTHS humans have also lowered my adoption fee to $100 to ensure I find my perfect home who will always make sure I'm in tiptop shape.
My adoption fee of $100 includes my spay, up to date vaccinations, de-wormer and a microchip. I am soo excited to meet my special someone soon!
xoxo Dixie dog
*If you are interested in adopting me, please visit our main adoptions page (https://www.gths.ca/animals-
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