Dixie is a gorgeous 3 year-old Aussie/Cattle Dog mix who found herself homeless at a rural county dog shelter. From the shelter, she made the trip to Canine Lifeline in March to work on finding herself a great new home. Unfortunately, those plans had to be put on hold as she tested positive for heartworms during her vet exam. Dixie has received the lifesaving treatment that she needed and has been recuperating with crate rest in a foster home for the last couple of months. She did very well with her treatment and is now ready to get that search for her forever home back on track. Dixie is a very friendly dog who has loved all people and other dogs that she’s met since coming to us. Sometimes her enthusiasm gets the best of her so she’s learning that all good things come to dogs who keep all four paws on the ground. She likes to check out things on counters and tables so the off command is something that is becoming part of her vocabulary. Dixie is very eager to please though and now that she can spend less time in the crate, she has been working on her house manners in her foster home. She keeps her crate spotless and has had no accidents in her foster home. Although she’s not a fan of going outside in the rain, she should be able to pick up the house rules quickly in her new home. Dixie loves stuffed toys and squeaky tennis balls and is working on her fetching skills. As a herding dog, Dixie does like to chase anything that moves so likely wouldn’t be a good match for a home with cats. She’ll definitely keep the squirrels and other critters out of her yard! While she was going through heartworm treatment and had to limit her daily exercise, Dixie would go for a walk with her foster mom in a stroller and she loved it! Now that she’s able to have more daily exercise, she has been working on her leash manners and does best with an Easy Walk Harness to minimize pulling. Dixie looks forward to daily walks in her new neighborhood and lots of fun adventures now that her heartworm treatment is behind her. Dixie weighs about 42 pounds and her adoption fee is $250. She’s spayed, on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Dixie. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children less than 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Dixie’s heartworm treatment cost about $750. If you’d like to make a donation to help with her medical expenses so that we may help another dog in need, you may do so on our website at www.caninelifeline.org or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Dixie and Canine Lifeline!