Breed: Australian Cattle Dog / Shepherd
Location: Dog pod 3
“From Russia with love”?
I have written animal articles for over 15 years and once in a while there is a standout and this time it is Rex. Hard to meet him without a lump forming in your throat. Handsome Rex has been in the shelter system for quite a while, originally from Russia (Russian microchip) as well as a Kawartha Lakes dog tag, Rex definitely has done a lot of travelling but thankfully he has arrived at UCHS where we have placed “heart hurting” animals many time before and this time it is Rex’s turn.
Rex is an Australian cattle dog/shepherd cross, eight years young, black and tan with merle markings, chubby at 70 lb. Rex has become a favourite with staff and volunteers; you just get drawn in. He has his basic commands, is housebroken, has low energy making him easy to walk. This friendly boy would blossom as an “only child” in an adult home; he would be perfect for a couple who are home all day with a fully fenced garden. Rex enjoys toys and walkies but nothing gives him more joy than being with people. Rex brightens up when someone approaches, exuding that calm, lovely nature, still so trusting and eager to meet you; Rex shows the true trusting spirit of a dog even through so many setbacks.
If you could provide Rex with a permanent retirement home with lots of love, comfy beds, companionship and gentle exercise he (and we) would be delighted. Please call the shelter at 519-833-2287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to meet him and see for yourself what an absolute ‘gem” is just waiting to be discovered.