• Adopted: 11-10-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2 yrs
  • Size: 40 lbs
  • Color: Orange
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: Loving, affectionate and calm


Meet Rex, a two-year-old, 40-pound male, who is nearly all-white with just the perfect number of spots on his sweet face. Rex was surrendered to a shelter by his owner, along with his siblings, so when he came to our home he probably hadn't spent much time inside. After just two weeks with us, this adorable boy figured out all the good things about inside life and has adjusted beautifully ever since. 
Rex is loving and affectionate.  He loves being with his people so much that he does not like to be separated in a crate and will bark.  He's been around kids ages 3-12 and has been wonderful, gentle and cautious. No jumping, licking or pawing for this calm boy.  Rex is shy around new people and will even put himself to bed when he doesn't want to socialize. When he first came to us, he slept on a blanket in our bedroom, but now that he's more confident in our house, he's been sleeping in a bed we keep in our sunroom. We have a doggie door so he likes to head outside early and check out the squirrels and birds. He does like to go on the hunt for the small lizards we have down here, but he's quiet in his adventures and comes in when it's time for breakfast.
Rex gets along well with other dogs and loves to play with Chloe, our 2-yr-old collie mix. We also have an older lab mix and they get along fine. Rex and Chloe have a great time running, chasing, nipping and playing tug-of-war with their toys.  He hasn't been around cats, but with his sweet nature, I can't imagine it being an issue. He has good house manners--no counter surfing, excessive chewing or infatuations with the contents of trash cans. We leave him out to roam free with our dogs when we're not home for a few hours during the day and he does great. 
He may look small when you see him, but Rex has a hearty appetite and is usually the first to eat in the morning. He loves treats and toys. He's done well on the leash, only a little bit of pulling, and will only improve more training and treats as a reward.
Rex has really grown on us and we think he is the perfect example of an all-around Good Family Dog. If you have a little bit of time to invest in his training, Rex will not disappoint you as your loyal companion.


Pam Miller hopes that Rex will soon by checking out the birds, squirrels and other critters in his forever home.

Deby Meeks is sure that Rex will find a perfect forever family where he can shine as an all-around good family dog and loyal companion!