VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Pit Bull Lexy spent the first eight years of her life in confinement, as a breeding dog, before she was finally rescued in 2014. Prior to her rescue, the dog had spent her entire life giving birth to litter after litter, while constantly being locked up indoors. Lexi had given birth so many times that her stomach was stretched and when she was finally rescued by the SPCA they weren’t sure how long it would take to get her adopted.
Lexy was placed under the care of the British Columbia SPCA where she waited months before anyone even looked her way. Then one day a woman named Jenny Mackay walked in and just knew that she had to give Lexy a second chance. Mackay reveals, “Where others who walked by her cage saw a senior dog, a pit bull type dog and a dog with a distended belly from over breeding, I saw simply a dog who needed love.” Shortly after Mackay adopted Lexy and the two of them have never looked back.
While the first few months in her new home were a struggle for Lexy, she soon began to learn how to be a dog all over again. Having spent her whole life indoors, the dog had to relearn basic skills such as walking on a leash and being outdoors without being frightened of everything. Now two years later, Lexy and Mackay, have become advocates for senior dogs and Pit Bulls. The two share their thoughts and initiatives through Lexy’s Instagram account and hope to shine a positive light on dogs that have a harder time being adopted.