Dixie Lee is in foster care via Old Dogs, New Digs. For more information about her or to schedule an appointment to meet her please e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This sweet southern gal is Dixie Lee. She has spent most of her 9 years of life in a shelter in Mississippi. She's now made the journey to Maine to find a family to finally call her own. She may need a little time and patience to adjust to home living but she sure is worth it. She would do best in a new home without cats or small animals.
Dixie's foster mom asked her to say a few words about herself:
"I am a dog that is really just learning how to be a dog. Life is scary and I am tentative about most things, but when I have a friend to help me I become less scared. Today that friend was my foster mom. She tried to feed me this strange plastic container. I had no interest and ran back to my bed. To my dismay, she followed me and held out the same strange container in-front of my face for a very long time... OK, I'm exaggerating.. it was for only a few short minutes. Since she hasn't been mean to me during my stay, I decided to placate her and lick the tan stuff in the container. IT WAS MAGICAL! I have never had something so delicious before.. well except for that time when my foster mom put venison in my food bowl.
This place is cool and I am enjoying getting to experience new things, however I still don't like children very much and I prefer the company of females and other dogs to males. I don't bark much and have no interest in the trash, however I do like shoes. What female doesn't?!! I just like to move them, I would never chew them, they are too expensive."
For more information about Dixie Lee please check out the link below...
Below is a short video showing me putting the final touches on this sweet girls pet painting.
I rarely paint a full body portrait, but in this case the reference photo was so compelling that we decided it would be the best way to memorialize her.
"Her name was Star and she was 17 when she died. She was border collie terrier mix but seemed to have more of the terrier traits. I loved her so much. She was great with other dogs, cats and kids.she loved to give you her paw to shake hands. She loved to run and boy could she run. She was like a greyhound when she got going. "
Custom pet portraits by Meredith Reynells.