Dixie | Pet of the Week


Hi, my name is Dixie. Let me tell you about myself. I am a very happy girl and like every human I meet. I am very smart and know how to sit, shake and down. My foster family leaves me alone in the house when they are gone and I don’t go through the trash or tear up anything, and I’m totally housebroken. My favorite toy is a stuffed hedgehog and I like to play fetch with tennis balls.

My new family should have a fenced in yard because I like to explore and I don‘t want to run away and get lost. I have never met cats, other dogs or children, but I’d be willing to meet them and I’m sure I’ll like them.

I’m not too great walking on a leash yet but I really want to learn to heel and walk nice with my human. Also, can’t forget to tell you, I will need to take an allergy pill daily to control my allergies and itching. I am currently living in a foster home so please fill out an online application if you are interested in meeting me.

I can’t wait to have my forever home. I hope to meet you soon!

Dixie is a five-year-old larger size German shepherd.

Dixie is living in a foster home. Fill out an online adoption application and after approval, you can make an appointment to meet Dixie.


To learn about the process of adding a new pet to your family, click here.

To fill out an adoption application on the Helping Strays website, click here.

For more information about how you can help out at Helping Strays, click here.

Helping Strays shelter is located at 4221 Hanover Road, off the west side of Route 3, between Waterloo and Columbia. Their hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. The shelter is closed Monday and Tuesday. The shelter can be reached at 618-939-7389.

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