Lexy the Elderbull

Lexy the Elderbull is a senior rescued pitbull living life to the fullest in Vancouver, BC. 
We are dedicated to advocating for rescue animals, specifically senior dogs and pitbulls. 
We aim to provide information on animal welfare issues, resources for adoption, senior dogs and pitbulls, and fundraising tips supporting our advocacy values and mission.     
Photo by Chris Lee Photography
Our Mission and Values
The caues the we support and our our advocacy outreach are driven by our our mission and values.  This page is dedicated to telling you a little about who we are and what we stand for.
It Was Love at First Sight

Lexy and I met when we needed each other most. I had just lost my senior dog Pete to an auto immune disease, IMHA, and my heart was broken. Lexy was a throw-away from a shady backyard breeder in care for months at the BC SPCA Vancouver branch. She desperately waited for her forever home and to finally know what it was like to be loved. Lexy's spirits were low as she was continually overlooked due to the physical signs of overbreeding and the fact that she was a senior and a pitbull. Only one application for adoption was ever submitted for Lexy... and I am eternally  happy that that one application was from me.

Where others saw perceived 'flaws' I only saw perfection. Lexy was pure love and I made it my 
mission to give her the life she so urgently deserved.

It's been two years since Lexy agreed to join my family and I feel blessed every day that she shares
her life with me. Lexy has taught me so much about forgiveness and humility. At 10 years young she has let go of her past and now only enjoys a present and a future of unconditional love. And for me...
to have earned the love of a senior dog, to have earned the privilege to always be by Lexy's side is  the most amazing gift.
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Seniors, Pitbulls, and Rescues... oh my!
There are three key cornerstones to our mission:
  • Supporting Senior Dogs
  • Positive Pitbull awareness
  • Fundraising for Rescues and Shelters
Why I Love Senior Dogs
As a conscious decision I have only ever rescued senior dogs. All animals in care with rescues and shelters need homes but seniors are so often overlooked through no fault of their own, but a negative perception of 'age'. When I look into a grey muzzle I see beauty and a life not yet fully lived. I see humility and wisdom. I see an opportunity to be the kind of person I want to be: empathetic, caring, without judgement, and selfless.

Dogs always leave us too soon, regardless of when you meet, but love doesn't count its value in days or years. True love is molecular, it impacts us on the deepest, most physical and personal of levels. It becomes part of us and cannot be quantified or measured; it just is.

Dogs imprint on our very being and for that I am eternally grateful to open my heart and provide solace to senior dogs in their golden years. Our lives together are not 'less than' and my heart is no less full regardless of the time we have together. And when we say “till I see you again” I mourn the loss but also celebrate the bond we will always share.

Pitbull Love
Pitbulls are one of the most misunderstood, villainized, and mistreated dogs out there. All too often sensationalized by media stories riddled with misinformation. Its human nature to fear what we don't understand and sadly due to contradicting messaging the general public does not understand the heart or mind of pitbull type dogs. It is that fear that then creates hate. 
Then there are the deplorable people out there who intentionally use these dogs to perpetuate fear. They leverage the myths to support their criminal acts, the most disgusting of all is the 'sport' of dogfighting.

In the USA it is estimated that there are over 1.2 million dogs euthanized in the shelter/rescue system each year. Of this number 40% are estimated to be pitbull type dogs. Our mission is to be positive role models and to educate: to partner with rescues and shelters in community advocacy and legislative change. No animal should ever suffer; a pitbull is a living, breathing animal who feels like any other animal does and must be afforded the same protection.

Rescues and Shelters
These organizations are the link to everything we care so strongly about.  We are active fundraisers and supporters for many rescues and shelters. Through our efforts we aim to create opportunities wherein they can provide community education, sponsor legislative change, and of the highest importance provide medical care, spay and neuter programs, food and shelter for the animals while they wait for a forever home.

Rescues and shelters are pivotal in affecting real change for animals everywhere and indeed for humanity. Without their great works and dedication we would see more animals suffering on the streets, greater overpopulation, more animal abuse, a lack of education and understanding about animal welfare, and a decline in our moral fiber if we were to allow this type of environment to develop. 

Please join us in supporting senior dogs, promoting positive pitbull awareness, and sponsoring rescues and shelters in any way you can. 

Together we can make a change for good.