Newly Adopted NHS Dog, Lexy, Chases Away Burglar

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, NV - Lexy, an 8-year-old Spitz/Chow mix, saved the day for Don Hutchinson’s family.

Don’s wife, Jaime, and 1-year-old son, Wyatt, were asleep together one night while Don was working the night shift. Jamie woke up to sounds of someone entering the front door and then rummaging through the house. Baby Wyatt started to cry, Jaime called the police, and Lexy barked and barked. Lexy was especially protective of Wyatt, the baby, staying close by through the whole ordeal. Lexy didn’t stop barking until the police arrived and by that time, the burglar had already fled the scene.

The Hutchinson family had adopted Lexy from Nevada Humane Society just three days before the break-in, in part because there had been a prowler in the neighborhood.

Lexy immediately became a part of the family, but now holds an even more special place in their hearts. “Lexy means the world to us,” said Jaime, “and now she sleeps in the baby’s room whenever he takes a nap. Lexy is forever his loyal friend and protector.”

For more information on adopting pets from Nevada Humane Society, call 775-856-2000, email, or visit the shelter at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

KOLOCares is a proud partner with the Nevada Humane Society. If you would like to become a partner with KOLOCares click here.

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