Now, I'm sure everyone remembers Goldie, the stubby-tailed Golden with a tragic backstory. She's been a recurring "guest" on my blog (I've talked about Goldie here, here, and here). Recently, thanks to the Executive Director of the HSNI, Goldie was featured on Susie's Senior Dogs! If you're not familiar, Susie's Senior Dogs is an organization that works their tails off to promote the adoption of senior dogs. They have had amazing success in the past of helping find elderly animals in need their forever homes. Goldie's story brought in a lot of comments, shares, and likes...but no forever home. :( Many people's responses tend to be..."I wish I could take her, but..." Though Goldie's special person hasn't shown himself yet, I am crossing my fingers that Susie's Senior Dogs can still help this sweet, playful girl!
The adoptable dog I am sharing with you today should also be familiar if you've been following the blog. His name is Xander, a pittie puppy who came into the shelter at a heartbreaking 11 pounds.
Xander at his thinnest (photos courtesy of HSNI)
Discovered to have a problem with his esophagus that caused him to regurgitate everything he ate, Xander required an expensive and serious surgery. 7 months later, he is fully recovered and almost up to normal weight! As you can imagine, Xander's tale got a lot of attention - but, for whatever reason, he is still without a home!
Almost a year old, Xander is one of the most well-behaved dogs I've ever come across! His manners are impeccable, and his charming personality has made him a staff favorite at the shelter. He is only a puppy still, yet Xander knows how to sit, stay, wait, and shake! Xander, while still small for his age, is also growing like a weed - every time I see him, it amazes me how much he's grown...which, to be honest, breaks my heart. No dog should have to grow up inside a kennel.
Xander today! (photo courtesy of Southern Belle Photography)
I can't even imagine what kind of horrors may have gone on in Xander's life before he was found wandering in an alley. But through it all, he remained the same charming, loving, sweet guy we know today. And seriously? How can anyone resist those gorgeous gray eyes, his cute little tongue (which is out just a tiny bit whenever he is offered a treat!), and those silly ears?! If you'd like to give Xander a forever home, or maybe you know someone who could, please contact the HSNI. Honestly, I envy whoever is lucky enough to adopt this guy - he is one of the sweetest and smartest dogs ever!
Thank you so much for reading and sharing <3