Animal Profile: Xihua is a 3-year-old, 40lb male mixed breed who was saved from the streets of Mexico at 4 weeks old and lovingly raised with a family here in Seattle. Unfortunately, that family was not a good fit with many small kids in the home, and so he is in foster care waiting for his new people. Xihua is house trained and adorable but can be reactive to dogs on walks, depending on his handler. While he has lived with another dog without issues, he needs time to make dog friends. He hasn't met a stranger he doesn't like and is friendly to all people he meets. He is very food motivated and trainable, and will do wonderfully as the only pet in a quiet household.
Foster Updates: Xihua is affectionate and playful, and has a vigorous play style! He absolutely loves to tug (toys are everything!) and would love humans who will engage with him in this way. He will react on leash only to reactive dogs and can pass by calm dogs without issue. He will need someone who understands it will take time for him to trust you as his handler. He has so much potential! He's a really good boy in the house, a little excited about visitors and passersby but responds well to verbal correction. Naughty behaviors like counter surfing or begging are easily interrupted with a verbal NO. He hasn't had any accidents or destructive behaviors in the house. He would do amazing with a couple or family with older kids in a calm home that wants a companion animal. No cats or small kids. Balanced dogs considered.
Single family residence - no apartments, fenced yard preferred
Other dogs okay but not required
No cats or rabbits
No kids under 8
Adoption fee is $400 which includes spay/neuter, all core vaccinations, microchip, heartworm test and health certificate. Your adoption fee may be tax deductible as Dog Gone Seattle is a federal 501c3 organization.
Apply online: www.doggoneseattle.org/adoption-application
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