Xander has found a new home.





When I visited little Xander and Carolyn at their West Auckland home, the love between them was undeniable. Before she was confined to a wheelchair, Carolyn rescued him as a pup from death row at a dog pound. That was 8 years ago and he has been her beloved companion ever since.


Because she lives alone, Carolyn is finding it increasingly difficult to care for Xander, to stop him from running off when she needs to treat his skin and she feels sad that he isn’t having the walks he so enjoys. With a heavy heart she has asked me to find him a home where he will be absolutely cherished, walked and played with every day and where the new caregiver will be dedicated to helping him with his skin allergies.

Weighing in at just 10kg, this Fox Terrier X needs a home where he will again have company most of the time. Standing at about knee height, Xander is a lively and interested little fellow who likes to play and endearingly stand on his hind legs to beg for treats. He is predominantly black with a white flash down his chest and over his paws.

As he approaches his senior years, the grey hair is cutely appearing around his muzzle and eyebrows. Xander is neutered, registered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, worm and flea treated. He was once bitten by a dog and has a pin in his back right leg. When I took him for a walk, there was no sign of any discomfort and when I broke into a run, Xander was very happy to playfully increase the pace.

He walks well on a leash and, in my opinion, is just a dear little fellow. Xander has lived with two cats and is very sociable with other dogs.

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In Carolyn's words, Xander is "...very intelligent with a gentle, affectionate nature. He will jump up on to a lap for cuddles and enjoys exercise. He needs someone who is either at home a lot or able to take him to work. Also someone who is physically fit and able to exercise him regularly or has someone who can.

His new caregivers must be happy to let him come inside and sleep indoors at night. He would be good with gentle children or another dog. Basically, he is a sociable dog who would enjoy the company of anyone who loves animals..".

If you have a fenced and gated property which is at least 2 metres high, if you are home most of the time and if you are able walk Xander and make him the centre of your universe, then I very much look forward to your application. Thank you.