Rufus and Delilah Dog Walking is featuring Xena (A0960329) who is 7-years old as the Los Angeles dog adoption of the week. When some people hear the name “Xena”, they may think of the fictional warrior princess who, in the once popular TV series, traveled around fighting evil. This very real and sensitive dog is also named Xena and she is, indeed, a princess. What this Xena is fighting for, however, is a new lease on life, because unlike a princess who would likely be pampered and sheltered by a loving family, Xena’s “family” surrendered her to the East Valley Animal Shelter, claiming they were moving. She is sheltered all right, in a cement cage where there is little protection from just about anything.
Xena’s story began approximately 7 years ago, when she was adopted as a puppy. When brought to the shelter, on February 18, her “family” shared with an employee that she is a “‘couch potato’, she is friendly with everyone, and she is scared of loud noise. So imagine Xena’s fear in the very loud and scary shelter. Thankfully, Xena has recently become less hesitant about exiting her cement cage. In fact, she gets very excited when she sees a volunteer approaching with a leash to take her for a walk so she can relieve herself, explore her new surroundings, and get some human interaction.
Xena is a beauty with a soft, blondish coat. She has soulful eyes above a longish nose, and velvety ears. Her back bowed legs do not inhibit her energy level or her exploratory nature. Xena would be a good companion for a person/family who likes to go on walks or hikes and, yes, she would love to be a couch potato (although she would be happy on a floor pillow) and keep company while her family is reading or watching TV.
Xena, the TV series, came to an end, but you can create a spin-off series for Xena (A0960329) the loving and loyal dog, and give her many more seasons to enjoy life.
To meet Xena in person, the East Valley Animal Shelter is located at 14409 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, 91405. The phone number is 888-4LAPET1 or 888-452-7381. Ask for Xena by name or by her shelter number A0960329. The East Valley Animal Shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and they are closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Do you have a place in your heart and home for Xena (A0960329)? Even if you are not looking to adopt or if Xena isn’t the right fit you, please do not keep quiet about her. She is a delightful dog and will make a person or family very lucky to share their life with her. Please help Xena leave the East Valley Animal Shelter for a FuRRRRever home by sharing her story on social media sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.
Will you do your part by spreading the word about Xena to help her find her FuRRRRever home so she can have the life she deserves?