2 year old • Female • 35 lbs
Xena the Warrior Princess is orange and white with beautiful golden eyes. She is tall and slightly spindly and has bunny legs!
Xena the Warrior Princess has such a warm, inquisitive face and a great smile. She loves to play, even playing fetch by herself—she will throw her toys in the air and jump along after them! And she will roll around like Roly-Poly. She is a goofy dog and we find her to be pretty hilarious. Xena is also very curious, and so sweet and affectionate, and loves to be held like a little baby.
She needs a secure fenced-in yard and a home where she can get plenty of exercise. Xena loves people and is good with everyone she has met (no kids yet) as well as with other dogs. So we are looking for a family who has another doggy to be her friend.
We have been working on her manners, and she can now respond to her name, sit on command, and walk on a leash without pulling. She is a fast learner and quickly learned to sit at the baby gate and wait for us to walk through and give her a treat instead of jumping on us or the gate. In her downtime, Xena loves to chew on hard bones and chew toys. She is house-trained as long as we keep to a schedule (taking her out about every 5 hours). She is also crate-trained and does well in her crate when we leave the apartment (confirmed by our neighbors who have heard no barking or howling!).
She is still young and at times has puppy energy. So she will need initial guidance to ensure she is well mannered. Xena truly just wants love and comfort, and needs a guiding hand to learn how to properly give and receive that. Now that she has become more comfortable and is learning indoor manners, she has begun to flourish.
If you’re looking for a lifelong adventure buddy, Xena is your girl!
Xena the Warrior Princess is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, spayed, and heartworm negative.
Xena the Warrior Princess came to us from a rural shelter.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.