BENCHS Pets of the Week, December 5, 2014
MANKATO, MINN. – Xavier is a very lovable and sweet lab mix who has been at the shelter for months and months. He is our longest resident. He likes to go on walks and play in the play yard. His favorite game is “catch me if you can”. He needs a little training or someone who has a lovingly dominant personality that he can respect and learn manners from. When super happy, he often jumps up gently when he sees someone he likes. But he tries to rectify the situation by turning that into a hug, where he’ll actually wrap his arms around you and lay his head on your stomach.
Xavier weighs 56 lbs and will celebrate his 2nd birthday in March. Unbelievably, Xavier has lived in 3 different shelters in his short life. He has spent some time at a shelter in Red Lake, as well as 2 months at AHS in Buffalo. He was transferred to BENCHS No-Kill shelter on March 2nd and has been here ever since waiting for the perfect family.
Xavier loves his people and likes to lean against you, sit on your lap, touch you or any other way he can be in contact with you. He would do best in a home with a really affectionate person who can celebrate his awesome personality and make him feel loved. Unfortunately, Xavier is not a fan of other dogs, and he needs a home where he is the only pet so his personality can shine.
STAFF NOTES: “Xavier loves people!! He wants nothing more than a day of play and cuddles. When he gets the exercise he so desperately craves, he is one of the most phenomenal dogs I have ever met. He is goofy and playful and lovable! He gives great kisses and I think he would do well if given a job.”
An adoption fee of $270 will help cover the cost of his neuter, up to date vaccinations, flea and tick preventative, dewormer, heartworm test and microchip.
Precious in an older adult cat, about 5/6 years old. Even though she is a bit older, she is very playful. She is always running around the condo and loves when she has someone in there to throw toys around for her. She gets along well with the other cats in her condo and is a volunteer favorite!
Her adoption fee of $100 will help the shelter cover the cost of her up-to-date shots, flea preventative, dewormer and her spay surgery.
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