This little, spunky girl is Xena and she is ready to find her new forever family. Xena has been in her foster home for over a year now and as much as they love her, she deserves a wonderful new forever family of her own.
Xena is an active girl that loves to go for walks, play with other dogs, and splash in the pool. She loves other dogs, is good with the kids in her foster home and is fine with cats.
Xena is a Cane Corso/Austrailian Cattle DogCattle mix. She is a smaller size (about 45 lbs)
Xena has some quirks, but who doesn't? She had some Stranger Danger at first but is getting much better at meeting new people. Xena is very lucky to have a dog trainer as her foster mom! She has been learning so many things during her stay.
Xena is a very smart girl that loves to learn and would love someone to keep taking her to training to help her continue to build her confidence around new people and experiences.
She is fully crate trained, house trained and has great house manners.
Xena is just waiting for that special person to come along and find her. She will be the Best of Friends for her new owner.

**Xena came to us at just a few days old with a cleft palate. She was unable to nurse and was quite small and fragile. We tube fed her until she was old enough to start taking soaked kibble

Xena will always have some food restrictions and may require a little extra veterinary care over her lifetime, but she is otherwise expected to live a normal life. We spoke at length with our vet and spent some time determining if we should repair her cleft. In the end we decided that she is doing well with it and the dangers of the surgery were too great for her needs. Xena eats kibble out of a bowl and drinks out of a regular water dish. She does sneeze some of the water out and occasionally gets food stuck in her cleft, but she usually clears it herself. Xena can’t have any soft or wet foods. She must be kept on dry kibble. No canned or mushy foods, and no liquids other than water. She can have kibble, jerky-style treats, cooked meat, chews, etc.; just nothing with a goopy or liquid consistency that could cause her to aspirate. Plain water is fine. Her new family will need to watch and make sure Xena does not get anything stuck in her cleft that she cannot clear and keep an eye open for any infection.  But so far she has had no issues and we really don't expect there to be any in the future.