Xavier – Adopted!

Hi, my name is Xavier, and I am a 1 ½-year-old black/brown Lab.

My prior family moved and could not take me with them, so they took me to a shelter. Lucky for me SCGRR saw me there and busted me out so I could go to an awesome foster home where I am loved and cared for while I wait for my furever home.

I am told that I’m a very sweet and affectionate boy. I do like to follow my foster mom around the house a lot, but I am also happy to go off and nap all on my own. I don’t have a high energy level – my foster mom and dad like to go for runs, and it seems fun for a little while, but I always poop out halfway through. I will need a family that is more medium/low energy and doesn’t want a jogging partner – just a walk or two each day is fine for me! I know how to play fetch, but after 4 or 5 throws I let you go get it!

I know some commands like sit, down, wait and shake. I have very good house manners too – I’m house trained, I don’t get up on furniture or the beds, I have not destroyed anything (even my stuffed toys!), and I walk pretty well on a leash – I did pull a lot at the beach but I don’t think it’s my fault that there are so many distractions there!! I am very good with kids – my foster home has a 5 yr old and she loves to hug me and give me belly rubs. I also have not met a dog I didn’t like! I like to play with other dogs so it would be fun to have a brother or sister who would appreciate my desire to play. I haven’t been tested around many cats so not sure how I’ll react if I were to live with one. But I do know that I’d like to get my paws on a squirrel!

I don’t have any separation anxiety and have been left alone for several hours at a time. I just get bored and sleep when my foster family leaves, but I don’t want to be left alone all day since I’m only 1 year old. I like it the most when everyone is home and we’re just relaxing together. I don’t really like to chew on bones or kongs, but sometimes I like to play with my stuffed toys or go a round of tug a war.

My only flaw seems to be a small distrust for some strangers – most of the time they are men, and it’s usually when they come into our house. I like to growl and bark at them for a bit until I see that they aren’t going to be a threat. My foster mom and I are working on that but my adoptive family will need to help me learn to trust when they let people I don’t know into our home.

I am just a happy go lucky dog that would love a family with kids, another playful dog and lots of people to love.