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Bobby the Foster Dog Was Hit by a Car

Bobby is a happy hairless boy who came to the rescue very scared, loud, and untrained -- but also with the spark that told us he was willing to learn. He has been making great progress over the past four months in his foster home! He now sits on command and is really getting the hang of housebreaking -- if kept on a regular schedule, he’s nearly perfect in the potty department. He walks well on a lead and is learning to sit down and wait for approval before crossing the street.

Because he wasn't sure where his next meal was coming from, Bobby tends to be a bit food-obsessed and needs to be closely monitored to be sure he doesn't help himself to people food. He's happy to sleep either with his favorite person or in his crate. He loves other dogs, has been indifferent with cats, and has been okay with children, though he prefers to be the center of attention and is probably a bit too rambunctious for kids under 12 years. A bit on the needy side, Bobby is bound and determined to be glued to you whenever you are on the couch or sitting down.

Bobby is an excellent watchdog who is alert for strangers. While he loves to go running at the dog park, he's pretty laid-back in the house and just wants to be close to you. This happy boy be a great companion for someone who spends a lot of time at home, or for a family with older kids. Just give him plenty of attention and affection, and Bobby is ready to be your very best friend!

Bobby, one of our standard foster dogs was hit by a car today. We think he'll be ok, but probably has a broken front leg and we do know that he's very skinned up. The emergency bill is very high. His foster mom is very upset. We need you Xolo Rescue friends! If you can donate, any amount is appreciated!

He's home, very sore but will be ok! He does have a broken front leg and some very ouchy road rash! He was released to his foster mom last night. Unfortunately, emergency vet care (especially on a Sunday) is costly! We desperately need your help! Final total for Bobby's emergency room visit was over $1000. Xolo friends, we desperately need your help. Mondays are tough as that's when we finalize which dogs we can get to who need our help, and we have at least 4 dogs (with a possible 5th) who will be coming in this week to safety.

Since Xolo's are the newest addition to the AKC I guess this is as good of a time as any to introduce the breed to you.

About Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced show-low-eats-queen-tlee), or "Xolo," is an ancient, natural breed from Mexico. It comes in three sizes – toy, miniature and standard, and two varieties – hairless and coated. In the hairless variety, the skin is tough, protective, smooth and close fitting. The coated variety is covered by a short, flat coat. In both varieties, a dark, uniform color is preferred, ranging from black, gray black, slate, to red, liver or bronze, although white spots and markings are permitted. Today, this breed serves as a guard and companion.

A Look Back
One of the world’s oldest and rarest breeds, the Xolo can justly be called the first dog of the Americas. Archaeological evidence indicates that Xolos accompanied man on his first migrations across the Bering Straits. Their name is derived from the name of the Aztec Indian god Xolotl and Itzcuintli, the Aztec word for dog. With a reputation as a healer, the breed and its warm skin is often put to use in remote Mexican and Central American villages to ward off and cure ailments like rheumatism, asthma, toothache and insomnia. Xolos were also believed to safeguard the home from evil spirits and intruders.

Right Breed for You?
Typical Xolo temperament is calm, tranquil, aloof and attentive. They make excellent companion dogs with moderate exercise and grooming needs.

For more information about Xolos

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