More about Xavier
Dogwatch is currently looking for a home for our special boy Xavier. A 2-year-old, male, staffy/collie mix. This could be a foster home or an extended and supported adoption process.
Xavier arrived at Dogwatch in July of last year. Over this time, he has grown in confidence and is very friendly and affectionate with people he has built trust with.
He has also learnt basic training cues and enjoys working for his meals via enrichment puzzles and foraging for treats on his walks. Although energetic, he is also happy to settle on his bed with a chew in front of the fire (as we discovered when a staff member took him home for the weekend).
Although he has come a long way, Xavier can still be wary of unfamiliar people, particularly men, and is uncomfortable in close proximity to other dogs. He also has a tendency to chase bicycles. We have put a training plan in place and modified his environmental set-up as best we can to minimise his stress levels. Xavier is gradually learning new skills and healthier ways of coping, but logistically, he cannot fully flourish in the shelter environment.
The best solution for Xavier is to find a suitable, calm home (foster or adoption). A place where he can relax and settle, continue to learn new life skills and become the wonderful dog we know he is.