Meet Xena!

Xena is adorable as a little button, she's terrific with other pets (dogs, cats), and she's so friendly, she just doesn't have a mean bone in her body.

But she's had the strangest problem...a medical condition causes her to refuse to drink water. So her water
always needs to be flavored by food. It's very unusual! She also needs extra help with her house training, though she's improved tremendously. You can learn more about Xena's unusual medical history here.

But Xena, for all of her challenges and despite her seemingly happy-go-lucky playfulness, is actually, a very sensitive dog. She tunes into people and seems to be able to sense what they're feeling and whether they need a doggie kiss. She's gentle
as gentle can be. And she's not only friendly and gregarious toward everyone - she also builds relationships. She's a terrific and very young dog, always full of energy. An adorable pick for anyone willing to face the couple of challenges that come along with her.

Oh, but don't forget to get lots of toys for her! She loves chew toys. Click here to learn more about Xena!

We found Xena currently being cared for by Best Friends Animal
Society at DogTown. The past three Friday nights, the National Geographic Channel broadcasted episodes of DogTown. We hope they continue the series, we enjoyed watching it.

If you are not familiar with DogTown, it is
the largest no-kill animal facility in the country, located on 33,000 acres of Southern Utah canyon country. At any given time, the sanctuary hosts hundreds of dogs from all around the country, and the world, along with cats, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, and various other farm animals—between 1,500-2,000 animals at any one time.

Twenty-two pit bulls have entered a witness protection program, of sorts, at Best Friends Dogtown. The best accessory in this special witness-protection program is not sunglasses, but fur.

According to Best Friends...

To ensure that publicity doesn’t compromise the proceedings, a federal court order prevents Best Friends from revealing details about the individual dogs and their conditions until a related case is brought to a close January 25. So, for now, the dogs’ identities remain a closely guarded secret.

But, generally speaking, “Everybody’s adjusting very well and doing fine,” says John Garcia, dog trainer and assistant Dogtown manager. “I’m really impressed with their progress.” Part of that is learning what John calls “life skills.”

Because of their background, the Vick dogs are being housed separately from the rest of the dogs. As Best Friends chief executive officer Paul Berry put it, “They deserve the very best that we can give them.”

And that’s exactly what they’re getting. The dogs are living in individual runs especially designed for them and they’re receiving lots of tender loving care and one-on-one attention to improve their social skills.

When you get a chance, visit the Best Friends Animal Society website, where you can help sponsor a pup in need, learn more about the rehabilitation of unwanted and so called 'unadoptable' pups, and read about no more unwanted pets. We're sure you'll be glad you did.