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Xander needs a home - Lebanon, VA

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Breed: Pit mix?

Sex: Male

Age: 8-10 years approx

Size: Large

Color: Blue/Grey and white

Coat: Smooth

Notes: "XANDER", Pit mix, Blue/White, male, 66 lbs, 8-10 years old, Found on Wolford Circle in Castlewood, Va. Stray hold up on 7-24-20.

Available on this date: July 24th, 2020

If you are interested in adopting Xander please call 276-415-9163 to arrange to meet him. Adoption hours are Monday-Tuesday 10am-4pm, Wednesday 10am-3pm, Thursday-Friday: 10am-4pm. See our adoption information here.

ONE BY ONE

One by one, they pass by my cage
Too old, too worn, too broken, they say
Way past his time, he can’t run and play
They shake their heads and go on their way
A little old man, arthritic and sore
It seems that I am wanted no more
I once had a home, I once had a bed
A place that was warm, and where I was fed
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn’t belong
I got in their way, my attitude wrong
Now I sit in this kennel, where day after day
The younger ones are chosen and taken away
When I had come to the end of my rope
You saw my face and again I knew hope
You saw past the grey, the legs wobbly with age
And felt I deserved life beyond this cage
You took me home, gave me food and a bed
You gently stroked my poor tired head
We snuggle and play, you talk to me low
You love me so dearly, and make sure I know
Although I have lived most of my life with another
You outshine them with a love so much stronger
I promise to return all the love I can give
To you my dear friend, as long as I live
I may be with you for a week, or for years
We will share many smiles, and a few tears
When the time comes, that God deems I must leave
I know you will cry and your heart it will grieve
When I arrive at the Bridge all brand new
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you
And I will brag to all who will hear
Of the person who made my last days so dear.

Dogs are claimed, adopted and rescued everyday so please contact us to check that this dog is available.

Stray dogs without identication are kept for 7 days before being put up for adoption. Dogs with identication are kept for 10 days before being put up for adoption. We would like a dog to go to a new home or rescue as soon as possible after its "available" date.

  • To adopt a dog you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must provide a picture ID with a current address at the time of the adoption.
  • The cost of adoption is $85 to be paid at the Russell County Treasurer’s Office. Once the adopter presents proof of spay/neuter to the Treasurer’s Office, $50 will be refunded. However, the spay/neuter MUST be done within 30 days of adoption in order to receive the refund.
  • Rabies vaccination and licensing must be completed within 7 days of adoption.
  • State law requires that adopted dogs be sterilized within 30 days of adoption.
  • Out of state adoptions must be spayed or neutered before leaving Virginia.
  • State law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies.

Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its "available" day.

If you are interested in adopting this dog please phone 276-415-9163 to check this dog is still available.

Opening hours are:
Monday-Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: 10am-3pm
Thursday-Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: Closed
Closed Sunday and Holidays

Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to ensure these details are accurate, the webmaster and Russell County Animal Shelter cannot be held responsible for any problems arising from the information displayed here.


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