As some of you know, we had to say goodbye to Mercedes in May of this year. Xena was so lost without her for many weeks and she is a different dog, so it seems. Xena turned 9 and is a cancer survivor.. She was diagnosed with mandible ostesarcoma in June 2019, 6 rounds of Chemo and had a great report a couple of weeks ago.
A few weeks ago, someone posted a "lost dog" on my Facebook page. A very young rottie who looks very much like Xena. I also had Porsha, some of might remember her.... She passed in 2012 and I did a collection drive in her memory in my neighorhood for the humane society. I did one for Mercedes in honor of what would have been her 13th b'day... She was 12.5 y/o when she passed.
I took the donations to the humane society and a picture of this rottie was on the counter. I asked if they had her and they did!!!! She was on hold for the owners to claim her and no-one ever did. The shelter immediately called us before advertising her. We went to meet her today and took Xena. Xena cried when they brought her out to us, they met thru a fence and than it was introduction time in the play area. First on lease, than off. The dog ironically is named Sadie (shelter name) and we called our Mercedes Sadie for short and since she loooks alot like Xena, it was meant to be????? They got along quite well. Xena had to correct a couple of times when the young one wanted the ball and she walked away.... They say she is sweet, not at all toy, food or dog aggressive.... She did belong to someone!!! She does need training, ... sit command and don't know if she's housebroken.
We made the commitment to adopt her today. I hope that Xena will love her new sister...