**Xander is dog friendly. Xander is not cat friendly. Xander is kid friendly. Xander is currently being fostered in HOUSTON, TX. Xander is 2 yrs old. He weighs 70 lbs. He is available for out-of-state adoption as well to the perfect family. His tax-deductible adoption fee is $495 for non-local adopters, which covers his transport to his new family and a health certificate. He is fully vetted, neutered and microchipped. ** Howdy! My name is Xander and I am a happy, smiling boy looking for a forever home! I was saved from death row at the Houston city pound by Joyrides Rescue. When they got me home, they noticed I had a little bit of a limp. Sure enough, I had an old hip injury that was never cared for or treated. Off we went to the orthopedic surgeon who said they could fix me but I needed to get a little healthier first. No worries, I got to hang out at my foster home where I got lots of TLC and good food. I have a huge soft bed and I love my crate! I have lots of little k9 foster siblings (6 to 40 lbs!) and I do great! I love to lay down on the ground and "wrestle" with all the little dogs - I play very gently and always let them "win!" I am friendly with strangers and love everyone I meet - especially if they will pet me. I can never get enough pets. I sit so nicely and quietly next to my foster mom just waiting for a head pat! I walk nicely on a leash too and going for car rides is one of my favorite things. I love toys and am most often carrying one around with me. I will throw it around and chase after it all by myself if no one wants to play. And eventually, it's fun to pull out all the stuffing and get to that squeaker! I am housetrained as well and never have accidents in the house. I am pretty calm - after a few laps around the couch playing, I'm happy to just lay down and watch TV. I hadhip surgery (FHO)on May 12th and will be ready to go to my forever home mid-June 2017. There are no expected long-term effects from having an FHO and I will be active and normal. I may not be up for running a marathon but that has nothing to do w/ my hip - I?m just more of a laid back guy who likes to take nice walks and enjoy the scenery. So if you think we would be a match, visit www.joyrides.org to fill out an application and let's meet!