Xena (In Foster)

Hello! My name is Xena (In Foster)!

Here’s what my friends at Española Humane say about me:

- With her shiny black coat and chocolate brown eyes, Xena is a real show stopper. Evacuated from Ruidoso, she's still settling in and can take a bit to warm up, but once she does, she's a sweetheart with a penchant for cheese and head rubs. Xena would love to find a quieter home that will give her the time and space to decompress and open up. With a soft bed, lots of pets, and some string cheese, she's likely to be your best friend in no time.

Here's What her foster family says: Xena is pure joy! She loves our dogs and gets super goofy when they play with each other. She zoomies with all her heart and her smile is ear to ear. She loves to go on walks and explore everything around her, she walks great with her doggo friends too. Xena loves treats and belly rubs and would make a great addition to any family as she is not trying to be Top Dog, just be a part of the pack. She will happily sit next to her human relaxing under the portal or on the couch watching a good movie. She is a great all-around companion who would enjoy a good hike or just hanging out at the local patio. Xena is a beautiful dog with the heart to match, she is sweet, good temperament, kind, gentle, and loves her humans and dogs, cats are unknown. Xena is house trained. If you are considering adding to your dog family, please apply to meet Xena, she is simply Awesome!

If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application to get a jump start on the process! We don’t offer holds on shelter pets, so c’mon in to meet and greet to decide if you’ve met your match. Applications for pets in foster care, at Ojo Santa Fe, or offsite in other programs will be reviewed by staff before appointments are scheduled.

Age Adult

Gender Female

Looks Like Retriever, Labrador

Weight 48 pounds

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We’ve got plenty of unconditional love, emotional support, and constant cuddles. Click on a face below to learn more about that dog. If the floof captures your heart, fill out an adoption application so we know you’re interested in meeting each other.

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More Questions?

  • How much does it cost to adopt a pet?

    Puppies and kittens range from $10 to $50. Adults over 6 months are usually free. Adoption fees will be higher for certain breeds and in some locations. For example, Ojo Santa Fe puppies are typically $150. 

  • How do my adoption fees help the shelter?

    Adoption fees help with medical care, food, and shelter for all animals, not just the youngest or cutest. Most of that expense is paid by our fundraising efforts.

  • How can I prepare my home for adoption?

    It depends on your floof’s age and whether they’re a dog or cat. Check out our tips for preparing your home for your new pet. We provide you with a “starter kit” of a collar, pet food and treats.

    Also learn about the 3-3-3 rule. It takes a new pet 3 days to calm down, 3 weeks to adapt to your family, and 3 months to bond and build trust. Don’t worry. We’ll have more details and other tips in your adoption package. 

  • How do I become a foster parent?

    It’s simple. Start by filling out a foster application and our team will contact you. Fostering can be as easy as having a litter of young ones in a spare bathroom before they go to an adoption event. Or, maybe you’d like an adult to spend time with your family, just to see how that pet transforms with a little love and attention. We promise it’ll be rewarding.