XandriaRescue Me ID: 15-12-22-00172

About Xandria

Belgian Malinois
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Female

Unfortunately, the potential adopter for Xandria didn't work out so we're reposting her ad..We are looking at the possibility of finding a home for our special needs Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd. ..She's about 2 years old and is current on all vaccinations and has been spayed and micro chip. The special home we want for Xandria (she is deaf and blind) requires someone (or one's) who have had experience with special needs animals. Her motor skills are very slow and delayed so that's why we think she's not 100% deaf and blind. Because of her breed and her personality, we feel she is highly trainable - we think she could be a service dog with the right training, however, we do not know the first thing about training these special needs and is why - the only reason why - we would love to find her someone who is skilled and willing to work with her. We also want a home where her fur-parent(s) are home and will not leave her alone the majority of each day. This was a tough decision, but we currently have 3 other dogs and it's been tough road for us to care for a 4th with special needs...She currently has 2 sisters (a Siberian Husky and an Aussie) and a brother (a Tamaskan). She is used to being around dogs as she also goes to doggy daycare every day while we're at work. When we rescued Xandria, she was mal/undernourished, weak, scared and has blossomed into a normal puppy - a puppy in all aspects of the word. Just because she can't see, doesn't mean she can't find and remember. She is potty trained on the first floor of our home. If she does not know that there is a door to go to in order to do her business she will have an accident - this is the case in our basement.I am not sure she'll ever be potty trained certified, but she doesn't go in her crate and also not on our first floor where she knows the door is to signal us to let her out. She has not been around children but is not aggressive. (I can't stress this enough) who's only sense are smell, taste, and feel .She snaps - which is one way she can find and feel without seeing.So, children who are small or afraid of dogs may not be a good fit - she is not snapping to hurt, she is snapping with her mouth to find. So, if you're considering being Xandria's permanent home, please let me know.We have Photos and You Videos so you could check her out.Thanks!


McHenry County
lake In the Hills, Illinois

Michael Samaniego: 847-450-4588

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  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • High Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Blind
  • Deaf

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