URGENT: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.

Xander (west)Animal ID: A4430260

About Xander (west)

Pit Bull mix
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Hi, my name is XANDER ID#A4430260. I am a neutered male, gray and white Amrican Pit Bull Terrier. The shelter staff think I am about 3 years old, and I have been at the shelter since June 17, 2020, when a kind stranger found me wandering around with another dog. When he offered me treats, I kindly accepted, and let my companion have some, too. Xander was excited upon intake to the shelter, but is not doing so well in captivity. History of Xander is sparse, but here are a few notes by staff about him: 6/17/2020 INTAKE ASSESSMENT K9 allowed vaccines with light restraint and struggle. K9 was pacing and head shy. K9 walked to kennel and was reactive to the other dogs. 6/18/2020 EVALUATION Barking when handler approached the kennel; pushed to exit but was easy to leash. Pulled hard on the leash; aroused and vocal in the catch pen. Rushed into the yard; immediately began trying to bite/grab the other dogs. Unresponsive to the yard lead; remained dominant and was continually growling, whining and maintaining focus on the other dogs. 6/21/2020 ENRICHMENT Canine was easy to pull from kennel, pulled on leash on the way to the yard. In yard canine explored excitedly. Mostly non affiliative with handler, did come over when handler called, leaned in for petting. Reactive to one canine as it walked by yard, easy. Xander is at immediate risk of euthanasia. Please consider Xander for your next furry family and save him from being put down. 'URGENT' If you have no breed restrictions, please call ASAP = 520-800-4633 PLEASE NOTE: You must have an appointment to go to shelter to meet this dog. With the COVID-19 situation continually changing, we are currently only scheduling appointments about two weeks in advance. Although your preferred date and time slot may not be available right now, we are constantly receiving cancellations and attempting to update the sign-up list as frequently as possible. Please check the sign-up link often as availability changes throughout the day. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please make an appointment by clicking on this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d45afae29a1fb6-mcacc After doing this you will: 1. Get paired with an Adoption Counselor at your appointment time. 2. Meet the pet of your dreams. 3. Complete the adoption paperwork. 4. Go home with your new best friend!


Helping MCACC Shelter Animals
Maricopa County
2500 S 27th ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85009

DDee Patton 520-800-4633 (volunteer)

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  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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