Dog Story: Hello American Friends: I am Xavi (short for Xavier) and I am new to your country. I traveled here from Spain just before Thanksgiving. My foster family loves me. I live with my foster mom and her two American Brittany girls. One of them is really bossy but I like her anyway. Her sister is my best friend. We love to play chase and cuddle with one another and the foster mom. I haven’t met any cats up close yet but I’ve barked at some through the fence. I’ve met a lot of people of all sizes and get along great with them. I ride quietly in the car and sleep quietly all night long in my crate. I’ll go right in the crate to get my bedtime cookie. I am a healthy, happy, and house trained boy. I was very quiet at first, maybe I had jet lag. But after a few days, I really began to enjoy running around after the big girls and enjoy playing chase sooooo much. I also like toys, especially the flat kind that crunch. I get a little scared when I am around new and noisy things like doors that open automatically at Tractor Supply but I loved walking all around the store. I was also a good boy at the vet. I love to follow my foster mom around. She likes to cuddle with me too and says I fit perfectly behind her knees when we read books (and nap) on the sofa. She says I am handsome and most likely a French Brittany with maybe a little something extra. I just turned two years old and I only weigh about 20 pounds. I am pretty good on walks but she recommends that I wear a harness. My foster mom says I am the sweetest foster she’s ever had but she has to love me enough to let me go to another family that needs my love. I’ve decided that I really like America and want to be a citizen so I hope someone reading this will be my forever family. Xavi is one of ABR’s rescues from Spain. He was pulled from a kill shelter just one day before he was scheduled to be put down. There is just no space for these dogs in their native country, and no resources to advocate for them except when they know that ABR can partner with them to help.