Meet Xander, The Impossibly Cute Blind Service Pug That Helps Victims Of Child Abuse

I think I’m going to faint.

1. This is Xander. He’s almost two years old and he’s a service dog from Oregon. He’s also blind and unbelievably adorable.

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2. Last January, Xander was admitted to a local animal shelter. He was was adopted a few days later by Rodney Beedy.

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3. “I loved him,” Rodeny said of meeting Xander for the first time. “Just his personality and everything, I was saying ‘I take this dog, he’s going to make a fantastic therapy dog.”

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4. Rodney and his wife adopted Xander and officially had him certified as a service dog. Xander provides comfort to those victims of child and spousal abuse. That’s Xander visiting his momma in the hospital.

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5. Some other important facts about Xander: He wears the absolute heck out of a suit.

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6. Look at this dapper little dude.

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7. “A lot of times he’ll hear a child crying at an event and he’s bolted several times, at least 500 feet over to this child to comfort them,” Rodney said.

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8. Rodney stresses that Xander may be disabled, but he’s just like any dog — if not even more self-reliant. He joked that a lot of other dog owners are peeved at just how well-behaved Xander is.

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9. Right now Xander does all kinds of service projects, including Klamath Chapter Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project and Klamath Lake Cares.

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10. “He’s been in a crowd of kids, 20-30 kids at a time, and it doesn’t affect him at all,” Rodney said. “He just goes right in, with the flow, every day.”

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11. Rodney said that Xander is shockingly capable and follows him around without a leash, just following the sound of footsteps.

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12. Sometimes Xander works with bigger animals. He’s pretty chill about it.

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13. The kids Xander works with love curling and uncurling his pug tail. And a few days ago he got a big smooch from a baby right on the face and he played it off like a total professional.

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14. Xander, I love you so much that it actually physically hurts me.

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