"Although he has been through it all in such a short amount of time, that doesn't get him down," Alyssa Ellman of Second Chance Rescue NYC told The Dodo. "He is truly so outgoing and loves to follow you around, wag his tail and take treats from you."
The shelter contacted Ellman and Second Chance in hopes that they could help secure a foster home for the tiny puppy. Before long, XO was pulled from the shelter. As soon as Ellman met him, she fell in love and knew it would not be hard to find him a home.