No, there hasn’t been an alien invasion at the Humane Society shelter. A family of four Xoloitzcuintli dogs were surrendered to the shelter, in hopes of finding them a permanent home.
You can pronounce them sholos and they are one of the oldest breeds on the planet, an official national treasure of Mexico.
Aztecs were the first in recorded history to breed these dogs for their godlike healing properties. (They might consider healing themselves of their bad looks, for starters).
The skin of a Xolo is said to radiate heat that can reputedly cure aches and pains, asthma, rheumatism, insomnia and toothaches. They do have an abnormally high body temperature of 104 degrees. And still they apparently need sweaters. Xolos were also believed to safeguard the home from intruders and evil spirits.
This family of four, mama, papa, and the two kids, are polite, affectionate and tolerant of other pets. Do your part for Mexican culture, not to mention your own health, and give one or more of these cuddly, heating pad gods and/or goddesses a new home and lap. The family is very close so it’s best to adopt at least two of them together. And if you like to knit, so much the better. Beats knitting sweaters for your ungrateful family. These dogs were raised wearing sweaters to keep their baldy bodies warm.