Xena the Warrior Dog and her owner Linda Hickey appeared on the Today Show as a finalist in the AHA's "Hero Dog of the Year" competition. Linda talked about how Xena has become a valuable companion to her son Jonny, who is on the autism spectrum. Watch Xena's appearance on Today below.
Xena was a rescue dog who was a given a 1% chance of survival. She beat the odds and recovered to become a wonderful companion for Jonny, an 8-year-old boy with autism. Xena was honored as the ASPCA's 2013 Dog of the Year. Watch Jonny and Xena's story below.