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Xante the PG dog

All puppies start out cute, but Xante was special.

Xante (pronounced ZAN-tee) has passed away.

He starred on the PG Puppy Cam.

He has over 1,500 friends on Facebook.

And Pittsburgh City Council proclaimed Feb. 8, 2011, as Xante Day in Pittsburgh.

He came to work almost every day with Joan Ardisson, assistant to the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, John Robinson Block. Ms. Ardisson raised him and loved him.

Xante died of cancer. He was 7-years-old.

In Focus Video

Post-Gazette staff bids farewell to Xante

More links:
Golden retriever gets ready to help blind people (2/27/2010)
City honors Seeing Eye puppy featured on PG’s website (2/8/2011)
Follow Xante on Facebook (5/15/2010)
Xante’s surprise birthday party (12/3/2010)
Xante to report for duty (6/21/2011) (7/2/2011)
Xante’s return sets tails a-wagging (3/3/2012)

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