Foxy landed herself in a shelter after her family would not care for her or comply with animal control. She waited at the Animal Shelter for a month, hoping her former owners would fix their fence and bring her home, but they never did. Foxy is an energetic friendly little girl whose enthusiasm for walks and play makes her seem much younger than five. Sweet Foxy is ready for a forever home that will give her lots of walks and belly rubs. Foxy needs a patient owner as she is understandably anxious and will need someone to set calm boundaries for her, her while she settles into home life again.
Foxy loves meeting new people. She has been wonderful with children and responded to a child stepping on her paw by crying and showing her belly. She was clearly housebroken, but after such a long time in a kennel she should stay on a leash or crate inside, until she develops a routine of going outside. Foxy knows basic commands and rides nicely in a car. She is working on not pulling on a leash, but is not too hard to walk because she pays attention her handler. Foxy is pushy, barky, and very forward with other dogs. She is very frightened if a dog approached her while she is crated. Foxy will need to work on socialization with dogs as she greets other dogs by jumping on them. Foxy could live with another dog who does not want to dominate her and enjoys energetic play. Taking her to obedience class outside would be ideal, so she can learn to listen around other dogs, while having some space. Foxy is good in her foster house. She hasn’t chewed anything inappropriate and doesn’t mess with food on the counter or bother the trash. She is learning to stay off the couch and would certainly try to join her new owner in bed for a cuddle, if not instructed otherwise.
Foxy would be a great fit for someone who lives in an urban/suburban setting. She would be fine in an apartment. Foxy needs to be on a leash at all times outside; she has jumped a four-foot fence, for fun, and is clearly willing to dig a tunnel if bored. Foxy is going to be someone’s shadow and very best friend. If Foxy sounds like a good fit for your family, please ask to meet her.