Help Foxy: adopt this cute, turn-key pup!

Help Foxy: adopt this cute, turn-key pup!

[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Free Foxy from foster homes![/title][fusion_text]After finding out I’m allergic, I’m returning Foxy to her foster mom. We’ve been trying her out for a week before we have to decide whether or not to adopt, but I am just so allergic. Otherwise, she is the perfect. Trained. Spunky. Social.

I’d love to help her find a forever home.

If you are interested, email me at hello@sipbitego.com with any questions or you can visit Foxy’s Rocket Dog Rescue page to learn more.[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]She’s turn-key![/title][fusion_text]Foxy is crate trained, potty trained, barely barks, sit’s on queue, has an amazing schedule perfect for professionals, gets spurts of energy especially for walks and socializing, and is super sweet. [/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]What type of dog is Foxy?[/title][fusion_text]She has pointy ears and a curly, fluffy tail. Her Rocket Dog page says she might be part Papillion and I think she looks like Chihuahua and Pomeranian too.

Foxy gets lots of compliments from strangers.

She weighs under 10 pounds, and gets very little when given a bath, but she’s not as tiny or fragile looking as a Chihuahua.

[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]I’m so sad.[/title][fusion_text]I’m writing this post in great sadness, with Foxy to my right of me, resting her chestnut brown furry eyes on our last evening together. My hope is to spread the word about this amazing pup and find her a home so she can graduate from being a foster pup.

I’ve been getting to know Foxy in a week-trial period before finalizing her adoption. Unfortunately, I am allergic. I’ve done everything the internet recommends for living with a pet you’re allergic to including bathing her and getting an air purifier. The allergy started the day after bringing her home. I may have mild seasonal allergies that are okay on their own, but the addition of a pet dander allergy is overloading my system. I could be triggered because we are walking by parks and grass more than I’m used to, or because she is transporting those allergens back to the home. It seems I’m allergic to her dog dander as well, even outside our walks. The skin on my hands after she licks me becomes tight and itchy. My neck and cheeks become itchy after all her sweet dog kisses.

It’s not good for either of us.

Even if I am more allergic to the flowers and trees in bloom at the parks we walk by, it’s not fair to not be able to touch her, play with her and cuddle. That’s the best part! She’s so fun and playful, it’s torture for me. Not allowing her to run around on the grass because she may bring back those allergens to the house isn’t fair to her. It’s very sad but the only time I’m not feeling itchy is when I’m in the shower or in the morning when I wake up. So sad.[/fusion_text][fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” parallax_speed=”0.3″ enable_mobile=”no” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Great schedule + low maintenance [/title][fusion_text]Foxy has an AMAZING schedule – especially for professionals.

She has an established schedule that would be great for anyone who works:

  • 7am (eat + #2 business walk)
  • 7pm  (eat + #2 business walk)
  • 11pm (quick #1 outing)

The foster mom said the schedule can be adapted to fit the adopter’s needs. I’ve been sticking within an hour of these times. She hasn’t had an accident.[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Consider: costs[/title][fusion_text]Adoption costs. Rocket Dog Rescue, where Foxy is from, takes a $240 donation/health coverage cost. This is very low (a dog from a breeder is generally $500-$2000/dog). The cost includes getting the dog fixed and protecting it from rabies.[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][/fullwidth][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Shedding[/title][fusion_text]Full disclosure: Foxy sheds. But she is a small dog and I have heard experimenting with different foods and different seasons help with the shedding.

You can easily teach Foxy where you’d like her to take her doggy naps.

Foxy responded well to us guiding to a part of the couch that had a blanket (when she wants to be near us at night watching TV). She loves looking out the window. We tried pointing her to another chair and she took to that well also. Other times she hangs out in her kennel.

She doesn’t beg.

She might lick her chops if she smells the grill, but she doesn’t cry or beg.

[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]She’s a princess[/title][fusion_text]Her foster mom suggests a home where Foxy can be in the doggy spotlight.

Although she has lived with many dogs, she probably wouldn’t like a forever home with a bunch of pets because she is inclined to guard her food around other dogs. Her first meal in my apartment she would grab a mouth of food, bring it in her kennel to chew, then repeat. By the second or third meal, she was happily eating her meals outside of her kennel. Gobbling them up.

She’s perfect as a solo dog. 

I had thought being a solo dog might be lonely, but she doesn’t mind at all. She was very social at the pet rescue meet and greet with all of the dogs. I have found on occasion when I’m walking her that if another dog gets close she may growl but she doesn’t really bark unless you feed into it and keep bringing her closer. If you stop walking so there is distance between you and the dog, it’s no problem. She has gotten close and sniffed other dogs and been fine. At the most, she’ll release a couple barks at these dogs, it’s probably just something I noticed because she is so good and never really barks around the home. She basically jumps into my arms if I hold them out to her and a dog is coming by, which is fine because she’s only a few pounds.[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]She knows things[/title][fusion_text]Does she speak English? Maybe. I say people things to her: wait, stop, go to bed, sit, come here – and she just responds![/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][fusion_text]Foxy is ready to cheer on your favorite team, or watch your favorite show![/fusion_text][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Let’s get Foxy a forever home![/title][fusion_text]I’d love to help her find a forever home. If you are interested, email me at hello@sipbitego.com with any questions and I’ll connect you, or you can visit Foxy’s Rocket Dog Rescue page to learn more.[/fusion_text][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Update 7/6

Heard from Foxy’s foster mom: only 4 days after I had to give her back, Foxy was adopted at a Rocket Dog Rescue event on Sunday. Congrats to Foxy and her new family, a mom and daughter! Thanks to >100 people who read this post and helped get the word out about her. Don’t forget to check out other wonderful dogs up for adoption![/fusion_text]

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