BRIDGE 10-2020 – Foxy: Gone to soon. Our hearts ache to say good-bye to such a special dog who rescued all of us. See you at the bridge sweet girl.

Foxy wants us to give you a message:
“Never walk alone, it’s not where you walk,
it’s who you walk with.”

ADOPTED ON 01-16-16 – This amazing little girl and her story will not only break your heart but it will stir your perception that there is a greater bond of love and devotion. The family that is lucky enough to welcome Foxy into their home will have a true understanding of the meaning of love, all because of this one little pup. Foxy is a 3 month old, absolutely gorgeous Golden Retriever / German shepherd mix with the most angelic face you have ever seen. She is becoming a very sweet, playful, and eager to please little puppy. The amazing part of her story is that she is an example of how a dog, given a horrifying start in life, can learn to trust another human again and bounce back with courage and spunk despite the fear and loneliness that overwhelmed her.

Abused in her very short life, then abandoned on the side of the road with her brother, Foxy watched as he was hit by a car and killed. Witnesses say they witnessed her as she attempted to drag her brother out of the street and to the side to keep him safe from other cars. Terrified and alone, she stayed with her brother watching over his body until a phone call was made and some kind hearted rescuers came to get her. It took hours but the rescue angels did not give up on her, they were finally able to get her in the car. Understandably, she was afraid of humans as all she ever knew was cruelty.FOXY_04

Foxy’s journey continued at a loving southern foster home which has a full house of 20 rescue dogs. Her foster mom understood her pain because she has seen it so many times and knew how to begin the process of her recovery. In just a few weeks, Foxy’s relentless spirit is pushing her forward—she is becoming a happy “normal” girl. She is learning to walk on a leash, ride in a car, and most importantly, approach and trust humans. She spends her days playing cheerfully with her foster brothers and sisters. Her shyness is quickly disappearing and she is learning new things every day. Foster mom says she is one of the smartest dogs she has ever met. She mastered the use of the doggie door in one minute flat and uses it to go outside and she has never had an accident in the house.

Foxy’s story is an incredible one, but sadly, not uncommon. So many beautiful dogs are discarded by heartless people that don’t understand that a dog is a champion companion and protector. Fortunately, there are so many good hearted people willing to help. She is a special girl; has a big heart, an even bigger spirit and will make a family very happy when we find her a forever home.

Could it be that the dog you adopt saves you from a fire, loneliness, or fills your home with laughter, companionship? Whatever the reason, know that if you are the fantastic family that gets Foxy, she has already demonstrated how bottomless her devotion and loyalty are to those that she loves–she so deserves the right home and she will undoubtedly return that with years of dedication.

Foxy would love a family that would love to play, hug and run with her. She has an amazing dog inside of her and just needs the right family and K9 companion. Our girl would be best suited to a family that will affectionately cherish her and NEVER leave her—she has demonstrated that if you are down or in trouble you know she will not leave you. If you are looking for a new family member that is totally loving, dedicated and that will fit in anywhere—she is your girl.

Foxy is a beautiful and special little girl, most important, in addition to her forever human family, it is essential for her to have a home where she could have another dog or two as a buddy and be able to run in a large back yard. Just as humans need companions and others in our life, so does Foxy. She enjoys other dogs and her rescue response to her brother when he was killed was to take him out of harm’s way. This tells us that what is best for her is to have another playful K9 soul mate and finally have a life companion that doesn’t go away.

Do you want to be rescued by Foxy and do you have what it takes to be her owner and want to be the happy ending that we promised her?  Foxy is a wonderful dog, very sweet and gentle, we are committed to finding her a loving home where she can live the rest of her life feeling happy and safe. If you have lots of love and time to dedicate to her, she will repay you with a lifetime of devotion!

Foxy is such a lady see her videos below; she sits perfectly and looks right at the camera.

Foxy wants us to give you a message:
“Never walk alone, it’s not where you walk,
it’s who you walk with.”

 


ABOUT THE BREED


Golden Retrievers
Golden Retriever is a family dog, it’s no surprise that the Golden Retriever is one of the top ten most popular dogs in the U.S. It’s all good with the Golden: he’s highly intelligent, sociable, beautiful, and loyal. The Golden is slow to mature and retains the silly, playful personality of a puppy until three to four years of age, which can be both delightful. Many keep their puppyish traits into old age.

CHILDREN
Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make a kid-friendly dog. You may be surprised by who’s on that list: Fierce-looking Boxers are considered good with children, as are American Staffordshire Terriers (aka pit bulls). Small, delicate, and potentially snappy dogs such as Chihuahuas aren’t so family-friendly.

All dogs are individuals. Our ratings are generalizations, and they’re not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave. Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality. No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances. Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.

TEMPERAMENT
Golden Retrievers are family dogs; they need to live indoors with their human “pack,” and shouldn’t spend hours alone in the backyard. A sweet, calm nature is the hallmark of the breed. The Golden was bred to work with people, and is eager to please his owner. Though hard-wired with a good disposition, like all dogs the Golden must be well-raised and well-trained to make the most of his heritage.

Like every dog, the Golden needs exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences. Very loyal and sociable, the Golden Retriever loves interacting with humans and having fun. They make great pets for families with children.

PERSONALITY
Golden Retrievers enjoy playing games, including fetch and playing with toys. They love to interact with humans in this way and can be great fun to be around. The breed is also highly intelligent, quick to learn and loves plenty of exercise and attention.

PET COMPATIBILITY
They are great with other animals too, even with those which are smaller than them, unlike other hunting breeds. They are calm and well-mannered and can also make good watchdogs.


ABOUT THE BREED


German Shepherds
The German Shepherd Dog is one of America’s most popular dog breeds — for good reason. He’s an intelligent and capable working dog. His devotion and courage are unmatched. And he’s amazingly versatile, excelling at most anything he’s trained to do: guide and assistance work for the handicapped, police and military service, search and rescue, drug detection, competitive obedience and, last but not least, faithful companion.

DOG FRIENDLY
Friendliness toward dogs and friendliness toward humans are two completely different things. For the most part generally good with other pets and excellent with children in the family. German Shepherds are one of the smartest and most trainable breeds. The breed is so intelligent and learns so readily that it has been used as a guard dog, in police work, as a guide for the blind, in search and rescue service, and in the military.

CHILDREN
Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make a kid-friendly dog. You may be surprised by who’s on that list: Fierce-looking Boxers are considered good with children, as are American Staffordshire Terriers (aka pit bulls). Small, delicate, and potentially snappy dogs such as Chihuahuas aren’t so family-friendly.

All dogs are individuals. Our ratings are generalizations, and they’re not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave. Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality. No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances. Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.

TEMPERAMENT
This dog breed is known for its intelligence (currently ranked #3) and the ability to retain training is legendary. The desire to learn and work gives them the trait to be purposeful in what they do. Very loyal, the bond is very tight between it and their owner, usually just 1 individual. Other characteristics of this breed are its courage, alertness, territorial, and athleticism

PERSONALITY
Loyalty, protectiveness and eagerness, to name a few—come from careful obedience training and authority. GSD are courageous, keen, alert and fearless. They are also cheerful, obedient, eager to learn, confident, serious and clever. GSDs are extremely faithful, and brave. They will not think twice about giving their lives for their human pack. They have a high learning ability. GSD’s love to be close to their families, but can be wary of strangers. They only bark when they feel it is necessary.

For the most part generally good with other pets and excellent with children in the family. German Shepherds are one of the smartest and most trainable breeds. The breed is so intelligent and learns so readily that it has been used as a guard dog, in police work, as a guide for the blind, in search and rescue service, and in the military.

1 COMMENT

  1. We were the lucky family that had the blessing of knowing the deep love and loyalty that Foxy (to us, Nora) expressed to those close to her, she kept a tight circle of trust and we were honored to be a part of it. My husband Patrick and I offered Nora a forever home in January 2016 to be a canine companion for our similarly-aged dog Gunnar. Little did we know that the humans of the household would share such a special bond with her, she became the biggest daddy’s girl as soon as we had built up enough trust with her to coax her out of her shell.

    I had the pleasure of receiving many sloppy kisses and being followed around by a furry shadow, she loved her mommy too. With Gunnar, she offered constant companionship and was a devoted playmate, always ready to put him in his place if he got out of line! We received the devastating news over the weekend after an emergency vet visit to address her sudden loss of appetite and quickly progressing symptoms that Nora had a congenital kidney problem (renal dysplasia), something she was born with but had gone undetected, and it was a condition she would not recover from, even as a young dog.

    It was one of the hardest, most heartbreaking days of our lives having to say goodbye, we were by her side always even to the end. As we process her sudden loss, we are cherishing all the memories she gave us. We are truly blessed that we had the opportunity to have her in our lives as a deeply valued member of our family and could experience her profound impact on our hearts during her short life. We plan to honor her life and loyalty by continuing to adopt rescue mutts in need of loving, forever homes. Our family has been enriched and forever transformed by Nora’s love which we still feel in our hearts now.

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