Foxy

Quick Bio

Age: Adult (3-8 years old)
Gender: Female
Breed: Mix
Size: Medium (7-20kg)
Colour: Brown
  • Good with dogs
  • Walks well on leash
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

UPDATE: Foxy's long term pen mate moved to Canada a while ago. It must be her turn next! Adopt this pretty lady :)

Foxy has been at Asan for aaaaaaaaaaaages, can you give her a warm home and save her from another winter in the cold?

Foxy lives in one of the pens up on the hill with 3 of the other 'big' small dogs. She is a little shy at first but warms up fast if you take her out for a walk (or have treats!) She's good to walk and nice to the other dogs and people she meets. She is drop dead gorgeous with her lovely red coat and slim frame, with looks like that I'm surprised she's been at the shelter for so long.

She's about 10kgs (spaniel sized) but long-legged and tall so she'd be up for long hikes or running while still being small enough to not get in the way in a small apartment.

If you're lookng for a very pretty new friend or a foster pup go and visit Foxy at Asan, she'd love to meet you!

Adoption Fee: ₩50,000
Location: Asan - 아산
Living Situation: In a shelter
Adopted From: Asan Shelter

Comments

Brown's picture

Foxy is a truly foxy lady - quite the stunner with the most gorgeous coat. She was always brimming with energy and enthusiasm for people, so it sounds like shelter life is slowly sapping her spirit if she has become a little shy.

Who can blame her though? She is another 'lifer' at Asan, who, like Max, has been there MORE THAN 2.5 YEARS waiting for a home and a person of her own. She is over three years old as she was fully grown in March 2009 (see ARK gallery pics here and here), but I think she is still quite young and has undoubtedly lived most of her life at Asan.

Foxy and her pen-mates are still relatively healthy, but there is only so much hardship they can endure year in year out up there on the mountainside (sadly, one of their pen-mates died this summer).
Won't someone please give this gorgeous girl (and her friends) a chance at a real home this year?

Sofia's picture

Consider Foxy!

Sofia's picture

Jan, 15th, 2012

allisondyoung's picture

Sweet girl! ~~

kate's picture

I haven't been ot the shelter in ages :(
Does anyone know how foxy's doing?

allisondyoung's picture

Foxy is doing fine at the shelter, but it would be nice for her to find someone who could cuddle her EVERY day, not just once a week.

MJY's picture

I'm amazed that Foxy is still at Asan shelter... she is such a sweet and loving little dog. Two years ago, this beautiful girl had a litter of puppies that were taken into Seoul for adoption. One of the little puppies waited a long time until I eventually decided to give up on my (futile) resolution to not adopt an animal while living abroad. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. From what I can tell, Foxy is a lot like her daughter - chill and cuddly when indoors, but with great stamina and energy for jaunts outside. My dog also rarely barks, and I can't say I've ever heard a peep out of Foxy during a shelter trip. And with that shiny coat, she shouldn't be too much work too groom either! I hope someone can give her a chance...

Here she is with her summer coat, two years ago. She was generous enough to let us play with her babies as well :)

simply_ulee's picture

Foxy is the perfect dog. She's so beautiful and quiet for the most part. She was good with other dogs, good on the leash. I would say she's a medium-low energy dog and just loves to be loved. She actually got out of her leash today and that freaked me out but she ran straight back to her pen area and waited for me to come get her - what a good girl.

She kept bowing like she was ashamed of what she had done; such an adorable pup. She does seem a bit shy and apprehensive but I am sure with time, she will open up and be the perfect pet :) Another pick for me to foster, decisions, decisions!

Hilary's picture

I would love to adopt her! Can my husband and I come meet her next weekend? I'll be filling out the application this week.

simply_ulee's picture

that is so amazing! she is the perfect dog, u will love her, i am so happy for Foxy. i am relatively new to this organization; but if you are in the "Animal Rescue Korea" group on Facebook; you can find out more info! good luck!

kate's picture

I'm not sure how (if?) adoptions form Asan are working now...Does anyone know?

Hilary's picture

I really hope adoptions are still happening, we want to bring Foxy home asap!

Brown's picture

Email your application to coolwwater at hotmail dot com. I think Allison also screens adoption adoptions - allisondyoung at hotmail dot com. One of them should be able to help you anyway.
I so hope it works out for you - Foxy is such a sweetheart and has been at Asan for more than three years now.

Hilary's picture

Thanks so much! I already emailed it to both contacts on this page, I'm just really eager!

allisondyoung's picture

Foxy is finally home, after waiting so long. Thank you so much, Hilary and John.

clare_bell's picture

Sooooooooo happy to see this!!!!

linhorobin's picture

Congrats to Foxy and her new family!!

simply_ulee's picture

omgosh, YAYYYY!

Sofia's picture

How is Foxy doing these days? New pictures please ~

Hilary's picture

Sorry for such a long delay in replying!
We have renamed "foxy" as Crash Bandicoot, Crash for short! And rightfully so! Poor girl ran smack into our sliding auto door to our building the first day :( She was fine and proceeded full steam to the nearest tree!
She seems much more comfortable outdoors- although vehicles make her bolt (even the parked ones).
She is definitely not used to buildings and so many human noises. She doesn't move around the apt on her own. We have to coax her to eat, drink, and come to bed. She will only do any of those things if we are right next to her. She knows what the leash means and gets a bit excited to go outdoors. Does anyone know where she was before she came to the shelter?
We are trying to build her confidence a little more each day and get her used to a routine.

She has taken to jumping up onto our bed and snuggling for a few minutes when our alarm goes off- so darn adorable! Today she did this right at 7am even though our alarm didn't go off- we had planned on sleeping in an extra half hour...not of her watch! :)
We are in the middle of all her vaccinations but she's such a good patient at the vet's! We also got her spayed which were a rough couple of days for her, but she recovered quickly and doesn't seem to notice the stitches.

We are so happy she's part of our family now! We hope she keeps making progress towards feeling safe and happy here.
I'm attaching pictures from her first bath (her coat is beautiful- and she falls asleep to her brushing every day!), and a couple on walks.

Brown's picture

So great to hear she is settling in and jumping on the bed already :), even if still nervous around the apartment.
I don't know where she came from (probably death row at a pound or a dog hoarder as most Asan animals seem to come from those places) but, as far as I know, she was already at the shelter when expat volunteers first started going there (first pictures on ARK of shelter trips to Asan are from Feb 2009 and Crash is in those earliest photos - Sofia may know more though).
Unless she is much older than I think, she has almost certainly spent most of her life at the shelter with only intermittent human interaction, so I am not surprised if she is nervous around unfamiliar objects, moving or not, and sounds - all she has known for the past three years is a pen on a mountainside. I fostered (and ended up adopting :)) a dog who I was told had been at Asan for several years. She was very shy, but came out of her shell fairly quickly, and eventually became a confident dog. Of course, every dog is different and will develop confidence at his/her own pace, but you are definitely doing the right thing by establishing a routine, and she obviously trusts you already which should help her navigate her new life more easily.
Thanks again for giving this lovely girl a loving home.

Sofia's picture

Thank you for this wonderful update! Hugs to Crash!

We started visiting Asan shelter in Jan of 2009, and I believe Crash was there already.

allisondyoung's picture

Hi from Crash and her mom! ~~~

Hilary's picture

Here's a quick update! We celebrated Crash's "birthday" last month as it was a year since we adopted her. She was very happy to get extra treats on her breakfast! I can't believe a whole year has passed, but I can believe her progress! She's still is frightened of windy days, cars, and the noises from the people upstairs. But, she listens and obeys 80% of commands (sometimes her fear is too strong) and has truly bonded with my husband and I. She is so loving and playful with us in the mornings. We take her for a walk/short hike before we have to go to work. It's pretty early for us, but there is less traffic (car/people) to overload her senses so she enjoys it more!

I went to two different vets for check-ups. One vet confirmed her 4-5 age, and a second vet told me she was 6 or 7. So, we celebrated her 6th birthday last month and got her teeth scaled two months ago, which she really needed to have done!

We will be returning to USA at the end of June. Crash's paperwork and plane space is all reserved; she's ready to see what country life really is!

marlajoy's picture

What a wonderful update! Thank you so much! I took my first dog home from Asan in March 2012 too! :)

MJY's picture

It's incredible how well Crash has done! It's a lot easier to see the family resemblance between her dog and mine, now that she's found her forever home! Thanks so much for providing so much love for this wonderful dog! :)

Brown's picture

A wonderful update! I'm sure she will love country life. Thank you so much for taking her into your home and hearts - she was at the shelter for such a looooooong time.