Foxxy

Foxxy is a 9.5yrs young shiba inu/corgi mix that has a sweet spirit. Foxxy was originally picked up by animal control after she was left in an abandoned home after her family moved away. She was discarded and spent the next six years, waiting for someone to fall in love with her. She was finally adopted, but returned a year later for aggression towards the other dog and snippy behavior. As we got to know her, she started out skittish, eventually coming out of her shell.  She revealed a playful side that enjoys slow strolls, likes to snuggle, loves a comfy bed, herds other dogs, and is obsessed with lights and reflections. She will cry with excitement when she sees a light reflection or flashlight beam. Her snippiness with the other dog was likely in defense from pain. X-rays showed Foxxy has spondylosis in her L7-S1 vertebrae, with a large, protruding bone spurs that cause stiffness and discomfort when roughly handled. She has advanced degenerative joint disease of the hips with calcinosis in the sockets and should be on glucosamine/chondroitin supplements, Golden Paste, and Tramadol for the rest of her life. Foxxy has a history of dermatitis (skin allergies) and chronic ear infections, which need to be monitored. She does well with gentle handling and enjoys curling up into a warm lap. Foxxy would be best in a low/medium energy home to retire in, preferably with no small children. Foxxy gets along with other dogs but would be happiest as an only dog. She is unknown with cats and would love a furever home that will be mindful of her needs.