Hi, my name is Fox River and I'm part of the Bodies of Water theme transports that recently arrived at OPH.
I'm female and thought to be a Terrier mix about 4 years old. I have a lovely reddish coat, pointy ears and a nubbin tail and my family thinks the "fox" part of my name is appropriate! I'm a small gal and currently weigh about 25 lbs which is the perfect size for any type of home (and any size lap!) I was pregnant and in labor when I arrived but unfortunately I had to have an emergency C-section and my pup did not survive. I'm feeling lots better now, though, and I'm settling in well with my foster family and the other dogs in the home. Foster mom says I'm just the sweetest girl and love to get attention and to "hug" you when you scratch my back. I can even stand on my hind legs for a long time -- cool, huh! I have been calm and quiet and have not had any accidents in the house or my crate, which I enjoy being in. I also really enjoy a soft dog bed but my favorite place to rest is a spot on the couch next to my family.
I'm spayed, microchipped and current on my shots and monthly preventatives and will be available to go to a home of my own 2 weeks after I receive treatment for heartworms, or sometime around the third week of July.
This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. The dog was treated for the disease prior to transport north. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH’s heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read more about heartworm disease here
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.