Foxy is a two year old Akita dog


Foxy featured earlier this year in the Telegraph.

Foxy the Akita has been in Battersea Dogs and Cats Home now for a year.  She is currently in a foster home and her carers report she has settled well to her new routine. She is also house trained and travels well in the car.

Foxy enjoys mixing with other dogs and can at times be enthusiastic about playing. She is still very young and developing her social skills and will need to be the only dog in her new home. If given time, patience and the correct guidance Foxy shows the potential of becoming a loyal and rewarding canine companion.

Contact  Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on 020 7622 3626 or check our website for more information.

What happened next?

After spending more than a year at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Old Windsor centre, a lonely Akita has been given a new start to life thanks to Warren Higgs and his 12 year old son Sebastian from Windsor. Foxy used to be afraid of men so Mr. Higgs and Sebastian came to the centre every day for two weeks to spend time with Foxy.

Mr Higgs says: “The change in her is incredible. When we first met Foxy she wouldn’t come near us and now she cries when my son leaves to go to school. Every day she gets better and better, she loves other dogs and all the children in the neighbourhood. Sebastian absolutely adores her – they go for walks and watch television together. They both give me a reason to get up every morning.


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