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From animal control, to our family, to her new home, Hallow has had quite the journey, and I’m so happy to announce that @shywolf_sanctuary has made room for her at their wolfdog refuge. We will be making the 9 hour drive tomorrow to take her and a hitchhiking fox named Anja who will also be joining the @shywolf_sanctuary family. • This weekend is going to be a rollercoaster. Transporting a fox who doesn’t know me, and a wolfdog who has bounds of energy on a 9 hour drive is not for the faint of heart. Our voyage starts at 4am tomorrow, and I’ll be sure to take you guys along for the ride in our stories.
And just like that, he is grown... #elmwoodfox
Peanut Butter Juni Time
Mushroom would like you all to start your Monday knowing that anything is possumble. ♥️
“It’s like I have ESPN or something.. my tongue can always tell when it’s hot” -Elmwood
The hardest part about rescue is never truly knowing what you’re getting into when you bring a new animal home. You don’t know their past, their likes and dislikes, their triggers or trauma. • Hallow has been amazing, except around other dogs. Wolfdogs, no matter the content, need more socialization than a normal dog. If not properly socialized, problems like food aggression, resource guarding, and dog aggression can arise. • When I brought Hallow home we were unaware that she was triggered by other dogs. I initially thought she may settle once she was more comfortable with her surroundings. She was in a new place, with new people, and new animals. I didn’t expect everyone to get along immediately. After weeks went by she did not calm down, she would pace her enclosure if Moose was anywhere in sight, hackles raised, low growling, body as stiff as a board. The plan was to begin working on socializing her with Moose while she wore a muzzle, then moving on to other dogs. But, before I had the chance to do that, she showed us just how reactive she could be. • While walking Moose one day Hallow pushed repeatedly so hard on her enclosure that she broke a bolt that kept the door latched. We were no where near her enclosure, and when I turned around to call Moose inside she had barrel rolled him and had already pinned him by the throat. • Moose and Hallow are both okay, and thankfully because I was able to pull them apart quickly neither suffered serious injuries. Since this incident I have decided that Hallow is no longer for adoption, as I don’t feel that it’s safe for her to be in a home environment with how strong her prey drive is and how reactive she is with other dogs. I was able to pull them apart, but the next person may not be able to. We are currently looking to place her in the permanent care of a wolfdog sanctuary, or I will be keeping her here for the remainder of her life if we are unable to find any other placement. • For the full story of the incident you can visit our Patreon at www.patreon.com/juniperfoxx or visit the link in our bio. All proceeds of new patrons will go to her continued care.
Have you guys heard the news?! Juniper is a nominee for the 2019 E! @peopleschoice awards! We’re shocked, and honored, thanks so much to all of you! Be sure to vote for your queen, the link is in our bio! #PCA
When people ask if Juniper has always been a sass I show them this video. Volume up for the tiniest, angriest, fox who was convinced the sponge needed to die that day. #babyjuni
Meet Mushroom the opossum! Mush is the newest permanent member of our family. She was born in the wild and raised by a rehab after she was found alone near a roadside. Mushroom is unable to return to the wild due to a neurological issue that causes her to have a head tilt, confusion of her surroundings, and the inability to fully use her tail (which opossums use for balance among many other things ) • Mush spends her days sleeping in the cupboard, and snacking with the animals in the wildlife nursery. Her favorite food is almost rotten bananas and grapes (without the skin, because who likes grape skins ). • Opossums are wonderful, underrated animals and I hope mushroom can help to show everyone how they’re really just big babies who love eating, sleeping, and waddling their way through life. • Thank you to @itsmesesame for bringing her into my life! #wildliferehab #opossum
“Am told Elmwood to get out, tired of his dum games”
Update on Fig, “the fox with the bionic leg”. 🤖 He’s been adjusting well to the prosthetic and has learned the best ways to maneuver with it. He’s also learned how to unfasten the Velcro that holds the prosthetic in place... he finds it extremely hilarious that he can unfasten it and sling it across the room at Juniper. He runs away tail swishing back and forth as she screams behind him. 🤖 As funny as it is, it’s also gotten to the point where he can get it off faster than I can put it on. At first I thought if I just continued to put it back on right after he removed it, he would eventually stop. Foxes are smart, but also relatively lazy and will eventually give up if they feel they aren’t actually accomplishing anything, but not Fig. So we may have to have some adjustments made in the near future. #bionicfig #figthefoxx @bionicpets
She yell, she scream, but most importantly she clean. - Sometimes I think that Juniper truly hates having the others in the house, but then I find her doing things like cleaning Fig’s face and I’m reminded that she loves them (when they don’t get into her bed with a dirty face and dirty paws ) #thehappiestfox
Top quality ASMR Ft. Leopold the squirrel
Okay so, I have a herniated disk and I desperately needed to ice my back this morning. So I stuffed a pack of frozen fox food in my back brace. Well, I did not realize that my frozen meat pack had fallen out until I see Fig darting across the house with it in his mouth...
When Elmwood gets really excited he gets hiccups and his bottom lip quivers. What a N E R D. #elmwoodfox
If looks could kill... #vogue
Two very good reasons to smile today
Our newest foster finally has a name! Meet Hallow! • Hallow is a two year old low content wolfdog. Wolfdogs are classified in three ways: low, mid, or high content. This refers to the amount of wolf dna present in their genetics. The more wolf, the higher the content! Very pointed ears, curly tails, and blue eyes, are not found in higher content animals, but are all present with Hallow. • Because she is a lower content it means she acts more dog like as well, this makes her an easier companion to house than higher content dogs! She is up for adoption and we’ve received many great applications, but Wolfdogs need special homes with people who understand them. They have high prey drives, which means they typically should not be around small children or animals. Hallow’s prey drive is actually very strong and during one of our hikes I experienced first hand how difficult it can be to hold on to her leash when she’s spotted a small animal. They are also very clever escape artists, so a standard fenced in back yard simply will not do. They need a proper roofed enclosure or lean in fences to keep them safe and secure. • For the next few weeks I will dive into wolfdog education in our posts about Hallow! If you have a question about Wolfdogs comment below to see that question answered in one of our next posts! • If you’re interested in adopting Hallow visit Juniperfoxx.com and fill out an application on our “foster” page.
The forest is our temple, and we are watching it burn. Our hearts go out to the animals of the Amazon, whose home has been on fire for weeks.
Fig didn’t know he needed a brother, or that sometimes the best gifts come in small packages. #Brothers #FigTheFoxx
Elmwood is obsessed with @this_girl_is_a_squirrel videos! 🐿
...and we’ll always be friends forever, won’t we?
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I apologize in advance for the shrieking, but MY FAVORITE OPOSSUM, Podrick, came back to visit me after being released a few weeks ago! I was so happy to see that he was doing well and still nearby, where it’s safe. After a quick hello he was back to the swamp, to do possum things. 🌱
“Am not ticklish.. no, wait, stop.”
Am Aboosed, didn’t get a single snakk!
The three best friends that anybody could have
Can’t a girl snack in peace?
“Dream a little dream of me”
Forest Spirit 🌱
Getting excellent reception with these new bunny ears.
What it’s really like living with a fox. Good morning Juniper, goodbye eyeball 👋🏼
CBD UPDATE: I still get so many questions daily about Juniper’s cbd journey. As many of you already know we started Juniper on @veritasfarmsofficial cbd oil a few months ago. Since our initial trial we’ve seen dramatic improvements in her temperament and anxiety. I thought I would answer a few of the most common questions here! •We do give Juniper cbd oil as a daily supplement and can tell a difference in her behavior on days that we do not give it to her. •We add her supplements to her food! She prefers the bacon flavor. •All animals are different, but have seen this help decrease her stress levels from over stimulation, which is something she’s always had trouble with. She no longer paces the house screaming when there is no noticeable cause, and no longer attacks Fig (without reason ). •Cbd is a natural supplement and is not a form of drugging your pet. Juniper still acts completely like herself, but calmer, more content, and less anxious. (Feel free to use our code: Juniper for 15% off your order if you’re interested! ) #sponsored #veritasfarmsofficial
Their first argument, guess who won 😏
Have you ever seen an angel in real life? #ArchangelElmwood
Break my heart, why don’t you? 🤖 Each morning I put on Fig’s new prosthetic so that he can slowly get used to wearing it for longer periods of time. Right now we’re up to 45 minutes! His mobility is getting better in it, and he doesn’t constantly try to drag it behind him. Today, however, he told me he didn’t want to wear his leg in the saddest way possible and of course he got his way. #bionicfig @bionicpets