While most foxes are still wild and self-sufficient, sometimes one of our dogs’ distant relatives ends up in an animal sanctuary, where they become nearly indistinguishable from their domesticated cousins. Dawn is one such fox. She loves getting hugs, kisses, and belly rubs, and returns Geoff’s affection with some very sweet nuzzling.
“This is Dawn, one of the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary’s six resident foxes that cannot be returned to the wild. The majority of animals we get in are injured wildlife that are aimed to be returned into the wild,” reads the Sanctuary’s YouTube description. “However, Dawn was a young fox that was taken into a dog rescue centre, as the member of public that found her thought she was a dog! When they realized [she wasn’t], they brought her into us but it was too late, because she was too tame and this meant that she wouldn’t be able to look after herself in the wild. Dawn is not a pet, and we do not recommend any fox or wild animal as a pet.”