Fox who was rescued as a baby cub and thinks he is a Dog – Watch

Fox who was rescued as a baby cub and thinks he is a Dog - Watch

Fox who was rescued as a baby cub and thinks he is a DOG now goes for walks on a lead and even wags his tail

Todd, who was rescued as a four-month-old cub, has been raised as a domestic pet by his owner Emma D’Sylva.

Now 11 months old, Todd sleeps in a kennel, plays with Ms D’Sylva’s other dogs Sky and Oakley, and goes for walks on a lead.

‘Todd has been captive-bred so he has never been in the wild,’ Ms D’Sylva, 25, told MailOnline.

‘I’ve had him since he was about four months old because his previous owners couldn’t look after him any more.

‘I get people coming over to me asking if he is a fox and if they can stroke him.

‘He is very playful with me. He will run up to me wagging his tail when I go to feed him and he will roll over to have his belly tickled.

‘He will come into the house but he has got a purpose built enclosure and he much prefers being outside.’

Ms D’Sylva’s home in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, is also home to a skunk, raccoon, lizards and snakes.

She takes many of her 40 animals to schools and care homes so children and the elderly can interact with them.

The RSPCA said it was not illegal to have a fox as a pet, but warned they were not domestic animals and would have the same needs that it would in the wild.

  • Steve E Knight

    Well, the Fox IS a dog, so no surprise. It is a Canine, to be exact, but not so far from wolves, domestic dogs, coyotes and jackals…WHO ARE ALL DOGS. In fact, scientifically, Domestic dogs used to have the designation “Canis Familiaris”. Which is now gone! DNA clearly shows that the 4 animals mentioned above are the same. DOGS. If you get a young one and raise them firmly but kindly, they will be like any other dog. How do you think we got domestic dogs? By the way Fox “pups” are called “Kits”. But actually, Pup is correct.