Tempe Family Saves a Baby Fox That Followed Their Dog Home

The Caballero family seemed to have a regular day, walking their terrier mix Olive but little did they know what was going to happen next. It turned out they had some company as a baby fox followed their dog on the way home.

A picture of Foxy the fox
Tempe Family Saves a Baby Fox that Followed Their Dog Home

“Fox in Socks” Turns to Fox in Box

Five-year-old Dylan, her older brother, and their grandmother Rosalyn Caballero did the proper thing and came to the six-week-old fox’s rescue. In front of a Local TV, Dylan said that she found the whole situation funny, as the baby fox thought their dog was the mom.

A picture of the family who found Foxy: two kids and their grandma
Tempe Family Saves a Baby Fox that Followed Their Dog Home

The only stops made along the way were at homes with sprinklers on. The baby fox seemed to be thirsty and had a healthy amount of water whenever possible. When the family took their dog home, they called the Southwest Wildlife Conservancy Center and headed back outside.

More pictures of Foxy
Tempe Family Saves a Baby Fox that Followed Their Dog Home

They got a container to keep the fox safe and also went back to investigate the area. They couldn’t spot a mom or other foxes around, so they captured Foxy, as the kids affectionately named the female, without touching it.

SWCC to the Rescue & Optimistic About the Fox

Southwest Wildlife came to the rescue shortly and said they were able to syringe feed it for a few days, but it then understood how to eat out of a dish.

Foxy having a meal
Tempe Family Saves a Baby Fox that Followed Their Dog Home

This wasn’t the first time the Caballero family spotted foxes in the area before. They even took videos without disturbing the “wildlife.” They were used to seeing foxes in groups and found it odd that Foxy was solo.

Preston was upset about the fox and didn’t want it to go. He was also worried that they might have to put it down, but when the SWCC showed up, they assured him that they wouldn’t do that. The conservancy is optimistic about Foxy’s future.