This little fellow earned his name by being a true character! He came to us when he was quite young still. A neighbor of ours, a couple of streets over, had purchased Dickens through one of the exotic animal magazines that exists for the pet trade. We guess he thought it would be a “novelty” to have an Arctic Fox living around his pool deck. Well, you can imagine what the pool deck looked like! When the man got tired of walking around & cleaning up the mess, he contacted Nancy wanting to “donate” the little fox to the sanctuary.
Although he was supposedly licensed, Dickens came with no paperwork, no vet records, fully intact and needing vet care…and the former owner wanted us to give him a tax donation letter for his “donation” of $2100. Apparently that is the going rate for Arctic Foxes. Dickens lived by himself for a while until we finally took in another charming chap named Milo. The two boys hang out together, play, sunbathe, and generally live the good life. You might notice by the photos that Dickens has two coat colors. Even though we live in South Florida, he still changes coat colors to match the arctic seasons with pure white in winter and white & grey in summer. Dickens is the only resident with his own air conditioner to help him through the hot summers!
Who could resist this face?!?