You have a Wire or Smooth Fox Terrier and are having problems with the dog in your home. What to do?
First, don't wait until the problem escalates into something serious. If you have purchased a puppy from a reputable breeder, then they are the first phone call that you make. Tell them what is going on and ask for suggestions and help. If you choose a good breeder, they will be able to explain what is happening and ways to work with your dog to clear up the problems. A good breeder will have gone over all the aspects of owning a Fox Terrier with you before buying your puppy.
If you did not get your Fox Terrier from a responsible breeder then you have a bigger challenge. Commercial and "backyard" breeders are primarily interested making money. There is little
American Fox Terrier Rescue's primarily goal is to save Fox Terriers in animals shelters. Depending on how busy a region's group is, the group can take dogs from individual homes. Talk to the nearest American Fox Terrier Rescue volunteer and see what their situation is. If both of you agree that the best solution is for American Fox Terrier Rescue to take your dog, then you will need to get the dog to the group. Rescue never "buys" a dog. You must be willing to sign over ownership to the Rescue group. Then they will take on the responsibility of caring for your dog and seeing that it gets into a good home.
Rescue groups are always in need of donations in order to care for and house dogs given up. As all rescue dogs are always altered before placement, that cost can also be added on. It
If you are having trouble finding a new home that will allow your Fox Terrier, the Humane Society of the United States offers information that might help you at finding Pet-Friendly Housing, as well as Links to Sites that List Pet-Friendly Apartments
If you have a Fox Terrier with health issues and you can't afford the vet bills, there are some resources and a few organizations that might be able to help you: