Phoenix Sheppy

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A Reference Sheet of Phoenix
Photo of Phoenix in Fursuit
Art of Phoenix's Fursona

Phoenix Sheppy born March 27,[1] also known as (Phoenix, Phoenix Shepherd, or PhoenixSheppy), is a fursuiter, and IT Specialist who lives in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.


Phoenix's fursona is a German Shepherd, created by his original artist, Kimi Cook (Kpcrox). Bearing realistic colors, its fur is tan and brown. The character has a feral and an anthro (bipedal) form. His fursona is also species-fluid or transformation sona, allowing him to switch from one species to another at will. Currently, he is a German Shepherd Dog. He considers his character to be a kidfur in terms of age, aspiring from his kid-like wonder for the world around him, and his child-like tendencies.

His frequent artist Kotirikkin; has made several pieces for him, and has made his reference sheet pictured right. Starting as a simple contract job for a few stickers, Kotirikkin has has become Phoenix's go-to artist.

Phoenix created his fursona when he was 16, his family had never owned a dog before and he had always wanted one in his life. So he decided that his fursona should reflect the dog he's always wanted. Today, Phoenix's fursona now represents himself more than the dog he always wanted, but deep down Phoenix will always be the dog he wanted in his childhood.

Phoenix has retired his "fursona career" as an emotional support dog. At the time, he had felt it would be a more appropriate job for his fursona compared to a police or military dog. From time to time, he still wears the vest custom made for his fursuit that designates him as a service/support animal at conventions and events for fun.

Phoenix previously owned a partial fursuit, before obtaining his 2.0 full-suit. His previous fursuit was designed by a fursuit designer on Etsy named Audrey Saldana.[2]

Phoenix currently dons his 2.0 full-suit (Pictured Right) created by a Kansas City local duo named FruitsofElune[1] Keeping to his fursona colors, he decided on a "slim-digi" design that combines the characteristics of a plantigrade suit with the animal-like features of a digigrade suit.


Phoenix graduated with an associate's degree in Computer Systems Administration in 2021, and is currently employed as an IT Specialist in Saint Louis, Missouri. His passion for technology has been with him since he was just a pup, and has grown with him throughout the years. His passion for technology keeps him on his paws and always learning new things as technology evolves!

He was raised in Saint Louis, MO, but has moved around the Midwest a couple of times to cities like Chicago IL, and Nashville TN. He has several hobbies like homelabbing, playing Clone Hero, collecting and repairing Rock Band and Guitar Hero controllers, and programming.

He's always had a passion for learning as much as he can, picking up skills varying from sewing to playing guitar. Believing you can never have too many hobbies has really accelerated his passion for learning new things every day.

One of his main focuses is his homelab, running various servers, and applications. Either for fun, or to pick up new skills for current, or future career aspirations. It may run up his electric bill, but it always creates a new and interesting challenge for him.


Phoenix has attended the following conventions:

Gateway Fur Meet in 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Midwest Fur Fest in 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022.

IndyFurCon in 2022.

Works / Projects[edit]

  • Phoenix has published over 70 Telegram stickers in his collection labeled German Shepherd Sticker Bois that has been published to Telegram and is available for use by anyone. He designed these when he wanted stickers of real German Shepherds depicting emotions. All of his work is inspired and sourced from the official subreddit of the species
  • Phoenix owns a personal sona sticker pack of 30+ stickers created by his current artist Kotirikkin. Inspried by his day-to-day activities such as work, school and friendships.
  • Phoenix owns and manages a public website under his domain(s),,, which are used to easily distribute contact information, and display his current projects.
  • Phoenix operates a blog under a pseudo-company he calls "PhoenixNet-Labs" that houses all of his projects and has a blog that documents all of his work throughout his journey.
  • Phoenix has contributed and QA tested for the ReviveMC74 project. Designed to repurpose Cisco Meraki's MC74 VoIP phones from the ground up with custom software and implementation.
  • Phoenix designed, operates, administrates, and reviews on TendieDex, a site that rates chicken tenders from various restaurants and grocery stores.


  1. @PhoenixSheppy's profile on Twitter. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  2. Audrey Saldana Audrey Saldana's Etsy Page

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