Grey Foxes are fairly common residents on the Navajo Nation. They can be found mostly in the high-elevation mountain forests and slightly lower in pinon-juniper woodlands. Grey foxes are the only member of the dog family that can readily climb trees. They are omnivores, eating smaller animals such as mice, birds, and rabbits, as well as fruits, berries and nuts. They tend to eat more plant matter than Red Foxes..

Grey Fox is named "Máii dootł'izhí" in the Navajo language. Gray Fox is said to posses a mystical healing power, and is used by Navajo Medicine Men during winter ceremonies.