Winnie- A five-year old Greyhound / Labrador Retriever in New York
Winnie is a sweet girl, but due to anxiety and occasional fear aggression related to other dogs and children, needs a new home; the home she has been in for the past five months has a child and Winnie was recently surprized by a hug and reacted negatively.
Prior to her current home, Winnie was with a person who adopted her from a southern shelter after Winnie was rescued from an abusive situation, hence her anxiety and need to be in an adult-only home. Winnie would also do best in a situation where she has a fenced yard and the opportunity to run/walk/hike as she displays less anxiety in more open space. Winnie is currently in an apartment and initially displayed great anxiety at going outside. Although this has greatly improved, it is a behavior not displayed when Winnie visits farms or parks with lots of space and land (Winnie's first adopter lives in NYC and rehomed Winnie due to her anxiety with city life).
Winnie, who is five-years old, weighs 65 - 70 pounds. She is housetrained with no accidents in her current home, stays free in the home when left alone, is good on-leash, loves to go in the car, and only tends to bark at strangers at the door. Winnie tends to be mellow, but loves to be outside, running or going for walks. As mentioned, she is very sweet and loves to be around people.
If you are interested in welcoming Winnie to her forever home, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. (Listed 9/8/14)
Milly - A one-year old Italian Greyhound / Sheltie in Pennsylvania
Milly, who came from a high-kill shelter and has been with her current owners for six-months, is in need of a new home. Although informed, prior to adoption, that Milly was a calm cat-loving dog, that does not describe her at all. Milly's owners work eight to ten hours per day, live in a small apartment with no yard, and have a cat who Milly is intent on chasing. They have made the difficult decision to rehome Milly.
This pup was born on 7/23/13 and weighs eighteen pounds. Milly has lots of energy and displays both speed and jumping ability. However, Milly does enjoy snuggling with her humans and is extremely loving; is good wtih people, including children; and loves playing at the dog park.
Milly is housetrained and accident-free in her current home; is crate-trained (will chew items if left alone free in the house); and travels nicely by car. Barking only tends to occur when Milly is startled, and whining will sometimes take place when she wants attention (this could be worked on by rewarding non-whining behavior and ensuring that she is not rewarded for whining). Since Milly is an expert at destroying dog toys, the "tough" variety would be best for her.
This sweet girl would benefit from a home with a person (or people) who enjoy long walks, jogging, and other activities to engage Milly in. These can be physical, as well as mental activities such as obedience training and the utilization of treat dispensing toys.
Tootsie Pop - A five-year old Italian Greyhound mix in South Carolina
Tootsie Pop, who has been living in a home with three other dogs, has a big personality for her size as she is only ten pounds. One dog is submissive to Tootsie and they get along fine, but the others do not tend to cater to her and Tootsie has started fights with them, generally when the dogs are competing for attention. Tootsie's owner is not comfortable with the situation and feels that another home, perhaps where Tootsie could be the only dog, would be best for her.
With black and grey fur, one blue and one brown eye, Tootsie has a beautiful, distinctive look. She is very sweet and cuddly with people, including children, and, due to her fairly high energy level, loves to play. She also enjoys car rides. Tootsie is not accustomed to leash walking, so that is something an adopter can introduce her to. A quiet girl,, Tootsie only barks when somene is knocking at the door. To avoid interaction with the other dogs, Tootsie stays in a separate room when left alone; she is also crate trained.
Tootsie Pop is housetrained and potties outside or, if she cannot be let out regularly, uses doggy pee pads. She is accident-free in her current home.
In her current home for three years, prior to that, her owners kept her outside 24/7 on a runner. If you would like to provide Tootsie with a loving, forever home, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. Additional photos here. (Listed 6/17/14)
Lieutenant Dan - An almost three-year old Italian Greyhound / Chihuahua in California
Due to a move, work, and school, Lieutenant Dan's owner is not home enough to provide him with enough attention. A home with someone who is not gone long hours, who enjoys walking, and can be consistent with training is desired.
Lieutenant Dan, who will be three-years old in August, weighs eleven pounds. His energy level is high enough for playing and running, which he loves, and low enough for hours of cuddling. He is a sweet, silly boy who has some social anxiety when meeting new people. If an unknown person enters the house, Lt. Dan does best if he is kept on a leash and the person does not acknowledge him. Although a bit shy initially, Lt. Dan is good with other dogs. He absolutely loves to play with cats! This guy also enjoys traveling in the car.
House trained to potty outside, Lieutenant Dan tends to do best when on-leash, but will also potty in a fenced area. He has made great strides, but does tend to have accidents at the rate of approximately one per day. Since Lt. Dan is crate trained, he currently stays in a crate when left alone and that, along with consistency, is assisting him with house training. On walks, he will pull for a few minutes, but if his "walker" makes a "tsst" sound, he will stop the pulling. Lt. Dan saves his barking for knocks at the door and strange people entering the house.
Spencer - A seven-year old Italian Greyhound in New York
Spencer, who is eight-years old and weighs fourteen pounds, is a delightful boy in the care of Italian Greyhound Place. Primarily surrendered due to a lack of housetraining, Spencer is doing exceptionally well here. An adopter willing and able to provide consistency and supervision is desired, especially during inclement weather.
Spencer is very sweet and loving, responsive to requests, good with other dogs, friendly with people (does not tend to be timid), travels nicely in the car, and is crate trained. He is extremely good on-leash and enjoys walks and hikes. When initiating play with another dog, he will sometimes make little noises and barks from a play position. Although he will alert to someone at the door, he stops when requested to do so.
Please contact Italian Greyhound Place if you have an Italian Greyhound or Italian Greyhound mix that you would like to have listed.
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