Aldo - A nine-year old Italian Greyhound / Pug in New Jersey
Aldo has been in his current home prior to the arrival of children and, although his adult people have tried to have him be a real member of the family, Aldo is too skittish and solitary to cuddle or play with the children - although he will sometimes allow one of the children to pet/hold him, he fairly quickly leaves, preferring to stay away from them. Once Aldo knows an adult person, he will attempt to get their attention, and does gravitate toward the adult male in his home.
Nine-year old Aldo (born in July of 2005)weighs twenty pounds. He is housetrained to potty outside (he will scratch at his crate to indicate that he has to "go,"), but does occassionally "mark" inside. He will go quite a while without marking, and then the behavior occurs. His owner believes that the behavior could be connected to the amount of attention he does (actually, does not) receive. When left alone, Aldo stays in his crate, tending to go there on his own even when family is home.
Aldo's people feel it would be best for Aldo to be in a home where he is able to receive more attention than he currently does.
Loose-leash training (which Italian Greyhound Place would be glad to provide information on) would be beneficial as Aldo tries to run ahead, only to be pulled back by the tight leash. Since he will "take off" if given the chance, Aldo needs to be on-leash or in a securely fenced area. Aldo has never been around cats; barks at other dogs at first, but then calms down; and leaves children alone, even if they attempt to play with him. This guy would be quite happy without children in his new home. The doorbell and someone entering the house will be responded to with barking. When someone does enter, Aldo seems anxious, although the anxiousness does dissipate - he is generally skittish around new people. As long as he can see out the window, traveling by car is fine. Aldo tends to be active for a small portion of the day and relaxes for the remainder of it.
If you are interested in this little guy who is in need of more attention, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. (Listed 11/22/14)
Bugatti - An eight-year old Italian Greyhound in New York - Adoption Pending
In his current home, Bugatti is crated quite a bit due to a lack of housetraining, and his owner is not home enough to let him out and spend time with him. Therefore, Bugatti is in need of a new home with someone able to be with him more than not, and with patience to work with him. When not crated, Bugatti currently wears a belly band.
This blue (grey) Italian Greyhound has been in the same home since puppyhood and is good with people, including children dogs, and cats - there is a ten-year old child in his current home. Bugatti is crate trained and stays in a crate when left alone; is "average" on leash and could benefit from loose-leash training (Italian Greyhound Place would be glad to provide information on this); and only barks when someone knocks on the door.
When indoors, Bugatti is very mellow and relaxes quietly, but when brought to an enclosed park or area to run, this guy knows he's an Italian Greyhound! Bugatti is super sweet.
If you are interested in providing Bugatti with love, care, and his new home, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. (Listed 11/15/14)
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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