Angela and Tony- Fourteen-year old Italian Greyhounds in New York
These two, precious Italian Greyhounds have been with the same owner their entire lives. Unfortunately, due to health (and treatment) reasons, the owner is no longer able to care for them and they are in need of a new home.
Both Angela and Tony are blind, but other than making it more difficult for them to navigate in unknown areas, it has not changed their sweet, loving natures. More than anything, they need someone to cuddle and love them as it is what they love most.
Angela and Tony are generally in a gated area with a shared kennel, food, water, and doggy pee pads. They will potty outside and, when with someone, will "hold it" for quite awhile as long as taken out enough. If left unsupervised in the house, they are not too good potty wise and will have accidents. Both are good with people, other dogs, and cats; only tend to bark if someone enters the home; are crate trained; and travel nicely in the car. Angela and Tony spend most of their time relaxing, enjoy snuggling under covers, and, as mentioned, with people. Angela will go immediately into anyone's lap, giving hugs and kisses, whereas Tony is more reserved, but once familiar with you, wants to be right next to you.
Please consider loving these two, super sweet Italian Greyhounds. For more information, or to express interest, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. The owner has offered to contribute to care expenses. Additional photos here. (Listed 6/6/13)
Bella - An eight-year old Italian Greyhound in Maryland
Bella, who is eight-years old and weighs ten pounds, is an exceptionally sweet girl in the care of Italian Greyhound Place. Since being rescued, Bella received extensive dental work and had seven, benign (excellent news!) growths removed. She is now healed and ready for her forever home.
Bella is housetrained, and will whine to let you know when she needs to go out. Her preference is to "potty" in a fenced-in area, rather than on-leash and, therefore, a home with a fenced yard will be more conducive to maintaining Bella's superb housetraining. However, this little one is excellent on leash and enjoys going out for a stroll Even at eight years of age, Bella tends to be quite active, very fit, and quite curious. However, she is also content to relax, and if that is with a person, all the better! Bella is very affectionate and loves to cuddle, be held, share someone's lap, and give kisses. Her foster mom refers to Bella as the "happiest, sweetest dog we've met."
This girl is fantastic with other dogs, but can be a bit impatient with the puppy in her foster home. Therefore, a home with adult dogs and, by extrapolation, no young children, would be best. Regarding cats, Bella is not fond of them and, if given the opportunity, will chase and snap at them. So, dogs - yes, young children - no, and cats - no!
Bella is crate trained and also good when left in a gated-off room with the other dogs in her foster home; is good in the car, although she will whine if in a travel crate (a dog car harness could be a good option for her); and is not much of a barker, only tending to bark when outside defending her territory, or when she is in another room and knows her dinner is being prepared.
If you are interested in providing Bella with a loving, forever home, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. Additional photos here. Note: Bella and Guido (also listed) came from the same home and can be adopted singly or together. (Listed 6/3/13)
Guido - An eight-year old Italian Greyhound in Maryland
Guido, who is in the care of Italian Greyhound Place, is eight-years old, weighs in at 11.5 pounds, and has an endearing personality. Since being rescued, Guido received extensive dental work and had a benign (!) growth removed. Now recovered, Guido is ready for his forever home.
This guy is housetrained and will potty outside while being walked, or in a fenced in area. Except for marking one time on his first day at his foster home, Guido has been accident free. He tends to be both curious and obedient, seemingly a good combination since he likes to explore when on walks, but does not pull. Although enjoying his walks, Guido tends to be a bit of a "couch potato," and when being so, prefers to be snuggled beside his person. In fact, Guido likes to have his person nearby and loves attention (he can be quite determined in requesting it!).
Not much of a barker, Guido has so far only barked briefly when a person with a dog jogged by his house; travels nicely by car; and is crate trained, but when left alone, currently stays in a room with the other dogs in his foster home. Guido gets along very well with other dogs, and actually needs to go to a home with another small dog - he finds comfort and security in their presence when no people are home. His new home should not have cats though.
If you are interested in welcoming Guido to your home, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. Additional photos here. Note: Guido and Bella (also listed) came from the same home and can be adopted singly or together. (Listed 6/3/13)
Tomy - A five-year old Italian Greyhound / Border Collie in New York
Due to very unfortunate family occurrences, Tomy, who will be six this June and weighs approximately thirty pounds, is in need of a new home. Tomy's owner describes him as, "Cute, loving, and sensitive," with the need to be on-leash or "he will run for miles and not look back." Tomy has a tendency to pull on-leash when being walked (Italian Greyhound Place would be pleased to provide loose-leash walking information), but is very good on-leash when jogging with someone, staying at the person's side and adjusting his speed to theirs.
This guy is very well housetrained and will cry or bark to go out; if he is not heard, he will sit next to his person, put his paw on their leg, look at them, and whine until taken out. When left alone, Tomy is given free-roam of the home and, although he has not been crated since being a puppy, would probably acclimate to one. He can be fairly vocal at times, barking when someone knocks on the door, if unusual noises are occurring outside, if he needs to go out, or if he wants to play.
Tomy has lived with Joey (also listed) his entire life, but the two are not very bonded; they do not tend to play or snuggle together. He would do fine as an only dog, but could also be a companion to another dog, but, depending on that dog, might need some guidance in playing less exuberantly. Tomy has never shared a home with cats or children. Very friendly, Tomy likes to greet visitors by putting his paws on them and giving kisses. He has been quick to learn behaviors such as sitting, going into a down position, and jumping into his person's arms. Cars are not his favorite place to be and he will pant and cry, the cry eventually becoming a whine. Tomy has not been in cars very often, and his tolerance of traveling in them can be addressed.
Joey A five-year old Italian Greyhound / Border Collie in New York
Due to very unfortunate family occurrences, Joey, who will be six this June and weighs approximately fifty pounds, is in need of a new home. This guy is fairly outgoing, is a real tail-wagger when happy, and loves to play fetch - he will bring the stick or ball back for it to be thrown again! He LOVES snow; will eat it, get down on his belly and roll in, and basically enjoy it. Running is also something Joey finds pleasure in, whether in a fenced area or as a running partner to his person.
Joey is housetrained, and will cry at the door, or go to his person and cry, when he needs to go out; in the past, accidents have only occurred due to extreme excitement when someone visited. When left alone, Joey is given free-roam of the home and is good. He has not been crated since puppyhood and becomes destructive if enclosed in a room. It is only more recently in his life that Joey has been leash walked. Although he prefers running in a safe area and is a bit timid on leash, he is improving. Not a big barker, Joey will bark when someone knocks on the door or hears loud noise outside while he is inside.
Joey has lived with Tomy (also listed and available) his whole life, but has always tended to be jealous of him and the two are not very bonded; they do not play or snuggle toether. It is believed that Joey would very much enjoy being the only dog. He has never lived with cats or young children. Joey has not been taken in the car very often and is nervous when in one, tending to cry and/or pant (it is possible to work on this and Italian Greyhound Place would be glad to share information).
Cricket- An eight-year old Italian Greyhound in New York - Fostering with Intent to Adopt Pending
Cricket's owner is facing hard times with his health and living circumstances and, consequently, Cricket is in need of a new home.
Weighing twelve pounds, Cricket, who turned eight years old this month, is quite friendly, enjoying people (adults and children), dogs, and cats. He is very good on leash and loves going for walks, but his overall activity level is fairly low and he tends to be content cuddling with his person (or people) and relaxing; when he has access to a fenced area, he does enjoy running and chasing birds. Cricket is crate trained, travels excellently by car, and is not a barker. Although housetrained to go outside, Cricket does have some accidents and tends to mark new places (Italian Greyhound Place will be glad to provide housetraining information, including information on belly bands).
Spencer - A seven-year old Italian Greyhound in New York
Spencer, who is seven-years old and weighs fifteen 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. That said, he has, to date, been accident-free for seveeral weeks.
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.
Niblet - An eight-year old Italian Greyhound in New Jersey / New York
Niblet is a very sweet, 13.5 pound, Italian Greyhound who is in a wonderful Italian Greyhound foster home in New Jersey. Although Niblet does have lymphoma and is on oral chemotherapy, she is otherwise healthy and the veterinarian oncologist is optimistic regarding her condition. The oncologist has indicated, "Niblet has been diagnosed with a low grade lymphoma. This is typically a cancer that responds well to low grade chemotherapy, which Niblet is on. The chemotherapy that Niblet is on should not make her sick." If, in the future, Niblet were to stop responding to the oral chemotherapy, she could be switched to a diffrent protocol.
Niblet is housetrained; she potties outside and on doggy pee pads, and has had no accidents since being in her foster home. She is perfect when on-leash, not pulling at all; is good with other dogs and cats; is fine when left alone with free roam of the house, but has also been fine when crated in the car; and only tends to bark when she hears a car door or if something scares her. Niblet is capable of jumping baby gates, but only does so when not in someone's presence. She can also open doors with handles, as opposed to knobs.
This girl tends to be timid, especially with children, and needs time to warm to an unfamiliar person or to a new environment. Although preferring not to be held, Niblet will cuddle next to you and give kisses.
HoneyBee - A six-year old Italian Greyhound in New York - Adoption Pending
HoneyBee, who is about 5 ½ to 6 years old, is housetrained, will bark to go out, and uses doggy pee pads during the night. It is not known if HoneyBee is crate trained or has ever been crated. However, she is good when left alone in the house. HoneyBee walks nicely on-leash without pulling, is great with other dogs (and accustomed to living with them), only barks when someone is at the door, and tends to be a bit uneasy or nervous when traveling by car. The woman currently caring for HoneyBee, who has known her for several years, describes HoneyBee as very affectionate, sweet, and smart.
HoneyBee is on thyroid medication and recent blood work was done to ensure that the correct dosage is being given. HoneyBee has very mild seizures at the rate of approximately one every six weeks, and is not currently on anti-seizure medication; veterinarians generally do not recommended putting a dog on medication unless the seizures are severe or occur more than once per month. Many people have found that a grain-free food without any rosemary helps to reduce or eliminate seizures.
Since HoneyBee's last home had a good bit of activity and there were other dogs, her current caretaker feels that HoneyBee would do best with another dog for a companion and/or having people home more than not. If you would like to provide this precious girl with a forever home, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. Additional photos here.(Listed 3/12/13)
Gio - An eleven-year old (as of July 2012) Italian Greyhound in New York
Gio, who is in the care of Italian Greyhound Place, is a calm, gentle boy who spends most of the day relaxing on a soft cushion, but also loves to explore the fenced yard, and go for walks. He is very non-demanding, but enjoys being given attention and cuddles. Gio is fine with other dogs, travels nicely by car, and is crate trained. He is semi-housetrained; if taken out regularly, he is fine, but, if he is walking around the house, has to urinate, and is not taken out, he will eventually have an accident.
Due to missing all of his teeth, Gio appreciates soft food. He does have some vision and hearing loss, and arrived here with benign prostatic hypertrophy, that was addressed through neutering surgery. Gio originally had pain and movement restriction in his rear legs, especially the left one. However, with some initial medication (which he is no longer on), a small amount of weight loss, exercise, and supplements, he is getting around nicely, even jumping over obstructions when hking. An echo-cardiogram was done, and a heart murmur was confirmed, but no medication is required (or recommended) and there are no exercise restrictions. This guy, who turned eleven this past July, was spending his existence in a crate and not being well-taken care of. He was quite despondent, and the change in him is heartwarming. If you would like to provide Gio a forever home with lots of love, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. Additional photos here. (Listed 7/21/12)
Caesar - A seven-year old mixed breed in New York
*Update - Ceasar has been in the care of Italian Greyhound Place for over one year, and will most likely stay here. However, if you think that you would be a good match for this now nine-year old guy, please contact Italian Greyhound Place.
Italian Greyhound Place rescued this little guy from a shelter where his family had left him when they moved. Due to long nails and infected paws, he hobbled around, but, since a nail clipping and antibiotics, gets around fine. He enjoys going for walks (is great on leash); playing tug-of-war and with a squeaky ball; and exploring the yard while looking for prey! Caesar is housetrained, excellent in the car, responds well to requests, and enjoys being with a human companion. He is not a demanding dog at all. Caesar bonds very strongly with his person and is a perfect angel with that person. However, if you are not Caesar's person, he does not want you disturbing him when he is curled in his cushion or on his person's lap. If he approaches you, or when he is elsewhere, he is fine. On walks, he is fine meeting people (and enjoys it) and, although he was initally unpredictable with other dogs, has improved greatly in that area.
A single-adult home would be best for Caesar. Caesar weighs fifteen pounds, is seven-years old, and, other than the above mentioned behavior, is a great, little dog. If you would like more information about Caesar, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. Additional photos here. (Listed 7/27/11)
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