Tending to act like a much younger dog than he is, Tommy has a medium activity level, enjoys squeaky toys and exploring, likes to cuddle, and is a bit of a “velcro” dog, following his person/people around the house (he also enjoys sleeping at the end of the bed under covers).
Tommy is housetrained (no accidents), travels nicely by car, and is doing well with his crate training - he currently goes to work with his foster or is crated when left alone. Although Tommy tends to pull on-leash, that is improving with the use of an EZwalk Harness. He is not much of a barker, only barking when someone is at the door, when the resident dog barks, or, occasionally, when initially crated.
There were no children in Tommy’s previous home, but he has been excellent with the children he has met, seeming to really enjoy them. He is good with cats, but it is probably best if the cats are dog savvy as he can be a bit curious or pokey with them. When visiting a farm, he was very good and quiet – non-reactive around horses and a bit curious about chickens.
Tommy is good with other dogs, but he does have a “rough” play style, liking to jump and wrestle, which can be too much for less energetic or shy dogs; he seems to do really well with bigger dogs such as Labradors as playmates. He does have a tendency to display some less than stellar behavior, such as humping and whining, especially with female dogs (he is scheduled to be neutered, and that could possibly, along with training, improve the behavior).
Joey - A nine-year old Italian Greyhound / Border Collie in CT
Joey is a nine-year old, forty-two pound Italian Greyhound / Border Collie who was diagnosed with canine diabetes after entering the care of Italian Greyhound Place. He does require daily insulin injections, but is very good about receiving them (and being bathed and having his nails trimmed!), but he will need an adopter comfortable with the condition and willing to have it monitored.
Quite shy when initially meeting people, Joey is very sweet, cuddly, and likes to be with his person/people, tending to follow them around. He also tends to like having the companionship of another dog, as evidenced in his relationship with the resident dog in his foster home. Since he finds comfort in the presence of another dog, a home with an existing dog would be ideal for Joey.
When left home alone, Joey is given free run of the house. Although now crate trained, he was not initially. Therefore, Joey’s foster chose a room as his “stay alone place,” but he managed to open the door and exit the room! His foster arrived home to find Joey doing fine in the house with the resident dog, and that has been the procedure since then.
Joey has a low to medium activity level; likes to play fetch with squeaky toys, enjoys walks (he is good on-leash); knows some commands such as sit, down, and paw; and is very willing to learn, especially if treats are involved. He makes a great quiet time/movie buddy.
Joey is good with other dogs, has not been around cats or children, travels nicely by car, is housetrained (no accidents) and only tends to bark if secluded away from people, a car arrives home, or when excited about seeing people.
Note regarding Tommy and Joey:
Tommy and Joey both get along with other dogs, but are not bonded and, if allowed, would engage in altercations with each other; being unaltered littermates probably contributed to this situation. Therefore, Tommy and Joey are available for adoption to separate homes.
Russell and Bagel - Two adult Beagles in NY
Due to a drastic change in her living situation, Russell and Bagel’s owner needs to locate a new home for them. Russell, who is six-years old, has been with his current owner since he was a puppy, and Bagel has been with them for four years – his age is not known, but he is believed to be a bit older than Russell.
Russell and Bagel weigh approximately thirty to thirty-five pounds each, but sometimes believe themselves to be lap dogs :-) They are very loving and friendly and, since they are bonded to each other, need to be adopted into the same home. Both are housetrained with no accidents; share a crate together; travel nicely by car; are good with children; and enjoy walks, although they do pull – Italian Greyhound Place would be glad to provide information on loose-leash walking. They only tend to bark in response to knocking at the door or when they need to go out. Bagel has a low activity level, generally content to relax, with Russell being a bit more active than Bagel.
When meeting new dogs, Russell and Bagel will sometimes be a bit hesitant, but once acquainted, are fine. A cat-free home would be best.
If you are interested in providing a much needed home to these lovable Beagles, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. (Listed 11/21/15)
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