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Permanent Rescue Residents

Not Fosters, but Family

Caesar - A seven-year old mixed breed in New York

*Update - Caesar's forever home is with 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.  (Listed 7/27/11) 

Gio - An eleven-year old (as of July 2012) Italian Greyhound in New York

*Update - Gio's forever home is with Italian Greyhound Place!

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

hiking. 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.  (Listed 7/21/12)

Spencer - A seven-year old Italian Greyhound in New York

*Update - Spencer's forever home is with Italian Greyhound Place!

Spencer, who is nine-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. Although he will alert to someone at the door, he stops when requested to do so.

If you are interested in providing a forever home for this gentle guy, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. (Listed here 7//12/13)

Ernie - A Twelve-Year Old Italian Greyhound in NY - Welcome to Italian Greyhound Place, Ernie!

*Update - Ernie's forever home is with Italian Greyhound Place!

Twelve-year-old Italian Greyhound

Ernie, whose owner made the difficult decision to re-home him due to house training accidents that occurred when he was left alone for work and other obligations, is a twelve-year old Italian Greyhound in the care of Italian Greyhound Place.

He has two adults who are primarily home with him and is learning that, when left alone for an hour or two, a crate is not so bad - especially since it means yummy treats.

In fact, Ernie has been learning lots of new things: that walks and hikes are fun (including mastering trail obstacles!); that car rides aren’t so bad, especially since you get to hike and then go back home; how to solve interactive dog puzzles and get treats out of treat dispensing toys; and to respond to cues such as sit and down. He is excellent on-leash and is learning that he can “chase” in the fenced backyard, but not when out walking on-leash (and that he can look outside, give a bark if he sees

something, but not consistently bark).

A slow approach is being taken with things that seem to make him hesitant (especially taking into account that he has a history of “nipping” in the past) and he is doing well.

Ernie is very sweet, loving, sometimes stubborn (he’s an Italian Greyhound!), likes to “talk” (especially when he wants food or even more attention!), and has a very cute “happy” wiggle and play bow.

He is excellent with other dogs.

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Ernie had an initial veterinarian appointment with blood work indicating an elevation of the alkaline phosphatase enzyme and a urinalysis indicating protein in the urine. Therefore, two urine protein:creatinine (UPC) ratio tests were done, both indicating a ratio below 2.0. Additional blood work will be done and, after that, a dental cleaning. He also had numerous lumps aspirated, and although there are a few more to do, all have been non-cancerous – primarily fatty lipomas.  Given a history of seizures, he is being monitored regarding that. Since Ernie has an extreme dislike of veterinarian facilities and veterinarians, muzzle training is being done, with “happy” visits being scheduled before another actual veterinarian appointment.

Italian Greyhound Place would like to thank Ernie’s previous owner for working with Italian Greyhound Place and taking such care to ensure that Ernie would have a happy future.

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