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Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Flower Mound, TX, USA

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Organization Name: Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue
Location: Richardson, TX 75085
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Breed: Italian Greyhound
Gender: Male Male
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Hunter

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Red
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 04/09/2016
Location: Flower Mound, TX 75227
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Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Flower Mound, TX, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Activity Level Not Active
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Leash Trained
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Gentle
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Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat). Little Hunter is a tiny guy with a big personality. At 10 years young, there's still quite a bit of spring in his step.....and he's an excellent jumper! Although he is good with kids, we think he would do best in a family with a relaxed and low-key lifestyle, as he tends to be a bit skittish. He gets along well with other dogs, and would probably enjoy another small 4-legged companion in his forever home (he has not been cat tested). Hunter likes to use the restroom at his convenience, regardless of where he might be, so we are working on his potty habits.....he's about 75 percent there, and we are seeing improvement each day. Like his IG friends, Hunter is happiest when snuggling with his people on the couch or curled up in bed with them. Most of all, he is a charmer and a comedian!

Italian Greyhound

A.K.A. : Petit Levrier Italiane, Piccolo Levriero Italiano, Italienisches Windspiel, Galgo italiano
Overview: The Italian Greyhound is playful and sporty. He loves plenty of attention and love, making him a great family pet.
Breed Group: Toy
Weight (lbs): 7-14
Height (in): 13-15
Colors: Any color except brindle or black and tan.
Coat: Hair is short, glossy like satin and soft to the touch.
Character: Italian Greyhounds are very affectionate, active, and intelligent.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with other dogs and cats. They also get along with children, as long as the kids are not too rough. This breed gets along very well with each other, and it is always a good idea to have more than one.
Care: The Italian Greyhound requires very little grooming. The dog should be wiped with a cloth to make the coat shiny. Check the teeth regularly for tartar.
Training: This breed learns very quickly, though it can be difficult to housebreak. Consistency and a firm approach are key.
Activity: The Italian Greyhound needs frequent opportunities to run freely in a large enclosed area.
Country of Origin: Italy
Health Issue: This breed may have fragile bones. They are prone to slipped stifle, fractures, progressive retinal atrophy, and epilepsy.Major concern: peridontal disease.It shares the sighthound sensitivity to anesthesia.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

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    • Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA

      Bo

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat). Adoption Fee: $300.00. Beau, in French, means sweetheart, and our Bo more than fits the bill. As sweet of nature as he is of heart, the striking 6-year-old LOVES to cuddle – with his loving foster parents. Suffering from Progressive Retinal Atrophy, he’s slowly going blind, and while barely noticeable during the day, it’s more obvious at night. He’s adjusted well, however, promptly coming when his fosters call, and still walking well on a leash. His superb sense of hearing has heightened and, thanks to his high intelligence, he’s quickly learning to respond to commands such as "sit" and "stay". Fully housetrained, he stands at the door when he needs to go out, and when his fosters aren’t home, he stays in the living room and sleeps, then sleeps in a bed next to theirs at night. With a full life still ahead of him, what this sweetheart needs to make that life complete is a loving and accepting home to call his fur-ever.
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    • Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA

      Roo

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat). Adoption Fee: $300.00. Rocking her red harness, romantic Roo is right where she wants to be – held tight against someone’s chest. Known in her foster home as a snuggle bug who loves giving and getting kisses, this sweet 6-year-old also loves being cuddled like a baby. Like her brother, Bo, she suffers from Progressive Retinal Atrophy, and is slowly going blind, and although it’s barely noticeable during the day, it’s more obvious at night. She’s adjusted well, however, coming promptly when her fosters call, and still walking well on a leash. Her excellent sense of hearing has heightened and, thanks to her high intelligence, she’s quickly learning to respond to commands such as "sit" and "stay". Fully housetrained, she rings a bell on the door when she needs to go out, and when her fosters aren’t home, she stays in the living room and sleeps, then sleeps in a bed next to theirs at night. With a full life still ahead of her, what this snuggle bug needs to make that life complete is a loving and accepting home to call hers fur-ever.
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      Ivy Rose

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat). Adoption Fee: 300.00.
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    • Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA

      Aubrey

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat). Adoption Fee: 275. Aubrey Posed so elegantly in her butterscotch and cream coat, Aubrey is as sweet and as gentle as she is beautiful. Not to mention playful, particularly when she finds a toy she likes or when frisking or cuddling with her foster family’s other dogs, especially her best friend, Ivy Rose, who’s also available for adoption. Having entered our care from a hoarding situation in August 2016, and thought to have been born around 2008, Aubrey has grown increasingly comfortable and confident over time, and now enjoys attending Meet and Greets where she meets new people and dogs. Due to her inauspicious beginnings, she appreciates the many benefits of her newfound freedom, including soaking up the sunshine and prancing round the fenced yard. She’s also flourishing in the calmness and stability of her current environment. She’s still startled by loud noises, however, from thunder to tracks roaring past, and reacts by attempting to flee. But she is learning to accept being held securely and comforted by her fosters whenever she gets frightened. Still skittish about being picked up, and definitely not a "lap dog", her response is to run, and should she escape out the door or bolt from the yard, she would be impossible to catch. And yet, this most deserving of dogs has the potential to flourish and shine! All she needs now are patient and attentive adopters in a quiet home with a securely fenced yard, where, closely supervised, she can run, together with another gentle dog or two for companionship.
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    • Italian Greyhound-Rat Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA

      Ada

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound-Rat Terrier Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Pretty in pink and percolating with personality, wide-eyed little Ada may be a senior in years, but she’s a puppy at heart. The feisty 10-year-old, who weighs less than 7 pounds, is a pert and pint-sized ball of energy, and a constant source of love and laughs for her highly appreciative fosters. One of her most adorable "Ada-isms" is her riotous rendition of a prancing Clydesdale horse (in miniature) when she’s especially excited, and she’s never shy about ensuring that other dogs, large and small, adhere to the rules of the roost she thinks she rules! She may not like being held, but she LOVES being cuddled, lying in the sun, and lustily eating. A well mannered miss, she’s both crate and housetrained, and wants nothing more than to share her love with a warm and welcoming fur-ever home.
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      Blossom

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat). Adoption Fee: 300. Blossom Shapely head tilted, dark eyes warm and expression soft, former dog mama Blossom is living up to her name by blossoming beautifully in her foster home. Blessed with a sweet nature and friendly disposition, she LOVES to socialize with the other dogs, whether it’s playing or running around the backyard, and thoroughly enjoys both her toys and her chew bones. Also high on her list of loves is relaxing, being scratched and being held! As one of the Texas 60 (together with Katy who is also available for adoption) who entered our care, she’s regained her weight and her health, and her coat simply shines. Going to the door is her signal to potty, and although she does, on occasion, have seizures, she recovers from them quickly and well, with no lasting effects. Now on the hunt for affectionate adopters, she’s sure to blossom even more in the circle of their love.
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    • Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA

      Tucker

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat). Adoption Fee: 325.00. Hi, my name is Tucker. I have a really cute way that I tuck my legs under me when I sit so my foster mom says the name fits me perfectly. I have put on a little weight since I have been in my foster home and my mom says that I am a very handsome man. I am learning to be more confident and a less fearful guy but I still need some time. I like to be where you are and watch what you do but from a little distance. My foster mom holds me every night in her lap and tells me, that I am kind, and smart and beautiful. I am learning to not be so stiff and relax when she talks to me like that. My previous people weren’t so nice to me so this is all new to me but I am a fast learner. I run very fast and it makes me so happy I smile. I love running in the yard and my foster sisters and brothers run a lot so I have fun darting in and out showing off how fast I am. I would love to live with a family that has a confident and secure dog who can show me the ropes and how to I am supposed to respond to all these new things I am learning. I prefer quiet voices over louder and more stern sounding voices, they are still scary to me and I will run and hide when I hear them. I need someone who will be patient and teach me that people are good and we do fun things together. If you need a young handsome man like me in your life and have the patience to help me learn about the good life, then I’m your man.
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    • Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA

      Dewey

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat).
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    • Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA

      Zeke

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound. I am an easy-going senior blue male who came from a hoarding situation with my sister, Minnie, but my gentle loving spirit and kind heart are intact. I love to be petted and I will follow you around in case you feel the desire to pet something. I also will check on you when you are at the computer to give your hand a break from the keyboard by petting me. I’m very considerate. Just sayin’. I’m a tall boy who is back at my perfect weight of 18 lb. Foster mom thinks I look handsome. She especially loves my goofy ear that tends to stand straight up most of the time. Foster Mom has added vitamins and oils to my diet and I have super soft fur once again. I had lost most of it from poor diet and being very underweight. You can pet me if you a truly wonderful experience. I desire nothing more than a cozy bed, food, water, and a loving human who wants to snuggle and pet me. I do love going for walks, and hanging out with the other dogs. I love people. And I’ve yet to meet a stranger. (Tail wag.) The resident cat doesn’t bother me so I guess I’m cat tolerant. There were cats at my previous place too. So? Have I convinced you to check me out? I’m ready to get this new chapter started with you. Zeke the Zekester
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    • Italian Greyhound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA

      Lou

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). I just know there's a lonely human out there in need of a sidekick, and I'm the perfect man for the job! My name is Lou and I love being around my people....wherever you go, there I am! I'm pretty easy-going, but I don't care much for large dogs or small people, so I would prefer a home with all grown-ups. Another small, furry companion would be just fine, but I'd be ok as an only child too. I must admit, I'm not very good with strangers....but once I'm told that we can be friends, I warm up pretty quickly. I know how to potty outside, and generally don't cause much trouble at home. With me around, you'll never have another dull moment because I love making my humans laugh. :) Watch out...if you're standing idle, I'll jump up and fling myself into your arms, because you KNOW you want me! :). Do you have a great sense of humor and an empty space on the couch? If so, give me a ring!
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