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Samuel - Italian Greyhound (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA

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

Samuel

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with Black
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 10/08/2016
Location: Richardson, TX 75085
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Tags: Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Needs Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Yard Required
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat).

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

      Skye

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat). Adoption Fee: 275.00. Hi, my name is Skye and I am a petite senior girl around 9 years old. I have striking good looks because I have a brown and blue eye. My foster mom says that makes me extra special and pretty. I’m still learning to trust people so I really don’t need to sit in your lap but I do like to be around you and watch what you are doing to be happy. I LOVE food and a nice snuggly bed. I don’t sleep under the covers and prefer to sleep next to my Iggy foster brother so I would be great with another Iggy in the house. I’m a good girl so my foster mom doesn’t have to crate me but I do okay in one with a bed and company. I am scared of a lot of strange noises but I am learning noises won’t hurt me. I currently live with several other dogs including Chihuahuas, and English Bulldog and a bigger version of me, a Whippet so other dogs don’t bother me. I would probably do best in a home that is fairly quiet and can be patient and loving with me. My foster mom says I need lots of hands on TLC to learn that people are really good. Can you be that person for me?
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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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    • Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA

      Ivy Rose

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

      Annie

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound. Annie is a petite senior girl about 10 years old. She loves being in the same room as you but just doesn't need to be on your lap or beside you to be content. She even prefers her doggie bed at the end of the mattress rather than being under the covers as does a typical Iggy. Food motivated, kennels well but is very timid. That is another way of saying she is an extreme flight risk if frightened. Would probably do well in a quiet family setting with those who will be patient, loving and vigilant. She will return the love.
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    • Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Flower Mound, TX, USA

      Hunter

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      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!
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    • Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Flower Mound, TX, USA

      Rigby

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat). Pupdate..... I'm doing extremely well! I will be three years young on July 25th. Since I've been in foster care I've learned so much. My foster Mom tells me all the time that I'm the smartest boy she's ever met. I am a very good listener and I love to learn new commands. Anything my foster Mom asks of me, I'm sure to listen; especially if she gives me a treat. I LOVE treats and being told that I'm a "good boy". When my foster brother Dezi and I are out playing I love to do "zoomies". I run SUPER fast and he can never, ever catch me. He enjoys chasing me, but he'll never catch me. I'm 100% house and crate trained. I learned to ring the bell on the door when I want to go outside. I'm such a funny goof ball, that even if the door is open, I will ring the bell and sit by the door until my foster Mom tells me I'm a good boy....hehehe I get along with all my foster siblings, even Chip "the grumpy old man". He's 14 years old rat terrier and he is always grumpy. I like to give the pups kisses all over their faces and even he can not resist my charm. I struggle a little when I meet strangers. As long as they understand what I need and are patient I will come around and love them as much as I love my foster Mom. It just takes me some time to make sure everyone is worthy of my love. I am extremely lovable, and I enjoy being held, especially at night when things are quiet. Since I need people who understand and can maintain an "predictable" environment, a household with children is not the place for me. As much as I love to love them it's not a good situation for me. All in all, I'm a super sweet guy that needs a family who can understand my needs. In return I will fill your heart and home with love and joy.
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    • Italian Greyhound-Rat Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Flower Mound, 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). This little Rootie Tootie is looking for a loving home to call her own. Ada aka "The Boss" is an 8 year young, and full of energy IG/Chi mix weighing in at 6.91 pounds. At times she can be very vocal, and by vocal I mean; she does not have a problem telling another animal BIG or small the quick rundown of the "RULES" of her house. Which if you are able to keep from laughing, good luck with trying to catch her as she whizzes by you in a huff. Really in all honestly, she can get a little bent out of shape when new dogs are around, but at her size; who wouldn't? She's a pint size ball of love and has the best personality full of her Ada-isms as my daughter likes to say. She does a great rendition of a prancing Clydesdale horse when she gets excited. It really is the cutest thing ever! She does not like to be held, but loves to cuddle, lay in the sun, and has a great appetite. She does well in a crate, and has good potty habits. Ada is ready to find a family that can show her love and what being apart of a family is all about. Do you have room for this little love bug in your home?
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    • Italian Greyhound-Rat Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Flower Mound, TX, USA

      Dezi

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      Breed: Italian Greyhound-Rat Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Dezi is the most precious, loving, well-mannered being that I?ve had since I started fostering. Since the day we picked him up he has shown us nothing but love and affection even through all his pokes, scrapes, pinches and not to mention doses of medications. He is 100% crate trained and LOVES going in his ?room? to cuddle up where he remains while I?m away from home. As far as I can tell (difficult with 7 doggies ? accidents happen and if you don?t see then you don?t know who did it) he is also housebroken. I have never witnessed him doing anything in the house, other than joining in on a coffee table chewing incident (which was ?gang related?..lol), that he should not. When I get home he is so happy he barks and jumps and is so full of glee to see me. He gets along GREAT with the other dogs and also is happy to play on his own. He definitely loves to cuddle! I can not say enough GREYT things about him. I tell him often that he is perfect and ask him to rub off on all my kids?lol?I am not sure how he is around cats and children.
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