Xander

Fostering in Hutto, TX

My name is: Xander
Age (estimated DOB): 9-13-11
Primary Color: Seal (Black)
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male
Location (City, State): Hutto, texas
My adoption readiness status: I am still settling into rescue and am not quite available for adoption yet, but wanted to introduce myself
My optimal Adoptive Home: Moderate Energy/Activity
Has a Canine Companion
Has someone that is home mostly during the day
Has someone that can come home at lunch and let me out to potty
Is familiar with fearful behavior and/or has experience with dogs that have been abused/neglected in their past
Has time and patience to dedicate to continuing my social rehabilitation
Must have a securely fenced in yard (not an available dog park area)
I Do Well With: Children under 12 unknown
Children over 12 yes
Cats unknown
Other small dogs yes
Medium or Large Dogs unknown
Apartment Homes no
At night, I prefer to sleep in: My kennel
Walking on a leash I am currently learning about being on a leash and will have this down in no time!
Crate training-please note that we teach crating as a 'safe happy personal space' where the IG can rest/sleep when confinement is necessary. Crates should NEVER be used as a punishment or 'time out' space. I consider the crate my safe space and don't mind being in there at all for reasonable amounts of time. If the door is left open, I will put myself inside to rest.
Italian Greyhounds are known for housebreaking issues and most will have occasional accidents. Many come to us as surrenders due to excessive potty accidents indoors. This is typically the result of poor potty routines within the previous home so we do typically get them on track fairly quickly. As an IG parent you must be willing to commit to a structured and reasonable routine to keep your iggy from having excessive indoor accidents. My house-training Status is: Occasional accidents
We are working on it!
I know how to use a supervised dog door when the humans are home
A little more about me and my personality: So I have discovered that I love squeeky toys. I've learned to use the dog door. When my human goes inside I want to follow her. I sleep in my crate at night in my humans bedroom, so that when I start to squirm and fuss she takes me outside to potty, and then I come back in and go right back to bed.
I still get a little scared when I go for walks, but I am getting better.