Amedeo

Fostering in Austin

My name is: Amedeo (Deo)
Age (estimated DOB): 11/13/15 (est)
Primary Color: Fawn (Tan)
Weight: 13
Gender: Male
Location (City, State): Austin
My adoption readiness status: I am available for adoption
My optimal Adoptive Home: Moderate Energy/Activity
Has a Canine Companion
Is okay with a dog in their lap quite frequently
I Do Well With: Children under 12 unknown
Children over 12 yes
Cats unknown
Other small dogs yes
Medium or Large Dogs yes
Apartment Homes maybe
At night, I prefer to sleep in: My kennel
My human's bed
Walking on a leash I do fine on a leash for trips to the vet or other outings, but I don't particularly care for long walks
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 do just fine being in my crate for reasonable amounts of time.
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: Very rare or no indoor accidents
A little more about me and my personality: Hi! My name is Amedeo but people call me Deo for short.  I’m happy, energetic, and get along well with other dogs and humans.

Shortly after I got to the rescue I had to have my leg amputated because of a deformity that was not surgically correctable and was causing me pain.  It has not slowed me down at all!  I move around quite well and can still keep up with the best of them.

I am potty trained.  I have only had a couple accidents in the house;  I was excited and playing with my foster family. I don’t mind being in my crate when everyone is in bed or gone for reasonable amounts of time during the day.  I love being outside and have learned how to use the supervised doggy doors to sun bathe!

I completed heart-worm treatment last month and am now looking for my forever home.  When I get into a new situation it takes me a while to trust people and I can get a little grumpy, but I will soon become your very best friend.
If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here: Front Leg Amputation
Completed Heartworm Treatment March 2019