Bea Arthur

Fostering in Houston

My name is: Bea Arthur
Age (estimated DOB): 8/14/12
Primary Color: White with Blue Markings
Weight: 12lb
Gender: Female
Location (City, State): Houston, TX
My adoption readiness status: My foster home is helping me with a behavioral, emotional, or medical situation, so I would only be available at this time to a family willing and able to take on and commit to a special needs IG
My optimal Adoptive Home: Low Energy/Activity
Moderate Energy/Activity
Has a Canine Companion
Has an Italian Greyhound Companion
Has someone that is home mostly during the day
Has someone that can come home at lunch and let me out to potty
Has an area that can be set up for me to stay in during a full work day with potty pads
Is okay with a dog that prefers canine companionship to human companionship
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 yes
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: A dog bed
Walking on a leash I have not mastered leash training yet.
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: Occasional accidents
I know how to use designated potty pads indoors
I potty outside just fine. Occasionally I may have an accident in which I use the potty pad in my designated area.
A little more about me and my personality: I get along great with my foster Iggies, my foster mom and young children. I’m a little skittish around some men, especially big and tall ones. I love to snuggle on the sofa with my fur-blings and don’t mind being rubbed by my humans. I don’t like fast movements made by others and don’t feel comfortable being held just yet. But, I do let my foster mom rub my ears and hold my paws.
If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here: I was taking Prozac to help with my anxiety. However, my foster mom says I’ve been pretty good without it. So, we just use it when needed.