Blue Jay

Fostering in Houston

My name is: Blue Jay
Age (estimated DOB): 12-2008
Primary Color: Blue Fawn (Tan with Gray undertones)
Weight: 18
Gender: Male
Location (City, State): Houston, TX
My adoption readiness status: I am available for adoption
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
Is okay with a dog in their lap quite frequently
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 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: Occasional accidents
accidents are only when I'm left alone
A little more about me and my personality: Blue's favorite thing to do is snuggle under blankets – he can even maneuver a blanket so that there is no opening as he gets it all underneath him – it’s amazing to watch.  You have to be careful – if he snuggles up next to you on the couch, you are likely to be lulled into a nap by his warm little snuggly self. Blue is a very happy boy and is happiest when he has people and other dogs around. He is scared of loud noises, but I don't blame him since he can't see if he's in danger or not by the noise. Blue is very brave and adaptable - he got used to our house in no time and gets around perfectly fine.
If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here: Blue is 100% blind in both eyes and has glaucoma in one eye. He gets 1 drop in that eye twice daily (at meal time). Blue has a history of hemangiomas, which were all recently removed and he has recovered nicely.