Cristina

Fostering in Houston

My name is: Cristina/Cricket
Age (estimated DOB): 2/26/07
Primary Color: White with Blue Markings
Weight: 18
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: Moderate Energy/Activity
Has someone that is home mostly during the day
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 maybe
At night, I prefer to sleep in: My kennel
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 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: Very rare or no indoor accidents
A little more about me and my personality: Very independent. Not fond of being held or picked up. Extremely confident and can be slightly demanding. Very good appetite and has some very cute and funny mannerisms.
If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here: Cristina is nearly blind in both eyes from age related cataracts. she is also very hard of hearing. She has had part of one lung removed on account of cancer.