Emma Rose

Fostering in Austin

My name is: Emma Rose
Age (estimated DOB): 05-24-06
Primary Color: Red
Weight: 14
Gender: Female
Location (City, State): Austin, TX
My adoption readiness status: I am available for adoption, but I have a chronic medical condition. See notes below.
My optimal Adoptive Home: Moderate Energy/Activity
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 unknown
Children over 12 unknown
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 walk very well on a leash and enjoy going for 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
A little more about me and my personality:

UPDATE: 12-22-18- Emma Rose has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. She is currently symptom free (we found the mass by chance, during a routine vet visit) and has started treatment. At this time she is expected to have a good quality of life for at least the coming year, if not longer.

I'm a chill girl just looking for someone to snuggle with. I love laying outside in the grass just soaking up the sun and am very comfortable with using a supervised doggie door. I'm patient with my hyper foster sister and have never had a single issue with food aggression, even when foster sister tries to steal my treats!
I bark but only occasionally and only when startled by the mail man or after other dogs have been barking for a while. And I stop quickly with redirection.

If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here: Just finished 3rd heartworm treatment injection; will be off restricted activity and ready for adoption by October 15th.