Gabe

Fostering in Houston

My name is: Gabe
Age (estimated DOB): (August 2011)
Primary Color: Red
Weight: 14.5 pounds
Gender: Male
Location (City, State): Houston
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
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
I Do Well With: Children under 12 no
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: A dog bed
Walking on a leash I am currently learning about being on a leash and need some patience while working on it
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 fine in my crate while traveling in a car
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: I know how to use designated potty pads indoors
A little more about me and my personality: My foster home thinks I am an alert, curious and handsome IG. As a puppymill survivor, I am fearful and do not yet trust humans. I am making progress, but still have a lot to learn about being a pet.