Justine

Fostering in Houston

My name is: Justine
Age (estimated DOB): 03/2009
Primary Color: White with Fawn Markings
Weight: 13 lbs
Gender: Female
Location (City, State): Houston, TX
My adoption readiness status: I am still settling into rescue and am not quite available for adoption yet, but wanted to introduce myself. You are welcome to inquire about me.
My optimal Adoptive Home: 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: A dog bed
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. My foster family is working on teaching me that the crate is a safe place to relax when it is not optimal for me to be running around loose in the house.
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
Still working on accidents in my crate but do very well when not in my crate.
A little more about me and my personality: I am very sweet and love to receive affection. I am very curious and like to explore inside and out.
If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here: I had a few fistulas (opening in the gum from a missing tooth) in my mouth repaired but am healing well from that. I don't have any teeth so I need to eat soft food. I am going to have one additional surgery soon to remove a few mammary growths and then should be all clear.