Lucas

Fostering in Houston, TX

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​Lucas
Age (estimated DOB): 12.5 years (Sept 2005)
Primary Color: Fawn (Tan)
Weight: 15
Gender: Male
Location (City, State): Houston, TX
My adoption readiness status: I am available for adoption
My optimal Adoptive Home: Low Energy/Activity
Has time and patience to dedicate to continuing my social rehabilitation
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 yes
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: Lucas is a sweet little senior guy who is shy at first, but warms up to you with some time. He would do best in a quieter home. He walks well on a leash, however is a little unsure about going on walks. Lucas does not know what toys are, nor does he want to play. He prefers to be curled up relaxing most of the day in his bed. Lucas loves his blankets and makes them into a perfect circle and likes to lay in the middle of it. Lucas is fine with other dogs, however he does prefer to be with calmer, gentler dogs. He is afraid of dogs that chase/run. Lucas LOVES food and treats! He gets so excited when he knows he is getting something to snack on and runs around and zooms into his crate waiting for his treat. He also loves licking peanut butter out of a Kong toy. Lucas is house trained and sleeps in his kennel quietly at night, as long as he gets his bed time snack. If you are looking for a quiet, gentle, and sweet companion, Lucas would be the perfect fit!