Massimo

Fostering in Houston

My name is:Massimo
Age (estimated DOB):5/27/2009
Primary Color:White with Blue Markings
Weight:20
Gender:Male
Location (City, State):Houston, Texas
My adoption readiness status:I am available for adoption
My optimal Adoptive Home:High Energy/Activity
Has an Italian Greyhound Companion
Has someone that is home mostly during the day
Has someone that can come home at lunch and let me out to potty
Is okay with a dog in their lap quite frequently
Is okay with a dog that prefers canine companionship to human companionship
Has prior experience with a high energy IG
I Do Well With: Children under 12unknown
Children over 12yes
Catsunknown
Other small dogsyes
Medium or Large Dogsunknown
Apartment Homesyes-I am low energy and walk and potty well on a leash
At night, I prefer to sleep in:My human's bed
Walking on a leashI 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.Unknown
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:I may be a “senior” gentleman, but I am high energy, love long walks and will follow you around while you do chores all day long. When I am sleepy I will plop on you and not let you move until we are well rested. I also love to eat, cuddle with my Iggy foster brother, and stand guard by watching out the window.
If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here:N/A