Max

Fostering in Houston

My name is:Max
Age (estimated DOB):August 2011
Primary Color:Seal (Off Black with reddish or dark brown hues)
Weight:12
Gender:Male
Location (City, State):Houston, Texas
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
Has Adults Only in it
Has a Canine Companion
Has an Italian Greyhound Companion
Has someone that is home mostly during the day
Has time and patience to dedicate to continuing my social rehabilitation
I Do Well With: Children under 12no
Children over 12no
Catsunknown
Other small dogsyes
Medium or Large Dogsno
Apartment Homesmaybe
We have selected 'Maybe' as an option for apartment living. These are the requirements that must be met for this IG to be considered for an apartment home:I do not walk on a leash and am a huge flight risk. If he accidentally got away he might never be recaptured. I do snuggle under the covers with my foster mama. I am a sweet boy, but am very leary of people and it takes me a while to adjust to new situations.
At night, I prefer to sleep in:My kennel
My human's bed
dog ben
Walking on a leashI do not walk on a leash and am a huge flight risk. If he accidentally got away he might never be recaptured.
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:I know how to use designated potty pads indoors
A little more about me and my personality:I am a very reclusive skittish type boy, but once I get comfortable with my owner over 3-6 months I lighten up and bond with my owner. I am a very curious boy and will learn more from my pack than from humans most likely. I need an owner that has  experience with puppy mill survivors. I do better with females and am seemingly more scared of men.