Richard

Fostering in Richmond

My name is: Richard
Age (estimated DOB): 11
Primary Color: Red
Weight: 11
Gender: Male
Location (City, State): Richmond, TX
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 an area that can be set up for me to stay in during a full work day with potty pads
Must have a securely fenced in yard (not an available dog park area)
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 yes-I am low energy and walk and potty well on a leash
At night, I prefer to sleep in: A dog bed
My human's bed
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 do just fine being in my crate for reasonable amounts of time.
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
I know how to use designated potty pads indoors
A little more about me and my personality: Richard is such a happy loving dog! He is always happy when it is time for dinner. He loves to snuggle and sleep and be told he is handsome:) He also loves to tan outside on a sunny day.
If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here: Heart murmur, jaw issues but none of this seems to affect him. Blind but he gets around well once he knows his way. When we tell him to go outside he goes with no guidance. I think he can see a bright light so at night guide him with a flash light.