Rocco

Fostering in Houstin

My name is: Rocco
Age (estimated DOB): 07/2009
Primary Color: Fawn (Tan)
Weight: ?
Gender: Male
Location (City, State): Houston, TX
My adoption readiness status: I am available for adoption
My optimal Adoptive Home: Low Energy/Activity
Moderate Energy/Activity
Has Adults Only in it
Is okay with a dog in their lap quite frequently
Has prior experience with a high energy IG
Must have a securely fenced in yard (not an available dog park area)
I Do Well With: Children under 12 unknown
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: My human's 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. 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
A little more about me and my personality: Although I am 10 yrs old I have the energy of a young iggy (but currently doing well living in an apartment)!

I really like to hang out with my humans, but also enjoy being around other dogs at the dog park. 

My parents call me nosy, but I say I'm curious! I love to sit on the couch/human bed/my bed and just stare/watch at what my humans are doing throughout the house. 

I'm know how to sit and lay down & currently working on how to "give my paw".

One of my favorite things to do is give kisses...sometimes unsolicited, but that's just because I love so much!