Sam

Fostering in Cypress

My name is:Sam
Age (estimated DOB):8/14/2013
Primary Color:Blue (Gray)
Weight:12lbs
Gender:Male
Location (City, State):Cypress
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:Has Adults Only in it
Has an Italian Greyhound Companion
Has someone that is home mostly during the day
Is okay with a dog that prefers canine companionship to human companionship
Is familiar with fearful behavior and/or has experience with dogs that have been abused/neglected in their past
I Do Well With: Children under 12no
Children over 12no
Catsunknown
Other small dogsyes
Medium or Large Dogsno
Apartment Homesno
At night, I prefer to sleep in:A dog bed
Walking on a leashNot able to walk on a leash
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
I also know how to use my dog door
A little more about me and my personality:I am a puppy mill survivor who is ultra skittish. I need a home with a female only who is home most of the time and has experience with ultra skittish former puppy mill dogs. Having other dogs in the home really helps me learn how the household works. See my own YouTube video below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw45WiURJYQ
If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here:I have an occasional swelling of the salivary gland, otherwise known as a salivary mucocele.dina