Willow

Fostering in Denton

My name is: Willow
Age (estimated DOB): 12-13-09
Primary Color: Seal (Black)
Weight: 11-12 pounds
Gender: Female
Location (City, State): Denton TX
My adoption readiness status: I am available for adoption
My optimal Adoptive Home: Low Energy/Activity
Moderate Energy/Activity
Has a Canine Companion
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 that prefers canine companionship to human companionship
I Do Well With: Children under 12 yes
Children over 12 yes
Cats yes
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 kennel
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 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: Very rare or no indoor accidents
A little more about me and my personality: I am a spunky girl with a happy personality. While I enjoy being around humans and getting pets, my preference is to be snuggled up next to another pooch over sitting in a human lap. My favorite time of day is mealtime!!  After that I love to take a nap in a warm bed with a blanket. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when I need to go potty!!
If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here: Willow suffered an accident of some kind in her younger years that caused a fracture in her pelvis. This injury is a long time healed, but the bones fused back together in a crooked fashion which creates an obvious wobble in her back end when she walks. Due to the improper gate of her walk, she has some muscle wasting in her hip area. She has adjusted to this over the years and gets around just like the other dogs do!