Pearl

Fostering in Lawton, OK

My name is: Pearl
Age (estimated DOB): 3/3/11
Primary Color: Seal (Black)
Weight: 11 lbs
Gender: Female
Location (City, State): Lawton, OK
My adoption readiness status: I am available for adoption
My optimal Adoptive Home: Moderate Energy/Activity
Is okay with a dog in their lap quite frequently
I Do Well With: Children under 12 yes
Children over 12 yes
Cats yes
Other small dogs yes
Medium or Large Dogs yes
Apartment Homes maybe
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: Occasional accidents
A little more about me and my personality: Pearl is a sweet little girl who just wants lots of attention.  Other than being a little bit overweight, she is in good health.  Pearl is happiest when she’s getting petted or being held.  She loves everyone, including the children in the house, who frequently get their faces licked.  She loves napping in her crate and will frequently be found hidden underneath her blanket.  She enjoys playing with toys, but has to be watched, as she gets very protective of whatever toy she has.  She gets along well with the big and little dogs in the house, as long as she is not being protective of something.  She would do best in a house where there aren’t any dogs who have an alpha personality.  Pearl is just the sweetest little thing, and she can’t wait to find her forever home!