Wallace

Fostering in Lawton, OK

My name is: Wallace
Age (estimated DOB): 9/18/11
Primary Color: Blue Fawn (Tan with Gray undertones)
Weight: 12 lbs
Gender: Male
Location (City, State): Lawton, OK
My adoption readiness status: I am available for adoption
My optimal Adoptive Home: Low Energy/Activity
Has Adults Only in it
Has a Canine Companion
Has time and patience to dedicate to continuing my social rehabilitation
Must have a securely fenced in yard (not an available dog park area)
I Do Well With: Children under 12 no
Children over 12 yes
Cats yes
Other small dogs yes
Medium or Large Dogs yes
Apartment Homes no
At night, I prefer to sleep in: My kennel
Walking on a leash Is fearful of being taken outside of his comfort zone (house/yard).
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: Wallace is a sweet boy who has made amazing progress during his time in rescue.  He came to us from a puppy mill and was terrified of everything.  People were very scary and it took a couple of months before he would willingly let his foster mom pet him.  Now his foster mom is his favorite person.  He follows her around the house all day and will frequently come to her wanting to be petted.  If she goes in the bathroom without him, he will scratch at the door and bark until she lets him in.  Wallace is not as friendly with other adults, but he is curious and will approach and sniff them when they come in the house.  He is terrified of children and will need an all-adult household.
Wallace has discovered the joy of toys and he has become more and more playful.  He loves the other dogs in the house and will frequently be seen cuddling with them on a dog bed.  His favorite dog is Rose, a greyhound/saluki mix.  If they are outside together, Wallace will almost always be within a few feet of her.
While Wallace has made a lot of progress, he is still continuing to grow.  When new or confusing situations present themselves, he will get scared and is unsure of how to react.  He is looking for a patient and loving home to help him as he continues on his journey, and you will be rewarded with lots of love!
If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here: Gets Melatonin and coconut oil to help with thin hair.  Also, has to wear a padded collar to prevent neck irritation and hair loss.