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. We want you to be successful in giving one of our rescue IG's a loving family for life! 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. Italian Greyhounds are known for housebreaking issues and most will have occasional accidents. IG's can live as long as 18 years! When children arrive in the home, balancing dog ownership and parenting can present challenges that result in the dog losing its home. *My second favorite thing to do is hang out in the backyard soaking up the sun. Has an Italian Greyhound Companion. Copyright © 1999-2017 World Organization. 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. I can't wait to meet my new family and find my forever home! If you are interested in adopting a puppy, please fill out an application on our website http://www.k-9angelsrescue.org/k9_angels_rescue_adoption_process.html. 'Hopper' because my favorite move at the dog park is to try and playfully hop on the backs of the bigger dogs I meet (sometimes I confuse them for horses). Has someone that can come home at lunch and let me out to potty. My optimal Adoptive Home: Has Adults Only in it. I follow my Mom around most of the day, talking to her. I already know how to sit and I come quickly when called (even at the dog park with all the other dogs around). We appreciate your understanding our candor in asking about your plans for having children or grandchildren in your home so we have an opportunity to talk with you about the most common problems people face when they bring a new baby home. Some people might even say I'm the most popular guy there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw45WiURJYQ. The younger the dog you adopt, the longer the commitment! Must be in Texas or Oklahoma- out of state adoption would be highly unlikely for me, 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. If the dog being adopted is not already altered at the time of their adoption, the dog will be altered within 2 weeks of adoption at our vet at our cost, with the exception of puppies which will be altered as soon as the puppy is ready. IGRF about Nicholas, At night, I prefer to sleep in: My kennel Dog tent. Hopper is a male Cattle Dog / Whippet mix with an estimated DOB of 6-12-2019. Are You In the San Antonio Area? She is a beautiful Italian Greyhound and is 14 years old. My name is Hopper Dillon. I'm not much of a cuddler and prefer to be in my own bed, either by myself or with one of IG siblings. My optimal Adoptive Home: Low Energy/Activity. homes and other volunteers, including some here in Houston. Though it may be difficult for you to imagine giving up your "IG baby" for your human baby today, the arrival of children in the home is one of the top 5 reasons that IG's are given up by their owners. If the door is left open, I will put myself inside to rest. Since I'm a senior citizen, it is difficult for me to get around and I can't do stairs. If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here: Blue is 100% blind in both eyes and has glaucoma in one eye. If I have a known medical issue or am taking any medications, they are listed here: none, Contact . At night, I prefer to sleep in: A dog bed. Woof! A little more about me and my personality: I am a sweet little old man that likes a lot of human attention. Click here for information about upcoming IGRF Rescue-related events and activities in the Greater Houston area. There are times that I  join in with play time with the other dogs and start barking and try to run around. A little more about me and my personality: I enjoy being the center of attention, but will give way to other dogs. NOTE: All dogs are officially the property of K-9 Angels Rescue until they are altered by our veterinarian. My house-training Status is: Very rare or no indoor accidents. more information about Houston-area IGRF rescues, please contact Must have a securely fenced in yard (not an available dog park area). Has someone that can come home at lunch and let me out to potty. A large kennel with the other IGs in my family. These 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. IGRF's mission is rescue, and it "Whippet for adoption in Houston, Texas." 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. I am smart, ene rgetic, playful and will love you endlessly. 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. The Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation was established by the national "parent" club for the breed (IGCA) and is a separate organization.IGRF's mission is rescue, and it has a nationwide organization of rescue representatives, foster homes and other volunteers, including some here in Houston. IGRF about BlueJay, Primary Color: Blue Fawn (Tan with Gray undertones). Hello! Also, we only adopt young puppies locally due to the 4 month time frame it takes to get them fully vetted and altered. If you are seriously thinking about adopting an IG, here are some things to consider. Look at pictures of Whippet puppies in Houston who need a home. A little more about me and my personality: Blue's favorite thing to do is snuggle under blankets – he can even maneuver a blanket so that there is no opening as he gets it all underneath him – it’s amazing to watch. My optimal Adoptive Home: Low Energy/Activity. Blue is very brave and adaptable – he got used to our house in no time and gets around perfectly fine. 'Hopper' because my favorite move at the dog park is to try and playfully hop on the backs of the bigger dogs I meet (sometimes I confuse them for horses). If your application is approved, a meeting can be arranged. You have to be careful – if he snuggles up next to you on the couch, you are likely to be lulled into a nap by his warm little snuggly self. ), please consider other ways that you can enjoy this wonderful breed such as applying to foster which does not carry a long term commitment. Some Things to Consider Before Adopting an Italian Greyhound. A little more about me and my personality: I am a puppy mill survivor who is ultra skittish. the Houston IGRF Rescue rep. Moderate Energy/Activity. It is our goal to place our rescue IG's in homes that will provide for the dog's health and safety in a loving family environment for the dog's lifetime. If we fail to ask you about it and children might be in your future, even 10 years from now, please ask your IGRF Rescue Representative about this important topic! Has an Italian Greyhound Companion. Whippet Rescue and Placement (WRAP). View the available dogs at Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue, Inc. Walking on a leash: I do fine on a leash for trips to the vet of other outing, but I don't particularly care for long walks. We do not allow our dogs to be shipped. Rescue Me, RescueMe.Org, and the paw logo are registered trademarks of WO. See my own YouTube video: We spay/neuter puppies at 4 months old. Hello! Is familiar with fearful behavior and/or has experience with dogs that have been abused/neglected in their past. My adoption readiness status: I am available for adoption. Blue has a history of hemangiomas, which were all recently removed and he has recovered nicely. My house-training Status is: Occasional accidents only when I'm left alone. For operations are totally funded by the IGRF, Has a Canine Companion: Has an Italian Greyhound Companion. See a problem? *My first most favorite thing is being around other dogs or running around the dog park. He gets 1 drop in that eye twice daily (at meal time). We will not allow our dogs/puppies to be adopted out of the area without being spayed/neutered. We understand that circumstances can change and people are not always able to keep their rescue IG. Location (City, State): New Braunfels, TX. At night, I prefer to sleep in: My kennel or My human's bed. I'm active during the morning but spend the rest of the day and evening sleeping a lot. My house-training Status is: I know how to use designated potty pads indoors. Must have a securely fenced in yard (not an available dog park area). has a nationwide organization of rescue representatives, foster This will help you make an educated decision on whether an IG is going to mesh with your long term family plans. contact a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. I've spent time with young children, but would do better around older kids. My house-training Status is: We are working on it! I know how to use a supervised dog door when the humans are home. Is okay with a dog that prefers canine companionship to human companionship. I think humans make the perfect pillows! the Houston IGRF Rescue rep. Anything Look…Weird? All rights reserved. club for the breed (IGCA) and is a separate organization. I have three favorite things. I sleep through the night and am both crate trained and house trained. Click here for the adoption application. Italian Greyhounds are known for housebreaking issues and most will have occasional accidents. Why buy a Whippet puppy for sale if you can adopt and save a life? The Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation was established by the national "parent" Please LIKE and share our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/k9angelsrescue. PUPPIES: Young puppies that have not had their second round of puppy shots will not be at the Adoption Center for our weekend adoption events. A little more about me and my personality: I love to give kisses and when I get excited I can't stop jumping. It is not unusual for people to acquire an Italian Greyhound before they are ready to start a family since they offer so much joy and companionship in the home. Crate training - please note that we teach crating as a 'safe happy personal space' where the IG can rest/sleep when confinement is necessary. SPAY/NEUTER: As we believe proper healthcare of one's pet is a requirement of good ownership K-9 Angels Rescue only adopts out dogs that have been fully vetted. Italian Greyhounds are known for housebreaking issues and most will have occasional accidents. Italian Greyhounds are pack animals and they bond closely with their humans.