Please see our Adoption Process page to familiarize yourself with our adoption steps. Our adoption process of application, interview, and home visit yields a very high percentage of successful adoptions and helps prepare adopters for life with an Italian Greyhound.
Miss Fancy pants is an 8 year old Italian Greyhound and a total snuggle bug. She loves her people and also does well with older kids (her foster siblings are 8 and 10 and she loves snuggling with them). She loves to go on outings with her humans and behaves perfectly. She does well in the car and on leash. She does have a little separation anxiety when she sees you but can't get to you, but she just cries. Fancy would not do well being left alone for long periods of time, but can be left alone for parts of the day. She would love to have another iggy in the home to play with and keep her company. She is still working on playing well as she does get confused when the other dog is trying to aggressively wrestle. She is more of a chaser type of player. She is pretty mellow most of the time and rarely barks. She does like to play occasionally but only when she is provoked, otherwise she is happy to snuggle and follow you around. She loves to sleep in the bed under the covers with you and you will frequently find her in the recliner under a blanket during the day. Her foster parents also have chickens and she completely ignores them. Fancy is potty trained and doggy door trained. She does like to sleep in and only gets up early if breakfast is being served, then she is all about it! She is a happy girl waiting for her forever family! Fancy is being fostered in Southern Pines, NC. Visit us on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/IGrescueVa. Also, please fill out an app, as they are processed in the order in which they are received: http://www.midatlanticiggyrescue.com. Fancy is property of IGRF
Adult, Female, Small
Gino is a very handsome, loving, well-mannered 7 year old biggie iggy (18lbs). He hasn't met a stranger yet and is a very outgoing guy. Gino has been neutered and had his first ever dental cleaning and he's recovering beautifully despite loosing 15 teeth. Gino has gained 3 lbs since coming into rescue. He's at a perfect biggie iggy weight now and his vet approves of his current weight as a good maintenance weight. Gino loves to lay in the sunshine outside, go for leash walks and zoomies in the yard. He is quite the little lover! He is constantly at his foster mom's side on the couch with his head in her lap. Gino has been crate trained for sleeping at night and he loves it. He is left freely in the house with his foster siblings during the day while we are at work without one single accident! Gino is good in the car for rides to the park, the vet or family gatherings. He has even tested out his swimming abilities in the pool, and did great! Gino has adjusted to meeting new pups during his first couple of outings after his neuter and is doing much better with his previous dominance issues. He loves to try and get other pups to play with him, but if they don't then no biggie for this sweet boy. Gino has some fear and trust issues due to his past and therefore needs an Italian greyhound experienced owner who has worked with mill dogs or dogs with fear/trust issues. He's working on discipline commands such as no and off and he's cool with verbal cues, but is not okay if he thinks he's being threatened. It cannot be stressed how wonderful Gino is and how much he is going to enhance someone's life in the future. Gino would be good as an only dog OR as an addition to a family with one or more pups. Gino has not been tested around kitties, so cats may be a no. Gino is not being fostered in a home with children, but he has shown no aggression toward the children that he's been around or when approached for pets at the park or on hiking trails. Because of his fear/trust issues, it is best that Gino goes to a family without younger children who may attempt to pull him from his safe spaces (his crate). Gino is being fostered in Charlotte NC. (Photos taken prior to weight gain) Visit us on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/IGrescueVa. Also, please fill out an app, as they are processed in the order in which they are received: http://www.midatlanticiggyrescue.com. Gino is property of IGRF.
Adult, Male, Small
Little Man (L.M.) came to MAIGR weighing in close to 30 pounds and fearful of men. He stayed to himself and was only interested in food. However, with lots of love and care from his foster family, he has made amazing progress! L.M. is 10 years old, now weighing in at 20.8 lbs and is currently being fostered in Raleigh, NC. L.M. is a sweetheart, he loves to gently play and LOVES to lay in the grass. Since losing weight, he now enjoys going on walks, and is a serious snuggler. He loves to put his nose and head against his foster parents neck and snuggle, falling asleep. While he he has been in foster care, he has been neutered, had some teeth removed and was diagnosed with a thyroid condition, explaining his weight gain. Little Man walks on a harness as he shows too much interest in bicycles and joggers. He is house broken and a very well mannered good boy who gets along with other dogs but would be just as happy by himself. He enjoys sleeping by the fire, on the couch and on your bed. He does require assistance getting up on the couch or bed but gets down easily. Visit us on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/IGrescueVa. Also, please fill out an app, as they are processed in the order in which they are received: http://www.midatlanticiggyrescue.com. Little Man is property of IGRF.
Adult, Male, Small
Biscuit is a very sweet and loving 13 year young, petite, but over weight iggy being fostered in Morehead City, NC. She currently weighs 17 lbs. Like most iggyâs she loves nothing better than snuggling with her person under a blanket. She will either use a doggy door to go outside to potty or will use a puppy pad and seldom has accidents. She gets along well with the other dogs in the house and will sometimes follow them around hoping for some extra attention. She is slow to trust people but has come a long way since entering foster with MAIGR. Biscuit has just started coming out of her shell and it is a delight to see her becoming more social and even playful. A quiet house without small children is recommended, as she is fearful of sudden movement. She enjoys sleeping in bed at night with her foster parents, but would also do well in a crate with her blankets. Biscuit has done well on a wet food diet and healthy snacks. Biscuit is currently working on her weight with diet control and short walks. Biscuit had some serious health issues when first rescued including mammary tumors and very bad teeth. Now that she is healthy again she is like a new dog, enjoying life for the first time. Visit us on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/IGrescueVa. Also, please fill out an app, as they are processed in the order in which they are received: http://www.midatlanticiggyrescue.com. Biscuit is property of IGRF
Senior, Female, Medium
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