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Charlie is a sweet, laid back 8 year old, neutered, male Italian Greyhound that came into rescue with diabetes and some extra weight. He has done really well on his weight loss program and absolutely LOVES going on walks. His foster mom can barely keep up with his pace, clearly he is determined to shed the extra pounds! He is a snuggler and fit right in with his foster brothers and sister from the minute he walked in the house. This boy is one of the most adaptable IGâs his foster mom has ever met, he never meets a stranger and absolutely craves affection. He actually gives unsolicited hugs and the sweetest little lick âkissesâ on the cheek. He would do well with another companion or he would be fine as an only dog. His foster family thinks he would be fine in an apartment or home without a fenced yard, as long as he got to go on daily walks for exercise. He would also do best in a home where his âpeopleâ are with him most of the time. He does okay in a crate but he would much prefer a couch to nap on or a lap to snuggle into. A home with cats is not ideal. Charlie likes to sleep in the bed with his people but doesnât take up much room and sleeps in one spot through the night. He is working on his potty habits and will need continued positive reinforcement and a clearly defined proper place to do his business. He wants to please and has the most soulful eyes, especially when he thinks heâs in trouble. I swear I heard him say he was sorry for peeing on the floor. Charlie loves to âgoâ and will ride in the car like a champ. His foster mom takes him on short trips around town and has become her little errand buddy. This little fella is such a love bug and is going to make someone a wonderful companion! Charlie is diabetic and requires daily insulin shots, which cost between $25-$30/month. Charlie is being fostered in Franklin TN. 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. Charlie is property of IGRF.
Adult, Male, Small
Bianca is a 12 year old female IG, weighing 11 lbs. Like a true IG, Bianca loves to snuggle under a soft blanket, the softer the better. Bianca is crate and potty trained, with few accidents. She enjoys spending time in her crate and will sleep in there at night but is also open to sleeping in your bed if you allow her to. Bianca gets around well, and while she isnât really âplayfulâ, she has been found to pick a toy up occasionally. While not a big fan of inclement weather, she does enjoy her PJs to keep herself warm. Bianca is currently in a foster home with four (4) other dogs, she gets along well with all of them and will bark right alongside of them. Even though in a home with other dogs, itâs felt that she would fine as an only dog, the more attention the better, right? It would be advised that Bianca is adopted into a home without children, or a home with older children. She would not do well in a home with younger children. Bianca has a lot of love to give, are you ready to give her the love back? Bianca is currently being fostered in Smyrna, TN. 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. Bianca is property of IGRF.
Senior, Female, Small
Picolo (Pico) 13 year old Pico is a true gentleman! A shy guy who really just wants to spend the day snuggling under a blanket with you; but if you're too busy, a warm, sunny spot will do. A calm environment is a must, and with lots of gentle praise, you'll have this boy laying on your chest in no time! He's housebroken, and loves his daily walks. He's lived with Myshka his whole life, but is timid by nature, so he keeps to himself and will always let others go first. No small children please, older kids are ok and will eventually become his snuggle buddies. Soft foods only, as several of his top teeth have been removed. Pico is a healthy boy, and when his foster took him in, he was on anti-anxiety meds, but he's been successfully weaned off those and gets by just fine with CBD drops and lavender essential oils. He's looking for a retired or works-from-home furever companion who will love him for the kind, gentle boy that he is. Myshka (Meesh) Shhhh. Don't tell 13 year old Myshka that she's an Iggy! Meesh is completely housebroken and not only tells you when she has to go out, she'll happily go no matter the weather! Cold, rain, wind, no problem! Shovel her a path and a clear spot in the snow, and she's there! What?! This girl's super easy to live with, preferring to snooze away the day in her doggy bed, covered entirely under her favorite blanket. She has a real talent for covering herself up! She loves her daily walks and although she's lived her whole life with Pico, they don't really act like a bonded pair. She crate-trained, healthy, affectionate and playful and deserves a furever home! Pico and Meesh are being fostered in Denton, MD. 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. Picolo & Myshka are property of IGRF.
Senior, Male, Small
Lucky is a happy and sweet, active 9-year old, brown and white-colored Italian Greyhound. Luckyâs owner passed away in October and he is patiently waiting for his fur-ever home. He loves to snuggle under the covers with his âsisterâ or his foster brother and sister. He is potty trained, but working hard at curbing his âmarkingâ tendencies. He walks well on lead, but could use some more training. He also enjoys car rides. Heâs a cuddler with his humans and loves to sleep in bed so a home that allows iggys in bed is a must. Lucky is well-behaved and knows a number of commands, such as âno,â âsit,â and âdown.â He is very pleasant with strangers and warms up quickly. He would enjoy a home with other dogs and a fenced yard. A home with no kids or older kids would be preferred; he does not currently live with any children, nor did he at his previous home. Lucky is neutered, heart worm negative, and current with his vaccinations. He is currently being fostered with his âsister,â Sweat Pea, in Colonial Beach, Virginia. Lucky and Sweet Pea would love to be able to stay together, as they are very fond of each other but they can be adopted to separate homes as long as they each go to a home that already has an IG or two. 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. Lucky is property of IGRF.
Adult, Male, Small
Snow Pea is an adorable and loving 9-year old fawn and white Italian Greyhound. Snow Peaâs owner passed away in October and she is patiently waiting for her fur-ever home. She likes to follow her humans around the house and loves to give kisses and snuggle on the couch or in bed. She does very well with strangers. Snow Pea is generally relaxed but does like to play occasionally with her squeaky toys and wrestle with her doggy friends. Snow Pea is food-motivated and protective over her dinner and due to this she needs to go to a home without children. With some help from her foster parents, she is working hard at becoming more relaxed at meal time. Snow Pea does well while her humans are gone during the day; she stays in the kitchen area with her iggy brothers and sisters and will potty on a pad if necessary. While Snow Pea is not a fan of the chilly weather, she does very well on a leash. She will potty outside with a little encouragement. Snow Pea is spayed, heart worm negative, and current with her vaccinations. She is currently being fostered with her âbrother,â Lucky, in Colonial Beach, Virginia, and they would love to be welcomed into a family together. 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. Snow Pea is property of IGRF.
Adult, Female, Small
Cuddles is a 3 year old neutered male Italian greyhound who is extremely intelligent and has a mind of his own. He would prefer to do things his way than to listen to his person but can be bribed with treats sometimes, you see he likes life on his terms which is not always easy or convenient for his people. He doesn't respond well to a confrontation but he needs an experienced, firm owner as he can see right through a softy which tells him he knows how to get his way very quickly due to being very intelligent he can manipulate to get his way but a sly human can always prevail! The issue is he wants to claim items and people, he also prefers to come back into the house in his own time but that's where the treats come in handy or just being patient. He has come a long way since he joined rescue. He is crate trained, loves walking on a leash, doesn't mind getting groomed and will tolerate his teeth getting brushed. He would prefer a home that could spend more time enriching his life perhaps by taking him to agility or starting obedience training on a reward basis. This is a special boy who deserves a second chance in an amazing home with the right kind of owner. Cuddles will not do well in a home with children under the age of 21. Cuddles will require a home with a secured, fenced yard. He is being fostered in Frederick, MD. 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. is property of IGRF
Young, 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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