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.
Dodger (formerly known as Echo) is a 7 year-young neutered male who is very intelligent, playful, active and curious. He was raised in a home with some training, would prefer to do things his way but is fully cooperative with treat-based positive training. Dodger is energetic in play, loves tug-o-war and fetch, and is extremely attentive when you talk directly to him. Some tactics have been very successful - he runs to his place setting and sits when it's dinner time, sits on command, goes to the potty area on command, knows Get Off and Come Up, Go To Bed. He used to bark when he wanted something, now it is only a single bark when his water bowl is empty, he needs to go potty, or when he wants you to tuck him in his bed with his blankie. Don't let all this cooperation fool you though, he can be willful and knows a softy when he sees one. He will test his boundaries quite a bit at first. He is a forager for food and prone to getting into things - baby-proofing is necessary. Dodger is tolerant with other dogs, more yielding than necessary with my possessive little tyrant! Dodge wants to play tug of war but none will pick up the challenge - he sounds ferocious and pulls with all he's got! We are teaching him Bring It and Leave It, and he now expects us to Throw It when he is so obliging! He will self-entertain with certain toys or a safe bone for hours. He has a moral imperative to kill every sqeaker he finds! Dodge is good about not asking for attention when I work from home and will lay quietly in the same room. A good balance has been achieved and we'll share our tricks -er- tips! Watch the front door though: he will happily bolt and take his own sweet time deciding whether he will come when you call. His former owner felt he was not good around young children (his fosters are empty nesters). Dodger is being fostered in Charlotte, 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. Dodger is property of IGRF
Adult, Male, 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. 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
Meet Coco the IggyX with the chocolate coat, a loving 5 year old girl who loves to cuddle up next to her people. CoCo gets along well with dogs her own size who are not dominant. While Coco is fully crate trained for short daytime away and during a good nights sleep, she would love it if you worked from home or are already retired because she loves to melt your heart with her beautiful deep brown puppy eyes. A securely fenced yard, or an apartment with a second door and a good martingale collar/leash is a must, as Coco loves to explore on her own and can slip out the door in a flash. Sheâs learning commands very quickly, such as come, sit, stay, and is eager to please if you give her lots of cuddles and pets. Coco will be a wonderful forever faithful companion to her new family, and will quickly bond with you, she is a true love bug and super sweet. CoCo is spayed, UTD on vaccines and just had a dental cleaning. Coco is being fostered in Gambrills, Maryland. 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. Coco is property of IGRF.
Young, Female, Small
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BONDED PAIR (MALE AND FEMALE) - they will not be adopted separately. Jules & Vincent, almost 4 years old, are a sweet, bonded brother and sister pair that would bring a lot of love and laughter to any home. They are playful, affectionate, curious and sometimes a little sneaky. They like to cuddle with each other as they sleep and are big fans of their soft blankets. Vincent, a biggie iggy, has shown an affinity for the foster lady of the house and enjoys curling up in her lap and leaning on her whenever he can. Jules accepts pets from everyone but prefers the foster gentleman of the house - she regularly smooches his face in her version of hugs and kisses. If sheâs not cuddled with her brother, Jules generally prefers to nap independently. They love running and sunning in the fenced yard and have regular conversations with other dogs in the neighborhood. Theyâve got big barks and respond loudly to suspicious sounds. They are also impressive leapers if they have the right traction, easily clearing couches and chairs. They do have a lot of energy and need to be able to play together and with people regularly. If left to their own devices, they discover non-toys to play with. They are working on some bad habits including attempted counter-surfing and some shoe-thieving, but overall they are well-behaved and polite. They know âsitâ and are housebroken and pad-trained. They are crate-trained, but their crate time should be limited to 4 hours or less per stretch. Due to their size, enthusiasm and tendency to throw their weight around, we do advise discretion in a home with very young children, seniors or otherwise unstable humans. They are very loving and happy puppers being fostered in Charlotte, 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. Jules and Vincent is property of IGRF.
Young, Male, Small
Nelly is a 9 year old sweetheart, iggy, weighing approx 17 lbs.. She is very gentle and loving to her humans and other dogs. She loves to snuggle and especially enjoys sleeping in bed at night with her people. In full disclosure, she drools when she sleeps, but she makes up for it with all the morning hugs and cuddling she requests when she wakes up. Nelly loves to give hugs and loves to receive kisses on the cheek from her humans. She is sure to greet you with big hug around the neck and some sweet kisses upon returning home. She is great with older kids and other dogs that are less than 35 lbs. She is fearful of large dogs, so a home with smaller dogs would be a great fit for her. Nelly is being fostered with 5 other IGs and does great with respecting boundaries and enjoys a good game of tug of war with her foster sister. She especially loves squeaky toys! Even thought she is a biggy iggy, she does well with the smaller guys as well. Nelly is house trained with a doggy door and loves to run around the back yard with her foster sisters. She is the perfect balance of mellow and playfulness making her a perfect companion! Nelly loves to play fetch, therefore she prefers a home with a fenced yard and a human who is willing to play lots, and gives lots of snuggles and hugs. Nelly 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. Nelly is property of IGRF
Adult, Female, 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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