These Italian Greyhounds are available for adoption in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota with IGCA Rescue.

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  • Italian Greyhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Casper is a big boy at just over 14 pounds. We think he is around 11-12 years of age based on his microchip date. He can be clumsy at times, especially on non-carpet surfaces. Though he won't be winning any agility contests, he has a lot of energy, enjoys 2 mile walks, has never had an accident inside, and can't get enough attention. This affectionate boy likes other dogs but is mostly independent. He would do fine as an only dog. He really likes toys, but has an interesting way to play fetch - he retrieves the ball and then runs around with it in his mouth not asking for another throw. He'll find the right smell in the grass and spend a good 10 minutes rolling around, get up and repeat. He was very underweight when he came into the shelter before he came to rescue, which may have amplified an existing food obsession, so be prepared to have a not so helpful assistant in the kitchen! His hearing isn't the best, but he can hear when he chooses to listen. He doesn't answer to Casper, but he responds to "Boy", so we often tell him Good Boy or call him Big Boy. No need to spend lots of money on dog beds, this guy wants to be on your lap. He will do best in a home where someone is with him during the day as he doesn't enjoy the crate but he will crate up on command. Pacing the fence line and barking at strangers across the street, he wants to be protective of his people but will let strangers pet him without flinching. We have seen issues with guarding the human bed, so a separate sleeping space is required—he will need a home 100% committed to crating him overnight. Foster mom thinks he is quite a catch, but knows an opportunity where he wouldn't be crated a lot during the day is best for his future. Casper has had a dental cleaning, vaccinations, heartworm and fecal tested since coming into rescue and is on a heartworm preventative. He is also microchipped. He does have a fatty tumor on the left side of his rib cage but it does not cause him any trouble. He had a few small tumors on his front leg but vets do not feel they should be removed. Initially, Casper was anemic but after a few further blood tests show, he in not any longer. His vet felt it was due to his poor nutrition when he came in. Please visit us at midwestigrescue.com to learn more about the adoption process and to fill out an application. We do require an adoption donation fee to help us cover the cost of vetting while they are in our care. This fee varies depending on their age. Our application process consists of a completed application, vet and two personal reference checks and home visit. We do require that your resident pets be spayed or neutered and have routine veterinary care and check-ups. Our dogs are available for adoption in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota and will be considered for adoption to surrounding states (within a reasonable day drive). We DO NOT transport or ship dogs. You would be responsible for picking up from foster home. If you are in a state other than NE, IA or SD, you will need to work with your state's IGCA representative in order to get your application processed and approved before being considered. Please use the website igrescue.com to find your state's affiliate and rescue representative. Thank you for your understanding!
Senior, Male, Small
 . Sophie .
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  • Italian Greyhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without small kids
Sophie is an 11yr old, 8 pound bundle of absolute joy! She could not be any sweeter if she tried. She came to us due to owner's illness, and has fit right in to our family, including my 2 iggy girls. She is tiny, but she is an expert cuddler. She is so snuggly, she would love nothing more than to lay next to you, on you, or be carried around all day. She is toothless, and has cataracts and is unable to see in the right eye by has some vision left in her left eye. She has an upcoming appt with the ophthalmologist. She sleeps with me and my girls in bed at night and sleeps all night long, she doesn't get up until I do. She has excellent potty habits! She goes outside, but will also go on potty pads if she needs to go and I am not home. She comes when I call her, she follows my voice, and it only took a few hours for her to learn the layout of my house. I would not recommend a home with young children, just because of how tiny she is and she is not used to being around them. She would be happiest in a quiet home. She snuggles with and gets along great with her 2 foster iggy sisters, but I would recommend she be the only dog or only be with a dog similar to her size and be very mellow. My girls are 3 and 6, so they want to play with her and she gets a little scared and intimidated, as my girls are at least twice her size. She is a good eater! She eats Blue Buffalo lamb and veggie canned food and absolutely, loves freeze dried lamb and beef liver snacks! They are soft and easy for her to eat when broken into small pieces. I add water to her food, as she does not drink a lot of water. She loves to lick and gnaw on pork oinkies She is a quiet girl, but she has barked when she hears the neighborhood dogs bark. I would recommend a home where the owner is home most of the day. If she is home alone, she does best gated in a safe area with her potty pads and bed. She does not like the kennel and she has not been kenneled for many, many, years. She definitely should not have free access to stairs, and needs to be carried up and down stairs. She is just the sweetest little iggy, and will freely give kisses, and wags her tail when she hears my voice. Shes the mellow type of girl you can put in a doggy snuggly and take her shopping. As long as she's next to you, she is a happy. Please visit us at midwestigrescue.com to learn more about the adoption process and to fill out an application. We do require an adoption donation fee to help us cover the cost of vetting while they are in our care. This fee varies depending on their age. Our application process consists of a completed application, vet and two personal reference checks and home visit. We do require that your resident pets be spayed or neutered and have necessary veterinary care provided as well as wellness visits. Our dogs are available for adoption in Nebraska and Iowa and will be considered for adoption to surrounding states. We DO NOT transport or ship dogs. You would be responsible for picking up from foster home. If you are in a state other than NE or IA, you will need to work with your state's IGCA representative first in order to get your application processed and approved before being considered. Please use the website igrescue.com to find your state's affiliate and rescue representative. Thank you for your understanding!
Senior, Female, Small
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