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Bari Italian Greyhound Lincoln, NE
- Red / Chestnut / Orange
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, cats.
- Prefers a home without
Bari is a beautiful 7-8 y/o boy. He has been in foster care for almost 4 years learning how to be a dog and trust humans and he has come such a long way! He was in foster care in Texas and them came up here in the early fall, to find his forever home. Sadly, he was in a group of 60 IGs from a puppy mill. He is looking for a patient and loving home who will accept him where he is and can help him potentially thrive even more!
Bari is still a little wary of new humans but loves other dogs, small or gentle, large dogs and gets along with cats too. He enjoys his dog bed in the living room to hang with the pack or napping on the human bed with his foster siblings. He loves getting massages. He is not a jump in your lap and snuggle sort of iggy, but he does enjoy massages, and loves sitting next to you on the couch and getting petted. He is now enjoying sleeping in bed at night with his human and his foster pack but he does need to have access to his potty pads. He does walk well on the leash too but doesn't seem to particularly love taking walks Bari does not like to be picked up as this causes him a lot of stress. When visitors visit the home, he will approach quietly and sniff fingers to get to know them.
In his previous foster home, he was house trained to use bells and supervised dog doors. He can use pee pads too. In his current foster home, he does very well with his potty training going out frequently during the day as his mom is not gone for a full work day. When foster mom leaves the home for a few hours, Bari is crated and does very well. He also has been gated in a secure area with his open crate and bed and with pee pads.
Bari is on a very inexpensive anti-anxiety medication that has been decreased overtime. He does have food allergies/sensitivities but is easily managed by avoiding certain proteins/grains/legumes and is readily available. He can be fussy with eating so having a variety for him is key and he often does not want to eat first thing in the morning. He is usually eating three small meals a day. It is important to offer him food when he seems hungry (he will let you know) to keep his weight up as he is on the thin side. We would like someone who is home part time during the day to accommodate his eating habits.
He does have a history of infrequent seizures but he has not needed to start on seizure medication.
His forever home should be adult only and/or only the maturest of older teenagers. He should have a small dog or two or three, as he loves other dogs. For his safety, he will need a secure, fenced yard for potty time and play.
He will need continued social rehabilitation in his new home and his people will need to be patient and gentle and have a quiet home. Someone who has experience with very timid/skittish dogs and/or puppy mill dogs would be fantastic as well as someone who is home at least part-time during the day to help him continue to progress.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or you may be interested to learn if he may be a good fit!
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 IGRF 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!
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- Italian Greyhound
- Red / Chestnut / Orange
Nebraska & Iowa Italian Greyhound Rescue (IGRF)