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Buddy (AKA Casper) Italian Greyhound Des Moines, IA

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Small
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange

About

Characteristics
home without children
Coat length
Short
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats.
Prefers a home without
Children.

Meet Buddy (AKA Casper)

Buddy is a strong, sturdy boy at 16 pounds. We think he is around 12 years of age. He came to us an unclaimed stray from a shelter. He was extrememly thin and anemic but he is now healthy. 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 for an older boy, enjoys 2 mile walks and has never had an accident inside, Pretty amazing for an IG! This affectionate boy gets along with other dogs and cats but is mostly independent. He loves to sit on his foster mom lap and snuggle. He would do fine as an only dog. He really likes to play with toys and is a funny little guy. He'll find the right smell in the grass and spend a good 10 minutes rolling around, get up and repeat. He is very treat motivated and is a smart boy learnings lots of new tricks. 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 at least part time as he doesn't love the crate but he will crate up on command. He does have decreased hearing so he can startle easily Because of this, he can not share a bed with his humans overnight—he will need a home committed to crating him overnight or having him gated in a safe, secure area with his bed. He will need his home to be patient, loving and understanding and willing to continue to work with him on hand commands he has learned due to his decreased hearing (foster parents have worked with a certified behavior consultant) and provide stimuating activities for him (puzzle feeders, short training sessions, etc). He does needs a home without children.

His 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 since he is crated overnight.

Buddy was recently diagnosed with low thyroid and is now on a very inexpensive medication 2x daily (under $5 month). He is also taking an anti-anxiety medication daily. This is a very inexpensive medication also. He has had a dental cleaning with a few extractions, blood panels done, vaccinations, heartworm and fecal tested since coming into rescue and is on a heartworm preventative. He is also microchipped.

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
  • Senior
  • Male
  • Small
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange

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  • Italian Greyhound
  • Senior
  • Male