Amy, aka Mimi, is an exceptionally sweet girl. She loves being in the presence of people, and will happily spend her days following you around and snuggling on the couch. She does very well around other dogs, big and small, although she doesn’t have much interest in playing with them, preferring to instead play with her people. Her eagerness to please her people can, at times, make her rather energetic, but this also makes her easy to train. As an example, her enthusiasm for dinner was overwhelming, with her tail wagging wildly and her jumping up, so she quickly learned to “lay down” until dinner is ready, at which point she happily goes to her bowl with the word “okay.” She also travels well, comfortably riding in cars, interacting with new people and places, and enjoying walks without pulling.
8/28/2018: Blackie is a sweet boy who loves to laze around! He is a little shy at first, but once he warms up he will latch on and follow you wherever you go! While he has not had the opportunity to interact with cats yet, he does get along well with children and dogs of all sizes. He tolerates harassment from his small-dog foster brother like a champ!
After retiring, Blackie lived happily with the family of his racing owner for over a year until a change in housing made them unable to keep him. He is currently kept in a crate when he is home alone, but he is not a fan of this concept. Even in the crate, he struggles to hold his bladder for a full 8-hour workday. We’re still working on a feeding/bathroom routine to minimize this issue. Although he has excellent house manners, he was accustomed to being on the furniture with h ...
Arriving 6/10/2018: Black and white with some brindle in the black
7/16/2018: Bo is a very sweet and easy going guy. He loves to follow you around from room to room so that he is near by for pets and rubs at all times. He's been very good with all the children he has met. He can be playful , but mostly he likes to be loved on. He can do stairs with encouragement and loves to be praised. He does not crate well and may even be considered a master escape artist. We are not sure if he is small dog/cat safe. He shows a little too much enthusiasm whenever he sees a cat in the neighborhood. He enjoys his walks and does well on a leash. Someone lucky is going to get a very loving, sweet companion with this guy.
Arrived 7/22/2018: Outgoing, loves attention, playing
8/11/2018: HI! I'm Bucky. I'm 2 1/2 years old and fresh off the Daytona racing track! My foster home has been great in transitioning me into domestic life. I am a very loyal Grey to my owner. I have learned to obey commands the first time, know when feeding time is and since I like to play, I can entertain myself with toys provided to me by my family. I live with 2 cats in my foster home however other than another Grey, I don't think I would enjoy having another dog breed in my home. Apartment living would be fit for me or a family that is settled down. I love getting attention on walks and relaxing on my bed at home. I look forward to meeting you! -Bucky
Arrived 7/22/2018: Reserved, gentle, shy, lays head on leg, doesn't jump.
7/31/2018: Chancey is such a handsome fellow. He wants to be with you at all times, preferably touching. He loves going for walks and meeting new people. Any dog, cat, bird or mysterious creature we come across on walks needs to be greeted. We had one instance where he nipped at my cat, but a firm no put him in his place. He’ll carry around toys but doesn’t play with them. I imagine that will come in time.
His favorite time of day is meal time. He loves food and will try to steal food out of the other dog’s bowls. He has trained us to give him his food first. While he won’t jump up on you, he will jump up to counter surf if you have any food out. We are working on taking treats from a hand instead of making you drop it on the floor or bowl. ...
Arrived May 2018
Arrived 7/22/2018: Reserved, cuddly, shy in new situations
9/10/2018: Ego doesn't act like a dog who is new to retirement. He has been so quick to adjust to new experiences and routines with the happiest attitude. He is confident and outgoing and enjoys physical activity. He loves chasing the ball outside and playing with stuffed toys inside. He found the toy box and helped himself within the first few days. More than anything, though, Ego loves love! He is a very, very affectionate dog, but not dependent. He wags his tail for about any reason and is happy to meet new people. He responds well to verbal reprimand and just seems to want to follow the rules so he will get praised - because, again, he just loves praise and attention! He crates well when foster mom is at work and is uncrated otherwise. He knows how to ask to go o ...
Arrived 7/22/2018: Excitable and velcro, wants to be right with you wherever you go and whatever you're doing
9/24/2018: Elmer is a handsome boy in a tux. He is 2 ½ years old (still a pup), 79 lbs, very tall and has outrageous, goofy ears! Elmer does stairs well, but gets a little excited on hardwood floors, but is improving. He plays with toys and gets along with our three hounds. Elmer crates well - we have done up to 5 hrs. He prefers to lay on a pile of blankets in the middle of the floor -he wants to be in the center of everything - but finally moved to slumberball beds.
Arriving 6/10/2018: Big laid back boy
8/29/2017: Nick is a little shy when you first meet him, but warms up after he learns to trust you. He's afraid of any new situations, but with reassurance, can get through it. Once he feels comfortable, he's such a "puppy" and full of energy. He will run around the house playing with toys and loves to run in the yard, and if you're lucky you might get a kiss. He rides well in the car, crates with no problems, walks well with another grey to guide him, and gets along with my two greys and kitties.
If you have a lot of patience to earn his trust, he will make an excellent companion.
Nick recently moved to a new foster home to see how he would do in a new situation. Nick is a very sweet and loving gentleman. He would make an excellent companion for a retired lady as he ...
3/11/2018: Nim Rod, despite his name, is a very intelligent dog. He is not cat safe, small dog safe, rabbit safe, let's just say anything smaller than him safe, but does quite well with our other Grey. They are good running buddies.He has caught onto our schedule, for the most part, and learned a few commands. He is very well-mannered and learned to mind the house rules quicker than any other dog so far. eg, stay off furniture, stay out of the kitchen, dog toy vs. kid toy, etc. He knows to go to the garage door when he wants outside, and has done it many times flawlessly. He is good with kids, very gentle, and a really great dog. He even plays with stuffies tossing them in the air and chasing them, even fetches toys and dropping them at our feet. He also crates very well. Telling him to either go to bed or sa ...
Arrived 7/22/2018: Very sweet, hyper, barks at feeding time.
Squirt has been here just a few days and she is adapting to her surroundings nicely. She has mastered stairs, but does slide a little on smooth flooring. She is very inquisitive, affectionate and loves kids. She gets along with our other greyhounds as well. She is a little interested in cats but does back off when told "No". Other times she will totally ignore them. She might not do so well with timid cats. She is cat workable and will need to be watched. She loves to be close to people and see what you are doing no matter what room you are in. She also likes to look at the pretty dog in the mirror. She will make a loving addition to most families. She is quite the sweetie!
Arriving 6/10/2018: Very mellow and cat safe