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My name is Andy!

Greyhound Dog for adoption in Tucson, Arizona - Andy
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Andy's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Andy's Story...
Andy is approximately 8 years and his lived in a home for several years. He is being returned through no fault of his own. Andy appears to do fine with small dogs, but is not cat tolerant. He will also do better without small children.

Hi. I'm Andy and I really am a greyhound. Everyone keeps looking in my ears and when they don't see tattoos, they question that. I just stay quiet and let them wonder about my past. Maybe I ran away when I was a puppy, so I never raced. Maybe I had my tattoos removed when I got older because I didn't like them anymore. Maybe I was a super secret undercover greyhound who had to conceal his identity. The past will have to stay in the past. I'm focused on my future.

I'm only eight years old, so I still have a lot of life left. I'm tired of moving around, and would like to find my true FOREVER home. I think I'd fit in best with a quiet person or family who enjoy just hanging around together, watching TV or reading (and petting the greyhound.) Maybe if I trust you, I'll tell you stories about my past...

FOSTER UPDATE:

According to information furnished when he was relinquished, Andy has lived in a home ever since he was a puppy and was never a racing dog. He is 8 years old, although his exact birthdate is not known since he doesn’t have a tattoo. Andy is timid and cautious around new people or situations. However, he adjusted quickly to a quiet, adult-only home. Once Andy accepts you, he wants to be with you. He prefers to be with his foster mom, or at least be able to see her. He would be fine as an only dog if his foster family is home most of the time.

Andy loves to run and play with his toys! If the patio door is open, he will run with a toy outside, and then run back inside, repeating this numerous times. At night he chooses to sleep on a dog bed or a rug. If he gets onto the bed, he will ‘snuggle up’, but only for a short while and then will shift to the end of the bed or off the bed. Andy is an enthusiastic and energetic walker, and may need to be walked with a harness by someone who is a confident, strong walker as well. He is a very smart dog and has an amazing memory for where he left toys, where he last saw lizards, etc. He knows his name and knows “sit” and “down” commands. He may give paw if he is asked to shake.

Andy is currently living with several other dogs, including a small dog who stays over at times. He gets along with the other dogs, but can be grumbly if they invade his personal space or try to horn their way in when he is hoping to get attention or special snacks. Andy could live with another dog who is quiet and who doesn’t have a dominant personality. Although Andy has never behaved aggressively toward the other dogs, the grumbling is a warning and an adopter would have to monitor the dogs behavior closely.

Andy’s ideal home is with an adopter who is home most of the time to give him the love and attention he craves. Andy will thrive in a quiet, loving, stress-free environment in which he doesn’t have to compete for affection. He probably wouldn’t be happy in a busy household with small children, noise or other dogs who invade his space.

Facts about Andy

  • Breed: Greyhound
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 461

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Andy, a Tucson Greyhound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Greyhound for sale in Tucson, or seeking a Greyhound dog from a breeder in Tucson.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Tucson already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Tucson breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Greyhound breeders who help with Greyhound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Tucson paves the way for another one to be saved.