I am already spayed, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.
Solid black pure-bred Italian Greyhound
UPDATE March '10 - Pepper's house training habits have come a long way in her foster home. She still has some accidents now, and has adjusted well in a routine. She has become more confident and has been able to go on walks even.
Pepper is a solid-black pure-bred Italian Greyhound estimated to be 5-6 years old. She is only the second completely black (with no white) IG we have seen in rescue out of 150+ dogs over 7 years so she is a pretty rare color really considering she has no white markings. She is very wiggly and her tail is always in motion. She is a bit of a shy girl, but we think given time she will become trusting and show her real personality. She will let you pick her up once she goes to a corner or wall, and likes to be held, just stiffens up. But she does relax after a while of being petted and falls asleep on our laps after she has fully relaxed.
Pepper is a smart girl. She has learned to do stairs and jump on/off furniture. When I put her outside she knows to go potty (although sometimes she goes 2-3 times so you need to kind of watch if she makes a big or small puddle). Overall a good eater, and likes to be around the other dogs and sniff things out. I think she is a smart girl, just needs attention to help her develop her potty habits. She should be kenneled while you are gone so she doesn't cause trouble or leave any presents behind. We see she has a lot of potential within a half year of working with her. She does like to be in a kennel with other dogs rather than alone, so I recommend that she has another dog around the house.
Pepper came from a state-mandated breeder reduction somewhere in Central Missouri. We received her and another girl from a local humane society there, and two other girls from the same situation went to Kansas City and Wichita respectively. That is the little history we know about these girls.
Pepper is being fostered in Lincoln, NE. She wants you to help her settle in to a new home.