My name is Dusty!

Italian Greyhound Dog for adoption in Costa Mesa, California - Dusty
Photo 1 - Italian Greyhound Dog for adoption in Costa Mesa, California - Dusty
Photo 2 - Italian Greyhound Dog for adoption in Costa Mesa, California - Dusty
Photo 3 - Italian Greyhound Dog for adoption in Costa Mesa, California - Dusty

I found a new home!
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Dusty's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Dusty's Story...
Dusty is a beautiful 10 pound, 9 year old love bug. She was abandoned at a shelter so we don’t know anything about her life prior to coming into Rescue. Like many Italian Greyhounds she is nervous and shy when she first meets people and she is very selective about whom she trusts; she is drawn to people who have a calm, gentle nature. She enjoys going for walks but is nervous in new surroundings; she gets confidence from her foster mom and foster sister IG. At home, her favorite pastime is being petted and snuggling with her foster mom and dad or snuggling with her foster sister. Dusty had no dental care prior to coming into Rescue; none of her teeth could be saved. She is healthy and happy and has adjusted completely to being toothless; she never has to worry about having her teeth brushed or having future dentals. She is currently on a specific, non-kibble dog food which we would like her new family to continue to provide for her. Dusty is housetrained to use a dog door to take herself outside to potty; she prefers this freedom to choose when she needs to go out so secure outdoor space is a must. Dusty’s ideal new owner will be someone who is calm, nurturing, retired or does not work outside the home so that she can continue to get the love and attention she deserves. She also enjoy having a gentle, small, calm dog companion to help give her confidence. Dusty will not be placed in a home with children or in a noisy, high energy environment. She does have a low prey drive and is considered to be “cat safe”. If you would like the opportunity to have Dusty choose you as her “forever” companion please contact us for an application package.

This dog is being fostered in Los Angeles. If you want to adopt this IGCA Rescue dog, please write or go to and to learn about the IGCA adoption process and receive an application. We are always willing to consider placing a dog out of the area, but applicants are asked to apply to and work with us through their local IGCA Rep. Visit

Facts about Dusty

  • Breed: Italian Greyhound
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Italian Greyhound breeders who help with Italian Greyhound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Costa Mesa paves the way for another one to be saved.