My name is Porthos!

Italian Greyhound/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Lafayette, Indiana - Porthos
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PawSwaP of Greater Lafayette

Facts about Porthos

  • Breed: Italian Greyhound/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Meet Porthos. This sweet guy has had a rough couple of weeks. He was originally found as a stray in a field outside of Delphi. In a frantic plea for help, Porthos jumped into the car window of the first person who stopped to help him. His finder kept him safe, looked for a possible owner, and provided him with oodles of love. Unfortunately she knew she wasn't able to keep him long term and found a new home for Porthos who she trusted would be so great. Not even two days later Porthos showed up as a stray in Lafayette. That family wasn't really as great as they seemed. Thankfully we were able to take Porthos into a foster and start the official process of finding him a great forever home.

Porthos is about 1 year old. We are guessing that he is whippet or Italian greyhound mixed with a Terrier breed. That mask and curly tail throws us off a bit though. He weighs about 307pounds. Porthos is such a sweet boy who is very loving. He can be a little timid around new people, especially men, and needs time to warm up. For now, we think it's best for Porthos to go into a home without young children. His favorite place at night is to be snuggled up on the bed of his person. We would love for this to be able to continue for him in his forever home.

In the first finder's home Porthos was briefly introduced to cats. He seemed to do well, but he wasn't allowed too spend much time with them. He never showed any desire to chase or hurt them. We now know that Porthos loves other dogs and might learn some important things from another confident dog. Besides that, it's always nice to see dog-friendly dogs have doggy playmates for them to romp and wrestle with. Porthos is doing so well with dogs, that we believe he needs a playmate in his forever home.

Porthos is neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm tested and microchipped. Porthos is housebroken and can be trusted when confined to a room or crate. He is quiet in the home and rarely barks.

The first step is to complete the adoption application in the link below. After we have reviewed the application we will arrange a meet and greet. Please include any questions you have at the end of the application. The adoption fee is $175.

About PawSwaP of Greater Lafayette

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a rescue/ rhoming service that provides education and assistance for owners in our community to keep pets in their home. When that is not an option or we come across animals in need, we will take them into our foster-based program, work with them, seek all necessary vetting, and find them the perfect home.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do various adoption events in the community. If you would like to meet one of our available adoptables, please email us!

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the adoption process is to complete the adoption application on our website. Once we have reviewed the applications, we will contact the potential adopters to arrange a meet and greet. This can take several days depending on the popularity of the animal.