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My name is Jemma!

Italian Greyhound Dog for adoption in Westbury, New York - Jemma
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I'm being cared for by:
Boroughs & Beyond Italian Greyhound Rescue (IGCA)

Facts about Jemma

  • Breed: Italian Greyhound
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11599059-1707039-015065

Jemma is a 3 year old Italian Greyhound who is a beautiful seal and white in color.  This girl is pretty good around women, but shy around men, although we feel she would be able to overcome this given lots of time and patience.  It would be best for her to go to a home that has another confident dog from whom she can learn to be a pet, and given space to flourish.  This girl absolutely needs a fenced yard, no exceptions, so do not inquire about her if you do not have a fenced yard.  She would also not do good living in an apartment or inner city where she has to be taken out on a leash, has lots of strange noises or unknown people.  She is friendly and doesn't have an ounce of meanness in her, but she is shy and would be overwhelmed with a lot of city business happening all around.  She would probably be overwhelmed by small children in a home also.

From her foster home:

Jemma is a super sweet girl, who is very gentle, loving and affectionate when held.  She is leash trained, and has been practicing walking on a leash too, but so far has been double leashed to ensure she doesn't get away.  

She goes potty on a pad – doesn’t seem to recognize outside as a potty place – she pees inside on her pad mostly, or on top of where other dogs have peed.

The wonky:

Dominant and protective of some dogs – will challenge other dominant dogs.

Afraid of men and boys – will bark incessantly if she can see or hear them – hides in the crate when they are near.

She will go outside on a leash – but is terrified the whole time she's outside – she trembles and tries to get back in the house.

She will go to any lengths necessary for food – she jumps so high she scares me – trying to reach the food on the counter – will steal a treat right out of another dog's mouth – have to crate her when I give out a treat or she will eat everyone else's.  LOL – little survivor!  J

With a little love and patience- she will be fantastic!  I have no doubt.

About Boroughs & Beyond Italian Greyhound Rescue (IGCA)

About Our Rescue Group...

We are the national rescue group for the Italian Greyhound Club of America organization. We are an all-volunteer organization with people caring for Italian Greyhounds within their homes rather than in a shelter, giving them a more personal experience and allowing us to know the dogs better in order to ensure a better placement in to a new home. Our national organization places 500-900 Italian Greyhounds annually in almost every state within the US.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

If you want to meet our adoptable pets, we will post adoption events on our website regularly. We show adoptable pets at Petco, Petsmart and Pet Supply Plus locations as well as sometimes at street fairs or other adoption events held throughout the area.

Our Adoption Process...

Anyone interested in adopting a dog must submit an adoption application to be considered as a home for one of our adoptable IGs. Once the adoption application is returned we will check references and setup an in-home visit which helps us identify if any particular dog may or may not fit well in your family.

Once an IG is identified for a home, we require an adoption donation which helps us pay for medical costs for the dogs who are in foster care while awaiting their new homes. All dogs are adopted already spayed or neutered (no exceptions), up-to-date on shots (rabies and distemper), given a heartworm test, and other medical issues addressed as determined by a veterinarian.

Upon adoption, we have a simple adoption contract needing signed stating you will provide regular medical care for the Italian Greyhound, get dental cleanings, and allow the dog to live in your home as part of the family. Additionally, if an adoption does not work, you agree to return the dog to rescue and are not allowed to sell or give the dog to another person, animal shelter or rescue organization.