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.
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.
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