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My name is Marco in Lumberton!

Italian Greyhound Dog for adoption in Argyle, Texas - Marco in Lumberton
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Marco in Lumberton's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Marco in Lumberton's Story...
Marco is a very sweet and loving Biggy Iggy — 17 pounds and about 19" at the shoulder-a 'real Biggy Iggy!'. He is a beautiful seal and white boy with striking wild Irish markings, and is a very young 11 year old. It seems that Marco has been taught some tricks and will 'Sit' and 'Speak' on command. He is a super-great boy who deserves to have a forever home where he is cherished for all of his wonderful traits-even if he isn't such a young gun!

He and Pie are being fostered together and are very similar in behaviors. Hanging out with the humans on the couch tops the list, but lounging in the sun would be a close second for them both! They have benefited from the comfort that a pack brings and enjoy the companionship of dogs and humans (children included).

Unfortunately, like Pie, Marco tested heart worm-positive, and therefore, will not be ready for adoption until he completes his treatments for this disease. Marco is crate-trained and eats and sleeps in his crate. However, he is always happy to snuggle up right next to his favorite human. Marco would be fine in a home with other dogs, and would do best in this setting-or at least best when he shares his company with someone most times. Marco would not be happy or content to be alone for long periods of time. He is not alpha or aggressive, but is quite social and loves to hang out with his canine or human pack. Marco has shown an interest in the cat on the other side of the fence. A test has yet to be done to see how Marco would react to a cat in his near vicinity, so might be considered unfriendly to cats. (fostering in Beaumont area)

****Update****In addition to the heart worm health issue, it seems this lounging in the sun behavior has its advantages and disadvantages. Just like us, they can develop skin caner. Sweet Marco had a couple of suspect tumors removed and sent off for evaluation for cancer. The results were not as we would have hoped and one came back positive for hemangiosarcoma. These are blood-fed tumors that can be benign-requiring removal when bleeding cannot be stopped, or cancerous-requiring removal for cure. If these cancerous tumors are allowed to remain, they will eventually metastasize/spread to internal organs; often times, the spleen, heart and lungs. Marco is prone to these tumors, benign and cancerous, and will require the removal of any tumors that develop to remain cancer-free.

Facts about Marco in Lumberton

  • Breed: Italian Greyhound
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Marco in Lumberton, a Argyle 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 Argyle, or seeking a Italian Greyhound dog from a breeder in Argyle.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Argyle 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 Argyle 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 Argyle paves the way for another one to be saved.