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Rescue Group: Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||142|
Louie is a 4 year old extremely handsome, sable brindle boy recently retired from a moderately long race career, His small dog and cat status is unknown. Louie is now in foster learning about home life. Louis is quite shy, so will need to go to a family that can be patient while he gets comfortable being an adored pet and will probably do best with an experienced adopter.
Louie has a noble, handsome face and soft bunny fur. When he came to us he was underweight, and still is, but he appears healthy and has gained a couple of pounds. As no foods bother him, and he has a healthy appetite, it won’t be long before Mr. Louis reaches an acceptable weight for a sleek greyhound.
Although very shy, he is naturally curious about his surroundings and this is helping him slowly overcome his shyness. Louie lives with a foster brother whom he follows nearly everywhere; the two dogs get along famously. Louie is more nervous of men and older boys. He is quite accepting of gentle children of medium size, around eight to ten years, as long as they don’t move too quickly or raise an arm. While this greyhound prefers to be around people he knows and trusts, he doesn’t get hysterical if we leave the home and he’s left behind. Louie has been fearful of sudden sharp noises: the sound of a door closing, or loud TV crashes make him jumpy, and he’ll run and hide in a safe place. However, fireworks noises don’t bother him, but his foster buddy hides in the bedroom!
Louie loves car rides and closely monitors my driving skills. I think he rated me a B+ on our last trip! We don’t have a doggie door, but housetraining is mostly under control. We don’t crate Louie and he’s been on his best behavior.
Walking on the leash means tangling the leash around my legs or braiding it with the other hound’s leash. Louie alternates between pulling on the leash and hiding behind me. We’re working on this! He’s not happy about being handled by just anyone, but he will let me clean his ears and brush him despite grooming not being at the top of his list of favorite things to do!
Louie is learning commands. So far, he understands ‘wait’ and ‘up’ when it’s time to get into the car. He does recognize his name and will come when called, unless there is a man around, or he has something better to do!
This is one sweet greyhound. I think he will always be shy and would probably do best living in a quiet home with another dog that is confident and secure. With patience and lots of love, Louie could turn into a ‘lap dog’ as long as the adopter is educated on the ways of anxious greyhounds. Louie is well worth the effort.