Eire (Eye-ree), Dog, Italian Greyhound (short coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Italian Greyhound (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
Italian Greyhound
Gender: 
Female
Home with dogs: 
Yes
Declawed: 
No
House Trained: 
No
Age: 
Young
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Small
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Color: 
Red
Coat Length: 
Short
Found: 
No
Location Zipcode: 
68510
Description: 
Please contact Mandi (lincolnigs@yahoo.com) for more information about this pet. Eire (pronounced eye-ree) is a young red-fawn colored female. She came to the rescue from a puppy mill and is a little shy around people. Because she spent her life to this point in a kennel, her interaction with people was very limited. We are working on getting her more comfortable with being held & touched, she is learning what a normal home life is like. She is interested in what we are doing, especially in the kitchen where she will follow us around if we are cooking. She is now jumping up on the couch to curl up next to us, she will let us pick her up and likes her head petted. She gets very excited when you talk to her and wags her entire body. She will take food from our hands and will lick us when we pet her. Eire kennels well & if left with a potty pad in her kennel will use it if she has to go and not soil her bedding. I have had relatively few accidents with her as compared to my other fosters. She prefers to go to the bathroom on smooth surfaces such as cement rather than grass. She will also go potty outside if left out for a little while. With the cold weather she really doesn't like to stay out very long. She loves my other dogs, big & small, and sleeps much better at night with another I.G. curled up next to her for warmth. She will bark and try to play with them when they are wrestling. If she is kenneled at night without another IG or in a room by herself she will cry and put up quite a fuss. She is good with cats, but gets very nervous around children and crying babies really seem to scare her. She will let adults pet her and remains calm, but when children try to pet her, she shakes and tries to run away. Because of this she would probably do best in a home with no children. Eire is being fostered in Lincoln, NE. Hearts United for Animals put together a video on the arrival of the IGs and other dogs to their facility. You can watch it by going to the URL below. Put the video on high resolution if you have a high-speed internet connection. Pay attention to the severeness of the IGs teeth that are coming here. http://www.hua.org/NebraskaRescueOct08.html