These Italian Greyhounds are available for adoption in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota with IGCA Rescue.

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 . Slater .
 . Slater .  . Slater .  . Slater .  . Slater .  . Slater .  . Slater .
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
FOSERTING NEAR DAVENPORT IOWA Slater is a sweet and loving, 10-year-old boy who gets along well with everyone and everything he meets! He loves dogs both big and small and is cat safe, although he will occasionally chase the cat for his entertainment. He loves people, and is happiest when he can curl up on the couch under a blanket next to his family. Slater is happy to go into his crate at night and when his foster mom has to go somewhere, and is always excited to get the special treat that comes with going into his crate. He’s not too happy about going outside when the cold winter wind is blowing, but can be bribed with treats. Slater enjoys toys with squeakers and can spend hours chasing and barking at the squirrels in the backyard so we want Slater placed in a home with a fenced yard as this is how he can comfortably get his exercise. Slater entered rescue weighing almost 25 lbs, but with a healthy diet and exercise, he is now a slim and beautiful 13 lbs. He is very fond of eating, and so his foster family has to be careful not to leave food where he can reach it, and if he finds the pantry door open even a crack, he will get in and start helping himself. He walks well on a leash, but he can’t go for walks anymore due to pain in his front legs. He takes supplements and is fine around the house and yard, but if he does strenuous exercise it causes him pain. Slater had been diagnosed with Cushing’s disease and was on medication until it started causing problems with his kidneys. After being off of the medication for a while, tests showed no sign of the Cushing’s disease (for three years now) so he is currently only taking a thyroid medication and the joint supplement. He will require occasional bloodwork to ensure that the Cushing’s doesn’t reappear and that his kidneys continue to function normally. There is no way to know how this disease might affect him in the long-term; he could live a long, healthy life, or the tumor in his pituitary gland could decide to grow, causing neurological problems. He has had no additional problems due to the Cushing’s since the medication was stopped 3 years ago. This boy is incredibly sweet and can’t wait to find a forever home that will give him all of the love and attention he knows he deserves! He has been waiting a looooooong time! WE RESPOND TO ALL INQUIRIES. IF YOU DON'T HEAR BACK FROM US WITHIN 48 HOURS, PLEASE EMAIL US DIRECTLY AT: neigrescue@gmail.com. Petfinder has had some issues with their emails to us. Please visit us at midwestigrescue.com to learn more about the adoption process and to fill out an application. We do require an adoption donation fee to help us cover the cost of vetting while they are in our care. This fee varies depending on their age. Our applicaton process consists of a completed application, vet and two personal reference checks and home visit. We do require that your resident pets be spayed or neutered and have routine veterinary care and check-ups. Our dogs are available for adoption in Nebraska and Iowa and will be considered for adoption to surrounding states (within a reasonable day drive). We DO NOT transport or ship dogs. You would be responsible for picking up from foster home. If you are in a state other than NE or IA, you will need to work with your state's IGCA representative in order to get your application processed and approved before being considered. Please use the website igrescue.com to find your state's affilate and rescue representative. Thank you for your understanding!
Adult, Male, Small
 . Nelli .
 . Nelli .  . Nelli .  . Nelli .  . Nelli .  . Nelli .  . Nelli .
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Sweet, beautiful 9 yo Little Miss Nelli comes to us from the south and is continuing her social rehabilitation in one of our wonderful foster homes in Lincoln, NE. She is new to us so we are still learning about her. What we do know is she came from a puppy mill living out her entire life in a cage and came into rescue weighing 5#.. No way for a dog to live. She is now exploring and learning how to be a dog and how to trust and also how to be someone's pampered pet. She is very active for her 9 years! Don't let her age fool you! She will need a home with someone who is familiar with puppy mill dogs and timid dogs as she will need patience and understanding while she continues her social rehabilitation. She needs a secure, fenced yard as she LOVES to zoom around and run, run, run and "hunt". She deserves that after so many years in a cage. She does great with her foster IG siblings and loves to snuggle up with them and learns the "ropes" from them. She has been great with the two other large dogs in the home as well. However, they are calm and not the playful type. She is nervous around large, playful and active dogs. She seems to really enjoy kids as long as they are kind and respectful. She has been learning leash skills and has been enjoying neighborhood walks as of lately. She is going outside to potty beautifully when let outside and is also potty pad trained for inclement weather. She does crate nicely and quiety overnight without a peep and while foster mom is away. She does not prefer to sleep with her human, at least at this time. At this time, she is more dog attached than human attached but we are hoping with more time and love, this will change. She is showing her attachement to her new foster mom so that has been wonderful to watch. She is not a jump in your lap and snuggle kind of dog right now but will allow petting when she trusts you. Foster mom is unable to pick her up at will but Nelli does know the "kennel" command and when she goes into her kennel, foster mom is able to pick her up. She is slowly getting more comfortable with this. Small dogs in her foster home bring her comfort and we do want her in a home with another small dog or two (even better). Please do undestand that she will be an increased flight risk so great care will be needed when taking her out on leash, or while indoors when doors are opened. She should NEVER be unsupervised outdoors and fence gates will requrie locks so they won't be accidently be left open. . If you think you can provide Nelli a patient, safe and nurturing home while understanding that right now she is not the typical "follow you all around the house and jump in your lap and snuggle you under the covers" IG, please get in touch with us. These mill dogs do make wonderful strides once they leave the mill behind but it can take quite a long time and it is very rewarding to watch. Please visit us at midwestigrescue.com to learn more about the adoption process and to fill out an application. We do require an adoption donation fee to help us cover the cost of vetting while they are in our care. This fee varies depending on their age. Our applicaton process consists of a completed application, vet and two personal reference checks and home visit. We do require that your resident pets be spayed or neutered and have routine veterinary care and check-ups. Our dogs are available for adoption in Nebraska and Iowa and will be considered for adoption to surrounding states (within a reasonable day drive). We DO NOT transport or ship dogs. You would be responsible for picking up from foster home. If you are in a state other than NE or IA, you will need to work with your state's IGCA representative in order to get your application processed and approved before being considered. Please use the website igrescue.com to find your state's affilate and rescue representative. Thank you for your understanding!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Geno--He is FOSTERING IN SPEARFISH SD .
 . Geno--He is FOSTERING IN SPEARFISH SD .  . Geno--He is FOSTERING IN SPEARFISH SD .  . Geno--He is FOSTERING IN SPEARFISH SD .  . Geno--He is FOSTERING IN SPEARFISH SD .
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This is a courtesy post for one of our nearby IGCA State affililiates: Hello, meet Geno! He is a 12-year-old male who has a relaxed "live and let live" attitude. He prefers time with his human, but does well with calm dogs, nice cats, and older children. Geno is crate trained for shorter periods of time, house trained, and obedient. He does sleep with his human in bed at night as he doesn't like the crate at night and wants to be close to his person. He is like most other iggies, a velcro dog. He is used to spending about 4 hrs in the crate without issue when foster mom is away during the day. He is not interested in playing with foster iggy brothers or cats. He much perfers to be with his people snuggling. He would do fine as an only dog. He is pretty good with the cold weather and doesn't much want to burrow under blankets but he is tolerant to wearing fashionable clothes. He does great traveling in the car in his crate and does well on leash. He is toothless so no dentals needed in the future. He is developing cataracts but his vision seems just fine. He is working to lose his love handles as iggies are much healthier when at the proper, slim weight. His ideal weight is likely 17 lbs. He has a large fatty tumor on his neck, another one on his chest, and other minor lumps. Fatty tumors are quite normal on older pups, especially IG's. Geno is up to date on vaccinations, neutered and heartworm negative. Health info: Geno does have some activity/jumping restrictions so he doesn't aggravate his back. He likes to take life easy anyway! He also just had a tumor removed near his rear leg. The pathology came back as a type of sarcoma which is cancer. The margins thankfully were clear when they removed it. He will need to be watched for any re-growth.. He is no doubt a great boy that may have years left to be cherished and loved in a family, or this sarcoma could spread and cause metastasis. We just don't know. But what we do know is Geno would love to find his forever home with someone who will be able to care for his needs as they arise. Geno is available for adoption through IGCA Rescue. He is being fostered in Spearfish, South Dakota. Inquiries will be forwarded onto the rep for this area.
Senior, Male, Small
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