I have a friend who is a veterinarian and when we got Rainbow, a 10-week old greyhound, she dubbed her a Unicorn because even as a vet she had never seen one. Well, a unicorn has arrived at my house again and this one is looking for a "stable" to call her own! Virginia just turned 6 months old and is full of puppy energy. She would love a play companion- maybe a younger greyhound or other breed but she would probably be perfectly content with just humans who are willing to deal with her energy. She is sweet and cuddly and still small enough that she feels she should be held like a baby and sit in your lap (although that is quickly changing!). Virginia is housebroken and has some basic commands, but she could use some obedience classes as well. If you are adopting a greyhound for that couch potato lifestyle, Virginia, as adorable as she is, may not be the one for you as she has not had the usual greyhound charm school. But if you really enjoy dogs, she may fit your home well! Screening will be stringent as her 9-year old foster brother is smitten with her and will not let her go easily. 👦
Hi, I am Jimmy (formerly known as "El Jimmador"). If you are looking for that Latino flair in a tall, dark, athletic, handsome male who is not afraid of commitment, I am the guy for you! I will greet you enthusiastically every time you come home. I am always up for long strolls and car rides to destinations unknown. I will willingly cuddle on the couch with you and watch any movie you want without complaining. Not to be one to falsely advertise, I have to tell you I don't cook or clean and I don't have a job. But I consider it my job to work hard to make you happy and add smiles to your life. Short term commitments need not apply- I am looking for a long term relationship only.
Today, Jimmy turns 3. He was hoping to have a forever home by his birthday, but that has not happened, yet. I am reminding him that his next family will be forever and we want to make sure he gets the right people for him.
Jimmy will make best companion ever! He loves his people almost as much as he loves his food. His favorite thing in the world is when his entire family is in the same room with him or doing something together- otherwise, he may have to wander from room to room to check on them. Jimmy takes a week or two to warm up, but when he does, his personality shines!! Once he discovered the basket of stuffies, he tore through the entire basket in one day playing with each and every one of them. Jimmy loves walks and greeting new people. If you are the one to make Jimmy's birthday wish come true, I know he will reward you with loyal and loving companionship for the rest of his life!
Ollie here. Today is a snow day!!! That means my human foster boy is home from school and he can play with me and Rainbow. I love the snow and I love doing zoomies in it. Just watch my tail wag even when I get snow kicked in my face. After that, though, I love to come inside and lay on the couch and cuddle up nice and warm. My foster mom says that some day I will have someone that loves to cuddle as much as I do. She also says my manners are getting better every day! I have been walking to school every day (but today and the weekends) and have been visiting the kids and the other dogs that take their humans to school. That is probably the highlight of my day. Well, followed by the long nap I get to take before I have to go back and pick up my foster brother. Rainbow has a lot of friends and I am okay playing with them too. I really like that the bulldog is easy to catch because he has such little legs! I really want to find a family that will love me, so if you think that might be you, please let me know soon so I can learn your rules of the house!
After a long hiatus from taking foster dogs, Ollie is my first attempt at not failing Fostering 101. Anyone who knows me, knows I love the big boys and Ollie is one big, gorgeous hound! Weighing in at about 90 lbs, you would think he would be dominant, but he spent the first few days here with the 50 lb little lady of the house telling him he could not get on the couch...AND, he listened.
Ollie is a friend to all including the small dogs in the neighborhood. When some of the younger, yippier dogs start to annoy him, he will give them a little warning growl and walk away. Five and a half years young, he still loves to play with stuffies and do a zoomie or two around the yard. He is comfortable around kids of all ages and is just an easy going big boy. His favorite things are eating and hanging out with his people. Ollie is working on some house manners, but he would love to find a forever home so he can start to really get to know his family!
Abby is in the house! Abby is not up to typing her own blog yet, but she is one beautiful girl. On Saturday, she took a trip to PetSmart in Manassas to meet up with her Mama and some of her Siblings. The pic is Abby with her Mama and a brother. Abby is the one smack in the middle of the crowd- which, by the way is one of her favorite places to be! Abby is young- she will be two in November and she comes with that puppy charm. In fact, she likes to play so much that I have started calling her a Greyhound Retriever. She loves nothing more than to chase a tennis ball and bring it back over and over again. Abby also loves to walk to school (in a slow meandering fashion...Abby is usual not in a hurry to get anywhere) in the morning because there are so many people to greet and she gets to wag her L shaped tail in a giant helicopter motion...Sometimes we think she is about to take off! Abby would love to be in a house with kids that want to entertain her. She would also enjoy the company of another larger dog. While she may be small animal and cat friendly, her frequent bouts of play may make her an accidental danger to small animals but she does enjoy having another large friend around (like another greyhound). Abby is still learning a few manners, but she would love nothing more than to have her new family teach her these manners. One bonus with Abby is that her Mama and litter mates have been adopted out in this area and are quite active in meet and greets and other events greyhounds show up at!
Hi everyone, I am Ninja...Okay, I am WW's Runnin' About but I am in a house with a ninja obsessed 6-year old. He thought my mask looked like I was a Ninja, so there it is! He tells me he has to figure out what my power is, but I can tell you I have a few powers! First of all, I start off quite reserved to lull you into a sense of complacency, then I slowly sneak in and steal your stuffies, your toys, your dog beds, and most of all your heart. That's right-- there is no way you could meet me and not fall in love. See the basket behind me in the picture? It was filled with stuffies- now they are all mine! I am going to turn this over to my foster mom to tell you more about my awesomeness!
Ninja is a super sweet, cuddly pup that loves to play! He has a pretty good amount of energy for an almost 4 year old grey, but he is more than happy to take that out on stuffies (or whatever toys are left around for him to play with!). He is smart and learned to use a doggie door in less than 45 minutes and has not had a single accident in the house. He is as comfortable being crated as he is being free. He does like to counter-surf and he is still learning his leash manners- He just gets so excited!! He likes to walk to school in the morning and visit everyone along the way and has pretty much ignored the squirrels and cats on our walks...In fact, he only seems to have a prey drive for small flying creatures that are annoying him (flies and bees!). If you are looking for a people pleaser and a pup with a little more stamina and energy, Ninja would be more than willing to sneak in as only a Ninja can do and steal your heart!