Ivory Adopted

6 months old · Female · Greyhound/Staffordshire cross · Cat Tolerance Unknown



Ivory is a sweet, baby greyhound/Staffordshire cross, 8 months old. Since she's been in foster, she's learned to potty outside, and mastered the dog door and stairs. She jumps into the car, and waits patiently for me to grab her leash before jumping out. We're working on leash training so she doesn't pull, but she does love to sniff EVERYTHING. Part scent hound, maybe?

Ivory loves to fetch a ball and will return it to you. Yes, we’re sure there’s greyhound in her! She also sits (not on command, yet).

Ivory is a cuddler and sleeps well if you let her on the bed. She doesn't get up during the night and isn't a bed hog. Lately, she's been sleeping on the love seat at night with our other dog. Ivory will bark when she wants to play and is a little whiny about it if she's not getting the result she wants.

She loves to play with toys and will have you laughing out loud watching her throw them in the air and then pouncing on them so they squeak. She plays well at the park with other dogs, of any size. She is a wrestler but never harms any pup. Play time is essential for Ivory, at least in her puppy phase. If no outside time is imminent, she’ll be happy to fetch in the house with anyone willing.

Ivory isn't fond of vacuum cleaner noise. She has no reaction to thunder or fireworks. As with most babies (and greyhounds), Ivory sleeps hard and often. No signs of sleep startle, but if you awaken her, the first thing she'll do is roll over for belly rubs. She's kind of shameless about the need for belly rubs.

We have enjoyed teaching Ivory new behaviors and skills. She's a fast learner and doesn't fight the effort to train. She's fun, affectionate and has enough confidence that she's not a velcro dog. Ivory would do well in a home with another playful dog and maybe children.

Ivory will be a delightful companion for someone who will love this adorable, whippet sized girl with a joyful personality.


Updated: 23 September 2015 12:01:48