Mario
Mario Mario
Mario Mario
Mario Mario

Mario is a happy, playful loving 20 month old pup. He has a very high play drive which means he is a high energy boy who is all boy. When he gets tired he will snuggle and cuddle until he refuels. He needs to have a small, young dog playmate in his new home; we will not place him in a home as an only dog. Cats are at risk around him because he likes to chase them and pounce on them; he is also at risk chasing cats because he broke his leg trying to catch one. Surgery to repair his leg was successful; it is completely healed but “Cat Chasing” must be removed from his play options. Mario is young, a little aggressive and very enthusiastic when he plays so we will not place him in a home with small children. He is very smart and loves to learn; he can already sit and lay down on command. His new family will need to be very experienced with working with Italian Greyhounds or at least have experience in training and socializing a young active dog. He rides well in the car and walks on leash well as long as a “chest-lead” harness is used. Mario will need a home with access to secure, outdoor space to potty; he does not use an indoor potty system and is not reliable to potty on leash. Like most IGs he is very wary of new people but once he knows you, you will be friends for life. At night Mario needs to sleep in “people bed”; we will not place him in a home where he would be crated. He will do well in a home with a family who has the time and experience to work with him to fine-tune his social skills and to provide him with love, attention and emotional support. Anyone who works long hours, outside the home will not be considered as a suitable family for Mario.

Mario is in foster care in San Diego.

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