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Fourteen-Week-Old Asks "Let Me Come Home for the Holidays"

Six-pound Italian Greyhound Terrier puppy needs a home

This is what my new foster family says about me.

Yesterday morning we found a puppy on our way home from breakfast. He was back behind a thrift store in the little town next to us – the people who work there said they had found him sleeping in a bag of donated clothes on the porch. He was skittish but friendly, and I was able to get him to come to me with a few crackers. He was shaking like crazy (probably both from the cold and from fear), but he nestled into my shoulder right away.

We took him to our vet, and they said he's probably only about 14 weeks old. He's mostly Jack Russell, possibly combined with Italian greyhound. Overall he's in good shape. He is very sweet and loves playing with the kids. He loves our 5-year-old, but is wary of the toddler. He's not housebroken, but we're working on it. We have not officially introduced him to our other dog, but we did let them sniff each other and the puppy seemed very friendly, so I think he'd be good with other pets.

He's a bit shy at first but really wants to please. He likes to cuddle and is super energetic when he feels like playing. He loves to eat and takes long naps filled with puppy dreams. He doesn't know how to walk on a leash yet, and going outside seems to make him a bit nervous, but if he's been living on the streets, that's perfectly understandable.

He really needs a more peaceful home with adults or responsible children. For more information or photos, contact Kathy at 216-926-4522.

Kate December 20, 2011 at 01:25 PM
Oh, what a sweetheart---love those ears! I wish I could take him. I love that the Patch does this kind of story---too many homeless pups out there! Best of luck on finding this little guy a forever home for the holidays.
Katherine Kurkov December 27, 2011 at 02:50 AM
I checked and this little guy is safe and sound, but is still looking. Please network and see if you can be the one to help him find his forever home. Thanks for writing

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