Foster families automatically can adopt the grey they foster
Hi, I'm Shiner. I'm 7 years old. If I look big to you, you're right, I weigh 110 lb and I'm not overweight at all. Just a big boy, my foster mom says.
I was not ever a racing dog, just helped make new little greyhounds, for too long - but no more.
I came into BGA because I have heartworms. I've had my first treatment, and the next 2 are in early February. Then I have to be quiet and still for another 4 to 8weeks (!!!), while those nasty worms die and get out of my system a little bit at a time. So we're hoping that maybe I could be adopted sometime in April.
My foster mom says I spent too much of my life so far in a crate, but that was normal for me, and my crate is my safest place. I'm learning to stay out on my bed during the day now. I have to be kind of quiet due to the heartworm treatment, so we can't do a lot of training yet. My foster mom also says that I'm timid, and it's true that there are some things that startle me and scare me, like parked cars and trash bins and sudden loud noises. So I'm not too sure about going for walks at this point, but I go outside with my foster mom to potty, several times a day. My body schedule changed somehow in the last week, and I did have a couple of accidents in the house, but I do understand that going outside is the normal thing to do. It just took a couple of mornings before my foster mom understood the change in my schedule, so now she takes me out earlier and everything seems fine.
There's a little, old, blind dog in our house, and I think she looks interesting, but I don't think she likes me, or maybe I sound so big that I scare her even without meaning to. I did get to meet a grey-girl a couple of times, and I liked her a lot. I hope there will be a grey-girl in my forever family, and that she will like me. And I hope my forever-people will have gentle hands and voices. I really like it when someone I know strokes my face and neck and shoulders, and tells me I'm good, because I do want to be someone's very good boy.