Senior Italian Greyhounds
Many Senior Italian Greyhounds find their way to ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue as a puppy mill rescue, as a kill shelter rescue or even as an owner surrender. Different people label different ages the start of being a ‘senior’ dog but they are usually called a senior around the age of 8. There are several reasons why you should opt to adopt a senior Italian Greyhound:
– They know their manners
– You know what type of personality you are getting in the dog
– They are beyond the teething, destructive, ultra rambunctious stage in their life
– They are done growing and their color, size, and markings are set for life
– Most Italian Greyhounds live to be about 14 but many, if properly cared for, can live as old at 18 so they have a lot more life ahead of them!
– Due to their age, their commitment is not nearly as long as that of a puppy so if you are considering traveling, moving, or altering your environment in the future, a senior Italian Greyhound may be the best option for you
2 of the Senior Italian Greyhounds we have up for adoption include:
Kai: she is a 9 year old mill rescue. She is still a little on the shy side and is looking for a family that can continue to teach her about the finer points of life outside a mill.
Journey: she is a 9 year old mill rescue, she warms up quickly but is still a little hesitant around new people, places, and things because she lived in a mill her whole life. Her perfect family would have patience and take pride in her everyday successes as she learns about ‘pet’ life!
For an updated list of adoptable pups at ROMP Rescue, check out our link here!
My name is Jen, I run much of the social media and marketing at ROMP. I have fostered many senior Italian Greyhounds and let me tell you – they are some of the sweetest dogs to come into our home. At the end of the day, they seem to love more, appreciate more, and value you more than a younger IG. I can’t urge you enough to consider adopting Senior Italian Greyhounds, don’t count them out because of their age. In reality, they are like a fine wine and only get better as they grow older 🙂
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Hi, I have 2, 10 year old IGs and I recently boarded them for the first time in 8 years and they both lost weight…I was wondering if you had any good ideas for a supplement or additional food to increase their weight. Increasing their food much is not really an option because they will throw up if overfed. Any thoughts?