- Status: Adopted
- Breed: Italian Greyhound
- Age: 7 years, 9 months
- Gender: Male
- Spay/Neuter: Yes
- Size: Medium
- Weight: 10 kg (22 lbs)
- Location: Toronto
Update: Duffy has found a forever home in Toronto. Yay!
Duffy went through a lot in Korea. He was dumped on the streets and later moved to an animal hospital in Daegu, Korea. Duffy was hospitalized for over a year, but he didn’t want to eat or play. Finally, he was “rescued” by Ms. Jung, our colleague and a dedicated animal rescuer in Korea. The photo below was taken by Ms. Jung when he arrived at her shelter. Luckily, it didn’t take a long time for Duffy to become happy again. All he needed was love, trust, and friends.
Duffy is currently at a foster home in Toronto and this is what the foster said about him.
Duffy is a very gentle and extremely affectionate boy. He will do well with children and other dogs/cats as long as they have a calm temperament. He is very passive so even if another dog is aggressive towards him he will not retaliate. He has a habit of licking his mouth when he’s anxious so you will at times notice wet spots on the bed. That is not urine, it is just his saliva because he tends to lick a lot. We walk him 3 times a day and the hours are around 7am, 2pm and 9pm. We can provide his favourite bed, harness, leash, water bowl and food bowl if needed.
We believe that Duffy will do well with a family who owns a detached house with a fenced yard for him to pee when needed. It must be a quiet neighborhood (no downtown Toronto). He is extremely scared of loud sounds so please avoid garbage trucks, construction, lawn mowing/blowing while you are walking him. If it happens to be unavoidable then shorten the leash and hold tight because he will try to struggle out of it and run. We’ve tried to train him for recall but it hasn’t been worked out, which is another reason why we have failed him. Do not let him off-leash unless he is in an area where there will not be noises of the city to scare him.
We have Duffy on a raw Congo diet feeding him 2% of his weight daily rotating between salmon and chicken. We’ve noted that he doesn’t do well eating raw beef because his excretion will be very moist, almost like diarrhea.