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Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue Inc

Rating: 5 stars   21 reviews 2,120

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

PO Box 270362 Flower Mound TX 75027 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to educate the public about the desirability of adopting Italian Greyhounds as companions and family pets in the home. Facilitate placing Italian Greyhounds in loving, responsible, forever homes. To provide continuing educational support to the Italian Greyhound family after placement to ensure a successful adoption. To support, welcome, and encourage an active, organized volunteer base of Italian Greyhound lovers who share the passion and vision of finding loving, responsible, forever homes for Italian Greyhounds to live out their natural lives. To stress the importance of spay and neuter as a means of controlling the number of unwanted animals. To connect with other groups and people that assist and adopt Italian Greyhounds to promote adoption worldwide. To enjoy the spiritual connection we all share with Italian Greyhounds and each other in loving and helping one of the most loving and loyal creatures put on this earth.

Results:

We have placed hundreds of rescued Italian greyhounds, whippets, greyhound mixes and salukis in loving forever homes. In 2012, we placed over 70 foster dogs with volunteer foster homes and adopted 60 dogs to forever homes.

Target demographics:

All individuals interested in adopting an Italian greyhound, whippet, saluki, and/or greyhound.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Our fosters directly benefit from all donations.

Geographic areas served:

Texas and surrounding states

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469-569-4567
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Reviews for Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

We have adopted multiple iggies from TIGR. Their love and concern for the well being of the dogs is exceptional. They are devoted to the dogs and truly wonderful people. We are grateful to be associated with them.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Love Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue!!! They did a thorough home inspection and matched me with the perfect furbaby. Will use them again!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I live in Bossier City, LA and had never heard of this organization before my search for the "perfect" dog. After GREAT research I determined that Italian Greyhounds are the dog for my family. My mother and father both have three rescues and I would not consider adopting anything else. Therefore, I got on the computer and began searching. I looked in my local area and was not getting my phone calls returned, or much of any help. I began to look a little further away and that is when I found TIGR and Lacey. The volunteers at TIGR were so helpful and very thorough. They are extremely committed to making sure that their adopted are placed in forever homes. They even found someone in my city to come do a home inspection. Lacey is everything they said she was. Everything they said was true and are very upfront with their potential clients. Lacey and my family get along better than I even expected!!! We love her so much and I hope and believe that she loves us just as much. Thank-you so much for your service and keep it up!!!

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As and family that received an adopted dog from them I am extremely pleased and recommend them every chance I get.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Absolutly nothing!!! They are perfect!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you find this group?

Internet

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I have my perfect snugglebug :)

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I have been volunteering for TIGR since 2009. They are a fantastic all volunteer, all donation, non-profit that runs on financial support of people like you. TIGR thoroughly vets potential adopters to make sure their foster dogs get placed in the best forever homes.

 
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Thank you! Our volunteers are the best!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been fostering for TIGR about 6 years. I really appreciate the thorough application process to ensure our fosters are placed in the right home. TIGR does a fantastic job of educating potential adopters about IGs. A friendly and knowledgeable group that only wants what is best for the dogs.

 
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We have adopted multiple furry babies from TIGR and have had great experiences with them. The foster families for these dogs are amazing people who let dogs into their hearts only to see them given over to new, forever homes. The group takes in sick and needy dogs and really works as a community to see that every dog gets the help it needs.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

"Lucky" is the fifth member of our family. He was found on the streets of Dallas. We adopted him from TIGR-Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue in August 2011. We knew instantly that he was a perfect fit for our family. After discussing adoption with his foster mom Gina, a house visit and the a-ok from the president of TiGR Robin... he was ours. The volunteers at this organization work many hours saving IGGY's from shelters and taking them off the streets. I can't say enough great things about this organization and all the dogs they have saved to become new family members. There is no monetary pay for the volunteers of TIGR....just lots of tail wags, head tilts and kisses from the dogs. This is a wonderful organization that I will always support in the years to come. ~Jennifer

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue has blessed my family with three amazing dogs. This organization is thorough when matching potential families with available rescue dogs. They do their very best to make sure the right dog is placed with the best possible forever family. We have grown so fond of this rescue's work, that we are now privileged to foster for them. Excellent work done by loving and devoted volunteers. Keep it up tigr!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I live in Fort Worth, TX and about 4 months ago, utilized TIGR to find a loving IG for a companion to me and my surviving IG. This was not a replacement for my previous 14 year old IG (one can never replace the loss of a beloved pet), but a new companion to fill the loss and to provide company for my other 8 year old IG. I had NEVER used a rescue organization and was a little apprehensive. I spoke directly to them (Robin Toula), prior to filling out my application as I found some of the requirements a little overboard. Immediately I was made to feel relaxed about the process and completely understood the reasoning why there were so many requirements. Aft speaking to TIGR, not only did I agree with the requirements, I was thankful for them as well as the rescue group as a whole. I was walked through the process step by step and allowed to fly to Autin, TX to personally meet with the Foster and my sweet baby girl Tessa. Of course it was love at first sight, but I was patient and continued the process to finish my interviews, reference checks, etc. the Foster mom Mary was also very pleasant to deal with. Once I was approved for the adoption, I immediately drove to Austin and picked up my sweet baby girl who was 2 1/2 years old. She has been an absolute joy to care for and has brought so much love back into our lives. Looking back, I would NOT CHANGE a thing! I cherish her and appreciate all that TIGR has done for this breed and would adopt 10 more from them if I could handle the obligation. THANKS TIGR for all you do and allowing me to be a proud parent of this beautiful girl Tessa! Kyni Hartwell, Fort Worth, TX.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found TIGR after my first Italian Greyhound passed away at 15. I wanted another rescue dog and I had fallen in love with the breed. TIGR is very thorough at vetting all potential adoptive parents. I appreciate that, since I'm well aware that some dog breeds have their special idiosyncracies / charming ways, and iggies are one of those breeds. I needed a specific personality type, since I take them to work as a therapy dog. I studied profiles and attended meet & greets. Robin & TIGR want potential adopters to take their time and find the right match. My friend adopted her dog from a beagle rescue, and they weren't nearly as thorough. My friend ended up with two beagles the day she went to her first meet & greet, one of whom she had to return to the rescue after a month of spending a lot of time and money trying to acclimate the dog to her home.

I am thrilled to say that I recently adopted my new sidekick from TIGR and couldn't be happier with her. I knew it was the right fit, because I spent time talking with the foster mom and Robin, going to meet & greets and visiting with other dogs before making my decision. I had narrowed it down to two dogs and feel certain I made the best choice in the end. She's already stealing hearts in her new role as a therapy dog.

TIGR is a great organization made up of friendly people doing amazing work to see that these little IGs get the life they deserve. The process is thorough, but I respect that, because I know that these site hounds are a special breed that isn't for everyone. Our pets are like our children, even the fostered ones, so I know TIGR wants what's best for them and for the adoptive parents. Each of the foster parents I met seemed to genuinely care about their dogs and want only what's best for them. If they don't feel like you're a good match for their dog, they'll let you know. Who would know the dog's temperament, needs and quirks better than their foster parent?

I wish I could adopt a whole little IG herd, but I'm happy to be able to say that I have one super sweet little IG girl that was well taken care of by her foster parents and has been such a joyful addition to my life in a very short time.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned of Italian greyhound rescue almost 5 years ago, I contacted Robin about adoption and submitted my application, after the home visit and verifying my information, I received a phone call from Robin telling me that she had a 4 month old pup that needed a home, I couldn't hold my excitement, of course I already had 2 ig's in my life and I drove to meet Robin and picked up Sebastian, a scared little thing, but he is getting ready to turn 5 next month and he has really changed, he is a very loving and happy little thing, I love him so, I'm so incredibly lucky to have find Texas Italian greyhound rescue. It has definitely changed my life and I am forever grateful. Thank you again Robin for calling me.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

On the internet I found a picture of a Italian Greyhound in the care of TX Italian Greyhound Rescue. I fell in love with that sweet face immediately and knew he needed to join our family. Problem - we are in Florida. I contacted TIGR and asked about the pup and the possibility of bringing him home. What immediately impressed me was the lengths they went to making sure that the dog would have a safe and happy home. My neighbors and references were contacted. My vet was contacted. They even had a member of a closer rescue come to my home and do an inspection. His foster mom was kind enough to have extensive and honest phone conversations with me about him and his temperament. Every effort was made on the behalf of this pup to home him securely and permanently. That was a sign of a great rescue group. Once we got the all clear we make the trip to Texas. There was no rush or pressure to take him unless we were sure he was a good fit for our family. He was - and a year later we cannot imagine life with our sweet chunk of chocolate love - Sammy. I would give this organizations the highest possible ratings for the work they do.

 
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