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Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue Inc

Rating: 5 stars   15 reviews 1,965

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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Reviews for Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue Inc

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.

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

I was not too familiar with the Italian Greyhound breed of dog, but a friend that fosters iggys posted a pic of one of his fosters. I knew from the moment I saw Rocket's pic that he was going to be part of my family. TIGR uses a thorough application process as they are very dedicated to making sure that their dogs are placed into the proper homes. I am very impressed with how much they care about the animal's best interests. I highly recommend this animal rescue!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I fell in love with Dasher after viewing his photo on TIGR's facebook page. I already have two Italian Greyhounds and his profile said he needed a special diet....I decided to write about him, I just couldn't stop thinking about him. I emailed and a few days later Dasher's foster mom called me and we talked for about an hour! She is so nice and asked all the questions I expected, and shared her history with Dasher. When i went to meet Dasher for the first time, I felt like we were old friends (his foster mom and I). Dasher was great, adorable and everything I had expected! We decided to meet for another home visit and leave Dasher if all went well with our other dogs. A month later I was so excited, we live 2.5 hours away, and TIGR's foster spent the day driving to make sure my home was safe and a good environment for Dasher. i can't say enough about TIGR! I love how they make sure these sweet babies will be cared for and find a forever home for them. I plan on always adopting through TIGR, it has been such a wonderful experience! I hope to one day foster, but id love to be home full time for that. Dasher may not have made it if it weren't for TIGR and his foster parents, I am eternally grateful! He is a wonderful little guy and we are so in love with him!!!

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?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

We recently decided to adopt Italian Greyhounds after owning 2 full sized rescue Greyhounds. TIGR was awesome! Robin along with several others associated with TIGR as foster families took the time to answer every one of our questions. TIGR is a great resource and provided everything we needed to adopt. After getting our 2 sweet senior Iggies, the support and help continued. Thank you TIGR for providing us with 2 sweet new blessings for our home.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We adopted our first Italian Greyhound from a breeder many years ago after being scared away from the breed by another rescue group. Our first IG proved all the horror stories were just that. My husband and I talked regularly about getting a second pup to pal around with our first, but it took several years before our lives had settled enough to take on training a new dog. I found TIGR on Facebook and followed their rescues regularly. The group was so transparent there and clearly committed to helping these dogs and their owners. We eventually saw a posting that required an adoption application. I approached the whole rescue scene with a bit of trepidation because of the previous experience but TIGR was awesome from beginning to end. I think they even fell in love with our first dog a little. We received a frightening diagnosis for her just as all the details were settled for adopting the second pup. The foster home kept caring for him while we nursed our first dog through surgery and recovery. The group posted my questions about nursing a post-op dog back to health on their Facebook page and I quickly felt like I had a whole community helping us and rooting for her recovery. It was priceless assistance at a really difficult time. Sadly, our first IG is no longer with us but our TIGR adoptee is an amazing dog. A perfect fit for us, our home and our hobbies. It might have been due to their encouraging us to come meet him with our first pup in tow so she could help us pick out a match. Or it could have been the group's incredible ability to capture these dogs' spirits in the pics and descriptions they post. These are good people doing good work. I stayed in touch and am lucky enough to have just accepted a foster dog into our home too.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how they helped me work with my senior Italian Greyhound as she recovered from surgery and with daily laughs I share with the IG we adopted from TIGR.

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

I would fill their bank account with thousands of dollars :D

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?

2012

How did you find this group?

On Facebook

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

I'm now contributing to the effort and fostering a sweet 2 year-old Italian Greyhound.

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I have adopted and fostered for TIGR for about 6 years. My first experience was when we adopted Riley and I was so impressed with their honesty about this breed, the good and the bad. They gave us as much backgroup as was known about Riley. We adopted again in 2011 and could not be happier with both of our boys. TIGR makes sure that are fully vetted and have fully recovered from any injuries or health issues, before they are placed for adoption. I have fostered and currently have a foster in my care. They carefully screen each applicant whether they are fostering or adopting and make home visits.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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