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January 3, 2013

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January 3, 2013

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!!!

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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

January 3, 2013

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January 3, 2013

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.

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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

April 26, 2012
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April 26, 2012
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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.

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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.

Ways to make it better...

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

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

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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.

April 26, 2012
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April 26, 2012
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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.

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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

January 16, 2012
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January 16, 2012
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I found Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue while trying to find a playmate for my Italian greyhound. The group helped me find two wonderful playmates for her. They turned out to be the best cuddle buddies for her as well. The group doesn't stop at adoption, they also have a community of IG owners that share stories on Facebook. Their play dates have been a lot of fun too! Nothing like seeing a bunch of iggies in one place at the same time.

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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

November 17, 2011
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November 17, 2011
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After my little Sadie passed away, I noticed that my IG mix was really lonely during the day while I was at work. I was also ready for another addition to the family. The first IG I was interested in at TIGR, I was told, was not a good fit for my lifestyle (working mom). Disappointed, I talked to one of the foster Moms about my household and she came to my home for a visit. This foster Mom suggested the perfect Iggy for me. I adopted Lizzie in April 2011 and she has been the perfect sister for Dottie and perfect companion for me. The volunteers at TIGR love and understand their fosters enough to know what is best for them and place them in their perfect forever home. I am very lucky to have found Lizzie, and I wouldn't have found her if it weren't for the great people of TIGR.

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

not only adopting, but seeing many other successful adoptions by following them on Facebook and attending their Meet and Greets.

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

...I wouldn't change anything.

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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

How did you find this group?

PetFinder.com

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

November 2, 2011
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November 2, 2011
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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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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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

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

Absolutly nothing!!! They are perfect!!!

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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 :)

January 3, 2011
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January 3, 2011
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Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue is a small group of six people, plus fosters and volunteers, that rescue, rehabilitate and rehome Italian Greyhounds, Whippets, and an occassional mixed sight hound. The work that this small group does, on a strictly volunteer and dontation funded group is phenominal. My husband and I started off as a foster home and enjoyed the work so much that we devote most of our free time as volunteers. On average we have 5 fosters in our home at one time. IGs are the most amazing companion animals and really lift our spirits on a daily basis.

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

rehabilitating rescued dogs and finding them the prefect forever homes.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find a dozen more foster homes and volunteers, and get the donations rolling in.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Through the President, Robin Toula.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Funding

What is its top priority in the long run?

Being able to keep home fostering and rescuing as many dogs as our funds will allow.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

December 30, 2010
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December 30, 2010
1 person found this review helpful

As a local group of folks (including those in Houston and other Texas towns), I find that they have a dedication and drive to save the Italian Greyhounds that rivals none.
Once you get one of these little guys into your home, you will totally understand why they are so loved.
The hardest
part is dealing with one which has been abused or used as breeding stock, locked up all day and night in a cage, averse weather conditions and no human compassion.... it's a wonder they ever come around to loving and trusting someone again.
The sadness we feel in turning over a iggie to a new home is compensated by the fact we gave them a second chance at living and being loved as well as seeing the joy on the face of the new family as they cuddle with their new found addition.
Unfortunately in this day and age, our foster homes are not long for being empty, too many owner surrenders due to family or financial issues keeps us busy.

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

fostering and rehoming Beau & Bella, Dino & Bella, Ruby and currently foster several Iggies now.

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

win a lottery and build new homes for familys who foster, creating a perfect atmosphere for the family, the iggies and the community, dog parks and national/regional campaign for awareness.

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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

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

wonderful

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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