Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue Inc

Rating: 4.83 stars   24 reviews

Address:

PO Box 852141 Richardson TX 75085-2141 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

Programs:

Meet and greets, IG Playdates,

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469-554-2530
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Reviews for Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue Inc

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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Love our volunteers!!!!

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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Thank you! Love our volunteers!

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  

1 person found this review helpful

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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Thank you! Couldn't do it w/o our volunteers!

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

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

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.

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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