Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation &
Boroughs & Beyond Italian Greyhound Rescue
NYC Metro, NJ and PA
Since we lost our 2 Italian Greyhounds to old age last year we've been looking for another. Scott has been extremely helpful in our search. He was even able to help us avoid being scammed by a disreputable breeder. Scott seems to be very knowledgeable and we appreciate his help!
True missionaries . They passed no judgement towards me and my reasons for the surrender and care deeply for the dog and it's best interest. Thank you for all you do
I adopted two boys from the Minnesota chapter and the Missouri chapter of igca rescue. All of the volunteers and the Reps that I dealt with were very kind and compassionate wonderful people. They made sure that we understood the breed and made sure that our home was safe and have been there to help with any questions that have come up since the adoption. You can tell that everyone involved has a passion for animal welfare and particularly the Italian greyhound breed. Their passion is to find the right forever home for each dog and not every home is a right fit for a particular dog. I have since become a volunteer in my state so that I can help others looking for their forever friend too.
My family and I had a traumatic loss with our pet in May and we needed to fill the void he left. Adopted 3 Iggys from this group and we couldn't be more delighted. They all get along great with each other and my children. They are such and wonderful breed and will come back for more in the future. I thank this group and Gizmo, Ambrose and Enzo do as well.
I have adopted 5 IG's from this group over the years. Every single experience I had adopting my dogs, from 2 different states and working with 4 total state reps, was wonderful.
I'm not sure what prompted the removal of the dogs in the very negative review on this site, but one thing stuck out to me...He says FOSTER parent..which means the dogs were not his property. They belonged to the rescue and could rightfully and legally be removed at any time for any reason.
I have been a volunteer with Italian Greyhound Rescue for 5 years. Rescue is comprised of a large group of people who give their time, make phone calls, do home visits, transport and open their homes to Italian Greyhounds who are in need. The priority of this rescue is the dogs. I am a foster home, and I have fostered 4 Italian Greyhounds. I also do home visits. This is to make sure the home is both a good fit, and safe for the dog who will be placed. I follow a 6 page guideline and report, that is then sent on to my rescue representative, Heather Johnson. Dogs in foster homes, are evaluated for what the like or dislike. Rescue has the health needs of the dog taken care of at this time. All dogs are up to date on their vaccines, spayed or neutered. If the dog needs dental care, it is taken care of. Rescue wants to match the adopting family, with the dog who is in foster care. Rescue wants the adopting family to be happy, and they want the dog to be a good fit.
I am transport volunteer. I have transported dogs that are surrendered, and puppy mill dogs who are often afraid and in need. During transportation, the safety of the Italian Greyhound is the top priority. The dogs are transported in a crate. This is to keep the dogs safe and secure at all times. I have been part of a transport chain, where volunteers meet along the route to get a dog into a safe foster home.
I have also had the pleasure of adopting a sweet older Italian Greyhound from this wonderful rescue.
I recommend this rescue to anyone who is considering an Italian Greyhound.
We just adopted our second rescue, Stella, with the help of this great group. The team is incredibly dedicated and puts the animal's welfare above all else. They guide you through the process, help you understand the breed, provide helpful tips, and follow ups. We continue to be impressed and inspired by all the volunteers that help throughout the rescue and adoption process.
I just adopted my second iggy from the Italian Greyhound Rescue, and I couldn't be happier! The two volunteers I've worked were very helpful during the whole process, and you could really tell how much they care about these dogs.
Both my iggies were in foster homes before I adopted them, which I like a lot. It lets the rescue get a really good idea of the dog's personality and temperament. I have two young kids and two cats, so it was important to me to find a dogs that would be okay with everyone.
I highly recommend this rescue if you're interested in adopting an Italian Greyhound!
We've had the pleasure to adopt a couple of IG's from this rescue group in the past 10 years. Our first IG was Mia, a senior who probably didn't have much hope of being adopted since she was 13 years old and "crotchety". :) We fell in love right away. She was healthy and well cared for before we adopted her, they had even made sure her dental was up to date, which can get quite expensive in senior IG's. Our second love was Tino, a 9 year old iggie. Again, they had taken great care of him. He even had to have 17 teeth removed because his mouth was so rotten. But by the time we got him he was healthy and well loved. Since the dogs are in foster homes first it was helpful to know their temperament and their likes/dislikes before we met them. The rescue group was obviously concerned with making sure the dogs went into the right homes. They even performed a home inspection and reference checks, which may seem like a pain, but we completely understand the point of it. They care about the dogs well being, above and beyond anything else. That's their role and they do a great job. Here are some pics of Mia and Tino.
I adopted my first Italian Greyhound four years ago and began volunteering immediately as I fell in love with the group. I have helped with transport and fostering throughout the past four years. I have dealt with other rescue groups in the past and I can honestly say that this rescue group is wonderful. Not only are the volunteers passionate about the dogs, the group is dedicated to the breed. I have worked with Heather Johnson for the last several years and find her absolutely ethical, compassionate, hard working and honest. I am grateful to see such dedication in her and is such a great leader. If anyone is looking to adopt an Italian Greyhound, or volunteer with the group, this is the one to work with!
I'm a foster for this rescue and have seen firsthand that they care more about the dogs than anything else. The welfare of the dogs is their primary focus, often spending thousands of dollars on a dog's healthcare and only asking a small donation during adoption. Dogs come into the rescue for a variety of reasons including puppy mills, hording, family & financial issues and many others. The reps and other fosters in the area have become a team and always have the best interest of the dogs at heart. Heather Johnson in particular has been an AMAZING rep for the rescue, coordinating transports, finding TRUSTWORTHY and HONEST fosters, and finding the BEST homes for these dogs. I do as much as I can for this rescue and I couldn't do it without the help and support of Heather. She's made countless families happy!
There are two things a person should never meddle with. One, someone else's money, and the other being someone else's animals (dogs). The later being the most important and the reason for this post. Ms. Johnson, OH Adoption Rep for The IGCA Rescue, who cannot be tagged and publicly shamed for her wrongful, negligent, and selfish actions as she has blocked me due to my numerous attempts to request contact information to her superiors so that I may voice my grievance, has not only wrongfully removed my dogs from my care, but has manipulated, and deceived the members of The IGCA Rescue, Ms. Longhouse, Head of IGCA Rescue, Ms. Woodbury, Treasurer of IGCA Rescue, Ms. Klopfer, NY Adoption Rep, and Ms. LaRochelle, IGCA Rescue Liaison, into suborning her wrongful behavior by after three weeks from my initial correspondence, and finally upon being accused of deliberate indifference, alleging that she acted according to internal policies, and without example or evidence alleging that I provided deceitful information on my application, and stating that there is nothing further to discuss. This is far from accurate, and a totally different reason than what Ms. Johnson had originally given us immediately following the removal. So which is it?
I can very well, without a doubt tell you, that in those policies, as this is a national organization, it does not say to LIE to the foster parents, MANIPULATE them into taking the dogs to North Kenny Vet Clinic so that they may facilitate the wrongful removal, or better known as KIDNAPING of the dogs, later be picked up by someone else, and claim that it was done in the dogs' best interest to make it seem proper and adequate.
It is very clear now, that outside resolution to my grievance must be found, sadly and unfortunately this is not the Wild West where one could just call the Texas Rangers whose punishment for stealing someone else's animals is being hung from the nearest tree. Above all, I wish to resolve this peacefully, but if no reply is given by the organization, appropriate legal action will be initiated. This is only a last resort, as I do not wish to harm the people involved in the rescue who are actually dedicated to helping the breed. The actions of the above mention rescue members must be exposed, and the IGCA must address this grievance, being that the rescue is a part of their organization.
Update, after my petition for the removal of Ms. Johnson, someone from inside the IGCA Rescue appears to have a moral compass after all. An anonymous individual has made some allegation that this organization has discriminated against me based on my sexual orientation.
Our beautiful 15 year old blue and white IG Misty died from mast cell cancer in March 2015. I could not begin to imagine how lost we would continue to feel after that sad time. We finally took the step to adopt in August 2016, and found ourselves under Lincoln IG Rescue's umbrella. Lincoln's primary rep, Scott, was very responsive from the outset. This was an entirely new adventure for us, and we learned much over the months of waiting thanks to him. Lincoln IG rescue is a very careful, caring organization, much attuned to the needs of the waiting dogs and the hearts of potential adopters. Our local rep, Rebecca, visited to ensure our home was safely prepared for a new addition. When we finally were notified in December that a little 4-year old fawn was waiting for us in the Trenton, NJ, area, we immediately made plans to drive there from our Pittsburgh home. She was worth every waiting moment and every long mile. We have named her Ivy. She is loving and sweet, and is super cuddly. In addition to Scott's very professional and personal touch, I need to commend Kaylee (and Sill) for their commitment to opening their home and fostering so lovingly. Ivy is thriving because of them. What assets to the IG rescue community. We will be forever grateful to all involved.
Love this rescue... we adopted our little iggy from here and it was such an easy process!
It was very evident that the dog was well cared.
He was very loving from the start we had little to no adjustment period with him.
Placement occurred rather quickly - I expected to be waiting a few months....
Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation helped us find a new addition to our family. They are very thoughtful when choosing a family for a rescued greyhound, communicate clearly, and are always available for questions after the adoption. I would highly recommend this team of committed and generous people. Our new addition is Kobe, and our lives will never be the same.
I couldn't be more pleased with the people and experience I have had with this group! The incredible work they do not only in rescue and placement, but also in outreach and follow-up is phenomenal!
They are a nationwide group and I feel lucky as a resident of Washington to have been touched by their important work.
I adopted an Iggy from the Northwest IG rescue this summer and it was a fantastic experience. They were very supportive and made the transition very smooth for him and us! Thanks!
It was a wonderful experience of adopting my iggy through the IGRF. They are very professional, informative about the breed but most of all caring abut their dogs! They review applications carefully and make sure their pupils find loving home.
Our IG,Ricco.,broke his right leg just above his wrist. We were devasted. We called Scott, he told us about an awesome vet in Souix City, Ia. Everything went great. Ricco, is back to running and sniffing out varmits. Thank you to the Ne. I G rescue.
Recently my full-size greyhound, Cayenne, and I were fortunate enough to work with IG Rescue Texas and to welcome Isaac into our home. I've worked with several rescue groups and even been on the Board of one over the past 25+ years and want to say that I am very favorably impressed with this organization. They did a great job of vetting me, fostering Isaac and overseeing the transition from his foster home into mine. Everyone I talked and worked with was kind as well as professional (on-time, kept appointments, etc.). They do a fantastic job and have my full support.
I have had the pleasure of adopting two beautiful Iggy's from IGCA Rescue of Texas. The adoption process itself with seamless, and they were always timely in their communications with me when an inquiry was made. Tammy fostered both of my babies, now Pika and Incy, and she was a wealth of knowledge that helped me ensure that their transition to my home was as easy as possible. I would highly recommend IGCA to anyone that is looking to add another Iggy furbaby to their home. I know that this was my first experience with them, but it will not be my last.
I was very fortunate that Italian Greyhound Rescue Hawaii IGCA was recommended to me when I decided to adopt a rescue dog. Right from the very first contact, the organization provided me with information and advice about IGs that helped me understand the breed and make an informed decision. The thoroughness of their research and level commitment to insuring the best adoption situation for both IG and potential IG homeowner was most impressive. Since I adopted Charlie, the continued caring support for both of us has been awesome. We are indeed a lucky pair.
I was told by local dog owners that Italian Greyhound Rescue Hawaii was one of the best animal advocate organizations in the Islands, and now, having adopted through them, I am in total agreement. Hawaii is very fortunate to have this wonderful organization.
Better than expected. So helpful and quickly helped us found our new baby girl. Thank you so much to Scott for being so knowledgeable and helpful thru this process. We worked with the Georgia IGCA Rescues and Boroughs & Beyond IGCA Rescue NJ.
I adopted a wonderful Italian Greyhound from the Arizona rescue group. She is a joy and I am thrilled that the Arizona group is so loving and wonderful
My brother and I adopted two sweet Italian Greyhounds who have special needs. The Gulf Coast IG rescue went beyond what was expected of them. They were careful in determining if we were a good match for this breed by their detailed application questions, home visits and phone calls. We can't stop raving about this organizations dedication. As seniors, we appreciated the detailed health histories provided to us as it helped to assess our future expensives. We now have two sweet IG loving boys.
I saw Buddy on Petfinder while looking for a rescue for my daughter. Buddy is special needs and was available through IG Rescue in Dallas, Tx. I fell in love with him on first sight. I visited Buddy at his home with his foster parents who were very attentive. Knowing Buddy's puppy mill background and previous condition, I could tell he was well nurtured to prepare him for a forever home. They brought him to my home for a home visit and to see Buddy with his new sisters. They got along great and he is now a permanent member of my pack. IGRF is a great rescue service.
We are happy to tell everyone to adopt, their life will be changed forever. The process was smooth and so reassuring to see how much they care to make certain this is the right decision for both parties
IG rescue gulf coast has remained in touch with us and answered all our questions
We love Prancer so much and are glad to know his transition was from such a place of care and love...they're so great!
The IG rescue group in Phoenix AZ is great! The process from start to finish was efficient, friendly and very accommodating. We have the perfect dog for our family. Thanks to the group!
I have adopted two IG's, and fostering another. This organization is top notch! Everyone involved has the animals interest their number one priority. The love and caring they exhibit as they care for and try to find loving homes for the IG's is inspiring. My dogs have enhanced my life so much, and I have enjoyed my interactions with Dawn and others. This very special breed is lucky to have this rescue love them so much!
I first found Italian Greyhound Rescue by wanting to adopt! I've had my girl Paloma for 4 years now. I was so impressed with this recur foundation I've become a sponsor and a volunteer! Love my biggies, love their rescue foundation!
We just love our little Geno. The IG rescue was wonderful to work with. They gave us a lot of helpful information about the breed and also are very generous. We are now part of the IG community in our area and it's just wonderful. I highly recommend getting your IG from the rescue. It's worth it!
I cannot begin to express how life-changing adopting my Iggy (Kopi) has been. Coming home to his wagging tail, goofy smile, and unconditional love has improved the quality of my life considerably. I know it sounds cliche, but I cannot imagine what life would be like without an Italian Greyhound in it.
My search for an Iggy started over a year ago when my husband and I decided that we wanted a companion for our dog, Piper. I had researched the breed and knew that an Iggy would be the perfect addition to our family. I was determined to rescue, so I turned to the California Italian Greyhound Rescue. I got in touch with Roxann and completed the application process. I was ecstatic when she informed me that our application was approved! I took comfort in the fact that the IGCA took great care in matching IG's to the perfect home. Knowing that there is an organization out there dedicated to helping re-home Italian Greyhounds filled me with a restored faith in humanity.
Our entire experience adopting Kopi was wonderful. I thank the universe every day for bringing both dogs into my life, but I am especially grateful to Roxann and the IGCA for the role they played. I whole-heartedly support this organization and I can only hope that the search for my next Iggy will be with them.
We have been IG owners for nearly 20 years and have had 2 amazing rescue experiences with the Southern California IG Rescue Foundation, specifically Roxann. She is absolutely the best. When we lost our first IG after 12 loving years Roxann was able to find our grieving boy a new sister that he adored and his sister helped him through his loss (and ours). After we lost both IG's she found us the most amazing twins, they have truly been a godsend and healed our grieving hearts. We cannot say enough about the amazing and dedicated volunteers of Southern California Italian Greyhound Rescue.
We lost our IG in February. Our other IG was lost without her brother. IG Rescue in Arizona found us the most incredible IG. He has even helped calm down our little girl. Not only was Dawn wonderful, but we received our new IG with all his shots and dental at no cost to us. Now our little girl has cancer and has been given 3 months to live. Roxann from IG Ca has helped us to adopt another IG. This one was out of state, and Roxann, and Pam helped us to have another happy ending. We have donated in the past and are doing so again. This is an incredible group of living people who give their time for free. Please help this organization to continue to care for these incredible dogs.
We have been owned by Italian Greyhounds for over 13 years! When one of our girls was lost to kidney failure several years ago we turned to the Italian Greyhound Rescue group to find another playmate for our long time male. They were great to work with and made sure that even we as owners would make good adopters. They do not just send the rescues out to a new home without making sure that it will be a good fit for both you and the dogs. We have just this past week adopted our third IG from the local Greyhound Rescue group and would never think of going to anybody else to adopt a dog. (We did foster an IG for several months and he turned out to be our second adoption.........can't let them go!) This is a great group dedicated to the well being of any and all IG's that they can rescue and find good homes for. Keith and Mary
We adopted from the Italian Greyhound Rescue in FL. The process was smooth & the people are so easy to work with. We already had an IG & knew we wanted another. We adopted Charm & she is a wonderful addition to our family. She received all of the vet care she needed before coming to us which in turn affected how long we had to wait for her. But, the wait was so worth it! They love & care for all of these dogs & it definitely shows. We love our fur babies & would definitely adopt from Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation again.
When looking for our new family pet we knew we wanted an Italian Greyhound. I refuse to purchase from puppy mills...so was nice to find a rescue that specialized in the exact dog we were looking for. They found us not one, but two! We love our Iggy's!
IG Rescue Gulf Coast changed my family's life by helping us adopt the perfect IG for our family. They were informative, kind and very helpful throughout the entire placement process. I highly recommend them for your IG adoption interests!
The Italian Greyhound Rescue Association is close to my heart seeing as my little girl (with fur and four legs!) was adopted from there. IG's are a very unique and fragile breed and it is important that owners do their research before adopting one. The IG rescue in HI was thorough and there were several steps to complete the adoption- even though we already owned an IG! We were very excited because we wanted to adopt and help dogs in need but we were committed to the fantastic breed of our other dog. Echo, our pup, was in a tough situation when she entered IG rescue. She needed lots of care and rehabilitation before she was ready to be adopted. IG rescue gave her that and only when they felt she was ready was she put up for adoption. You can really tell that they loved her (and all of their rescues) like their own. We love our dog and we also love the support that IG rescue gives us still. We hope to foster other rescues in the future!
Nebraska IG Rescue it truly a blessing not only to the dogs but to everyone wanting to adopt. I have adopted two amazing dogs from the rescue and I recommend anyone who asks about my dog to them. I adopted Sophie in 2012 and discovered shortly after getting her she was in renal failure. They were supportive when I got the news and oftered to help with getting another dog if she passed suddenly. She lived until April 2014 and it was the best two years I could have ever hoped for despite her being sick. After she passed I adopted Kozi May 2014 and he has been true blessing. The rescue is full of amazing people who truly make a difference for all dogs that are blessed to find their way to them. Having my dogs helped me some through some dark days and I never would have been blessed to have them if it wasn't for Nebraska IG Rescue.
I both volunteer for and have adopted from IG rescue (have dealt with the national club as well as South Texas, North Texas/Oklahoma, and Houston area groups). The group has a fantastic network of volunteers who are all dedicated to finding loving permanent homes for this breed. Whether it be fundraising, veterinary care, mental/social well being of the dogs, screening potential adopters or finding the right dog for the right home, this group does it all. They also do it very well and with enthusiasm and compassion! Additionally they have great guidelines to ensure that the money they get is spent where it will do the most good.
Lincoln, Neb IG Rescue
I had to give up my 5 yr old whippet and they were the only one's to reply back to me. I emailed 5 other Rescues and nothing was returned. He suffers from seizures and after years of trying to help him with meds/food, I just couldn't afford him anymore. They took him in without issue. They are very professional and caring. I couldn't have ask for a better situation. I know my dog went to the right place.
We were lucky enough a several years ago to adopt Cleo, a wonderful IG from Nebraska IG Rescue. We also had another IG and needed a "sister" for her. Cleo provided us with several years of wonderful companionship and passed two years ago, but we have several wonderful memories of her and attending IG Play Dates and even have helped a small bit with babysitting some other IG's for an over night or two. Recently our other IG fell ill, and not knowing where to turn for expert advice on the breed or her discomfort, we were advised by them on a course of action and now we have our spunky little 13 year old back good as new. They spend great time and effort in proper placing of adoptive dogs and I would highly recommend them! They are a blessing to a wonderful breed.
A few years ago we lost "lady" the lab mix we had gotten at the pound. She got older and was in a lot of pain. At 15 we had to put her down. Recently I have been thinking of getting another dog. I wanted to find a smaller, older dog, that would not set off the mild allergies I have. I checked out the Italian Greyhound site and instantly fell in love with Duncan. He is 10 and blind in one eye. When I met him he was everything I had hoped for. He was a snuggle bunny, but still active enough for daily walks. He has brought so much joy into my life. The process was longer than at the Humaine Society with home visits and references. I am so glad they are thorough. The process has been good and they have answered my many questions. I would use them again. They have checked up on us regularly and that has been a comfort to know they care so much about him. Wonderful experience.
I have volunteered my time over the years for the Nebraska IG rescue. Throughout the many different ways that I have helped out nothing was more gratifying than fostering and being approved to adopt these wonderful little dogs. Just the fact that I have helped a little with being able to provide a stable loving home for them is humbling.
This organization is directed all by volunteer effort. A big thanks to all of the volunteers that donate their time, money, and love for the breed!
I've been drawn to the idea of adopting a dog for over a decade. Over the last couple of years I've fallen in love with Italian Greyhounds and have researched their breed and dreamed about "some day." I have spent hours and hours online looking at adoptable IGs in several surrounding states and finally this summer decided the time was right. I filled out the adoption forms and enjoyed our home visit by one of the Lincoln IG rescue volunteers and met an older adoptable IG who we fell in love with. Our family was wanting a younger dog and I figured it'd be several months or maybe even a year before one was available. I was surprised to receive a call after only a couple of weeks saying that a young female was just received at a foster home. I went to visit her the very next day and my heart melted. I couldn't stop thinking about her! The foster family was amazing; very helpful and patient answering my questions and working with my schedule. The foster family took her to a vet who checked her health, cleaned her teeth and spayed her. Within only a week and a half or so of meeting her, we were able to bring our IG home with us to her 'forever home.' She has made the transition very well and we adore her!
My experience with the Lincoln IG Rescue has been extremely positive. The response time to my queries and application as well as the volunteer who conducted the home visit were all excellent. The foster family blew me away! Their care for our little IG as well as another foster dog in their home blessed me and inspired me.
I'm grateful to all the volunteers who make this possible for people like me to receive the benefit of a longed for forever friend!
I was at a another show in Lincoln, NE and noticed there was a Dog show next door. I decided to go over and see what was available. I had been wanting to adopt an Itilian Grayhound so wanted to see what was available.
I did find the one I wanted that day and was treated with the utmost respect. All those at the booth took time to visit with me and answer all my questions and tell me how to get my application in. All thru the process, they were extremely polite and helpful making sure I knew what each step was.
I was so thrilled the day they came for the home inspection and was told they felt I would be a good match for the dog I had chosen.
The day I went to pick my new pet up was one of the best days for me. I was allowed plenty of time to get to know my dog and ask more questions. They provided me wil lots of information, contacts and have since kept in touch with me.
They invite me and my dog to monthy outings which have been fun. This has been a great experience and I highly recommend the Lincoln Rescue group of the Italian Greyhound.
I am very happy with the two Italian Greyhounds that I adopted through the Iowa/Nebraska rescue group. This will be the only rescue that I will get my dogs from in the future as I was so impressed with them.
The information and the photos of the dogs on the website is easy to access and the adoption process was straightforward with help only a phone call away if needed.
The foster families of both my dogs are still in contact, always interested and able to give advice if there are problems of any kind. With my latest dog, Jack, there was there was the problem of him barking and lunging while we were out walking. It was so bad that I did not want to take him out. Thomas, the foster dad went to all kinds of lengths to find a solution, after talking to Scott at the rescue foundation, the pinch collar seemed to be the answer. Thomas bought a collar and sent it to me (how amazing is that?!) and Jack is a different dog out walking now!!! Thankfully....as it had been quite traumatic before.
I am very appreciative of the help and the thoughtfulness of everyone involved and I love my dogs.
I have told many people about this group and will continue to do so.
Thank you Iowa/Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue!!!
Nadine King----and---Vito and Jack
We have previously had 2 IG's. Our second girl was adopted through Iowa/Nebraska Rescue. They were extremely helpful in that process. These people are very dedicated in finding forever homes for these amazing dogs. We are most grateful.!!
I saw a Italian Greyhound on petfinder and I was impressed by the completeness of the review process. It make me understand how much they want to connect the right owner with the right dog. The foster parent of our future dog did a site visit and I could see that they really cared about animals. We've had our dog for several months now and we couldn't be happier.
I have worked with both Nebraska and Colorado IG rescue. Both are absolutely amazing and they worked together so well. Very impressed with the application process. This is our second IG and I was pleased to find out that the process has not changed and is still very very thorough.
I began by adopting and Italian Greyhound. I found the personality phenomenal. After that I began fostering. This led to many, many fosters in my home and the adoption of two fosters. I have also transported IGs as well as other breeds to their "forever" homes. It is such a joy to witness from the people and animals when they meet.
Five years ago I was on pet finders looking for a dog for my neighbor. As I was perusing the site this picture and story jumped out and I had to read about this wonderful Ialian Greyhound with special needs who was up for adoption. At the time I had 3 dogs and was not looking for another. This sweet boy had been lovingly cared for by the Lincoln NE Italian Greyhound Rescue organization. I filled out the application, talked on the phone and within a few weeks welcomed Tee into my home. The adoption was very smooth and I was impressed with the organization . I can't begin to express the love and care this organization gives to all of the I G's that come into its care. The staff and volunteers are very dedicated to educating people about the breed, taking in IGs from numerous states, finding suitable homes for foster care and adoption, and over all very professional.
We adopted Lacey from IG Rescue. She is a very timid-older girl and had been in a breeding center for the first eight years of her life. She is still quite reserved but comes out of her shell a little more every day. IG Rescue is very concerned about the dogs they take in and want to make sure that they are well taken care of prior to adopting. They also make sure that adopters have a great environment that will work for the dog and client alike.
This rescue organization is a blessing to both IGs and their humans! Over the years, they have helped countless IGs get adopted and placed into "fur"ever homes. They do thorough checks to be sure each dog is placed in the right home! They offer support, advice, and tips for taking care of this rarer breed. The management of this nonprofit is passionate about IG rescue, which is reflected in the care the dogs receive while in the rescue. The members of this organization are caring and supportive! I feel lucky to have found such a great network of IG owners! I knew nothing about this rescue prior to looking into adopting an IG. I currently have two IGs I adopted from this rescue organization. IG Rescue is wonderful. They helped me and my two IGs "get a new leash on life".
This is a great organization with a big heart for little hounds. I help as I can with my local IGRF affiliate and I know how dedicated folks are to finding permanent, loving homes for the dogs entrusted to their care. And, I'm a foster mom failure, having adopted my most recent IG foster dog. She is a wonderful, older dog who would have died because of a previously undiagnosed illness if it hadn't been for the medical intervention she got as the result of being taken in by IG rescue.
Through this wonderful organization many many IGs get placed in wonderful caring homes. It takes many people to do this properly, and everyone works together very hard to make things happen properly. I'm so proud to be connected to an org. that does such wonderful things.
I'm so glad to have found this rescue group! We had an Italian Greyhound for a couple of months, but at the time we could not provide her with a fenced yard, or the time she needed. We knew she deserved better, and I found IGRF online. I contacted them, and they were very understanding. They were grateful that we were doing what was best for her. The love, dedication, time, and resources these people put into this is amazing. Lacy is now with other greyhounds, enjoying life to the fullest!!
They helped me find my four legged best friend a few years ago and were amazing at helping me find the right dog and giving me information about the Italian Greyhounds. Since then I have fallen in love with the breed and the people involved with the rescue. It is an amazing group of people and dogs and I feel fortunate to be part of it and be able to foster these dogs. The state representatives do an awesome job at organizing getting dogs into foster homes, home visits, and finding them their forever homes.
I have never met a more caring and dedicated group of people as those who work with Italian Greyhound Rescue (IGRF). We have seen some very sad little ones come through our doors, and it is so heart-warming to watch them blossom and become happy pups once their health and nutritional needs are met. My hats off to those who tirelessly work to try to find foster homes and forever homes for these sweet little guys!
The people who volunteer their time to place these dogs are without a doubt the MOST valuable to the success of adoption. I have had horses, dogs etc,.....always an advocate to an animals well being...a little Italian greyhound TESSA whom I adopted made the biggest impressionistic change on our lives ( husband and myself).....she was placed in my life which leafy housed two big greys....if it were not for the understanding and direction received...I would have missed one of the most special things ever given to me in my lifetime!!!.......she is so a part of our lives...I cannot imagine our lives without this little silly diva!
IGCA is an important life line to Italian Greyhound Breed. The Rescue portion of the organization goes way above and beyond treating IGs that come through the organization with catastrophic medical issues. I know. I have fostered many an IG that has been owner surrendered because they could not the vet bills. Our volunteers network with each other, share information, and the joy of a successful recovery for medical issues and placement in a new forever home. Our rescue organization focuses on correct placement for our beloved breed, the first time. Our organizations provides a lifetime of education and ideas for our adoptive families. We have an awesome volunteer staff... nationally. Each of us play an important part in supporting our breed. As a volunteer, my state representatives are super knowledgeable and always willing to share ideas, advice and offer support. The focus first and always is the welfare of our beloved breed.
Worked hard to help me find an Iggy that was right for me. Though I ended up adopting from another rescue organization, I was so impressed that I will soon be volunteering as a foster mom.
Great group of people who are all in it for the sake of the dogs.....100% volunteer so all money goes for the care of homeless Italian Greyhounds. The organization provides vetting and the dogs live in private homes as part of their foster families while they wait to be adopted to carefully screened homes.