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Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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,

Community Stories

39 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue, otherwise known as T.I.G.R., has demonstrated to me, through the actions of everyone I've encountered in their vast network of volunteers, that the health, welfare, and psychological well being of every dog they rescue, whether Italian Greyhound or not, are their top priorities and their reason for being. They are tireless advocates who ALWAYS consider the dogs' needs over all else. The dogs they rescue are all lovingly fostered in their large network of family homes rather than placed in kennels, which greatly contributes to their overall well-being and temperament while waiting for permanent homes. T.I.G.R. has gained a strong, well deserved reputation across many states over the years, from Texas to Florida and to California, and I applaud and greatly admire them for what they do.

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TIGR Thank you for being such a great supporter!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue organization is by far one of the most dedicated and caring group of individuals I have ever come across. They work tirelessly to ensure the well-being of the dogs. I have been a supporter (and adopter) for several years and I can't say enough good things about them. Thank you for all you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted two Italian Greyhounds through TIGR and fostered several others. This group cares about the dogs so much and works very hard to place them in just the right home.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group does amazing work in helping Italian greyhounds in need. Whether they have been abused or abandoned, this group will foster them, help them heal, and teach them what love feels like.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I were fortunate enough to become involved with the Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue (TIGR) after our own wonderful “Iggy” came into our lives a few years ago and, since then, I’ve been both impressed and deeply moved by the work TIGR does. The care, love and dedication that TIGR provides is simply amazing – not just to the animals themselves but to those in need of the loving companionship that a dog can give. Through providing rescue, health care and support (physical and emotional), fostering and adoption services, TIGR has given new and amazing lives to hundreds of dogs that would otherwise have continued to be abused, kept in puppy mills, put in shelters or possibly put down. We are incredibly proud to have fostered several dogs as a volunteer with TIGR and have added two wonderful rescues to our family. TIGR’s leadership works tirelessly as a true labor of love and their level of professionalism in how they handle every aspect of the organization is inspiring and would serve as an excellent template for how others might consider developing and operating a truly ‘great non-profit’.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I were very interested in working with TIGR so we went to their meet and greets to get to know their dogs and volunteers. When we were ready to foster dogs, we filled out an application and days later they conducted their home visit. It was done in a very timely manner and we were given all of the information we needed about the dogs we would be fostering. About a week later, we received Katy and Blossom. TIGR has been very helpful by providing heartworm medication, collars, tags, harnesses, aromatherapy pendants, blankets, chews, and food. We are able to contact them very easily by phone or at their monthly meet and greets. The other volunteers offer great advice on how to care for the fosters which has proven to be very helpful. We will definitely continue working with them in the future and would love to foster more dogs.

Kim_71

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted three IGs from Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue. They care so much about their dogs and do a very thorough check into the adoptive family to ensure the dog has a truly great home and a great fit! TIGR has changed our lives for the better! They have taken IGs from hoarder situations and will love, care and patience, turn their lives around, show them love and care. I can't say enough about this amazing organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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TIGR 09/12/2015

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Donor

Rating: 5

Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue- (TIGR)this non profit works tirelessly to rescue Italian Greyhounds and other greyhounds. They foster rescue dogs and are always placing them in loving homes. The dogs that are rescued require assistance that is very costly. Donations are always welcome and needed. We found our additional family member five years ago. Lucky ( pictured below) is such a good boy and was fortunate to be found by TIGR. Any assistance given to this non profit would be greatly appreciated.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love this group for several reasons. They take in all sorts of sighthounds into this Italian Greyhound Rescue. Robin and her crew do everything possible to take care of hounds in need from all over the place.

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TIGR 10/15/2016

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue, more commonly known as TIGR intakes IG's that need to be rescued from horrific hoarder conditions, strays, owner releases and many other facets of life. They have the dogs vetted so they can begin the rehabilitation process by providing them with love, shelter and new four-legged friends for company. TIGR hold gatherings at local pet friendly businesses to meet potential adopters, answer any questions and give the dogs a chance to meet the public. The goal is to place these rescued dogs into a permanent home that provides them a healthy life full of love. TIGR is an awesome organization that really cares for the dogs. They hold an annual fundraising event in order to earn funds to help cover the cost to care for the current available dogs and continue their work to rescue others.

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TIGR 10/15/2016

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The great thing about this organization is their primary goal is actually caring for the dogs. Some rescues base their success solely on number of adoptions but TIGR actually cares that the dog is placed in a loving and appropriate home to each individual dog.

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TIGR 10/15/2016

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted several Italian Greyhounds from TIGR. They really care about the animals they help. TIGR is a great organization!!

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TIGR 10/15/2016

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Sheryl24

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted 3 of our Italian Greyhounds from TIGR. I LOVE that they put the dogs needs above everything else and really strive to match a family that will best suit the needs of each individual dog. If we want to add another Italian Greyhound to our family we would definitely adopted from this wonderful rescue group again.

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TIGR 10/15/2016

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Donor

Rating: 5

TIGR is hands-down the best. The work they do is amazing.

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TIGR 10/15/2016

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After we lost our beloved Italian Greyhound (IG) Lady, my husband and I looked to adopt another IG. We checked out local IG rescues and went to a TIGR meet and greet. There we met the two IGs that we have now adopted, Abby and Arnie. Their foster parents were fantastic and gave us in depth information regarding each dog. We put in our application, had a phone interview, and a home visit. After that we were approved for adoption. What I truly love about TIGR is that they want to place the right IG with their forever home. They do not sugar coat information regarding the dogs and their habits. I appreciate that because you know what needs the dog has before entering your home. We are still in contact with the foster parents. I would truly adopt from them again and I highly recommend using them to adopt an IG.

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TIGR 10/15/2016

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have explained my disappointment with the organization . We traveled to there event , filled out the forms and were able to pay the amount requested. Now retired and lots of time and resources to give a dog a good home. Years ago we worked and traveled a lot, our dog was registered with a vet but was not taken as much as the group liked. We explained that the dog traveled with us and we took him when needed were we were. For 15 years Max was happy and healthy. I am so disappointed with the inability to judge people as individuals and not so black and white. So if anyone else try's to adopt make sure you have the perfect past they expect.

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TIGR 03/21/2016

We are sorry for your disappointment, however every organization has a set of guidelines that are followed. Unfortunately there are circumstances that prevent applications from continuing to be processed if the information that was asked is not provided.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my dog Elvis through TIGR. His mom was found roaming the streets. TIGR took her in and thre days later she had four puppies. TIGR took care of mom and pups. They found homes for all the pups and I was lucky to get Elvis. They interviewed us and came to our home. They talked to us about the breed to make sure we were as prepared as possible. Elvis had a good transition and fit in immediately. He is still in contact with his foster mommy and gets to go there when we go one vacation. When people tell me how cute Elvis is I tell them he is a rescue and to check out TIGRs website for available dogs.

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TIGR 02/29/2016

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great home check and cared that the hound would fit the adopter!

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TIGR 02/29/2016

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WenLyn

Donor

Rating: 5

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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TIGR 02/29/2016

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Mallory H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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TIGR 03/21/2016

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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TIGR 09/12/2015

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