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Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To find homes for rescued Italian Greyhounds and to educate the public on the care and training required by this breed.

Target demographics: Pure-bred Italian Greyhounds of all ages.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500-800+ dogs re-homed annually.

Geographic areas served: Entire USA

Programs: Finding homes for rescued italian greyhoundseducating public on care and traing required for this breedmaking dogs available for adoption

Community Stories

68 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Priscilla L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Molly41

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Lisa471

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Lisa

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Jennifer413

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.