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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

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Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for Italian Greyhound Rescue for over 7 years and I'm so impressed with the level of veterinary care these dogs receive prior to finding homes for them. This organization is filled with caring and loving people who are committed to finding wonderful homes for our dogs.


Rating: 5

I am the treasurer for this wonderful organization and am proud to be working with such a dedicated group of people. From the Boards (Foundation and Rescue), to the Area Coordinators, Rescue Representatives, Volunteers and Fundraising team - all give 100% with their hearts as no salaries are paid out. With over 900 Italian Greyhounds coming into Rescue each year funds are sorely needed and 100% of them are used to rehab, and re-home Italian Greyhounds in need. We have no kennels, all of our dogs are lovingly cared for in foster homes across the entire United States. I can tell you from personal experience that this organization is one of the finest 501(c)3 charities in existence today.


Rating: 5

Donations to this organization only benefit the animals they serve. Historically, 99% or more of the donations are spent on the animals in their care every year, since they do not have any paid staff. The whole organization is run by volunteers from the board and president, down to the local level within each state. All vet bills are scrutinized at the itemized level to ensure donations spent on the animals are not being spent on unnecessary costs, so that they may continue to serve other animals in the future. The organizational structure is very well-formed for a small charity, with local state representatives, regional coordinators and the overseeing chairperson and board ensuring things run smoothly and each animal receives the best available care, without wasteful spending. The rescue representatives are all passionate about helping animals within their care, finding quality adoptive homes, and seeking out other Italian Greyhounds needing assistance. If you want your donation to be spent on the animals, rather than going to pay salaries, advertising, or other expenses, this is a charity you should consider.

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