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Nonprofit Overview

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

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



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.

Comments ( 1 )

TIGR Thank you for being such a great supporter!

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

Thank you!


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.