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We are always looking for people with IG experience to foster or assist with transports, home visits or promotion. We have reps and available dogs in Wichita, Kansas City, St Joe, Springfield and St Louis. If you are interested in adopting or volunteering, please contact us if you would like to help our group! Email:
Who We Are
Missouri - Kansas IG Rescue operates under Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation and follow their policies and procedures. IGRF is a national not-for-profit organization with volunteers all across the country. This organization takes in unwanted IGs and place them in carefully screened homes where they are appreciated and loved as they deserve. We work in Missouri and Kansas and network with all other states.
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IGs in our program come from a variety of sources but most are owner
surrenders given up when the family is no longer able to keep their
pet. The dogs are fostered in our families until the right home is found. Their personalities and health are evaluated and we try very hard to match each dog to the right situation. Our adoptable dogs range from Italian Greyhound puppies to seniors and everything in between.
If you would like to adopt an Italian Greyhound, the first step is to research the breed to be sure
they have the personality and traits you desire in a companion.
IGs are wonderful pets but they are not your typical "dog" and many people find them too difficult, demanding and/or high energy. House training requires continuous reinforcement and supervision and they should NEVER be allowed off leash unless they are in a securely fenced area. One common misconception many people have is that puppies bond better and easier than adults when, in fact, it is actually the adults and more mature pups who bond most easily. To learn more about living with Iggys, please
About the Breed
Adopting a friend
We do not adopt to homes with unaltered pets. We prefer a fenced yard for most dogs, we do make exceptions depending on the situation and on each individual dogs need but leashing is required and tie-outs are not allowed.. Your IG must be an indoor pet and a member of the family and you must be able to devote the necessary time and attention having a dog requries....IGs are very social animals and do not do well left alone too much.
The adoption/approval process involves application, references and
a home visit to meet the family and other pets and to see the
environment....all of this helps us match the right dog to your situation
and needs as well as theirs. We want very much to make a satisfactory
and successful match and these steps are necessary in order to accomplish that goal.
All dogs are spayed or neutered, have been vaccinated, heartworm tested and any other medical needs addressed, including dentals if
needed. We provide copies of all medical treatments the dog received while in Rescue. Adopters must sign an adoption agreement and pay an adoption donation,. these donations are returned to the Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund to provide medical care for future rescue dogs.
If you would like an application or further information about IGs
or about our program, please feel free to contact us....we are
always happy to answer any questions you may have.