Please visit our IGCA national site at www.italiangreyhound.org to educate yourself on this breed and determine whether an italian greyhound is really the right fit for your family. While they are all very sweet dogs, they are not the pet for everyone. They can be incredibly high maintenance dogs and require a lot of personal attention. You will also find a list of common health problems to determine whether you are willing to take on the responsibility and expense of these beknighted creatures.
Italian Greyound Club of America is the AKC Breed Club for Italian Greyhounds. Our Rescue is funded completely by public donations and allows us to provide all necessary - and often times expensive - veterinary care for the IGs that come into our national program. We have no paid positions so all of our foster homes and associates are volunteers. We accept all iggies, no matter what their health issues may be. We do not accept, nor adopt out, biting dogs. All of our dogs are retained in foster care until the appropriate home is found. We NEVER euthanize dogs to make space. Since we are the Breed Club, we only handle italian greyhounds and maintain a high level of expertise with this particular breed.
Adopting a friend
All applicants must complete an application (found at www.igrescuetexas.org) before being considered for adoption. We WILL do reference checks as well as a home visit to insure our dogs will be safe and properly cared for. Please understand that all of our workers are volunteers so responses may not be immediate. However, we also feel that all adoption situations work out as they should so, if a certain dog is meant to be in your home, that dog will still be available when your process is completed. We do NOT have conversations about individual dogs without receiving an application. All adoptions are handled on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by when your application is approved.
Come Visit Us!
All of our dogs are fostered in private foster homes. We do not have a kennel or a shelter, as rescued iggies don't do well in these environments. Please check the dog's description to determine the city or metropolitan area where they are located. If you are local to the dog (within one hour's drive) two visits will be required to insure a bond with the potential new owner. ALL dogs MUST be visited in their foster homes so if a dog is in another city from where you live, you must be willing to drive to that dog and devote at least two hours to the visit.
IGCA Rescue of Texas Email:
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