We are a no-kill rescue that officially started taking in dogs in November of 2005, although our efforts started back in 2004. The rescue was then officially founded in August of 2006. We focus mainly on getting Italian Greyhounds and Afghan Hounds out of puppy mills and away from back yard breeders, but we will help find good homes for any sight hound, including but not limited to Whippets, Salukis, Borzoi, Greyhounds, and most other sighthounds and sighthound mixes, and when we have the room we will take in other breeds, or work with owners that are willing to keep their dogs through the entire adoption process. As of June 2009, we are partners with the AHCA for Afghan Hound Rescue and are the contact for Sphynx cats for Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Northern Arizona. If you have a Sphynx cat, Italian Greyhound or Sight hound that you need help finding a new home for, or are looking for a sight hound, please contact us and if we don't have anything available we can either put you on our waiting list or send you to another rescue that may have what you're looking for.
As of 2010, we have also started working with the Humane Society of Utah to help place their "rescue only" cases, animals that for what ever reason they will not be placing up for adoption to the general public. Sometimes these are minor things, like dogs prone to ear infections that just need to have their ears kept clean and watched, or older dogs that aren't very adoptable, or dogs with easily treated medical problems. Sometimes these can even be dogs that came into the shelter pregnant, but the shelter just doesn't have the facilities to house and care for mother dogs with litters of puppies. We are dog lovers here at IPR, and strive to make this world a better place for dogs, regardless of breed! While the Italian Greyhounds and other Sighthounds will always be the focus of our group, we have big hearts, and strive to help as many dogs as possible find their way out of shelters and bad situations and into new, loving homes! We believe no dog should have to die unloved and unwanted!
We are always willing to talk with people who are wanting and Italian Greyhound or other sight hound and teach them about these wonderful dogs, and help them find the right dog for them if they qualify. We also work to educate the public, and are always willing to try to help out in any way we can to try to make things work and keep these dogs in their homes instead of having to rehome them. If you need some help with your IG or other small dog or sight hound, please contact us, we're always happy to help!!!
Our Featured Pet...
Samy is a 7-8 year old Italian Greyhound. Samy has now been with us nearly 2 years, and we just don't understand why, he's such a lovable guy! Samy is a bigger boy, but has lost alot of his excess that's shown in these pictures. Updated pictures coming soon. He's a lovable guy, and would love to really have a family to call his own! He loves his foster home, but he knows it's not his permanent home!
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE - JUST LET US KNOW AFTER YOU MAKE THE DONATION THAT YOU NEED A TAX RECEIPT! WE HAVE SEVERAL DOGS THAT ARE IN NEED OF SURGERIES AND HIGH VET BILLS THAT NEED TO BE PAID. ANY AMOUNT HELPS, EVEN IF IT'S JUST $5!!!!
Sadly our "Starfish", Portia, is now watching over us from the rainbow bridge. Her epilepsy and heart problems finally got the better of her, and she couldn't hang on any longer. Portia was a keystone of Iggy Palace and all we stand for, and feel honored to have had the chance to help and get to know this very special old girl, she gave back so much more then she was given!!!!
Darby also required surgery for a badly broken leg - He was adopted out and sadly returned later the same day with a broken leg :( He's had surgery to repair it and is doing well, but we now have about $2500 in vet bills to pay off on him! To contribute, go to Darby's Chipin Page
Often we're asked why we do this, what our purpose is. This can be summed up by 2 amazing dogs who have come through our doors, Treasure and Adam. Both came to us as older seniors, both had health issues, bad teeth, and other problems that would in most eyes make them "unadoptable", but here we do not believe any dog is unadoptable. Treasure remained in my home, while my rescue partner took Adam. These 2 old senior dogs brought joy to everyone who met them, where true ambassadors for the breed and seniors everywhere. Sadly, Treasure left us very suddenly in December due to a heart attack that set off uncontrollable seizures that eventually claimed her life, and Adam just left us this month (August) after loosing his battle with cancer, leaving a huge emptiness here at Iggy Palace. Adam and Treasure will forever remain our cornerstones now, our mascots, our inspiration, what Iggy Palace is really all about - these 2 sweet old seniors gave us inspiration, unconditional love, and never judged anyone, they left the pain and misery behind them, and lavished us with the type of unconditional love that seems foreign to most people. RIP TREASURE AND ADAM, IGGY PALACE WILL FOREVER HONOR AND REMEMBER YOU!
Iggy Palace Rescue is looking for foster homes to help some of our rescue dogs transition to the good life in a home! We will provide anything the foster home needs while they're caring for the dog, including food, crate, bedding, leash/collar, and whatever else needs. We will also cover all approved vet expenses. If you have an extra place in your heart to help a rescue dog - Contact us for more information on our foster program!!!
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, have their teeth cleaned if needed, microchipped, UTD on shots, heart worm tested and started on prevention, and had any other medical problems they may have treated by our vet and been given a clean bill of health prior to placement. We also send our sighthounds home with either a martingale collar and leash or a harness and leash. Please contact us for more information on our adoption process and adoption donations.
We also now offer Premier collars and leashes to the public and adopters. A set with a tag collar, martingale collar, and your choice of a 4' or a 6' leash can be purchased for $20. We also offer this products individually, as well as harnesses, break away collars, Gentle Leaders, car restraints, coats, beds, and other supplies. We also recently joined with a company that supplies us with quality crates and exercise pens, and we're offering those to the public as well cheaper then you can get them at Petsmart or Petco, we sell them in sizes from 24" long to the huge 48" long, and exercise pens in 24", 36", or 48" heights. For more information, call or e-mail us.
Adopting a friend
If you're interested in adopting any of our adoptable pets or wish to be put on a waiting list if we don't currently have what you're looking for available, please contact us and we'll send you out our pre-adoption application and get the process started. We occasionally have IGs or other breeds either waiting to come into rescue or in foster homes that we haven't had a chance to get listed yet. If you're looking for a specific breed of dog to adopt, let us know! We are happy to assist people that are looking for a specific breed or type of dog to add to their family!
How to help out
We use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. If you would like to donate a bed to us, click here.
SPRING WISHLIST 2012
Soft Blankets (Fleece, silk, and other easily wash and wear bedding)
Petsmart or Petco gift cards
collars and leashes (both tag and martingale style collars>
Step-in style harnesses
High quality food (wet or dry)
Exercise and play pens
Tshirts, sweaters, or jackets
Washable or disposable piddle pads
Come Visit Us!
All of our adoptable pets are in foster homes, we don't have a physical shelter. We believe it's important for our rescued pets to be in a home and learn to be part of a family so when an adoptive family comes along the transition is as easy as possible for everyone involved. Please be patient with us if the dog you're interested in is being fostered in an outside foster home, it may take a little time to arrange everyone's schedules so you can meet the dog.
Iggy Palace Phone: 435-494-1146 PLEASE E-MAIL US BEFORE CALLING WHEN POSSIBLE SO WE CAN GET YOUR OUR APPLICATION OUT RIGHT AWAY!!!!