For those of
us who are owned by them, IG's are the only dog in the world
but they are not the dog for everyone. Italian Greyhounds
are very demanding of your time and attention, and can be stubborn
about house-training. If you are not familiar with the idiosyncrasies
of this unique breed, please do your research before adding one
to your family. Lilian
Barber's IG FAQ should be considered required reading.
And IGHouston has other links to information outlining
both the positive and negative aspects of the breed. Click
here to read the AKC standard for this wonderful companion dog.
organizations listed here are well acquainted with the ins and outs
of the Italian Greyhound. Each group takes in, vets, and fosters
IG's needing homes, and evaluates qualified prospective adopters,
to match the temperament of each individual dog to the home environment
of potential adopters.
Italian Greyhound Club of America is the national "parent"
club for the breed. One of the club's missions is rescue, and it
has a nationwide organization of rescue representatives, foster
homes and other volunteers, including some here in Houston.
available IGCA Rescues
Rescue operations are totally funded by the Italian Greyhound Club
of America/IGRF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
IG Rescue: As
its name suggests, TIGR Texas IG Rescue
is a Texas-based rescue group headquartered in the DFW area. The
group has been in operation for five years in the top half of the state,
and they are working to establish a presence in the greater Houston
area as well as in south Texas. TIGR is a small, grass-roots
organization with the entire focus of the group's operations being on
Texas' iggy orphans.
available TIGR Rescues
Greyhound Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and rescue
operations are totally funded by tax-deductible donations.
All Breed Rescue of Texas: ABRT
is a small Houston-area rescue group which consists of
three members, including Monika Heinz, a dedicated rescuer who steadily,
methodically, quietly rescues dogs of all breeds. Italian Greyhounds,
however, happen to be of special interest to her. She is active
in the Houston area Italian Greyhound community and has been finding
adoptive homes for them for nine years.
available ABRT Rescues
All Breed Rescue
of Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
will find links to individual descriptions and photos of Italian
Greyhound orphans in need of forever homes in the greater Houston
area. This information is provided by the separate rescue organizations.
Each of the groups operates somewhat differently, but they all serve
the same purpose of helping find the best future possible for each
iggy that enters rescue.
Availability of the dogs listed is subject to change at any time,
so always check with the specific, individual rescue organization
of interest for the latest information.