IGHouston is not a rescue organization, but we strongly support the volunteer organizations that help all dogs in need of new forever homes. Our particular interest is in helping Texas’ Italian Greyhounds. IGHouston hopes that this section of the site will help iggy orphans in the greater Houston area find the loving new homes they deserve. Over 200 iggies were rescued and adopted out in Texas alone last year, and there is no reason to assume that this number will not increase with each passing year.

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.

The volunteer 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.


IGCA LogoIGRF Rescue:
The Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation was established by the national "parent" club for the IG breed (IGCA) and is a separate organization. IGRF's mission is rescue, and it has a nationwide organization of rescue representatives, foster homes and other volunteers, including some here in Houston.

See available IGRF Rescues

IGRF Rescue operations are totally funded by the IGRF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

TIGR LogoTexas 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.

See available TIGR Rescues

Texas Italian 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.

See available ABRT Rescues

All Breed Rescue of Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Above, you 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.

NOTE: 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.


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