About Ohio Italian Greyhound Rescue

The Ohio Italian Greyhound Rescue is a non-profit 501c3 organization maintained entirely by volunteers of the Italian Greyhound Club of America (IGCA). Rescued dogs are held in foster homes throughout Ohio, until an appropriate home is found in Ohio or a bordering state. We do not have a shelter where applicants can stop in, so please do your research to make sure this breed is a good fit then submit an application to get the adoption process started. The dogs that come into rescue may be surrendered by their owners, stray, rescued from shelters in the region, or turned over by another rescue organization.

If you are new to the breed, or want to learn more about Italian Greyhounds, please review the information in under the Breed Information menu to start your research process. See our upcoming events to find opportunities where you can meet dogs and speak with some of our volunteers who own the breed.

We do not have a shelter or central location. Foster families all over the state offer the dogs in their care a second chance. Their health and behavior are evaluated, and treated as needed. Generally, a trip to the vet for a few shots and a check-up, and a brush up on housetraining is all a dog needs to be ready for a brand new forever home. Any special needs or quirks that foster or rescue become aware of while a dog is with us will be fully disclosed to a potential adopter, we make every effort to ensure a dog is a good match for an adopter.

News and Events

2013 has been a great year for rescue. We saw the number of dogs needing help go down for the first time in at least 5 years. Our fundraising effors around Woof and Wine made about $3000 to help dogs in need. We have added many wonderful new volunteers, as well as continuing to work with many other volunteers who have been working to help these great dogs for many many years. Thanks to eveyone out there who has supported us - we couldn't do all of this without a lot of help!

Want to surprise someone with a pet this holiday? Please read this article. Shelters and rescues are often overwhelmed with unwanted presents after the holidays.

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