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Foster parents provide a loving family environment for fosters, take them to veterinary appointments, and learn about the personality, behaviors and training needs of the IG in their care. When you need our help, inform the Rescue Representative of transportation or scheduling issues so the Representative can make arrangements. Foster parents do not have to pay for medical care for their fosters. We set up direct billing with all our veterinarians.

If you are in need of a martingale or limited slip collar, leash, belly bands, kennel, bed, clothing or other items for your foster, and do not have extras to share with them while they are with you, the Rescue Representative can make arrangements and seek donations for these items.

Fostering should be an enjoyable experience that is not a burden so that you will want to foster in the future! Fostering can be an emotional experience, but it is a fulfilling one. When you foster an Iggy you save a life, love them until we place them in a forever home, and give a wonderful family a new family member.

Fostering is the foundation of rescue, please consider it. If you are interested in fostering, please indicate it on this application and a Rescue Representative will contact you to discuss the program in more detail and answer your questions. If you are approved to foster we will place foster(s) in your home that fit with your family and experience level.

Thank you for considering saving the life of an Italian Greyhound!

IGCA Rescue is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which means we rely solely upon volunteers and donations to care for the dogs in our rescue program.

Volunteers can help in many ways:

  • Fostering (full term and short term)

  • Application processing

  • Home visits

  • Transport

  • Fundraising

  • Events

  • Sewing collars, bellybands, and sweaters

    Training in any area is available!

    Fostering is an incredible opportunity to help a dog in need... to be a bridge for that dog, from an uncaring situation or uncertain future, into a new life with a loving, adoptive, "forever" home. Foster homes work to transform dogs who have lost their homes into more adoptable companions. We are ALWAYS in need of foster home volunteers.

    What IGCA Rescue provides for your foster dog:

  • Martingale collar, tag collar with rescue ID tag, and leash

  • If needed, other basic supplies such as kennel, bed, crate blanket, food dish

  • Approved veterinary care

  • Heartworm preventative

  • The support of a community of volunteers

    What you provide for your foster dog:

  • Affection and attention

  • Food

  • Teeth and nail care

  • Training to address areas of need, such as housetraining, crate training, socialization, and basic obedience

  • Communication with the area representative regarding the dog's temperament, needs, and progress

  • Communication with screened and approved adoptive homes who may want to meet your foster dog

  • In the case of full term fostering, a commitment to care for the dog until an adoptive home is found

    We can only save as many IGs as we have foster spots available.

    Contact Us if you're interested in fostering an Italian Greyhound!

    You can also help the Italian Greyhounds in foster care by making a monetary or other donation. Please consider donating new or used tag or martingale collars, coats/sweaters, and crates. We are also in need of potty pads, toys, and other supplies. Gift cards to local gas stations (Super America, BP, Kwik Trip, Holiday), Walmart, PetCo, and PetSmart are always welcome, and help to defray transport and supply costs. Thank you for your support!



    Reach your Ohio Italian Greyhound rescue representative:

    Heather Johnson, at OhioIGCARescue@gmail.com