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.
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.
Our region has been experiencing something wonderful! There are fewer dogs coming into rescue than in years past. We are also getting more and more applications. Due to this development, most dogs are being placed with approved applicants as they come into rescue. There is a wait for younger dogs, so if you would like to work with us, please go ahead and submit an application now. We are getting applicants through the approval process and offer dogs to each home based on the best fit and approval date. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we adjust! If you choose to go elsewhere for a dog, please check out the information on finding dogs through a reputable source Purchasing a Dog. Please do your research if you are looking at private rescues as well, there are some out there that do not have the best interest of the dog in mind. Please avoid giving them your support. We hope you will contact us if you need help.
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