Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue is a local affiliate of the Italian Greyhound Club of America Rescue. Please visit http://www.italiangreyhound.org/pages/500rescue.html for more information about the Italian Greyhound Club of America (IGCA) Rescue or to find a rescue representative in your area.
Adopting an Italian Greyhound
To outline our adoption program, we require a fenced yard in most cases, the dog must be an indoor pet and a member of the family and you must have time to give the dog the attention it requires and deserves. Italian Greyhound Rescue is an organization that receives Italian Greyhound puppies and adult dogs who have been turned in for various reasons with housebreaking issues and "not knowing the breed" being at the top. Italian Greyhounds are typically, very sensitive and 'needy', they want to connect to their owners and be part of their lives....if the dog is unhappy and misunderstood, the owner will also be unhappy.
Prospective adopters are required to fill out an application, provide references and go through a brief interview process, including a home visit.....the visit is simply a social call to meet the family and other pets and to see the home environment....all of this helps us match the right dog to your situation and needs as well as theirs. We always strive for successful, permanent placements and in assessing your family and home we are better able to determine if a particular dog will 'fit' into your life based on their temperament and personality, which is to your advantage.
We require a donation of $275 minimum with each adoption, depending on the age of the dog, and the adoptee must sign a simple adoption contract. All adoptable Italian Greyhounds (including puppies) are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for heartworms and on preventative, teeth cleaned if necessary and any other medical concerns addressed as determined by a veterinarian. Vet records are provided and we reveal as much of the dogs history, personality and health as is known to us. These donations are returned to the Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund to provide medical care for future rescue dogs.