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Italian Greyhound Rescue Gulf Coast - Our Mission

Italian Greyhound Rescue Gulf Coast (IGRGC) is a volunteer run regional rescue which is operated under the umbrella of the national 501c3 Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation. We save and re-home Italian Greyhounds throughout the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Formed by a group of volunteers who are breed enthusiasts and who choose to give their time and heart to saving IGs in need, we have grown from only 5 Florida volunteers in 2010 to over 75 volunteers and we now cover the 4 aforementioned states. We still need volunteers so please consider helping! See our Volunteer page for more information.

IGRGC operates entirely out of foster homes and none of our volunteers are paid. By fostering our kids in rescue we are able to properly evaluate their personality, provide any necessary social or medical rehabilitation, and create a personality profile of each dog in order to make the perfect match with a forever family! We pride ourselves on the attention we pay to each kid in rescue and our application process as it directly correlates with our very low return rate. We will take in any Italian Greyhound in need regardless of age, special needs, medical emergency, or behavioral problems. We will even take in terminal IGs if necessary although we encourage owners to put the needs of their IG first. If you know of an IG in need or can no longer care for your own IG please check out our Surrender page for additional information.

All of our rescue kids receive excellent veterinary care including but not limited to dental, spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm test and treatment as needed. We work with amazing breed familiar DVMs as well as veterinary oncologists, ophthalmologists, internists, and orthopedic surgeons. COMING SOON we will have a page with a list of our recommended veterinary professionals who work with IG rescue.

We secure discounted care with all of our veterinary partners which means every donated dollar goes further. Please see our Donate page for additional information on how you can support our kids.

We have many kids available for adoption, if you are considering adding an IG to your family please review our Adoption page. If you are new to the breed and are trying to decide if iggies are the breed for you check out the About IGs page where we offer information about their personality, needs, common medical issues, and pet insurance!

Our mission is to ensure the safety and well being of every IG in need within our region and to create a happy ending for every kid that enters our rescue program. Our amazing volunteers and donors make this possible and are directly responsible for the hundreds of kids we have saved.

Reach your Gulf Coast Italian Greyhound rescue representative:

Annemarie Burgess - IGRescueFL@gmail.com

Heather Johnson - IGRescueGulfCoast@gmail.com

Megan Broom -

IG Rescue Gulf Coast Phone - 662-883-0845

Connect with us!

Facebook Pages:

Italian Greyhound Rescue Gulf Coast

Louisiana Italian Greyhound Rescue

Alabama Italian Greyhound Rescue

Mississippi Italian Greyhound Rescue

Italian Greyhound Rescue Florida


Playdate Groups:

Surrounding Jacksonville FL Iggy Meetup

Italian Greyhound Meetup of Central Florida

North Florida Iggy Meetup

Italian Greyhound Meetup Tampa Bay

Louisiana Iggy Meetup

Mississippi Iggy Meetup

Alabama Iggy Meetup