The Gulf Coast chapter of the Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation (IGRF) is a national non-profit 501c3 organization maintained entirely by unpaid volunteers. Rescued dogs are held in foster homes throughout our region (which covers the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana) until an appropriate home is found within our Gulf Coast area. 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. We require you have an approved application with us prior to meeting any dogs. 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 Is an IG Right For You section to start your research process.
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 potty training and good behavior habits 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. All dogs are adopted already spayed or neutered, vaccines and heartworm prevention up to date, and having already had a dental. As dogs age we sometimes see fluctuations with thyroid, kidney or eye function, so we address those routine medical needs too with proper medications. Please read each dog's profile! Not every dog is a good fit for every family. We work very hard to make sure each dog goes to a home able to meet it's needs, and we strive to help families find dogs that will be great family members.