We know it can be very difficult to surrender an Italian Greyhound, because often it is due to reasons beyond control. We try to make this process as easy as possible for both the owners and the dog. We will work with you to determine a good date and time to transfer the dog to one of our foster homes. We understand that sometimes relinquishing a dog works best when children are at school, or family members can assist in order to minimize household impact.
If you are located in a rural area, or city where we do not have volunteers, we will likely need help getting the dog moved to a foster home. Depending on the week, we may be able to find a volunteer to meet you part of the way, other times it may be more of a challenge. Since we are an all-volunteer based group (and have regular jobs too), we sometimes need a few days or weeks to figure out where a dog will be fostered. So, if you are considering surrendering your Italian Greyhound(s), please give us as much advanced notice as possible.
When an Italian Greyhound is surrendered we do ask for a few basic things to help the dog's transition, keep our costs down, and help ensure the dog settles as quickly as possible. These things are listed below so you know what we may ask for.
Other Helpful Information
Feel free to write out a page or two about the dog, history, or any other information you feel would be helpful when transitioning to a foster home or in to a new home. A few examples could include favorite treats, if they dig in the trash or dig holes in the yard, don't like cats, big dogs or other animals, of if they try to dart out of doors or gates.
A recommended, but not mandatory, donation of $75 to rescue to help us with the costs of food, shots, dental cleaning or other medical needs while in a foster home. We understand that often the situation surrounding a surrender may be financial, and will not turn away a dog simply because you cannot make a donation. Or if you prefer to give a smaller donation that is appreciated too, since we are a non-profit and operate solely on donations received to support our cause. A donation is not required to surrender your dog into our rescue, as we know sometimes the reason for surrendering is financial hardship.
Surrendering an Italian Greyhound isn't always easy, and we hope that you will be at-ease knowing your IG will receive the care it deserves, and potential homes will be screened thoroughly to ensure a great fit. We are happy to speak with you by phone to tell you more about our rescue and how we work, so feel free to contact us. If you would like to proceed with surrendering your IG, please fill out the following Surrender Questionnaire and it will automatically be sent to your local rescue rep team.