Rescue Organization Details

Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation, Inc.

Address:7 Damon Street
North Reading, Massachusetts 01864
Contact:(978) 664-6529
Breeds:Greyhound/Italian Greyhound
Notes:Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation is under the auspices of the Italian Greyhound Club of America. We are a member club of the American Kennel Club. The IGCA is what is known in the dog world as the "parent" or National breed" club for Italian greyhounds. IGCA Rescue is a club sponsored re-homing service provided for Italian Greyhounds that have been abandoned at animal shelters, taken from abusive homes or surrendered to Rescue due to the death or divorce of the former owner. Occasionally, dogs are turned over to Rescue because the owner can no longer keep the dog and the dog was acquired from a source to which it cannot be returned. IGCA Rescue volunteers foster these dogs in their homes, where their health and temperament are evaluated. All dogs are taken for a veterinary check-up: when necessary, vaccinations are updated, the animal is neutered/spayed and its teeth are cleaned. Each Italian Greyhound is evaluated so that it can be placed in a home suitable to both the dog and the new owner.