Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
IGs in our program come from a variety of sources but most are owner surrenders given up when the family is no longer able to keep their pet. The dogs are fostered in our families until the right home is found. Their personalities and health are evaluated and we try very hard to match each dog to the right situation. Our adoptable dogs range from Italian Greyhound puppies to seniors and everything in between.
If you would like to adopt an Italian Greyhound, the first step is to research the breed to be sure they have the personality and traits you desire in a companion. IGs are wonderful pets but they are not your typical "dog" and many people find them too difficult, demanding and/or high energy. House training requires continuous reinforcement and supervision and they should NEVER be allowed off leash unless they are in a securely fenced area. One common misconception many people have is that puppies bond better and easier than adults when, in fact, it is actually the adults and more mature pups who bond most easily. To learn more about living with Iggys, please visit About the Breed
The adoption/approval process involves application, references and a home visit to meet the family and other pets and to see the environment....all of this helps us match the right dog to your situation and needs as well as theirs. We want very much to make a satisfactory and successful match and these steps are necessary in order to accomplish that goal.
All dogs are spayed or neutered, have been vaccinated, heart worm tested and any other medical needs addressed, including dentals if needed. We provide copies of all medical treatments the dog received while in Rescue. Adopters must sign and adoption agreement and the adoption donation in Missouri and Kansas is $200.... these donations are returned to the Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund to provide medical care for future rescue dogs and it is tax deductible.
If you would like an application or further information about IGs or about our program, please feel free to contact us....we are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.