About Our Rescue Group...
TIGR – Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue INC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit group incorporated within the State of Texas, operating in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to finding loving forever homes for Italian Greyhounds and Whippets.
Educate the public about the desirability of adopting Italian Greyhounds as companions and family pets in the home.
Facilitate placing Italian Greyhounds in loving, responsible, forever homes.
Provide continuing educational support to the Italian Greyhound family after placement to ensure a successful adoption.
Support, welcome, and encourage an active, organized volunteer base of Italian Greyhound lovers who share the passion and vision of finding loving, responsible, forever homes for Italian Greyhounds to live out their natural lives.
Stress the importance of spay and neuter as a means of controlling the number of unwanted animals.
Connect with other groups and people that assist and adopt Italian Greyhounds to promote adoption worldwide.
Enjoy the spiritual connection we all share with Italian Greyhounds and each other in loving and helping one of the most loving and loyal creatures put on this earth.
Our Adoption Process...
Thank you for your interest in adopting an Italian Greyhound (IG) rescue. IG’s make wonderful companion pets and will give you many years of love and devotion. This application has been designed to evaluate potential adopters to ensure that each person who adopts an IG is not only aware of that responsibility, but also to address the compatibility of the home in which each IG is placed. All applicants will have there personal and vet references checked as well as a home visit performed before an adoption can take place.
Note: All potential adopters or applicants must be 21 years of age to adopt an Italian Greyhound from TIGR.
We have worked in IG adoption for many years and have seen many happy endings, and unfortunately we have also seen a few sad ones. We have only the best interest of the IG in mind. Before signing this agreement, please know that IG’s can live 12 to 15 years, making this a serious, long-term commitment. It is very traumatic for a dog to be returned by its family once it has settled into its new home, and pets should NEVER be considered dispensable. Furthermore, note that the IG is not for everyone. These dogs rely on us to place them into appropriate, loving, responsible homes. All adults in your household must agree to this adoption and sign the application.
There is a non-refundable adoption donation fee of $325.00, which is tax deductible for dogs 6 months of age to 3 years old, $300 for 4 yrs. to 8 yrs. and $275 for 8 + years old. Please complete all fields, and attach any additional sheet(s) if necessary.
The donation includes:
Vaccinations (DHPP & Rabies)
Heartworm and Fecal test
Dental cleaning and extractions if needed
A martingale collar, leash, and TIGR tag