Italian Greyhound Rescue Northwest


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Please click the link below to download the application from the IGRF NW website:
Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation NW Website Application

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About Italian Greyhound Rescue

Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation (IGRF) is the rescue arm of the Italian Greyhound Club of America.  Rescue is a service provided for Italian Greyhounds that have been abandoned at animal shelters, taken from abusive homes or surrendered to IGRF due to the death or divorce of the former owner. There are many other reasons dogs are released to Rescue. Over the past few years some owners have fallen on hard times, have lost their homes and their ability to care for their dogs.  Occasionally,  the addition of a family member (a new baby or aging parents) makes it too difficult for owners to provide the care and attention that an IG needs.

IGRF volunteers foster these orphans in their homes, where their health and temperament are evaluated. All dogs are taken for a veterinary check-up: vaccinations are updated, the dog is neutered/spayed and, if necessary, its teeth are cleaned. Each Italian Greyhound is evaluated so that it can be placed in a home suitable to both the dog and new owners.

Adopting a friend

The process to become approved for adoption includes an application, phone interview, and home visit. Once you are approved and if one of the fosters fits your lifestyle and needs as determined by the home visit, we will put in touch with the foster home where you will go to visit the dog. If we don't have a fit, we will put you on a matching list.

The adoption fees are as follows:
Up to 6 months $450
7 Months to 2 Years $400
3 Years to 6 Years $375
7 Years to 9 Years $350 10 Years and over, $275 or at the discretion of the area coordinator.
These fees are sent to the Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund to offset the cost of medical expenses of the dog being placed, and provide medical care for future rescue dogs.

Adoption application can be found on our website, bottom right hand corner.
Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation NW Website Application

If you would like an application in word format you can email the rescue rep for your area.
No matter where the dog is located, you must send your application to the rep closest to you.

About Italian Greyhounds

To find out everything you would like to know about this special breed, please go to

Italian Greyhound listservs and discussion sites:
ITALGREY-L: e-mail based discussion group, to subscribe visit and follow the instructions
Iggy Planet:


A great way to learn if an IG is right for you is to attend a playdate and talk to the people who are already owned by an IG. If you share your life with an IG, please join the fun or help us start a playdate in your area so you can meet other IG fanciers and watch the Iggies play.
Western WA: Iggy Ambassadors--Emerald City
Eastern WA: Iggy Ambassadors--Inland Empire
OR (Portland area): Iggy Ambassadors--Rose City

Surrendering or an Owner in Need of Help

If you have found an Italian Greyhound or need to surrender an Italian Greyhound, please contact us through our website at or email Tanya at In urgent situations call Alice at 206-782-5445.

Volunteering with IG Rescue Northwest

IGRF-NW is an all-volunteer organization.  We are in need of volunteers to join our amazing team to help with fostering, transport, doing home visits, fundraising and other important support for our rescued IGs.  Please contact us via our website at for more information.
Please contact the Rescue Rep nearest you if you can volunteer your help.


Italian Greyhound Club of America
IG Goodies to Benefit IG Rescue & Health
IG Nail Care
IG Tooth Brushing
Italian Greyhound Rescue Northwest Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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