Italian Greyhound Club of America


Dear Italian Greyhound Lovers Everywhere,

This message came through the IGCA Rescue Rep list on Saturday, September 2nd:

Thank you all so very much for all the offers of help that have come in. If we have missed a personally sent email, text, or FB message, we apologize and want all to know that every single outreach for assistance is so greatly appreciated.

As of right now, we have our urgent foster re-homes taken care of. We may need foster help in the coming weeks as we suspect we may start to get surrender requests as people come to realize the magnitude of their situations. What has happened here is just indescribable.

All of our foster iggies are safe and accounted for. Our focus at this time, is bringing our huge village together to help our IG volunteer family members who have done so much for the iggies in Rescue. We have one confirmed family with total loss, one that will be close to total loss, a few with major damage, and some with minor damage. Some with no flood insurance.

Megan Broom put a WishList together for the impacted families. She will be gathering the items to send over with the pilot who will be transporting some of our fosters back to the Gulf Coast states. Please share it, so we can get these families on the road to recovery as soon as possible =)

Kindest Regards,
Tammy Gallagher
IGCA Rescue Rep-Central and Northern Texas
Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation, Inc.

As you all know ….parts of Texas have been devastated by the recent hurricane. Houston is one of the major hubs of our IGCA Rescue program. Your help would be so deeply appreciated!!!!!!

Judy Longhouse
Italian Greyhound Rescue


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Italian Greyhound Club of America

Our mission is to preserve and protect the unique qualities of our breed and to share our knowledge with others. We hope this web site is helpful to you.

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.

In addition to educating the public about the breed, two of the IGCA’s main functions are rescue and health research. Be sure to check out our merchandise offerings and use our affiliated vendors so we can continue to fund these worthwhile projects.

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Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation
Has adoptable Italian Greyhounds, including puppies and adult dogs, throughout the United States. Help control the pet population by adopting a homeless Iggy.



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Italian Greyhound Health Foundation

Focuses on Italian Greyhound genetic and health issues with information, up to date research, and contacts.



Genetic Diversity Testing for IGs
This test will help breeders avoid potential illnesses and genetic problems in their future litters. This is a critical test!



ig-magazine-logoThe Italian Greyhound
This is THE Magazine for Italian Greyhounds worldwide.


The Breed Archive
This is the site that lists Italian Greyhounds, their pedigrees and other pertinent information that breeders will find valuable.  The scope of this archive is world-wide.




Health Efforts
IGCA Rescue
IGCA Health Database
Information about IGs affected with conditions known or suspected to be genetic in nature can be found on the IGCA Health Foundation/ website
Rescue Merchandise
All proceeds go to IGCA Rescue Foundation.
Glaucoma DNA Study
The IGCA Health Committee is looking for IGs with glaucome or that have produced glaucoma of have siblings with glaucoma. There are two tests: UC Davis: IG PRA-1 and Optigen: IG PRA-1.
Rescue Organizations
Get more information on rescue organizations, events, and efforts
Health Lecture Videos
These videos are for educational purposes only and are not intended to assist in diagnosis or treatment of any disease.
Get Involved Locally
Find a rescue organization near you.
Health Articless, Testing, Registries, Research & Fundraising
Articles & Links devoted to the health and wellness of the breed.
Ways to Contribute
Donate to IGCA Rescue
Genetic Diversity
Breeding healthy IGs is a goal every breeder must seek. Genetic Diversity is vital.
Adopt an Italian Greyhound
Make an Italian Greyhound a part of your life.