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Member Since 14 Feb 2010
OFFLINE Last Active Oct 07 2012 01:05 AM

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In Topic: More IG's in Need

18 February 2010 - 05:37 AM

QUOTE (exoduslaughin @ Feb 17 2010, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, I just assumed you were in Florida.... now I see right there under your name it says you are in the Netherlands. Are there any rescue groups in your area? Maybe if you keep your eyes on your local shelters, they may have a dog for you.

In the Netherlands we do have regional shelters and usually the Dutch Whippetclub (includes the Italian Greyhound) is another way to find a new familymember.
But because there are not much Italian Greyhounds in the Netherlands (and surrounding countries) it's very rare that you find an IG to adopt.
Unfortunately the IG (and even more so with the Whippet) seems to become a trendy dog to have sad.gif Which also means that over the last year there is an increase in IG's & Whippets that become available for adoption. Or end up in shelters and even put up for sale on advertisingsites.

The best option overhere to find an older IG is contacting the breeders. In the Netherlands we have maybe two or three IG breeders and just very few litters a year. I guess maybe three. So it takes a lot of patience smile.gif
Sometimes a breeder has a retired dog that might do better in a familyhome or a dog is been placed back at the breeder's due to death of the owner or some other reason.
In Belgium there is an increase in puppymills, unfortunately they also "discovered" the IG now sosad.gif No paperwork, bad health, not socialised......people often don't even know what the IG is like ! They think its just a smaller version of the Whippet. Boy, are they wrong ! These IG's are often sold on and on and on, poor doggies.

And I would just love to get a "multi colour" IG, as you probably know the FCI breedstandard on the European mainland only recognises the solid IG. So if I want an Irish marked or pied IG I have to look abroad, in England or the USA.

In Topic: Our foster girl Gretchen needs a home

17 February 2010 - 03:04 AM

Isn't she the cutest little thing ?
Please put some stamps on her and send her over to the Netherlands ! wub.gif

Wish I could just fly to the USA with my travelcrates and pick up two or three rescues to come live with me. I just love the white markings on USA Iggies American Flag.gif

In Topic: More IG's in Need

17 February 2010 - 02:59 AM

QUOTE (exoduslaughin @ Feb 17 2010, 12:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you taken a look at the FL rescue page recently? We've got some sweet boys and girls looking for homes. www.floridaigrescue.com

I just love Lacey & Rose wub.gif
Unfortunately the IG rescues never adopt the doggies out of the USA. And if they would, the trip by plane to the Netherlands is very very expensive sad.gif