Italian Greyhound adoption : is a rescue dog a "clever" way to get a purebred dog for free?
I specialize in the recovery of handicapped animals, sometimes even severe ones, and / or very old dogs. I have a 14-year-old toy bum here, blind and deaf. I also have a diabetic Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a 3 year old Maltesina (weighing 1 kilo and 200 grams). She is blind and brain damaged from a previous encephalitis. I have here a Berger Picard, abused and phobic who still pees underneath with fear. Tullia, a black dog, mestizo and not beautiful, nobody wants her. I had Tao, the Piccolo Levriero Italiano with a congenital handicap in one leg, "raised" in a courtyard in Northern Italy and "unsold" due to his malformation. TAO is a young and beautiful PLI but NONE of the people who have been sent to me by the groups (among other things they were people who have never had an PLI) wanted to adopt it. Now he lives in a wonderful family who already has an PLI and is super loved. (thanks Milagros and Francesco!)
Adopting means giving home to a needy, sick or very old animal
Tao he had a lot of requests because he was very young but as soon as I mentioned his congenital problem, with which he lives very well and without problems, they "disappeared" or, at the limit, they asked me "do you have anything else?" In short, from my experience I have to think that some people want "Adopt an PLI" yes, but of course only if healthy and beautiful.
Hiro, puppy PLI with "half face" (he too was born like this but otherwise very healthy and beautiful, in his own way), which was entrusted to me in Rescue, was eventually adopted in Germany because none of the people, who "were looking for PLI for adoption "Wanted it.
There was the multi-fractured PLI with “glass bones”: it was adopted here in Italy by a lady and refracted at her home. I have been told some "untruths" and after days of suffering the dog was still not operated on. In the end I went and got it back, we then operated on it at our expense. I'll spare you the details! Of course, she never returned from the adopter. The little girl was then adopted in Germany where they do not miss anything .. Here none of the people sent by the groups felt like taking care of her (because taking care of her meant SPEND MONEY ON HER)
The very young PLI, also fractured that had been entrusted to me by its owner, after the breeder did not want to take it back the same: dozens and dozens of requests from people who "wanted to adopt a young and female PLI" but did not feel like adopting a "sick" dog Eventually, after a long time, he found a wonderful and already experienced family with fractured Little Italian Greyhounds.
It must be said ad nauseum, that in my Rescue I welcome dogs like that. Dogs in need, "special" dogs, sick, elderly, phobic, mixed-breed or purebred dogs.
Do Rescue or “place mares”?
It must be said that the IG RESCUE CENTER ITALY does not deal with finding a home for the "end-of-career mares" (what a bad term!) of other breeders because we take care of dogs in difficulty, abused, needy, handicapped dogs, elderly dogs who have lost their families, mestizos collected from the street or dogs that were forced to give birth dozens of times and then abandoned, thrown away like garbage.
- "Lupavaro"Is an ENCI / FCI recognized kennel. The puppies from our kennel are not a gift and we do not give our adult Little Italian Greyhounds or our old Little Italian Greyhounds, because our dogs are members of our family.
- Yes, we are also Rescue Center (IG RESCUE CENTER ITALY), specialized in elderly and / or severely handicapped animals.
- Young and healthy PLI never come to our Rescue. They always have some problems that the releasing owner can't handle. "To adopt" it is not in a clever way to have a beautiful, young, healthy and free purebred dog but an act of love towards a creature in need, old or sick it is!