Abandoned Italian Greyhounds Seek ‘Forever’ Home

Posted by on July 22, 2011

Vet Tech students promote rescue, adoption of playful dog breed

Vet Tech students at Minnesota School of Business-Blaine cosponsored an on-campus adoption day—educating the community about the growing need for permanent homes for unwanted Italian greyhounds.

The students teamed with the Italian Greyhound Rescue of North Dakota and Minnesota, a re-homing service for abandoned dogs and affiliate of the Italian Greyhound Club of America (IGCA). They shared information with potential adopters about common greyhound health problems, the adoption process and long-term care.

“We need to get out into the community as much as we can and educate as many people as possible so we can try and minimize the number of animals that are surrendered simply for unwanted behavior,” said student Tabitha Hollister. “As future vet techs, we have a responsibility to make sure people have all of the information before they decide to adopt a certain breed.”

Attendees were educated on the unique characteristics and needs of the Italian greyhound. According to the American Kennel Club, this breed is active, playful, intelligent and gentle. Their smooth coats are easy to groom.*

Potential adopters also had the opportunity to play, hold and observe five adoptable dogs.

“Doing the project was very heartwarming and a lot of fun,” said student Tara Babin.

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