Rescue - Arizona Placements 2005
9 month old seal male, placed in Cave Creek on January
14th. Prancer was turned in by an owner that
could not housebreak him. Prancer spends his days being
a very spoiled little boy and playing with fellow IG,
a 9 year old blue male, was placed in Cottonwood on
February 1st. Hank was turned into rescue due
to his owner moving.Hank has a terrific personality and
is enjoying daily walks and romps with his new owner and
fellow IG, Amber.
a 6 year old seal female, was placed in Tucson on
February 25th. Daisy was turned in due to her
owner’s health. She is now a very spoiled little
princess and doing very well in her new home!
a 9-11 month old seal male, was placed in Gilbert on
March 17th. Arthur was found as a stray and
never claimed. He spends his days frolicking and playing
with fellow IG pal, Alice.
renamed Silvio, a 4-5 year old seal male, was placed in
Phoenix on March 20th. Silvio was turned into
a shelter in New Mexico and fostered there by IG rescue
until he found his home in Arizona. Silvio enjoys
playing with his new Chihuahua pal, Calvin.
a 10 year old blue male, was placed in Scottsdale on
April 7th. Speedo was turned in due to his
owner’s health. Speedo shares his new home with two
other IGs, Vinnie and Tino, as well as a Yorkie named
Mugsy. His new adoptive family also runs a doggie day
care, so he never lacks for attention!
a 5 year old seal female, was placed in Gilbert on April
23rd. Cola was turned in when her owner went
into a nursing home, which is a good reminder to make
plans for your pets in case you cannot care for them.
Cola shares her new home with one IG, Rocco and a Yorkie
named Molly. She fits in perfectly!
a 2 year old red fawn female, was placed in Sedona on
May 9th. Cleo was turned in by an owner that
got her from a friend that no longer wanted her, and the
new owner’s Jack Russell Terrier was injuring Cleo.
Cleo was adopted by Mo’s family (see Placements 2004)
and is doing great with her new family.
a 2 year old blue male, was placed in Tucson on May 28th.
Jake was originally adopted from IGCA Rescue in Texas
when he was just a puppy, but as he grew up and his
owners had a baby, they realized that he needed more
attention due to his temperament then they could give
him. Jake is happy to have a fellow IG playmate, Marco,
that can show him the ropes.
a 13 week old blue pied male, was placed in Gilbert on
June 4th. Frankie was purchased out of an ad
in the local paper. His owner only had him 5 hours when
they changed their mind and tried to return him. The
breeders of Frankie would not take him back, so he was
turned into rescue. Frankie is a sweet puppy and enjoys
playing with his terrier friends.
a 4 year old fawn female, was placed in Phoenix on June
18th. Angel is a special needs dog due to
her behavior, and went through many homes early in her
life. She now lives with a fellow rescue IG, Enzo, in
her new adoptive home.
a 2 year old blue male, was placed in Los Angeles, CA on
June 19th. Max was turned into rescue when
his owners could not housebreak him. Max does great
with a doggie door and is living with a fellow rescue
a 5-6 year old black pied female, placed in Phoenix on
June 19th. Misty came from Albuquerque and
was one of thirty Italian Greyhounds confiscated from a
puppymill neglect case. For more information, visit
The New Mexico 30+2.
She was turned over to
of New Mexico
by the city shelter. GCNM then coordinated her
transport to Arizona for fostering and placement. Misty
quickly learned how to be a pet and has settled in great
with IG, Harlee.
a ~1 year old red male, placed in Sierra Madre, CA on
June 19th. To’che was originally found as a
stray and was not claimed. He now gets to go to
California and become a little surfer boy!
a 3 year old blue fawn male, placed in Phoenix on June
27th. Chino was originally purchased from an ad in the
paper and his owner brought him to the County Pound in
January 2005 when they no longer wanted him. A woman saw
him at the Pound and brought him home. That owner turned
Chino into rescue when she could not give him the
attention or the financial resources he needed. Chino
now lives with fellow IG, Sugar, and is having a great
time playing with her!
renamed Ace, a 14 week old blue male, placed in Phoenix
on July 14th. Ace, his mother Mandy, and his siblings
were some of thirty Italian Greyhounds confiscated from
a puppymill neglect case. For more information, visit
The New Mexico 30+2.
They was fostered by rescue until the puppies were old
enough to be returned and adopted out by the city
shelter. The city shelter turned Mandy (see below) and
Ace over to IGCA Rescue for placement. Ace is a lucky
boy and lives with a great IG experience family. His new
family includes fellow rescues Bella (2000) and Tawni
a 5 year old blue female, placed in San Diego, CA on
July 16th. Mandy and her litter of puppies were some of
thirty Italian Greyhounds confiscated from a puppymill
neglect case. For more information, visit
The New Mexico 30+2.
Her and her puppies were fostered by rescue until the
puppies were old enough to be returned and adopted out
by the city shelter. The city shelter turned Mandy and
Thor (see above) over to IGCA Rescue for placement.
Mandy is a very sweet dog with a wonderful temperament.
She is now a California beach girl and shares her home
with her humans and a fellow IG, Sadie.
(renamed Piccolo), a 1 year old blue male, placed in
Camarillo, CA on July 31st. Piccolo was turned in
because he was too active for the elderly couple that
owned him. Piccolo is loved and adored by his adoptive
an 8 month old red male, placed in Scottsdale on August
19th. Caesar was turned into rescue by a family that
purchased him from an ad in the newspaper and that
breeder gave a false address and phone number, so could
not be contacted when Caesar wasn’t fitting into his new
home. Caesar is a very active puppy with a terrific
personality. He lives with three females IGs that he
uses for playmates and fits in just perfectly!
a 4 year old blue male, placed in San Deigo, CA on
August 20th. Guido was turned into rescue when his
owner became pregnant and felt she couldn’t care for
him. Guido was is a special needs dog as he can escape
out of most fences, including 6' block walls. He has
been adopted by family that lives in an apartment and
has a full-size grey for companionship, which is perfect
a 2 year old blue male, and
a 1.5 year old blue fawn male, placed in Sun City on
August 29th. Both dogs were turned together by an owner
that didn't have the time for them. These two boys are
very charming and are thrilled to continue playing ball
with each other and their new owners!
a ~6 year old blue female, placed in Sun City on
September 10th. Mira was rescued by two good Samaritans
who saw her running at a very busy intersection in
Tempe. She was bloody and wounded, likely from a dog
attack. We named her Miracolata, which means 'survived
by a miracle' or Mira for short. Mira joins a family of
three very friendly dachshunds and one lovable teacup
poodle. Mira will be getting a lot of attention with an
owner that is home full time!
a ~1 year old blue female, placed in Albuquerque, NM on
September 17th. Little Bit was found as a stray and
when her owners could not be found, she was turned into
rescue. Little Bit now has a great family, including a
little brother named Snickers and two people that love
her very much! She will never be alone and lost again!
As you can see, she is dearly loved and now gets to do
her own shopping!
a ~8 year old blue male, placed in Oakland, CA on
September 30th. Dente' (formerly Big Darryl) was one of
six IGs turned into rescue due to the death of their
owner. Dente' is a perfect gentlemen, loves people and
other dogs, and is adored by his new family!
a ~1.5 year old seal male, placed in Phoenix on November
11th. Giorgio was turned into rescue when he broke his
leg and his owner could not afford the surgery. Giorgio
is one happy puppy, loves to jump and play now thathe is
healed up, and likes to cuddle after romping sessions
with his IG brothers, Lucas and Gideon.
a ~8 year old blue female, placed in Colorado Spring, CO
on November 19th. Belle was one of six IGs turned into
rescue due to the death of their owner. Just like her
siblings, Belle is a very well-behaved, sweet, mellow
dog. She fits in perfectly in her new home with snuggle
buddy, Cailey the poodle, and of course she loves
cuddling up with her new mama! Thanks so much to
everyone (and there were LOTS of you!) involved in the
Iggy Underground Railroad to bring Belle from Arizona to
Colorado, her new forever home!
a 4 year old seal female, placed in Phoenix, AZ on
November 20th. Sassy was turned into when her owner got
pregnant. Sassy is a silly girl, just like her name
implies, and she has wrapped her new owner aroud her
a 10 month old fawn female, placed in Lakewood, CA on
November 27th. Lily was turned into rescue because her
owners were moving. Lilly is a happy playful girl who is
living quite the spoiled life in her new home!
a 7 month old fawn male, placed in Tucson, AZ on
December 10th. Iggy Dew was turned into rescue due to
his owner's divorce and having to move. Iggy Dew has two
new playmates, Cooper and Hammy, to show him the ropes
and keep him busy!