Breeder Relinquishes Italian Greyhounds to OHS

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A dog breeder who is no longer able to provide proper care for her animals today handed over 23 Italian greyhounds, including seven puppies, to OHS.

Greyhounds coming to OHS
Two of the Italian greyhounds relinquished to OHS.

The greyhounds, in addition to four of the owner’s personal pets, were being raised in a single family home in Hillsboro. The breeder voluntarily relinquished the dogs to OHS so they can receive any needed medical care and be offered for adoption. The breeder, who is a senior citizen, wishes to remain anonymous and OHS is not releasing her name or address.

“Raising this many animals takes a huge amount of time and resources. The owner’s decision to turn over the animals to OHS means they will get the best of care and eventually be adopted by loving families,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director. The animals appear to be in reasonably good health and well socialized. At present, no citations have been issued by OHS Humane Special Agents against the owner.

The dogs will be evaluated by the OHS medical team this afternoon. The schedule for making the dogs available for adoption will depend on the results of that evaluation. The seven puppies will be going to the homes of OHS foster care volunteers, where they will be cared for until they are old enough to be offered for adoption in approximately three weeks. More information about adopting will be made available on the OHS website when the dogs are ready.

UPDATE 1/7: The first group of Italian greyhounds will be offered for adoption beginning Friday, Jan. 8 at OHS. Details »

 

Video & Photo Gallery: Dogs Arrive at OHS

 

 

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26 Responses to “Breeder Relinquishes Italian Greyhounds to OHS”

  1. Kayla Bloom-Morris

    How can I get more info on adopting a pup?

    • Ashley Stevens

      Hi Kayla, I emailed them yesterday and they said to keep an eye on the website. The dogs will be listed there when they’re available.

    • Ashley Stevens

      Hi Kayla, I emailed them yesterday and they said to keep an eye on the website. The dogs will be listed there when they’re available.

  2. Torka SP

    This is not a breeder, this is a hoarder. Calling her a breeder just makes good breeders look bad. Glad she’s surrendered these pups, but don’t call her a breeder.

  3. Torka SP

    This is not a breeder, this is a hoarder. Calling her a breeder just makes good breeders look bad. Glad she’s surrendered these pups, but don’t call her a breeder.

  4. Lynn Ogdon-Perrine

    We have a 9 yr old Italian Greyhound and wish for a second iggie. How do we apply?

  5. Lynn Ogdon-Perrine

    We have a 9 yr old Italian Greyhound and wish for a second iggie. How do we apply?

  6. Donna Macko

    How can I adopt one these dogs?

  7. Donna Macko

    How can I adopt one these dogs?

  8. Victoria Marcum

    How can I adopt a puppy?

  9. Rhonda Burdick

    Can adoption for one of the rescued Italian Greyhounds be held until they are available to go to a home?

  10. Rhonda Burdick

    Can adoption for one of the rescued Italian Greyhounds be held until they are available to go to a home?

  11. maryam farinola

    I am interested in adopting is there a way to get on a list?

  12. maryam farinola

    I am interested in adopting is there a way to get on a list?

  13. Will Pritikin

    I’d love more information as well!

  14. Will Pritikin

    I’d love more information as well!

  15. Rachel Summers

    I really want to adopt a male pup. How do I do that

  16. Rachel Summers

    I really want to adopt a male pup. How do I do that

  17. Mindy Starr

    I would love info on adopting an IG. I am an experienced IG and sighthound owner, but I live in Illinois. Is this possible?

  18. Mindy Starr

    I would love info on adopting an IG. I am an experienced IG and sighthound owner, but I live in Illinois. Is this possible?

  19. Darlene Saldana

    I worry about these pups and the other dogs. People see a cute dog but this is a sensitive breed. Esp. with legs developing, potty training, etc. I own 3 of my own-from 10 years old to 2 years old. I live in California. If you guys need any help, let me know. [email protected] I have also work at a boarding/daycare facility for over 10 years.

  20. Darlene Saldana

    I worry about these pups and the other dogs. People see a cute dog but this is a sensitive breed. Esp. with legs developing, potty training, etc. I own 3 of my own-from 10 years old to 2 years old. I live in California. If you guys need any help, let me know. [email protected] I have also work at a boarding/daycare facility for over 10 years.

  21. Lynn Ogdon-Perrine

    We have a nine year old Italian Greyhound and looking for a sibling. Who do I contact regarding these pups?

  22. Lynn Ogdon-Perrine

    We have a nine year old Italian Greyhound and looking for a sibling. Who do I contact regarding these pups?

  23. Ronda Warren

    We have an Italian mix and would love to adopt or foster another. I am a former vet tech and animal control officer. We are in Eugene.

  24. Ronda Warren

    We have an Italian mix and would love to adopt or foster another. I am a former vet tech and animal control officer. We are in Eugene.

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