ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue is a donation funded, no-kill, foster home based and volunteer-run rescue, dedicated to rescuing Italian Greyhounds and other pooches from puppy mills, kill shelters, those that are stray and taking in owner surrenders. We do not have a central “shelter” as most of our animals are placed in volunteer foster homes until forever homes can be found. We are based in Chicago with most of our foster families and happy tails living in the Chicagoland area but our network spans the US and Canada.
Rescue Our Mill Pups is a private rescue organization whose goal is to rescue as many mill dogs and puppies as possible freeing them from the mill cycle and finding loving forever homes for each one. No dog should spend its life living in a mill producing puppies – especially not Italian Greyhounds who are among those who fare the worst under such conditions due to their soft, sweet dispositions and need to bond with their very own human companion. While our focus is Italian Greyhounds, you may see other breeds represented among our adoptable dogs from time to time simply because we could not leave them behind.
While mill life is horrid, the dogs in those mills are not. They can be some of the sweetest, most loving dogs around. Please consider giving one a chance to live a normal, happy life. For more information about puppy mills, please go to www.prisonersofgreed.org
Liz: Founder and Adoption coordinator
The organization is run by Liz. She started ROMP Rescue in 2007 when her love for Italian Greyhounds and awareness of the horrific mill situations combined. Liz placed dozens of dogs over the past few years and hopes to increase her efforts moving forward. She knows everything about Italian Greyhounds, the IG community, rescuing, fostering, show, agility, adoption, shelters, mills and more! She is also the person that reads your adoption applications, sets up home visits, and ultimately decides which forever home is right for each rescue.
Dr Chris: Vet at Wheatland Animal Hospital in Naperville, IL
Wheatland Animal Hospital is providing wonderful vet care for our pets and Dr. Chris does a fantastic job making sure our rescues are ready for their forever homes. A huge thank you to him and his entire staff for their continual kindness toward our pups. Our efforts would not be possible without them, if you are in the Naperville-IL area, we highly recommend their services!
Romp Rescue has a network of courageous and selfless individuals that we consider part of the ROMP Rescue family. From the pilots that donate their time, fuel, and equipment to rescuing abandoned dogs to the countless volunteers helping with mill pup transports and of course the nurturing foster families. Thank you all for sharing your time and love to make a difference in each pooches life!