For further questions about Rescue,
please contact IWAMS Rescue Coordinator:

Heather Burns
Cell phone: 757-323-5012
or email:

Click on the PDF icon above
to print out the
Irish Wolfhound Rescue of the Mid South
Adoption Application.
Please print it out, fill it in,
and mail it to the address
on the application.

IWAMS actively provides rescue and placement for Irish Wolfhounds in: Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina,
as well as our neighboring states of
Florida and Georgia

 If you would like to adopt an Irish Wolfhound, please contact our
Rescue Coordinator before filling out an application
(.pdf file link at left.) *

Donations to our Rescue Fund are greatly appreciated. 
We have taken in five severe neglect cases in three years
and while we are able to give them the health care they need, the expense

is significant.  Especially if they require heart medications. 
We like to be prepared for the future!

Log in to your PayPal account and
send your donation to:

Under the "Send Money" option, send as a gift to avoid a fee being
taken out of your donation.

Thank you for your generosity!

Please send it to our Treasurer at:
Diana Vreeken
4451 Adams Swamp Road
Suffolk VA  23434


If you are no longer able to care for your Irish Wolfhound,
please contact our Rescue Coordinator (see left) to discuss all 
we can do to help you and your hound. 

We have excellent pre-approved homes that are Veterinarian and reference checked, premise checked, and often Irish Wolfhound experienced, that are waiting to give your hound a loving, safe, and responsible home.
In addition, the owner of an Irish Wolfhound that comes through IWAMS rescue is eligible for a grant from the Irish Wolfhound Foundation  ( they experience a
major veterinary expense with your Irish Wolfhound that creates a financial burden.

Our priority and commitment is to the safety, comfort, and well-being of
your beloved hound and we place yours with as much care, love, and
due diligence as our own.


If you want to adopt an Irish Wolfhound
and/or are new to the breed, we recommend:


* Visiting an Irish Wolfhound to get an idea of their size in person,

* Attending an IWAMS meeting, gathering, or meet-the-breed event,


* Attending a dog show with Irish Wolfhound Conformation events.
      Click here: American Kennel Club),  


* Joining IWAMS,


* Reading other owner's experiences on various Irish Wolfhound internet,
   Yahoo, or Facebook forums.  Suggested moderated Facebook forums
   to look for and join:
  "Irish Wolfhound Association of the Mid South"
  "Irish Wolfhound Fellowship"
  "The Irish Wolfhound Community" (based out of the U.K.)
  "Irish Wolfhound Club of America"

* For more information about Irish Wolfhound Rescue nationally, please
   click on the: 
Irish Wolfhound Club of America's rescue page and the
National Rescue Directory



Irish Wolfhounds are in the family of Sighthounds or
Gazehounds.  They instinctually hunt by sight and speed,
instead of by scent and endurance as other dogs do.  They
specialize in pursuing prey, keeping it in sight, and
overpowering it with great speed and agility. They detect
motion quickly and have keen vision. They were bred in
ancient times to help control the wolf population in Ireland
and to capture fast, agile prey such as deer, and rabbits. 

They act instinctively before their brain even kicks in and

will run a mile or more out of an owner's sight or sound in a minute.
For this reason, we are not able to adopt to a home
without an appropriately fenced in area, or with invisible
There are many acceptable kinds of fencing and we are happy to discuss them with you.

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