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

Tamara Dunn
Cell phone: 919-523-2583
or email:

Click on the PDF icon above
to print out the
Irish Wolfhound Rescue of the Mid South
Adoption Application.
Please fill it in, sign it, and either mail it, or email it, to the addresses provided on the application.

"Irish Wolfhound Rescue of the Mid South" is the 501(c)3 charitable organization. It is the sister organization to the Irish Wolfhound Association of the Mid South. IWRMS is a separate entity with its own board, bylaws and articles of incorporation. It works in partnership with IWAMS to service the Southeast Irish Wolfhound Community. It was formed to better serve the needs of education and rescue.  

We actively provide rescue and placement for Irish Wolfhounds in: Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina,
 Florida and Georgia

 If you would like to adopt an Irish Wolfhound, please review our requirements to ensure your home and property will meet them before filling out our application. Once you've filled out the application please email it to the email address listed.
(.pdf file link at left.) *


DONATIONS to our Rescue Fund
Donations to our Rescue Fund are greatly appreciated. 
We often take in neglected hounds, some of them severe. We provide them with whatever health care they require, and sometimes the expense can be significant. We would not be able to do this without the generosity of our donors. 

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 reference checked, personal reference checked, premise checked, and often are Irish Wolfhound experienced, waiting to provide 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  ( if 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.

and/or are new to the breed, we recommend:


  • Visiting with one of our members and meeting an Irish Wolfhound in person. 

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

  • Attending an AKC dog show and visiting with exhibitors and breeders. 

      Click here: American Kennel Club).  

  • Joining IWAMS.

  • Interacting with Irish Wolfhound owners on moderated forums. We suggest the following moderated Facebook forums to visit 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 sighthounds. They instinctually hunt by sight and speed. 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. When they become sighted they act instinctively and without thought. Irish Wolfhounds have been clocked at over 25 miles an hour when in a full gallop. They can be quickly out of their owner's sight or sound.  For this reason, we are unable to adopt to a home without an adequate yard, or an appropriate physical fence. We do not adopt hounds to homes with invisible fencing. There are many acceptable kinds of fencing and we are happy to discuss them with you.

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