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Welcome to our Donation with Appreciation site. Browse and see  the many useful and unique items, AND DONATION INCLUDES USA SHIPPING!

Please check out our new print on demand shop for IGRF at This site offers the ability to select a fun, Italian greyhound design made exclusively for IGRF and have it printed on a variety of items such as shirts, mugs, bags, aprons, and much more! You can even pick the item color for many of the products. We have already posted our first artist collaboration with Sass Artworks ( and have lots more fun designs and collaborations on the way. Check back often for new designs and options you will not see anywhere else.

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POEMS for the Iggy Hearted [CB]

POEMS FOR THE IGGY HEARTED Karen and Craig Boardman have respectively, authored and illustrated a charming little 8.5" by 11", spiral bound booklet extolling the "wonders" of Iggy companionship. It's 24 pages contain prose, poetry, games, observations, witticisms and cartoons depicting ordinary life with extraordinary dogs. We all can relate.

Your donation for the item benefits Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation (IGRF). Minimum donation of the item is $14.50 and includes USA shipping.
Shipping will be handled by Craig Bandy.   For international shipping fee transactions: Please write to Judy Longhouse at: 


Rainbow Bridge Poem [celest]

Beautifully colored copies of the Rainbow Bridge Poem are now available through IG Rescue. These are 8.5" x 11" (letter sized) copies printed on medium-weight paper.  A copy of this poem would make a thoughtful gift for anyone who has recently lost a pet. The colors are so lovely that (after purchasing a frame to your own taste) it would make a striking wall decoration. Celeste Mulcrone has done all the printing for these items.

Your donation for the item benefits Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation (IGRF). Minimum donation of the item is $7.00 and includes USA shipping.
Shipping will be handled by Celeste Mulcrome.   For international shipping fee transactions: Please write to Judy Longhouse at: 


The Ciao Hound Cookbook [jb]

Here is a collection of delicious PEOPLE recipes for dog lovers the world over!!! There are 50 pages chock full of recipes and also some full color pix. Top quality glossy paper was used along with a convenient side binding. Individual pages of this cookbook will lay flat for easy reference. The book is divided into the following sections: Appetizers and Starters; Entrees; Side Dishes; Desserts.

Over 135 mouthwatering, taste tested recipes are included. There are recipes for soups, salads, casseroles, easy crock pot meals, etc. Members of the Italian Greyhound internet list sent their FAVORITE recipes for inclusion in this cookbook. Many of these recipes have been handed down from generation to generation. Each has survived the test of time. Every recipe in this book has been used over and over again with great success!!!

Also included are some classic canine photos of the naughtiest Iggy in the World (Sheridanes Our Gracie) getting ready to pilfer a portion of this human banquet. Whether your dog is an Italian Greyhound (Iggy), a Saluki, a French Bulldog or a will appreciate these humorous photos and captions. Minimum donation for the cookbook is $18.50 and includes USA shipping.

Shipping will be handled by Julia Bondanella. For international shipping fee transactions: Please write to Judy Longhouse at: 
Minimum Donation 18.50

Outrageous "Tails" of a Canine Queen [jl]

Gracie and the IRS
Every year it is the same old story. Gracie rests on a soft, comfy carpeted floor scattered with papers along with a half dozen half chewed pencils. This is where she performs the ritual of itemization. Many of us hire tax attorneys to itemize our federal income tax. Grace is too cheap, too crooked and too canine. No human tax attorney would approve of the stunts that she pulls. This “Tax Itemization Day” is an annual ritual. 
 Many years ago she tangled with the IRS over Form 1099. The 1099 was mine. At the time I was moonlighting as an independent musician and had to file that form. Grace was afraid that the government would snag HER treat money along with mine. After all, we both have the same last name, and it is an unusual last name. As a result she decided to eat the entire 1099 along with part of our Form 1040. This government “snack” only caused her to burp twice. For days afterward, bits and pieces of numbers turned up in her litterbox. She thought it a fitting environment for tax documents. You probably agree with her.
In case you’re interested and are willing to risk your good name, honor and way of life, take a good look at Gracie’s list of deductions. You could copy some of these, include them in your next Form 1040 and see how long it takes an IRS auditor to find you. My guess is…NOT LONG! These deductions are outrageous.

Here’s a partial list:
1. $1,027.50 for medications. (Those “medications” were really for Zukes and Natural Balance dog treats!)
2. $3,050 for vet bills (which she never paid. I DID!)
3. $27 paid in advance to the Haynes Creek Mortuary Business run by Mortimer Turkey Vulture for “future services”*
4. $29 paid to Godfrey Alligator for “protection services” (Godfrey is also in the extortion business*) and
5. $10,027 to IG Rescue for an entire wardrobe of Great Pyrenees sweaters at $98 a pop. She claims that those sweaters are absolutely necessary for health reasons. (Just so you know…Great Pyrenees dogs have magnificent fur coats. The shed fur from a Great Pyr can be spun into yarn and then hand knit into the most gorgeous and expensive dog sweaters in dogdom!)
The only item that she will have trouble justifying is the ten grand to Rescue. Here’s why:
1. IGRF (Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation) is a 501C3 organization. As such it is audited annually and the IRS is kept 100% informed of both donations and expenses, right down to the penny. It will take the IRS two minutes to determine that Gracie dog never paid two cents to IGRF say nothing about ten grand!!!
2. She does not now and never has had more than ten cents in her bank account at one time. A competent IRS auditor would figure that out in under three minutes and
3. The IRS has a looooong memory. They remember her stunt back in 1996 over the 1099 and assign two men to “double-check” her tax form every year. You and I as taxpayers are paying the salaries of those two IRS agents and I, for one, resent it.

Here’s a prime example of how her mind works. It’s the stupid theory behind this whole ridiculous sweater deduction. Grace is hoping that by claiming those sweaters on her list of deductions I will be prompted to purchase a wardrobe of those gorgeous, comfortable and toasty warm Great Pyrenees sweaters on her behalf. This will make things right with the IRS and avoid the embarrassment of having her dragged from our home and thrown in the coop for tax fraud. So far as I’m concerned she can sit in the coop for the next ten years.
However, as you and I both know, within two hours she will drive the American Justice System BANANAS! Government officials will promptly make phone calls begging me to take her home. In a way Gracie holds a huge advantage over common humans like us: 
1. She is a dog and therefore immune from human prosecution and
2. the American Justice System knows that she represents trouble, hassles and major disruptions. They won’t touch her. The American Justice System is not stupid. Here is a case where a Bad Reputation can be a good thing!!! 

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Mortimer Turkey Vulture and Godfrey Alligator are REAL living animals. They currently reside in central Florida along the banks of Haynes Creek. For years they have interacted with Gracie in a wild, weird and whacky series of adventures. Don’t expect me to blab about those adventures here. I’m saving those Tails for another book!!!

Your donation for the item benefits the Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation.  Minimum donation for the item is $12.95 and includes USA shipping.  Shipping will be handled by Judy Longhouse. 
For international shipping fee transactions: Please write to Judy Longhouse at: 


Mousepad with IG [jl]

Some of us still use mousepads.   This is the one that I most love.  In fact I love it so much that 8 extra copies of this pad were purchased to share with you guys.   On the top is a portrait of an absolutely GORGEOUS Italian Greyhound.   The breeder was Lilian Barber.    On one of my frequent trips to visit Lilian and Don in California...I got to play with this GORGEOUS IG named Renata.  Whatta character!!  Renata knew that she was a Queen, beautiful, intelligent, entitled and also spoiled every Italian Greyhound should be!!!  The mousepad is new...and has never been used.   Measurements are perfect:  7.5" x 9".   It is in excellent condition.      

 This item benefits the Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation. 

Shipping will be handled by Judy Longhouse  

Buy It Now:     $14.95 including USA shipping  (there are 8 of these available and that is all there will EVER be!)