The Irish Wolfhound Foundation
The purpose of the Foundation is to promote the appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of Irish Wolfhounds by raising and allocating funds for research, education, and rescue.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare of the Irish Wolfhound. We conduct health studies, run health screening clinics at IW specialty shows and gatherings, disburse grants to IW-related research, sponsor educational seminars, and coordinate and fund rescue efforts.
The IWF was founded in 2002 through the efforts of Phillippa Crowe and other visionaries in the IW community. We are grateful to our founders and supporters for their dedication to our beloved Irish Wolfhound breed.
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The IWF stands ready to assist Irish Wolfhound owners who may be temporarily struggling financially with payments towards dog food or vet bills, in the interest of keeping much loved Wolfhounds in their homes and out of rescue.
While the IWF normally conducts heart screening clinics at specialty shows, that has been difficult with so many being cancelled. Several groups and individuals have stepped forward and offered to host "satellite" clinics to make obtaining EKGs more readily accessible, with the support of the IWF.
Two IWF-supported heart studies were completed and papers published.