NCWFA began their independent Whippet Rescue program in 1978. This was probably the first organized whippet rescue program in the US. The NCWFA usually placed between four and fifteen whippets every year through our Rescue Program. Below we feature a selection of some of our notable Rescue Success Stories from 2008 - 2022.
Gallery of Past NCWFA Whippet Rescue Dogs
2/2021 - Finn [FKA Phantom] is the largest of The Lake County Three. A trio of two-year-old handsome fawn guys whose breeder/owner could no longer care for them, the Three all found great homes in 2021. Finn is enjoying country living in Saratoga with Charlie and Jennifer & he is amusing his new family with his toy-hogging antics every day.
2/2021 - Eddy [FKA Fonzie] is one of three two-year-old brothers whose breeder-owner could no longer care for. Ed hit the jackpot & is living in San Jose with Richard and Linda & whippet lady Sophie & is a nautical whippet - often spending his weekends at the marina.
4/2020 - Lily & Violette came from the East Coast along with their owner, who passed away shortly after arriving for end of life care with family in Sacramento. These lovely senior ladies, who needed to be rehomed together, as they had been inseparable since eight weeks of age, found a wonderful retirement paradise at a Sierra mountaintop retreat with Les & Rodney.
1/2020 - Brewster was purchased from a shady Craigslist ad and was nursed back to health by Francesca, who intended to keep him forever. Unfortunately, big Brewster, who is Baby Huey in a whippet suit, ran over her teeny chihuahua, and had to find a home with a more appropriately sized companion. He landed with Lynne Park and the incredible IW Pearl, who is big enough to hold her own with Baby Huey. Brewster is loving life up in the Sierras!
2/2021 - Otis is another of the Lake County Three - two-year-old brothers whose breeder/owner could no longer care for them. Happy Otis lives in Redwood City with Ron & Bettina & whippet pals Leah & Leo. Otis is Ron & Bettina's third NCWFA rescue!
9/2020 - Patrick is a much loved eight-year-old former show boy who was in conflict with another whippet guy in his home. He went to live in SF Whippet Haven with Lynn and whippet lady Tori. Patrick promenades daily at Alamo Square & often enjoys a latte along Fillmore St after his stroll.
4/2020 - Lily & Violette came from the East Coast along with their owner, who passed away shortly after arriving for end of life care with family in Sacramento. These lovely senior ladies, who needed to be rehomed together, as they had been inseparable since eight weeks of age, found a wonderful retirement paradise at a Sierra mountaintop retreat with Les & Rodney. Violette passed away in 2022.
10/19 - Enzo was an owner-surrender to the Sacramento shelter. Estimated to be at least 15 years old, emaciated, and with rotten teeth, Enzo looked to be just a few days away from death when Deb Dennis sprung him from the shelter. Due to some amazingly dedicated vet work and a super job of theraputic feeding, Enzo is now up several pounds and is a happy elderly whippet. As you can see, Enzo loves his comforts & he demands breakfast in bed every morning! Enzo passed away after six months of love with Deb & clan.
2/18. Lady Bug was the last of the Redding Hoarder/Puppy Mill dude's breeding stock. Confiscated from his property early in 2018, Lady Bug came to SF to foster with Gaelen & Adam, who own her mother Cricket. This feisty little blonde then went to live with six-time Rescue owner Helen in SF, where LB is arranging the world to her specifications.
10/17. Divo was a long-term project for Foster family Marrianne & Robert. They cared for this wonderful senior gentleman for over nine months, treating and managing his many health issues until he was adopted by long-time GH people, the Feledy's, where he has two Grey sisters and lots of love in San Carlos.
We are sad to say that Divo passed away from his heslth issues in July 2018. He was the best whippet ever!