Interested in Becoming a Member of the IGCA?

You may obtain an application package, including instructions and sponsor forms, by contacting the IGCA First VP/Membership Chair via email or phone.


Jeff White, First Vice-President & Membership Chair
[email protected] | (805) 910-8822

Rules for Applying for Membership

Approved – September 15, 2003- Revised July 23, 2007
Membership in the Italian Greyhound Club of America, Inc. should carry prestige and obligation. The Prestige is in the custody of a historically beautiful breed. The obligations are the preservation and protection of the breed, public education, acknowledgement of a code of ethics, an understanding of the breed standard, and rescue of the breed if necessary.   The applicant must request an application, in writing via USPS or Email, from the Membership Chairman of the IGCA. The completed application, including necessary sponsor information, signatures and letters of support, must be returned to the Membership Chairman along with a non-refundable application processing fee of $30. Any incomplete application or an application not on the proper application form will be returned to the applicant. The applicant shall be promptly informed by the Membership Chairman of the disposition of the application by the Board.  

Member Eligibility

  1. Applicant must have at least a five (5) year involvement in the breed before making an application for membership. Involvement does not necessarily mean owning, showing or breeding. Each application will be considered individually.
  2. Applicant must be proposed and endorsed by two current members who have known the applicant for a period of at least one year, during which time they have had a chance to personally observe his/her willingness to:
  • Follow the IGCA Code of Ethics, and
  • Assist in the running of this Club and its functions.
  • These shall be primary criteria when considering the application.

Sponsor Eligibility

  • No member shall endorse an applicant for membership for a period of one year following election to a single membership in the IGCA.
  • No member shall endorse more than two applicants between February 1st and January 31st each year.
  • Two members of the same family or two individuals residing in the same household may not propose and endorse one given applicant. No Officer or Board member or their spouses or individuals residing in the same household may endorse an applicant during his or her term of office.
  • No member shall endorse an applicant for a period of one year following the sale of an Italian Greyhound to the applicant or following any breeding or stud service supplied to an Italian Greyhound owned by the applicant.

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