Rescue Chair

Jean Minnier

We are a group of rescue volunteers located in areas throughout the US and Canada that assists owners who no longer are able to care for their Irish Wolfhound. We also provide an adoption policy that assures your Irish Wolfhound will find a loving, permanent, and safe home.

The primary mission of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America Rescue Committee is to support the dedicated individuals and organizations, listed in the National Rescue Directory, who rescue Irish Wolfhounds in need of a permanent home.

All rescue volunteers use rescue documentation, premise and reference check adoptive homes, and spay/neuter if the hound is age and health appropriate. Many have a list of pre-approved and often Irish Wolfhound-experienced homes waiting to adopt.

Additionally, the IWCA has agreed to provide reciprocal cooperation with the UK Irish Wolfhound Club, through our IWCA Rescue Chair, in assessing homes for breeders who are contemplating shipping their puppies from overseas.

If you are considering adopting a rescued Irish Wolfhound, our volunteers will be happy to discuss availability and explain how their rescue program works.

Please help us protect the breed by keeping rehoming ads off the internet and social media.

For assistance, please contact a state rescue volunteer (listed below) or the National Rescue Chair.

National Rescue Directory

If you have any questions or corrections pertaining to this directory, please call or email the Rescue Committee Chair.

The following individuals are listed in this directory as Irish Wolfhound rescue volunteers by the national directory coordinators. The Irish Wolfhound Club of America, Inc. does not guarantee, nor can be held liable for, their services.

Download Rescue Directory (PDF)

United States

Beth Bergh, 907-688-8751

Desert Irish Wolfhound Association
Pam Clark, 928-821-6009, DIWA Rescue Coordinator

Donna Yeldell, 903-490-8052

Melinda Chaney, 805-238-4078
Carol Gabriel, 707-794-8998; fax 707-794-9181
Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club
Lynne Rosebrock, 209-617-6463
Julie Mullin Ramas, 714-925-7307

Twylla-Dawn K. Notley Steer, 808-261-8096, 808-497-9161 cell 

Linda Souza, 415-613-1284

A.I. (Nina) Gottsch, 402-715-5254 

Kerri McIntyre Murphy, 620-229-8348, cell 316-651-7059
A.I. (Nina) Gottsch, 402-715-5254 

Jean A Minnier609-268-9373

William Drescher, 517-481-5594

Jean A Minnier, 609-268-9373 

A.I. (Nina) Gottsch, 402-715-5254 
Kerri McIntyre Murphy, 620-229-8348, cell 316-651-7059

No rescue contacts at this time.

Judy Curtin, 315-866-6772
Susan Kretzmer, 516-798-2098

Frances Abrams, 937-371-3609

Jean A. Minnier, 609-268-9373

Ann Sury, 214-328-2682; cell 214-533-9234
South Central Irish Wolfhound Club

Judy Speirs, 801-904-3587

Mary Ann Russell, 262-968-3421
Charlene DeWald, 414-531-1654



Bev Calvert,  250-585-7067 (Rescue Coordinator for Canada)

Bev Calvert,  250-585-7067 (Rescue Coordinator for Canada)

Huguette Rainforth, 450-218-1260 - French or English


This directory was last updated 10/25/2021