Italian greyhound with leg fracture ADOPTED!!!!






Dolly had at the age of 3 months her  first fracture.She has been alreadY operated she needs another surgery to remove the plate

Her owner is totally overwhelmed with this situation, her breeder refuses to take the dog back  and the owner decided to give the dog in our rescue center because he is psicologically not able to see the dog suffer in this way. 

We will take care of  her  and pay for her surgery and when she gets better we will start to look for a new family

Dolly is very inquisitive and also very stubborn. During longer walks she starts to limp then she wants to  stand or to come in the arms. She is housetrained and she  can walk on a leash. She knows the sound of cars and streets but she do not like vacuum cleaners. During the walks she has a very "big mouth" and barks to  other dogs and if the dog is not her cup of tea she behaves like a pitbull! We will work on this :-)

The broken leg  does not hold her from continue to dangerous stuff and that's not good! That's why I'm looking for a family where she can grow up as an "only child" without other dogs that may overrun and hurt her. She loves cuddling of course like all the other IGs. 

Buying the accessories in our Shop you help us to take care of the rescue we are fostering in our home. Thank you! 

All the adult Rescue dogs will be entrusted spayed/neutered and we will do controls during all the life of the dog.

Very young Puppies has to be spayed/neutered by the new owner when they are old enough. 

The choice to have a rescue is not a way to have a purebreed dog for free but a sign of a heart full of love for a not so lucky a often not so easy dog.

We will not answer to people which requests us puppies or adults without spaying/neutering.

If you are interested please download  our questionary here and send it back to us.


We evaluate (almost) exclusively people who have already experience with these breeds. We do not take account of requests from people that are only looking for dogs of a particular sex, age or color. Adopting a Rescue must be an act of true love so it does not matter if the dog is old, young, healthy, sick, gray, black or iabella! If you are interested in adopting a Rescue, send us an email and we will send you our  questionnaire.

How to  get in touch with us?

We prefer that the first contact is by Phone: Valeria calls to +39 0825/969044 or  +39 349/5118482

After this first contact please send us an email to ask for the  questionnaire to fill out with ALL data (name, surname, address and telephone number), we will  not  care about not signed questionnaires with fancy names or nicknames.

All adult Rescues will be given in adoption exclusively neutered / spayed and after checking pre-and post-adoption as well as filling in the form of adoption and microchip header to the new owner. Requests for puppies and / or adult not neutered / spayed will not be taken in consideration.  

An adoption  is not a way to have a purebred dog for free, maybe better if puppy and not neutered, but an act of generosity  toward a dog less fortunate and often not easy to manage and therefore it requires experience with the breed and it would be preferable to have already  an IG or CCD  in the family. Almost all of the Rescue dogs  have never lived in a house and therefore they are not housetrained  and have not been socialized. This makes them often very insecure and fearful creatures. Many of them suffer from separation anxiety and you should not leave them alone. I repeat that adopt a Rescue requires a big commitment.


Adopting a Rescue is not a "smart" way to have a purebred dog for  free: we ask for a nominal fee for the adoption! Below we explain why we ask for a nominal fee to adopt a Rescue:

As all the countries of Northern Europe  that  already have  solved the problem of stray dogs also our Rescue Center asks for a nominal fee for the adoption because we  do not receive any government grant or private contributes (in fact, we never ask for donations in money!) This fee serves to emphasize that the animal housed in the Rescue Center has a value not only emotional but that it has also "material value " We want to make it clear to potential adopters that a Rescue is not a "worthless" gift  and as such could be disposed of quickly and "without having suffered economic damage." The nominal fee also known as "protection fee" and helps to prevent "light-hearted" adoptions  and it protects the dog from new dropouts. It also helps us to check the economic situation of the new owner:  persons that does not have or does not want to spend money to pay the fee for adopting a dog will not have  and will not want  to spend money even for veterinary visits, food, etc. etc. if any interventions dog should need it in the future. The fee is used by us  to pay the expensives of deworming, vaccinations, cost of spayments/ neutering,  recovery in veterinary clinic, food, medicines,  and even our  travel costs  ( we travel by car  in all Italy to rescue dogs) And this money is only a drop in the sea of ​​expenses that SERIOUSLY Rescue Centers have every day. It also helps to maintain throughout their life dogs who can not find a home, because too old or too sick  These dogs spend their  life in our home. The nominal fee or "protection fee " bears his name precisely because it allows us to protect our Rescues: hardly a person spends money for a dog and  then sell it to pet stores for 50 Euro even worse in vivisection laboratories. Unfortunately for many people what they do not pay has no value!

Here are some examples of people seeking animals for free and what they  will make with  these animals:

- They will try to sell the animal or privately resell the animal to pet stores or laboratories. In the meantime, the animal is segregated into tiny cages.

- They will use the kitten received as a gift for the "training" of their hunting dogs, guard dogs or by making dog  fighting.

- They are going to abuse about male or female dogs sexually  

- They are going  to abuse of  black dogs and cats for satanic rituals.

- They will mate not spayed females every six months keeping them in cages where they will never see the light of day. When they are too old they will be killed. You will find their puppies in pet shops.

-  They will  not give veterinary care to adopted animals (the vet costs!)

- Rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, fish other small animals are adopted only because of the cage. The adopted animal  is "trashed"

That all seems so remote and amazing, right? Unfortunately it is not: in our twenty-year experience of animal welfare we got to see that, unfortunately, this is true and we will always try to do everything in our power to give always and only the maximum protection for our Rescues!

We thank again all the people and volunteers willing to do pre-and post controls: they  are close to us in this mission

About  Rescue Center Italy Lupavaro for PLI and Chinese crested dogs

We Luigi Panico and Valeria Rocco, many of us know as "Lupavaro" thanks to our site. The site Lupavaro wants to be a square for all those who, like us, loves dogs or simply for those who are fascinated by them  and would like to approach this wonderful breed. Our website allows us to have contact with so many people around the world who have an IG, others that it would take one and someone who can no longer keep the dog. We are also in constant contact with the animal welfare and rescue groups as well as with many farmers in northern Europe often report cases of PLI in difficulty.

Why the need for a Rescue Center?

It sometimes happens that a dog returns to the breeder  that  needs to find a new home for the baby, it happens that even older IGs  begin an odyssey and passed from hand to hand as not covered by anyone; it happenes that a dog is finished in a bad place at a so-called puppymills. 

Fortunately we managed to "liberate" the dog in question and to entrust him in loving hands. We always operate in the absolute discretion to protect dogs, ex-owners and those breeders who prefer not to make public  the  dog. So that's our concept of Rescue: Rescue dogs in need and  entrust them to reliable people. To accommodate naturally we give all our love to the dog in question that will live as all our dogs in our in house and in the case of dogs particularly stressed or with major trauma begin a process of psychological rehabilitation in our home.

IMPORTANT: Even if you do it in good faith, please do not share my adoption ads in the "wild way." It makes it difficult to cancel the announcement not written by me and I get mails that ask for dogs adopted 5 years ago!  If you want to help these dogs find a house you can post a link that leads directly to this our ( so that once adopted the dog in question I can edit the page without having dozens ad spread in Italy, of which I have no control (and are never deleted once adopted the dog with phone calls that come to me after years that a dog is already in the new family)

Thank you very much for your help.


Per contatti :

Valeria +39 349/5118482 +39 (0)825 969044 dopo le ore 15.30