Galgos (breed name galgo español) are Spanish bred greyhounds used widely by hunters in the rural areas of Spain, for coursing the hare with betting but the season is only 4 months after which time they are abandoned or brutally killed. Many have not been handled kindly, some have suffered victimisation in overcrowded shelters in Spain, making them wary of other dogs, and some need gentle socialisation and a lot of reassurance that they are never going to be hungry or hurt again. They were rescued in the first place by volunteers who themselves suffer the hostility of their own countrymen for showing such concern and care.
All the galgos we bring to the UK are sterilised, micro chipped and have been tested and found clear of Mediterranean diseases before they come to the UK.
If you are interested in offering a home to a galgo please :-
· Contact us on 01784 483206 to ask for a homing pack or view the pack on line
· Complete and send the questionnaire in the pack to us at Greyhounds in Need, 5A, 80 High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9HE, or email it to our homing officer
The questionnaire is also available separately – please view the homing questionnaire
· We will then get in touch to chat more with you and arrange a home visit and try to match the right dog to the right home.
Galgos for Adoption:
Viva, a fawn female galga, approx. 5 years old. She has a nice character, good with people and other dogs. She was handed in to the shelter by her owner.
Ela, a dark brindle female galga, approx. 6 ½ years old, she is very timid and will take time to gain her trust with people. She is a quiet dog and gets on alright with other dogs.
Gara, a lovely looking brindle and white female galga, approx. 6 ½ years old. She is fine with people and other dogs. She was rescued from the streets by the shelter in Almendralejo.
Freya, a dark brindle female galga, approx. 3 ½ years old. She has a nice character. She is alright with people and other dogs.
Sibella, a light brindle female galga, approx. 6 ½ years old. She was handed in to the shelter. She is a quiet dog and gets on well with people and other dogs.
Tobi, a lovely looking longer haired male galgo. He has a nice character and is good with people and other dogs. He was handed into the shelter. He is approx. 7 ½ years old.
Shiva, a young female galgo, approx. 1 ½ years old. She has some white markings on her chest, tail and paws. She was handed in to the shelter and is very active. She likes to play and loves to have a fuss made of her.
Sorti, a black female galga, approx. 6 ½ years old. She is very timid and will take time to gain her trust with people. She is alright with other dogs.
Please check out Life with a Galgo.
Also, read about how last September's galgos have been homed.
See here for details of how our galgos from last April have been getting on in their new homes: