The Galgos from Spain for homing in the UK

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.

Adoption Process

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 or may be filled in online

· 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.

Please note that we aim to keep our website as up to date as possible regarding dogs reserved/adopted but this can change quickly so please ring us or email for the latest position. Thank you.

Galgos for Adoption:

THE FOLLOWING GALGOS WILL BE ARRIVING IN OCTOBER:

Click to enlarge Carbonero's Gallery

Carbonero is a strikingly handsome male galgo. He’s about 4 years old and with his white, tan and black coat stands out from the crowd. At the moment life experience has left him feeling very nervous of people and unsure of the new sights and sounds around him. He has started to show more confidence with those that he’s sees regularly but will need someone who, preferably, has experience of the breed type and has the knowledge, time and patience to gain his trust so that he can enjoy his new life to the full.

Click to enlarge Wilma's Gallery
RESERVED Wilma is a smaller female galga, mostly black with little splashes of white on her face and toes. She has a very bright and friendly personality, wagging her tail as soon as you approach her and eagerly accepting treats or cuddles. She walks well on a lead and seems confident around other dogs. Although we estimate her age at 8 or 9 years old, she is full of life and ready to swap her previous life on the streets for a comfy sofa. RESERVED
Click to enlarge Lagartijo's Gallery
Lagartijo is a lovely tiger striped brindle boy, approximately 5 years old. He is a quiet, gentle character a little shy at first but happy to see you. He enjoys cuddles and his eyes close as he relaxes. He seems quite confident around his canine friends and walks quietly on the lead. All he needs now is his own comfy bed in a forever home.
Click to enlarge Brisa's Gallery
Brisa is a very pretty light brindle and white female galga, approximately 4 years old. She’s keen to greet you and is always eager to go for a walk. She’s confident with other dogs and very interested in what’s going on around her. She walks well on a lead if sometimes a little bouncy in her enthusiasm. She’s just ready to start her new life.
Click to enlarge Lluvia's Gallery
Lluvia, a dainty female galga, approximately 5 years old, light brindle in colour with gorgeous amber eyes. She is a timid girl who at the moment feels more comfortable with canine friends than she does with people. Although she walks quite well on a lead she could be startled by sudden noises and new things. Her confidence and trust will grow with some time and patience allowing her character to blossom.

 

Click to enlarge Nayma's Gallery

Nayma is a beautiful looking young female galga approximately 3 years old. She’s fawn in colour with a white chest, paws and just the tip of her tail. She takes a few minutes to check you out with her dark brown eyes but then is happy to meet you. She’s very keen to go for her walks and as a young dog has plenty of energy. She takes lots of notice of things around her and wants to explore. Confident with her fellow galgos, she’s a little unsure around noisy other breeds.

 
Click to enlarge Nicolas's Gallery

Nicolas is a handsome dark brindle boy. He has some white hair on his face and around his eyes giving him a ‘distinguished look’ whilst only being approximately 5 years old. He’s missing part of a toe on a back paw but it’s an old injury and doesn’t bother him at all. He’s a great character, walks well on a lead, is very comfortable around people and other dogs and quietly absorbs all that is going on around him. He loves a treat but would like nothing better than to swap his kennel for a place on your lap!

 

 

Please check out Life with a Galgo.

See At home with a blind lurcher, a greyhound and four galgos!

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: