Dogs for Sponsorship for Greyhounds in Need

The sponsorship scheme has been hugely successful and has helped this charity to continue to bring a few galgos into this country for adoption. When our UK supporters (who bring in the charity’s major funding) meet these lovely dogs and learn of their history, it stimulates interest and support for these poor Spanish bred greyhounds and enables us to expand our rescue and adoption work for them abroad which has always been on a very much larger scale than we can do here in the UK. The major part of GIN’s funds go to financing the rescue, rehabilitation and transport of Spanish galgos and greyhounds to safety and to homes with associations and sympathisers in Belgium, France, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland and other countries of northern and central Europe. The UK sponsorship scheme is one of the catalysts that help raise the funds for this work.

Galgos for Sponsorship:

THE FOLLOWING GALGOS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP:

Sara, a white female galga around 5 years old. She is extremely sociable and has lived in a home before. Lovely on a lead, great with other dogs and just generally perfect. ADOPTED

Zeus is a male galgo, approx. 5 years old. He is very friendly and loving and patient with other dogs. Great all rounder in general but can express himself a bit when he is unsure of things. ADOPTED

Mia, approx. 2 years old, arrived at Galgos del Sol on Christmas Eve, she was rescued from the streets and was fostered for a little while so has been in a home. She is lovely and sociable, just perfect really. ADOPTED

Zuma is a lovely confident sociable girl ready to just walk into a home. She is approx. 4 years old. She arrived at Galgos del Sol on Christmas Eve. She loves other dogs and her favourite thing at the shelter was walking in the sensory garden. ADOPTED

Berry is a young extremely loving boy that is perfect with other dogs. He also loves people. He has an old break in the leg after being hit by a car but he uses it just fine. He can pull a bit on the lead. He is approx. 3 years old. ADOPTED

Ear Muffs is a year old male galgo who was rescued from the streets. He’s a big puppy really that will need an experienced sighthound owner. He was named by the shelter in Spain, Ear Muffs, as he has tufty bits hanging off his ears which is super cute. He did really well with the behaviourist at the shelter in Spain but can be a little naughty and jumpy with others. He is great with other dogs. ADOPTED

Saltarin is approx. 3 years old. He is a sweet boy but can be nervous at first. He was taken from a Galguero who had neglected him. He’s a bit skittish on a lead and will need some lead training. He will take time to adjust to his new home. ADOPTED

Tux was rescued from the streets. He is a handsome boy, approx. 2 years old, quite scared at first but will come out on a lead and does quite well once settled. He has benefited from being with some confident dogs but he will need an experienced owner to help him gain his confidence and trust again. ADOPTED

Dinky is a tiny galga, almost whippet size, possibly a whippet galgo cross. She is a bit scared at first and would benefit from being with other dogs as they help her along. She was on the streets alone, as always, and needed a trap to be caught! She is approx. 2 years old. ADOPTED

Eve is a lovely sweet galga. She has trade mark cut on her ears of being with a gypsy in Spain. She is fantastic with others dogs and walks nicely on a lead. ADOPTED

Milan is quite shy at first but will come round if given time. She is nearly 2½ years old and was rescued from the streets. She is great with other dogs and walks nicely on a lead when she’s relaxed. ADOPTED

Moo is approx. 3 years old. He was on the motorway in Spain and was rescued by a local woman and then came to Galgos del Sol. He is a sweet boy, walks lovely on a lead and is quite calm and chilled. He is a good all rounder really. No obvious fears and loves human attention. ADOPTED

Zaira, a female galga, around 3 years old. She is a lovely girl but can be timid. She will need an experienced dog owner and would benefit from a confident dog in the house. She is lovely and playful with other dogs.

Liberty a sweet boy that was on the streets and had a tooth infection. He walks beautifully on a lead. He plays like a puppy sometimes which is nice to see as he was a bit scared at first. He is approx. 4 years old. He was spotted running down roadways and through fields with another galgo. They were finally caught in a trap. ADOPTED

Chestnut was found lying in the dirt, he had been abandoned. He is quite shy at first but slowly comes around, he will take time to gain his confidence again. He enjoys his walks and likes doing zoomies when he thinks no one is looking. He is approx. 4 years old. ADOPTED

If you would like to sponsor our galgos, please contact Carolyn or Tracey on 01784 483206 or email info@greyhoundsinneed.co.uk or complete the sponsor form here (printable) or here (pdf).

If you would like to offer a home to one of our galgos please contact us by email – info@greyhoundsineed.co.uk or by phone on 01784 483206

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