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.
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
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.
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.
THE FOLLOWING GALGOS WILL BE
ARRIVING IN OCTOBER:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
for details of how our galgos from last April have been getting on in their new