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

· 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:


Tizona, a black female galga. She is approx. 5½ years old. She was handed in to the RECAL shelter by her hunter owner. She is shy with people but gets on well with other dogs.
Click to enlarge Tizona's Gallery
Aliseda is an elderly galga who was found roaming the streets in Almendralejo. She is over 10 years old and has some scars. She is friendly and needs a nice home now.
Click to enlarge Aliseda's Gallery
Arion is just over a year old. He is a black with some white on his chest. He is young and playful. He is good with people and other dogs. He came from the street and was rescued by RECAL.
Click to enlarge Arion's Gallery
Apolo is a male galgo, approx. 5½ years old. He was found in the streets of Almendralejo. He is nice with people and good with other dogs.
Click to enlarge Apolo's Gallery
Dama, a lovely female galga, approx. 4 years old. She is a little shy with people and will need time to learn to trust again. She is good with other dogs. She was handed in to the shelter in Almendralejo. RESERVED
Click to enlarge Dama's Gallery
Pantera is a black female galga, she is shy with people and will take time to learn to trust again. She is good with other dogs. She was handed in to the shelter by her owner. She is approx. 6 years old.
Click to enlarge Pantera's Gallery
Sofia - Pictures by and (c) Liz Coleman


Watch a Video of the new Galgos


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: