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:


Carbonero, a lovely looking male galgo, approx. 4 years old. He is a little shy. He was brought to the shelter with two more galgos.
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Wilma, a 9 year old female galga, black with some white markings. She is friendly with people and other dogs. She was found on the streets.
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Lagartijo, a brindle male galgo, approx. 5 years old. A little shy. He was handed in to the shelter.
Brisa, a brindle and white female galga, approx. 4 years old. She was handed in to the shelter in Almendralejo and is a little shy.
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Lluvia, a light brindle female galga, approx. 5 years old. She is a little shy with people but gets on well with other dogs.

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Nayma, a fawn female galga, approx. 3 years old, She was found on the streets of Almendralejo. She is friendly with people and can live with other dogs.

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Nicolas, is a dark brindle male galgo, approx. 5 years old. He is good with people and other dogs, He was found on the streets and has lost a toe on his rear paw.



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: