Galgos del Sol is a small, registered, charity (G30856736) based in Murcia, Spain. We rescue and rehabilitate abandoned and injured galgos for placement in forever homes in the UK, Europe, and US. Bred solely for hunting, thousands of galgos are abandoned or killed annually at the end of each short season. They are not typically considered as pet worthy in Spain and their lives end in less than humane ways either in perreras (kill stations) or on the streets. GdS is a non profit organization and fully dependent on donations for its survival.
What is a galgo?The Galgo Español or Spanish greyhound is an ancient breed and a member of the sighthound family. Despite being called a “greyhound”, the Spanish Galgo is not closely related to the English or Irish Greyhound, the lineage of the two breeds being different.
Adopting a galgoReadying our rescued galgos for adoption is an essential part of our mission. Every dog yearns for a forever home and galgos are no exception. Intelligent, gregarious, loyal, and affectionate, galgos are wonderful companions. Every adopted galgo is grateful for getting a second chance.
Welcome to the new GdS website!
Our new website is up and running thanks to Marylou Hecht and Erin Witzel of Dyad Communications, Inc. as well as Brian Hughes of Ibizan Hound Rescue. Great appreciation to Diane Hughes of Ibizan Hound Rescue as well for her stellar photographic skills. We are adding information all the time so please check back often. We hope you enjoy our new site!
GdS to the US
Tina Solera and Mandy Simpson will be traveling to the US in May to bring four needy dogs (and possibly more) to their forever homes. Tina and Mandy will be able to visit several GdS alumni dogs in Ohio and New Hampshire. Tina has been invited to speak at Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue in NH on the plight of the Spanish galgos and podencos.