Galgos Del Sol

Rescuing & Returning Galgos to Their Rightful Place in Our Hearts

  • Hunting season has just ended and we are inundated with abandoned and injured galgos and podencos. Please adopt, sponsor or make a donation!

  • Every year, more than 50,000 galgos are disposed of or abandoned at the end of hunting season.

Galgos del Sol is a 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. 

Galgos are not typically considered as pet worthy in Spain and their lives end in less than humane ways either in perreras (kill stations) or abandoned to a life of persecution on the streets. 

GdS is passionately committed to the welfare of galgos and works tirelessly to educate the public about their plight.

GDS is a non profit organization and receives no national or municipal funding; they are fully dependent on donations for their 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.

Like all sighthounds, the galgo is an agile sprinter. They can be very clownish and love the company of other dogs. Despite being prey driven, many are fine sharing a home with cats.

Why Adopt a galgo?

Readying 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.

Because these dogs are all survivors and have learned to live by their wits, many owners are surprised by how clever and resourceful galgos are.

Every adopted galgo is grateful for getting a second chance and will become the most appreciate friend ever.



We have loads of puppies looking for forever homes! One is cuter than the next and all deserve homes. If you are not able to adopt, please considering joining our Sponsorship Program.

Galgos del Sol Goodies

Check out our online store on Facebook. The inventory is constantly changing. We have many GDS logo items and handmade items including the famous Helen Walton “felties”!