Galgos Del Sol

Rescuing & Returning Galgos to Their Rightful Place in Our Hearts

  • We just completed Phase I of our fundraiser and purchased the land for the Galgos Del Sol Centre! Please help us with Phase II.

  • We are now raising funds for the building and kennels. Help us make our dream come true and make a donation using the button above.

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 Did It!

​GDS has been hoping to purchase land to consolidate all our dogs under one roof rather than in four different locations. Out of the blue, an offer from an anonymous donor came along and gave us three weeks to raise money which would be tripled. We did it thanks to our generous supporters who, yet again, opened their wallets and purchased tee shirts, bid on auction items and just made straight out donations. We raised the money and the land now belongs to our charity. Next up? Phase II to begin fundraising for the building and kennels. Watch this page, we will soon put up a dedicated Galgos del Sol Centre page to keep everyone involved with our progress.

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”!