Galgos Del Sol

Rescuing & Returning Galgos to Their Rightful Place in Our Hearts

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  • Please join our 16 Dogs a Day initiative and add a name of your beloved dog to help us achieve 1,600 names to create a billboard and a mural at our new Centre. See details below.

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.

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Join our 16 Dog a Day Initiative!

The 16 Dogs a Day Initiative - we want to recognize our almost 16,000 page likes by creating a memorial for the new centre. With a donation of 16 euro per dog, we will add their name(s) (your family name too if you choose) to a permanent huge graphic mural to be installed at the NEW centre. Your dogs, living or passed, will be forever memorialized at Murcia’s first galgo sanctuary and education centre. If we can get to 1,600 dogs (not just GDS dogs but any dogs who are loved and have been loved), two of our supporters will sponsor a new billboard using the galgo graphic and names to show everyone in Murcia how much support GDS has and how much our supporters care about the hounds who have made it and sadly those that didn’t. It will raise over 25,000 euros! We are hoping for a minimum of 16 dog’s names a day and our Facebook banner will be updated daily to show our progress. Please help us achieve. To donate in English, please use the donate button above and leave a note with dog’s name and your name if you would like that included. If you are in the US and would like to make a tax-deductible donation, go to www.galgopodencosupport.org