Galgos del Sol

From Street Life to Sweet Life — Rescuing & Rehoming Galgos & Podencos

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I am Tina Solera, the founder and president of Galgos del Sol. In 2007, my family and I moved from the UK to Murcia, Spain.

I spent my time raising our two toddlers, training for triathlons and acclimating to a new culture. One day I came face to face with a stray galgo looking for help. It's hard to explain the connection that I felt but when he looked at me with his soulful eyes and stretched out that needle nose, I knew my life had changed forever. Galgos del Sol is now responsible for over 300+ galgos, podencos and mixes of those breeds. We are a licensed charity in Spain as well as in the UK, and a 501(C)(3) in the US.

Meet Our Dogs

GDS strives to offer the best for dogs as they wait for their families to adopt them forever.

Learn more on how to Adopt

The Centre

The Galgos del SoL Centre houses over 300+ dogs in multiple kennel blocks with indoor/outdoor access, running water bowls, and so much more. Volunteers even have a place to stay. GDS strives to provide the very best for the dogs while they are waiting to be adopted into forever homes.

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Ways to Help


Our volunteers help with daily tasks, including: cleaning, feeding, walking the dogs, grooming, agility activities, cooking, and vet runs with staff.

Learn more about volunteering


Sponsoring a Hound is an opportunity for supporters to set up monthly donations which helps us hugely with our monthly expenses. Our sponsorship program is the next best thing if you are unable to adopt.

Sponsor a Hound!


Every donation, large or small, helps bring a better life to the dogs at Galgos del Sol. There are other ways to help, as well, including: our Amazon Wishlist, and more.

Contribute through donations and more

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