Spanish Greyhound, Podenco and other Sighthound Rescue
Spanish Greyhounds (known as Galgos) and Podencos often suffer terrible lives at the hands of their hunting owners.
It has been said that the dog is man’s best friend. If this is true, then the Galgos of Spain have been viciously betrayed. There is a very cruel and barbaric custom amongst many Spanish hunters, or “Galgueros,” that destroys more than 50,000 Galgos every year.
Galgos and Podencos are used for hunting, but most are used for only one season and then discarded. If they hunt poorly, they are tortured as retribution for the shame they reflected upon their owners.
Our Patron... Ralf Little
Ralf Little made his name playing Antony in The Royle Family, starring alongside Sue Johnstone, Ricky Tomlinson and Caroline Aherne. He then went on to the hugely successful Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. He now stars in the BBC crime drama Death in Paradise! And now he is the first Patron of Project Galgo!
News, Updates & Events
News & Updates
Galgos and Pods like most sighthounds feel the cold. If you would like to treat any of our dogs in our foster homes to a lovely jumper or even a coat. Speedray Sighthound Design Wear have very kindly offered Project Galgo a 10% discount on any of their beautiful designs.
All dogs undergo a simple cat test whilst in the shelter in Spain. Some dogs are then placed in foster homes with cats, or if there is no foster available, they will remain at the shelter. The cat tests will never indicate a dog is totally accepting or amenable to every cat, or even yours…
Bruma’s Memorial Fund
Bruma’s story hit us all hard and it still haunts me and I daresay, always will. With Bruma’s memory in mind, Galgos en Familia named a Galga who they rescued, after her. This Galga was very frightened and had clearly suffered at the hands of her Galguero. We invite you to make a donation to either Project Galgo or Galgos en Familia, Or Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert in memory of these two beautiful souls.
Want to buy a different sort of gift for a friend or family? Another great way to help our Galgos and Podencos is by donating towards their transport costs. It costs a total of 400 euros to transport one Galgo or Podenco, and we also give a donation of 200 euros to the shelter. You can buy from 10 miles upwards (£3 minimum).