The Galgos from Spain for homing in the UK

Galgos (breed name galgo español) are Spanish bred greyhounds used widely by hunters in the rural areas of Spain, for coursing the hare with betting but the season is only 4 months after which time they are abandoned or brutally killed. Many have not been handled kindly, some have suffered victimisation in overcrowded shelters in Spain, making them wary of other dogs, and some need gentle socialisation and a lot of reassurance that they are never going to be hungry or hurt again. They were rescued in the first place by volunteers who themselves suffer the hostility of their own countrymen for showing such concern and care.

All the galgos we bring to the UK are sterilised, micro chipped and have been tested and found clear of Mediterranean diseases before they come to the UK.

Adoption Process

If you are interested in offering a home to a galgo please :-

· Contact us on 01784 483206 to ask for a homing pack or view the pack on line

· Complete and send the questionnaire in the pack to us at Greyhounds in Need, 5A, 80 High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9HE, or email it to our homing officer

The questionnaire is also available separately – please view the homing questionnaire

· We will then get in touch to chat more with you and arrange a home visit and try to match the right dog to the right home.

Please note that we aim to keep our website as up to date as possible regarding dogs reserved/adopted but this can change quickly so please ring us or email for the latest position. Thank you.

Galgos for Adoption:

Viva, a fawn female galga, approx. 5 years old. She has a nice character, good with people and other dogs. She was handed in to the shelter by her owner. ADOPTED

Ela is a brindle female galga, approx. 6 ½ years old. She is very timid. She has got used to the kennel staff and her tail wags when she sees them but with us she is still very wary. She needs a home where someone can spend time with her to help win her round and gain her trust. She would do better in a family with other dogs. The family who adopt her need to be patient with her and realise that for some time they may not be able to take her out for walks, she isn’t happy on the lead and will try to get away so she will need to get used to the home and garden and some lead walking around the garden to build her confidence

Gara, a lovely looking brindle and white female galga, approx. 6 ½ years old. She is fine with people and other dogs. She was rescued from the streets by the shelter in Almendralejo. ADOPTED



Freya, a dark brindle female galga, approx. 3 ½ years old. She has a nice character. She is alright with people and other dogs. ADOPTED



Sibella, a light brindle female galga, approx. 6 ½ years old. She was handed in to the shelter. She is a quiet dog and gets on well with people and other dogs. ADOPTED

Tobi, a lovely looking longer haired male galgo. He has a nice character and is good with people and other dogs. He was handed into the shelter. He is approx. 7 ½ years old. ADOPTED

Shiva is a young female galga, approx.1 ½ years old. She has some white markings on her chest, tail and paws. She was handed in to the RECAL shelter. She is a lovely looking dog and very friendly. She has got used to the kennel staff and us now and gets very excited when people visit. She loves to run around the paddock area and we have tried to take videos of her but she is too quick ! She will fetch a toy or ball when we throw it, she never quite brings it back to you but with some training she probably will. She needs a home where she will have company and where people are around to spend time with her and get her into a routine. She is young and playful and wants to please, she will take time to settle but will make a lovely pet. 


Sorti, a black female galga, approx. 6 ½ years old. She is very timid and will take time to gain her trust with people. She is alright with other dogs. ADOPTED


Please check out Life with a Galgo.

Also, read about how last September's galgos have been homed.

See here for details of how our galgos from last April have been getting on in their new homes: