If you can't adopt a galgo, what about fostering one. It doesn't cost much each month, 10 euros, or £7.50. It's not much to us, but it is worth a lot to the refuges in Spain which rescue galgos and look after them till homes can be found for them abroad.
Sandra Baas, a jewellery designer who lives in Spain, who runs just such a scheme, explains.
Baasgalgo manages protection campaigns for galgos/greyhounds living in refuges or other protective shelters in Spain. Many dogs live in protective associations or refuges for many years, because they are not lucky enough to find 'forever homes'
Taking good care of these animals consumes a lot of the total available budget. That is why we offer the possibility of financial adoption of a dog. If for some reason you cannot or do not want to adopt a dog in your house, there still is the possibility to help one of those poor creatures in this way.
Inside the shelter, basic care, nourishment and veterinary attention can be provided to a specific dog, with your monthly or yearly financial support (minimum 10 euros monthly). In return you get pictures and information about the dog on a regularly base. If you want, you can always visit your 'foster' dog, play and walk with it.I
f the dog that you support financially is adopted, you will be informed and you will have the possibility of choosing another dog to sponsor. Financial adoption is not only wonderful for the dog, but is also of great importance for the shelter. They very often have a lot of dogs to take care of with only very little means, so this support is of tremendously significance.
We strongly believe that children should be taught animal love and responsibility for animals. They should be educated to believe a dog is a sensitive creature, with lots of feelings, and is not an instrument that can be dismissed after use. Teaching this to the younger generation will give hope to the galgos/greyhounds in the future.
Children (or school classes) can financially adopt a greyhound as well, they will be informed about their dog in the same way as described above.
To find out more, visit www.baasgalgo.com