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June Searchfield

As an adoptant and fosterer I totally agree with all the comments written about the procedure. What I would like to add is the following...it would be a great help if we could have a bit more history about the dogs coming through...having had a sad experience lately with a galga being placed in the wrong environment...ie.the galga was put into a home with no other animals when she had come from a foster home of four or five dogs and cats. As a result she was totally unsettled, lonely and was rehomed again within a week...not a situation which I want to see repeated. The rewards from fostering and adopting these beautiful dogs are fantastic and to see a rehabilitated galgo go to his or her new forever home, happy,confident and healthy makes the hard work worthwhile.


Hi June

Thanks for your comments. Totally agree with what you say, but sometimes the refuges don't know an awful lot about the dogs they get. But it is true that the galgos and podencos usually have been kept with others of the same type, and have not been kept as solitary dogs, and so, when they go to adoptants, they really need to go to homes where there is another dog.

And if people do adopt one of these dogs, they should really seriously ask the question 'does the dog live with cats', which some of the refuges can test within restricted situations - as I have a foster dog who now way could live with cats - he has obviously hunted in a previous life - probably starved to make him hunt - and really wants to get at my pet cat!

On the other hand, there are lots of galgos who come out of Spain and live happily straight away with cats, I know of at least 2 just in my small commune.



Fine information. Thanks so much, have a good day!

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