Through my passion for greyhounds/galgos and subsequent involvement in publicising the plight of the galgos in Spain, I have been introduced to the Podenco, a smaller dog used in Spain and the Spanish Islands for hunting rabbit. Whilst they are not abandoned each year in such huge numbers as the galgos, the life of a podenco runs parallel in many ways.
Through Galgo News I have met Lynne Fisher and Jackie Kennedy, who live on Lanzarote and are very involved with the SARA animal shelter and raising awareness of the problems faced by the podencos there. What you will read here also applies to the life of a podenco on mainland Spain too.
In the past year, I have been lucky enough to foster and rehome 2 delightful podencas, and have also adopted one of my own. Like the greyhound/galgo, they make wonderful pets.
What is a podenco?