'Today marks the end of a chapter, and a new life for Solé. The last of the 4 galgos that arrived on the same day, unwanted by their hunter/breeder. I don't want to think of their life with him because Solé came to me so broken. Sometimes they are so traumatised leaving the only place they've ever known, even if these places are just awful in our eyes, other times it could be something that's happened in their past, or not happened as in the case of not being socialised with other people.
But whatever the case Solé is a survivor, and has overcome many things to be where she is today. Over the last few weeks I've pondered whether to keep her with me and bring her on more, or put her up for adoption with somebody experienced with traumatised dogs. Well fate stepped in and she has been offered a wonderful foster placement with a lady in Germany who has rescued galgos of her own, and is also so experienced dealing with dogs that have issues. I cannot let this opportunity pass her by, and have to let her go no matter how much it hurts.
I really struggle when they leave because they must feel so frightened and abandoned on the journey. But at the same time I know in my heart that this is the best thing for Solé, and when she lands in Germany later today she's got a whole new life to look forward to. And I know that she'll cope because, she's made such progress over the last few weeks.
My darling Solé you're a part of my heart and I'll always love you. Stay brave and strong because you are a survivor. You and so many galgos across Spain are proof that there is a better life after being in the hands of a hunter/breeder
I'd like to thank Tina Baumgärtner for helping me so much with all 4 galgos, Gitana, Leana, Vieri and Solé. You're not only my good friend. You're my rock.
And another thank you to everyone that shared the posts and commented. Without you these dogs go nowhere.'