If you are considering adopting a galgo, and wonder if they can live with cats, then have a look at this lovely video of Paloma, adopted in Italy from the Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert shelter. My first greyhound, a stray, lived happily with my cats but none of my Spanish galgos have, their hunting instinct has been too strong. So it's essential that a galgo is properly cat tested before adoption.
Peluco is one of the hundreds of rescued galgos at Scooby hoping for his forever home. Contact Scooby direct if you are interested in adopting him.
'Hello everybody! I just wanted to let you know that I am ready now! I am ready for adoption. I am ready for the next chapter in my life; a home. In the summer of 2016 I was living in the forest with my brothers and sisters, trying to survive. We did not trust people, we were scared of them. But somehow they caught us and brought us to the shelter of Scooby. Here I slowly started to trust people and now I actually think I like them! After 1,5 years in this shelter I have seen enough. All of my friends went to homes and new friends keep coming in. I also want to go now, go to a home of my own. I am ready. Are you?
Watch me interact with a stranger here, look how much I have grown!'
If you've ever wondered what it is like at the Scooby Medina del Campo Shelter, Margie Easter has put together this video to give you some idea of the size, and the rescued animals. Warning, some of it can make you a bit dizzy!
Remember, all these lovely animals are available for adoption. Contact Scooby direct.
Mary Macdonald is a member of GPAC - Galgo and Podenco Rescue Canada - and last May travelled with 2 friends to Spain to take back 5 podencos and a galgo. Here she tells of how Chaval joined her family in Canada.
'Chaval is a Galgo from Scooby Medina. He was rescued from a Perrera at the age of eight months. When looking at Scooby's website and available dogs - a task that is not easy because they all deserve a loving home - Chaval caught my interest because he had been at the rescue so long. When I inquired about him I had learned he had been there so long because he was considered a “ cripple “. He had an old calcaneus fracture of his right hind leg from some unknown trauma. I decided I would adopt him regardless and in May 2018 he became a part of my family.
He had some health issues when he arrived, excessive water drinking and excessive peeing and he needed to gain weight. After a few tests he was diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus, which is managed by Desmopressin drops in his eye twice a day for life and he started to gain the weight he needed. After I got a diagnosis and treatment, I had his leg X rayed, not thinking anything could really be done since it was such an old fracture.
Ann's Canine Care in Malaga has recently rescued these two galgos, now named Duke and Oliver. It's not just a case of a volunteer turning up at the pound, paying the fee and getting the dog. Here Ann says thank you to the team of people who helped her.
'A lot of special people to say thank you to today. And because of them Duke and Oliver are out of the pound and, into the next stage of finding their forever homes. Thank you Heidi Goll, Beate Zwickenpflug for arranging their release, and to all the Godmothers for supporting them. Cristina Mora Carballo for organising the transport for them, and to Dori Barragán and her husband for taking me to the pound to release them and bringing us all back home. The boys have settled in nicely, and will update more about their personalities in a few days when I know more. A great day for the Galgos'