The shelter


Galgos en Familia  is a project to save galgos founded and directed by Vera Thorenaar. It´s main job is the recuperation of galgos, the majority from animal health centres and their rehabilitation until they are put up for adoption in Spain and outside of our borders.

Our galgos, after being rescued from the dog pounds and off the streets, are checked by a vet who perform all the basic tests for the most common illnesses such as distemper, filarial, ehrlichia, anaplasmosis, lyme disease and leishmania. After receiving their treatment, depending on each case, they are vaccinated, sterilized and microchipped.

The adoption process of our galgos,once they are fully recovered, starts with a questionnaire and a home visit of the family interested in adopting. If all goes well then the adoption contract will be signed and then finally there is a follow up of the animal in its new family.

user-homeGalgos en Familia do home checks of the possible adoption.

user-homeA contract is signed that stipulates the adoption conditions.

user-homeThe shelter has an exhaustive follow up procedure with the adopters.

Our work would not be possible without the selfless and loyal help from foreign associations who handle and endorse the adoptions in their countries and also offers us the security and confidence of a better life for our dogs, with their tireless efforts of finding families, with full and complete contracts and follow ups that are regular reported to us.

We work in Belgium with All4dogs and with Un Panier Pour Nos Levriers, in Holland with Greyhound Rescue Holland, in Austria with Tierfreudin, in France with Levriers du Sud and GEE, in England with Greyhounds in Need, in Italy with Ente Nazionale Protezione Animali, in the U.S.A. with Galgo Podenco Support , Grateful Greyhounds Inc, Greyhound Pets Inc, Greyhound Friends of New Jersey, Triangle Greyhound Society, Sighthounds Underground, and with  Greyt Companions,  and in Canada with Extraordinary Greyhounds and Podencos.