Adopting a dog from Spain comes with some risks of which you should be aware.

Nearly all Spanish shelters test for Babesia, Ehrlichia, Leishmania and heartworm disease. Babesia and Erlichia are tick-borne diseases, Leishmania is a disease transmitted by the sand fly, and heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes. Even though dogs are screened for these diseases in Spain, we encourage adopters to fully disclose the origin of their adopted animals to their veterinarians, particularly if the dog shows any sign of illness. As with American racing greyhounds, the environments in which these dogs are kept may contain ticks, and it is not practical nor feasible for the shelters to test for all possible tick-borne diseases. All dogs are treated for external parasites prior to leaving Spain; however, LHB GALGO ADOPTION strongly recommends that adopters inspect their pets very closely for any signs of external parasites.

We feel that more needs to be added to this explanation so you, the adopter, are fully aware of these diseases and their possible implications to your pet’s health. We are providing additional information for you to read and become more informed, particularly with regard to Leishmania. Please follow this link to read INFORMATION FOR YOUR VET. Although dogs are tested and deemed negative before coming to the United States, there is a small possibility that a dog that has tested negative can still have the disease in a dormant state, and it may take up to 7 years for a positive test result to show up. We recommend that you retest your dog annually, or if you see any signs of illness, as early detection is important.

Due to the nature of the infectious diseases these dogs may carry, LHB GALGO ADOPTION discourages adopters from allowing their dog to be used as a blood donor. If your adopted dog carries any of these diseases (even if they have tested negative), there is the potential for transmission to the blood recipient. As with all health matters regarding your adopted dog, only you and your veterinarian can ultimately determine the best course of action. All potential adopters are required to sign the waiver below and return to LHB GALGO ADOPTION with the application via email or mail. If you want to reconsider your adoption due to this information, please let us know immediately.


Adoption Application

We request the following information so we can assist you in the selection of a new dog. This form and a consultation with a LHB Galgo Adoption representative are designed to help you find the dog most compatible with your lifestyle.

Please fill out and submit our online application below. Completion of this application does not guarantee adoption of a LHB dog.

I have received and read all information provided by LHB GALGO ADOPTION concerning the most common risks of adopting a dog from Spain and understand that LHB GALGO ADOPTION is not responsible for any future health issues of the dog I am adopting. I hereby release LHB GALGO ADOPTION from all liability regarding the health of the dog adopted through LHB GALGO ADOPTION.


Applicant *
Address *
Phone Number *
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Will this be your first dog? *
Have they been spayed or neutered? *
Are they current on vaccinations? *
Have you ever turned your dog in to a shelter? *
Have you ever had a pet euthanized?
If you have pets, will they adjust to a new dog in the house?
Was your last dog obedience-trained? *
Why do you want this dog? (Check all that apply.) *
Does any member of your household have an allergy to dogs?
Is someone home during the day? *
Where do you live? *
Do you own or rent your home? *
If you rent, may we contact the owner to obtain permission for this dog to live in your home?
Do you have a completely fenced yard? *
Is there a gate? *
Do you have a dog door? *
Are there times when the dog will be tied up? *
Are there stairs that lead to your home? *
Will the dog spend any time in the garage? *
Do you have a pool? *
If yes, is there a fence around the pool?
Will you keep the dog up-to-date on vaccinations? *
Are you able and willing to exercise the dog on a regular basis? *
If you drive a pickup truck, would you allow the dog to ride in the back? *
If you move, will you take the dog with you? *
Have you ever applied to Love, Hope, Believe Galgo Adoption before to adopt an animal? *
Have you ever brought animals to LHB Galgo Adoption? *
Are you willing to have a representative of LHB Galgo Adoption come to see where the dog will be living? *
Are you willing to take responsibility for this dog for the next 10 to 15 years? *
How much are you willing to spend on medical bills for your dog? *
Please provide two personal references:
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Reference 1 Phone Number *
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Personal Reference 2 *
Personal Reference 2
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