Love Hope Believe Galgo Adoption currently works with multiple shelters in Spain to transport available Galgo Espanol to the Chicago area. Our adoption fees for each Galgo Espanol is determined by the cost of the transport from Spain to the US, and ranges from $550.00 to $1000.00. To help lower the adoption fee, LHBGA seeks sponsors for each Galgo brought to the US. The adoption fee or transport cost is broken down as follows:
1) Spain Shelter adoption fee $260.00 (which covers spay/neuter, blood work, and all vaccinations)
2) Airline crate for the transport of the Galgo $200.00
3) Airline cargo fee – Iberia costs $400.00 (Iberia is the only airline that has direct flight to Chicago)
Total estimated costs: $860.00
Our adoption area is within a 6 hour drive from Chicago, IL. This allows us to be at least one days drive away in case the adoption does not work out or for other emergency issues with the Galgo or adoptive family. Most Galgos require a 6 foot fence due to their great jumping ability and high prey drive. We do adopt to families that do not have a fence as long as they commit to leash walking only and to never use a tie down.
LHBGA also highly recommends the adopter purchase a spook harness for their new Galgo Español. The spook harness will help prevent your new family member from slipping out of a normal greyhound harness. The Spook harness can be purchased from http://www.majesticcollars.com/harness.htm During the first couple weeks as they are adjusting to their new surrounds is when they are most likely to escape, using a spook harness will help prevent the Galgo from escaping during a walk. LHBGA also requires a 6 foot fence, or a commitment to leash walk only, unless otherwise noted in the adoption packet. Galgo Español are great jumpers and can easily jump a four foot fence. All dogs should always be supervised while outside in a backyard and should never be left unattended.
Please download an application and send in the completed application to email@example.com.
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Once we receive your application we will send you an email notifying you that we have received it. After reviewing your application we will call you for a phone interview and to go over your application, home environment, current pets, type of pet you are looking for, and discuss adding a Galgo Español to your family. We will contact your references and verify your application, once your application is passed, we will schedule a home visit with you. We require an introduction to your current pets with the Galgo the adopter is interested in to make sure there is a match.
Our adoption process from completing application to welcoming your new family member to their new home can take as short as two weeks and as long as 30 days.
If you have any questions about our adoption process, costs, or available Galgos please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Born Feb 2nd 2011
Activity level: Medium
Don has lost fear he had when he came 2,5 years ago to FBM. He was mistreated and abused in his past but with us –although slowly- he learnt to trust. He is gentle and calm.
Storm - This very sweet young soul would love to be your best friend. He loves to give hugs, receive ear rubs, go on long walks, and curl up with you on the couch. Storm is ready for a home and longing for a family to love.
Keko is a greyhound of approximately 2 years of age.
He was abandoned in Toledo Spain. Keko is a sociable dog, without fear, he likes the human company and other dogs very much. He is suitable for males and females. Keko is learning to walk with the leash but still pulls a little.
Found 4th Oct. in the area of the university Born 4th Oct. 13
63 cm 23,6 kg
She is very affectionate and cheerful. Being pet is for her the best thing in the world. She prefers to have other companions so she cannot be an only dog.
She can live peacefully with dogs and cats (after appropriate introduction)
KRABI - He came 21st Dec. 16 from galguero village
Born 2nd May 15
Krabi is utmost gentle and friendly but still somehow shy towards unknown persons. In a relaxed home he would improve fast and feel safe.
He gets along with other dogs and can live with cats.
Found 19th Sept in the commercial area of Factory Born 19th Sept 15
62 cm 24 kg
Activity level: Medium
Zalamera is affectionate and full of life. With other dogs she has excellent relations and could live together with cats.
Dogs Arriving in November
Faruk - Medical Hold
He came on 3rd Feb. 17 from galguerovillage Born 21st Feb. 14
69 cm 25,5 kg
Faruk is still shy but very friendly. In the beginning it takes him time and effort to gain confidence but once he trusts he becomes your shadow...
Update: Faruk broke his leg while in his foster home in Spain. He had surgery to repair the break and once healed he will be transported to Chicago.
Kiki is a greyhound who is about 3.5 years old.
was turned in by his former owner when he was no longer used for hunting.
Kiki is a quiet dog, somewhat shy at first contact, when he meets people looking for his caresses. Kiki gets along well with males and females that are not very active or dominant. He is learning to walk with the leash.
If you or someone you know is flying from Spain to the USA, and would be interested an escorting a Galgo please contact us. To learn more about escorting Galgos to the USA please read this information