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
Arrived at FBM Sept 13 2016
Born: Sept 13 2014
Cat Safe: Workable
Amai is a sweet, affectionate girl who has triumphed over many obstacles. She suffered the consequences, as many galgos do, of not being vaccinated by her galguero. She spent time in the hospital at FBM diagnosed with distemper. After treatment and therapy, she is now negative for the disease and thriving. She has a barely noticeable limp from time to time. She is again healthy, runs and plays!
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.
Born Jan 20th 2012
Activity level: Medium
He arrived at FBM on Dec 20th 2016 from galguero. He is affectionate and very receptive towards humans. He can live together with dogs and cats
He came 17th Nov. 16 from Carmona, galguero village close to Dos Hemanas
Born Aug 25th 2014
Espino is very calm and affectionate. With other animals he is utmost sociable. His passion are the walks
She came on 29th April from the perrera in Madrid.
Born 10th July 2016
60 cm18 kg
Activity level: Medium
Romy is still a puppy, very affectionate, fearless, cheer- and playful. Despite of her short age she behaves quite well inside the house, almost does not steel nor destroy. Her attitude is quite mature.
Of course, she is active, needs exercise and!!! a playmate, not appropriate as single dog.
He came 26th Nov. 16 from Jérez to FBM
64 cm, 22 kg
Medium activity level
Zack is calm and affectionate. He is vigorous and Slim. With other dogs he has good relations.
More information coming soon about Storm
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