The idea first came about as Charlotte del Rio was thinking about how to publicize the fact that galgos make great pets to the Spanish population. In conversations with Telma of GRIN, the suggestion of a Galgo Walking Club caught her imagination. She then contacted her galgo friends in Spain to plan a walk somewhere and the first Fiesta de los Galgos was born. Ivan of El Refugio del Burrito, a sanctuary for abused burros, stepped in and offered his ranch for the days festivities. The turnout was great last year and even the press came to write a story.
This year the hope is for a T.V. station to come and cover the event. The publicity would be great! The days events will include socializing with friends and family, an opportunity to walk the dogs on the ranch and learn about the burros and the labor at the sanctuary. Lunch will follow as the group will walk a few short miles into town for a lunch in an outdoor caf�. Last year even the burros walked to town with the group! After lunch, back to the barn and the fun of an agility course for dogs large and small will take place. There will also be games for the galgos and a raffle to help raise funds for the galgos. A wonderful day is expected with many of the extraordinary people of Spain who rescue those dogs most in need, the galgos and other hunting dogs of Spain. If you are in Spain and love the galgos, join Ivan and friends at El Refugio del Burrito for a fun filled day.
Address: Apartado 25, Fuente De Piedra, Malaga
Tel (0034) 952 735 077 www.elrefugiodelburrito.com