Adoption Process

Galgo Rescue International Network brings a limited number of galgos and other rescued Spanish dogs to the United States each year.  If you are interested in adopting a galgo and changing your life forever, please complete the form and mail it to the address on the application.

Galgo Adoption Application 

1Complete Adoption Application and mail or fax it to G.R.I.N. (address and fax number below)

2A 50% deposit ($375) is required after your application is accepted.

3The remainder ($375) of the non-refundable adoption fee of $750 is due upon receipt of your galgo (for local adopters - adopters outside of the Denver area will need to mail final payment prior to delivery of the dog).

Mail Adoption Applications to:

Galgo Rescue International Network
Telma Shaw, Adoption Coordinator
568 Edgewater Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92057

Fax Application to:
Please call first so that we can switch the phone line over to the fax machine (we could pay for a separate fax line, but that money is better used supporting the Galgos)

Please note, the adoption fee has been increased due to the immense increase in transportation costs.  Our current average cost for transporting one dog from Spain to the United States is $900 so any additional donations are welcome.

The $750.00 adoption fee includes the following:

  • A wonderful, new life long companion.
  • The following services preformed by one of GRIN's Galgo knowledgeable veterinarians: spay or neuter
  • The cost of transporting your Galgo from Spain or other location.
  • A Martingale style collar, a buckle collar affixed with a GRIN ID tag and 6 ft. leash.
  • On-going support for the life of your Galgo.

Additional Adoption Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions are located in the Adopting FAQs

If you have questions about galgos, please email

If you have adoption questions, please email