GRIN has been able to do amazing things since it was founded nearly a decade ago. With your support and donations, we have achieved great success in our mission: we’ve helped countless dogs, provided relief for overburdened shelters, facilitated the transport of supplies, and we’ve adopted hounds into loving forever homes. It has been truly incredible to have the opportunity to do so much good.
Unfortunately, changes in airline regulations have made adoptions very difficult and expensive propositions: The cost of bringing a single dog to North America can easily reach or exceed $1,000, and the logistics of the trips can take months to plan. As much as we at GRIN love seeing Spanish hounds find homes here, the amount of time spent and money invested are difficult to justify: $1,000 is a very significant amount for the shelters we support, and it’s of paramount importance to us that every dollar we take in go as far as it can to help as many dogs as it can. Additionally, GRIN does not have a foster network that could step in to take in a hound should one need to be re-homed.
The convergence of these factors has led us to the decision to narrow our focus to fundraising, education, and support.
If you are interested in adopting a Galgo in the United States or Canada, please let us know, and we’ll connect you with an organization in our network that either specializes in international adoptions or that may have Spanish dogs in foster homes in North America already.
As always, thank you so much for your support.
Warm regards from all of us at GRIN.