Adoptable Jordan with his favorite toy. Photo: Travis Patenaude We like to tell our adopters that Greyhounds are "book smart" and Galgos are "street smart"!
While a greyhound has lived a very structured life, a Galgo has had to fend for itself. They learn how to "survive" the best they can. Galgos are very clever and learn very quickly how to get what they want! Their physical appearance differs in more subtle ways. For example, Galgos are smaller in height, with a more narrow frame and longer muzzles. Galgos are trained to run very long distances at fast speeds (trained behind trucks driving 35mph for 15 km). Greyhounds are sprinters.
How does Love, Hope Believe Galgo Rescue prepare dogs for adoption once they reach the U.S.?
The galgos of LHBGA are mainly fostered in our home (as we have very few foster homes in our area) where they are taught "House Rules". We work on basic obedience and house breaking. Because many of the galgos we take in to our rescue have been on the streets or in a shelter for an extended time, many are fearful of humans. We work hard to socialize them and help them overcome some of their fears. Galgos are very smart which means they can keep us on our toes! They love to play and run around the yard. Galgos are very vocal and physical players, but they are also BIG cuddle bugs!