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Galgos del Sol (Murcia) makes saving galgos in Spain a reality!

There is an ABSOLUTE NEED to highlight the plight of galgos (greyhounds) in Spain. This blog is to help the refuge, Galgos Del Sol in Murcia, Costa Blanca.

07 June 2013 @ 23:46

The Galgos del Sol website was cruelly hacked some months ago & Tina has needed to have help to rebuild it. 

Please note this is now the website, thanks! The address (URL) has been changed.

HUGE HUGE thanks to Marylou Hecht and Erin Witzel of Dyad Communications, Inc in the USA we are so grateful for all your hard work on this.

Massive thanks also to Brian Hughes of Ibizan Hound Rescue, as always a big support to GDS. Great appreciation to Diane Hughes of Ibizan Hound Rescue as well for her stellar photographic skills.


We are adding information all the time so please check back often. We hope you enjoy our new site.

For those who do not yet know about Tina & Galgos del Sol, here is a precis of her story......

In 2007, Tina Solera, her husband and two children moved to Spain to escape the infamous British weather. 

Having travelled extensively, they chose Spain as the place to raise their children in an outdoor lifestyle. Little did Tina realize upon moving to Spain that she would make a decision that would change her life as well as that of hundreds of hounds. 

Always an animal lover, Tina could not tolerate the treatment of the Spanish galgos and decided to devote herself to their rescue, rehabilitation and ultimate adoption.The galgos (and occasional podencos) with their indomitable spirits, needle-noses and long legs, completely captured her heart. 

With no previous experience in non-profits, Tina established Galgos del Sol, a legal Spanish charity and became proficient in the Spanish language. With a generous offer of their property, the home of Gaynor and Les Davies become the first site of GdS. Les built the kennels, Gaynor provided care for the dogs and without their initial help, Tina acknowledges that GdS would not be where it is today.

Murcia, the area in which the Soleras reside, is a prolific hunting ground making the demands on GdS relentless. In addition to the Solera’s finca, GdS has galgos and podencos kennelled and fostered in various locations locally and has created relationships with organizations in France, Belgium, Germany, the UK, and the USA for adoptions. 

Never one to turn her back on a hound in need, Tina’s commitment to the dogs is evident by the hundreds that she has homed. In addition to her rescue efforts, Tina has also generated a public awareness program through a series of billboards.

Organizations of this scope cannot function without physical and monetary support, Tina is extremely grateful to devoted friends who tirelessly partner with her to save the galgos and promote their cause.


GdS went to the US


Tina Solera and Mandy Simpson have literally JUST returned from their US trip to take six needy dogs to their forever homes. Tina and Mandy visited GdS alumni hounds in both Ohio and New Hampshire.

Tina gave a powerpoint presentation on the plight of the Spanish galgos and podencos at Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue in NH. The audience was visibly moved by Tina’s powerful presentation.




Help for Tina!


Tina is in need of help with scooping poop and general tending to her 60+ hounds. Funds are short so GdS is pleading for monies to help hire assistance. Please consider making a donation for recurring payments. Just use the “Sponsor a Hound” tab at the top of the page  and, instead of putting in a hound’s name, put in Tina’s name. No amount is too small. Thank you!


BELOW: This is Tina.



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