Every year in Spain, tens of thousands of Galgos are born and bred to hunt hares. They endure a life of fear and cruelty and when they are no longer useful, they are savagely terminated.

Even though Galgos need our help all year long, World Galgo Day was started so that we can unite and speak with one voice about the plight of these beautiful dogs. February 1st was chosen because it marks the end of hunting season when many Galgos meet a fate worse than the life of cruelty that they have already endured.

I purchased my first DLSR in August of 2014, with a goal to tell the story of these dogs through photography and show how I see them through my eyes. My first Galgo, named Leena, gave me this new voice through photography and my goal is to share her story with everyone I can. These are some of the portraits I had the honor of taking of these rescued Galgos and other hunting dogs of Spain.

The shelters do everything they can to rescue the ones they can, even if they are already bursting at the seams. Please help spread the word about the Galgos.

More info: Instagram.com | diadelgalgo.com

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Leon Praveen Lang
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3 months ago

Nice background

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Dachshunds #1
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3 months ago

I WANNA HUG THAT DOGGIE!!! <3

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Susan Green
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3 months ago

What a beautiful dog.

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Susan Green
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3 months ago

Gorgeous!

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Mistralok
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3 months ago

My cousin Kristi helps to place dumped racing greyhounds. Some of the sweetest dogs in the world when properly cared for.

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L.a. Williams
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3 months ago

The dog looks great bedside the ruins especially with that sunset

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LoveAllOfYou
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3 months ago

Creative idea... turned out beautiful!

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Susan Green
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3 months ago

I love this dogs eyes. Another beauty.

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Morgan Fairchild
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3 months ago

He/She's like "Why are u doing this to me hooman?"

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Mira Heiman
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3 months ago

wait this isnt a dog! that's a giraffe

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Chaotic-Pansexual (she/they)
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3 months ago

Such sweet eyes

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Chaotic-Pansexual (she/they)
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3 months ago

Wow. What firey eyes, they absolutely pop

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Hannah Edwards
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3 months ago

I love these with the scruffy fur.

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Dachshunds #1
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3 months ago

These dogs have such gorgeous legs

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Jette Wang Wahnon
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3 months ago

Wary,very wary !

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Ann Barfoot
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3 months ago

So sad!!

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TheLuggage
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3 months ago

Do not abuse me, please. I deserve better.

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3 months ago

He is now living the spoiled life :)

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Anika Blackman
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3 months ago

Those beautiful eyes just melt my heart!

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Georgette Redwood-Gladue
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3 months ago

Dust-bunny

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Mira Heiman
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3 months ago

Is it a dog or a bunny

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Mira Heiman
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3 months ago

I WANT THIS ONE

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Laura Probst
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3 months ago

This looks like a still from a Nicholas Sparks romance film. Totally getting a brooding and deeply thoughtful, leading man vibe from this pup. 😂😂😂

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Mira Heiman
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3 months ago

why does this look like a drawing?? lol

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Jette Wang Wahnon
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3 months ago

Will you love me ?? I will snuggle with you on your couch,follow you into the bathroom and share your every meal (hopefully) I am a Velcro-dog !

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Karen Root
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3 months ago

Stunning!

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PandaForLife
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3 months ago

YOU HAVE A GIFT.

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Judy Reynolds
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3 months ago

Love the colours of this pup! Like flame and ash!!

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PandaForLife
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3 months ago

I want- NEED- this in my life!

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TahJia Williams
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3 months ago

i shall call him 'Tiggs' 🐅

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Chaotic-Pansexual (she/they)
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3 months ago

Ear flops!

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Laura Probst
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3 months ago

Man, the eyes on all of these dogs - you know they've seen some s**t. Poor puppies.

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