There’s nothing more near and dear to the Shortino’s hearts than their dogs (aka Kids).  In particular they have been on a crusade to help rescue the Galgos & Podencos dogs in Spain.

Why not help us out with the following by joining our 16 Dog a Day Initative!


The 16 Dogs a Day Initiative

We want to recognize our almost 16,000 page likes by creating a memorial for the new centre.

With a donation of 16 euro per dog, we will add their name(s) (your family name too if you choose) to a permanent huge graphic mural to be installed at the NEW centre.

Your dogs, living or passed, will be forever memorialized at Murcia’s first galgo sanctuary and education centre. If we can get to 1,600 dogs (not just GDS dogs but any dogs who are loved and have been loved), two of our supporters will sponsor a new billboard using the galgo graphic and names to show everyone in Murcia how much support GDS has and how much our supporters care about the hounds who have made it and sadly those that didn’t. It will raise over 25,000 euros! We are hoping for a minimum of 16 dog’s names a day and our Facebook banner will be updated daily to show our progress. Please help us achieve.

To donate in English, please use the donate button above and leave a note with dog’s name and your name if you would like that included. If you are in the US and would like to make a tax-deductible donation, go to

Thank you for your help & support

Paul & Carmen Shortino