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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Assist all greyhounds, primarily those that are retired from or affiliated with the racing industry; Facilitate placing greyhounds in loving, responsible, forever homes; Educate the public about the desirability of adopting greyhounds as companions and family pets in the home; Stress the importance of spay and neuter as a means of controlling the number of unwanted animals; Support, welcome and encourage an active, organized volunteer base of greyhound lovers who share the passion and vision of finding loving, responsible, forever homes for greyhounds to live out their natural lives; Provide continuing educational support to the greyhound's family after placement to ensure a successful adoption; Connect with other groups and people that assist and adopt greyhounds to promote adoption worldwide; Endeavor to also assist greyhound mixes, other large sighthounds and large sighthound mixes; and most of all, Enjoy the spiritual connection we all share with greyhounds and each other in loving and helping one of the most loving and loyal creatures put on this earth.

Results: Since its inception in 2001, GALT has placed over 2,700 greyhounds into loving forever homes.

Target demographics: Adults & Families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 124 greyhounds find their homes and families

Geographic areas served: United States of America and adjacent countries

Programs: Miss Mesa Fund - Contributions to this fund are used to pay the cost of medical care for those GALT greyhounds with special medical needs. http://galtx.org/help/mesafund.shtml House a Hound - Help GALT's hounds waiting for their forever homes by sponsoring their boarding at a kennel. The average stay for an adoptable hound is approx. 4 weeks which allows time to complete vetting and general health/personality assessment before placement in a foster home. http://galtx.org/help/houseahound.shtml Angel's Strays Fund - Please help GALT save the lives of STRAY or injured greyhounds. http://www.greyhoundadoptiontx.org/help/sos.shtml

Community Stories

194 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about how amazing GALT is. The support you get through adoption and as a volunteer is amazing. I'm proud to be a part of this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don't know what I would do without GALT! The amount of knowledge and willingness of members and volunteers to step up and help out is amazing. I love the unending support I receive when I needed and enjoy every volunteer opportunity because of the amazing people that make up the group.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be part of such a wonderful organization. I have fostered puppies (and other dogs) for GALT. First of all, taking in litters of puppies is an effort in itself, but moreover, these poor darlings would be dead or homeless if GALT didn't step in. Below is a photo of a puppy that GALT saved from terrible conditions. Thank you GALT for all you do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I encountered GALT from a friend's referral when we moved to the DFW area. I didn't look them up at first, but my friend kept nagging me and saying...this is the best greyhound rescue in the country. After awhile, I connected with GALT, and began fostering and volunteering occasionally, but the entire organization is so friendly and well-run that I'm now fundraising for them too. The best part about GALT is that they are an all-volunteer organization, so every single dime goes to the care and placement of the rescued dogs.

Greytwannabe

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas lives its mission everyday. The greyhounds are taken care of from intake to adoption by this team of dedicated volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is an outstanding all volunteer organization whose mission remains true and strong since its inception. Incredible people helping these retired athletics find their forever homes. Absolutely the best adoption group ever!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GALT takes care of the dogs in exemplary fashion, and all the volunteers work hard to ensure happy adopted outcomes. I'm proud to foster for them, helping as many greyhounds as I can. I know my fosters always get the best medical care possible. The adoption coordinators vet applicants and make sure that the right dog is matched up to the adopter.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT), is a wonderful organization to work with and to donate to. It is run solely by volunteers, and depends on donations to continue it's good work. GALT has placed over 1500 greyhounds in homes in the past ten years. They never turn away a greyhound and often take in the ones that need considerable medical attention.

Although volunteer driven, they strive for professional results. GALT is welcoming to new volunteers, and has had a big impact in raising awareness about the plight of retired racing greyhounds in the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GALT runs a tight ship. These dogs get the best of care, no matter where they come from. The organization is run professionally and with great heart, and it's a pleasure to volunteer with them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Yes, run by volunteers, but so professionally—a grade A operation, both efficient and compassionate from start to finish.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GALT really goes the extra mile for the dogs and has a wonderful team of volunteers working tirelessly together.

Kelly197

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with GALT for about 6 months now. I love that a dog is not available until they are completely healthy and ready for their forever home! What an amazing group that always has the best interest of the hounds as top priority.

bbebee

Volunteer

Rating: 5

How I adore an organization where every bit of the funds goes to the purpose for which it is intended, to help dogs and not to some highly paid executive. we have volunteered with GALT for years and years now. It is a rewarding venture made all the more so as we share our experience with so many other caring volunteers. This is the most worthy of support animal adoption group. There are not enough superlatives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Been a volunteer for years now. Here's a reason why. We have a foster on injured reserve. No vet has yet figured out what exactly is wrong with her, but GALT will not give up. She continues to be treated, tested, fed a special diet. If necessary, GALT will care for her for her entire life. GALT never ever gives up on a dog. People should treat each other with as much respect. Thank you GALT

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JWaller

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GALT is a well organized group with dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly for the greyhounds. We have tremendous foster family support to ensure the greyhounds are loved and we'll cared for while waiting for their forever homes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a GALT volunteer for over 6 years - as a foster family helping greyhounds prepare for their forever homes and as part of a fabulous team that cares lovingly for the greys in boarding. Over the year we have also become the proud parents of 3 amazing GALT greyhounds. It is wonderful to watch these sweet creatures blossom and see the wonder in their eyes as they experience home life for the first time. To see them gain confidence and in some cases, help them to learn to trust us 2-leggers. We have nurtured fosters that were extremely shy and fearful of people; cared for fosters with broken legs; kept some calm and quiet while going through heartworm treatments; and above all, treated them as part of the pack. GALT is an amazing organization and makes sure every single greyhound is placed in the right home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a GALT member for many years now. GALT volunteers are the very best and always rise to the occasion to help hounds in need. I like knowing that my donations are used to help the dogs exactly as expected. Thanks, GALT, for 15 years of dedication to "no grey turned away!"

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a GALT supporter is one of the best things that I have ever done - a real first class organization that is truly all about the hounds. I like that I know how the money is being used and that none of it goes to salaries or perks. GALT is just stellar!

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