GREYHOUND ADOPTION LEAGUE OF TEXAS INC

Rating: 5 stars   183 reviews

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Location: 3400 Carlisle St Ste 310 Dallas TX 75204 USA

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; 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 2,500 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
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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our fifth greyhound from GALT a couple of months ago. From beginning to end the process was seamless. Communication between volunteer arms was excellent. People were friendly, helpful and attentive.

I've adopted a number of greyhounds over the years from a number of organizations over the years and this was definitely the best experience.

I look forward to further connection with this group and hopefully volunteering in the future.

Thanks GALT, for a great experience!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Communication, follow through and outreach.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our first Greyhound - Angel in the summer of 2001. She was GALT's #004. We have since adopted 3 more Greyt ones.
The organization's "Army" of volunteers is amazing. There are events every week of the year and they are always run beautifully. The love that the volunteers have for these dogs and their futures know no boundaries.
If corporations were run as well as Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, there would be a lot more successful companies. But then, the secret of GALTs success is the love and dedication of the participants for the dogs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by seeing all the Greyhounds who have been saved by GALT.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure that they had a constant money stream to help with the multitude of expenses.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is by far the best animal rescue organization I have ever come in contact with. I have adopted and fostered greyhounds through their organization and am continually impressed by the amazing work that they do to rehabilitate and find homes for these wonderful dogs. Unlike many other breed-specific rescues, GALT does not turn away mixed breeds or greyhounds in dire need of medical attention. In fact, they go out of their way to make sure every single dog that turns up without a home or in need of medical help get the care that they need, no matter the cost. GALT consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to help deserving dogs, and does a wonderful job of staying in contact and planning events for GALT families. I highly recommend becoming involved with this organization and/or donating what you can!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the success stories of rehabilitated and adopted greyhounds, experiencing the joy of adopting and fostering greyhounds firsthand thanks to GALT.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep doing what you're doing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

GALT is a wonderful organization full of caring volunteers. Everyone looks out not only for the Greyhounds, but for each other - it's like adopting a family of folks with similar love for the dogs.

I especially appreciate the top-notch veterinary care that is given to each Greyhound that comes through the program - having had personal Greyhounds with medical issues, I know first-hand how daunting the financial impact can be. But GALT just plows through, and treats every Greyhound with the same care that I would.

I have met a lot of friends (4-legged and 2-legged) since volunteering with GALT, and I appreciate having this network of caring individuals around me.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...fostering many Greyhounds and seeing them brought to health and then placed in their forever home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them all the money and foster homes they need for the care of retired racing Greyhounds!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I have been sharing our home with a variety of animals more than 30 yrs then suddenly found ourselves "empty nesters" and without a dog when our daughter moved away and took the beloved family Husky with her. We had attended the NTx Irish Festival that year and met several of the representatives from GALT who introduced us to this very special breed. A month later, we began the search for our first grey. GALT was incredibly responsive and patient, diligent and informative. We knew it would be a challenge to find a "cat tolerant" grey that could fit in with our family of 15 cats (8 of which actually would share space inside the house). We found our "Princess" Lacy and have been hooked ever since. I have watched their website regularly, became a member, have donated when possible (including our old truck) and participated in their auctions. My work schedule has prevented me from attending all of the many gatherings and galas, but my heart is with them always. I have never seen such an active, caring, well-organized family of volunteers. I do so admire and respect each of them for their dedication and unbridled passion for this breed. It's no wonder they have enjoyed so much success in spreading the word and educating the public as they strive to unite hundred of sensitive and loving greys with their forever homes. Buddy and I, Pricess Lacy and Hunter (our second grey) would like to say, "Thank you , GALT, for everything you do!"

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

adopting "cat tolerant" greys.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't imagine anything except maybe scheduling activies on more Sundays....since I work every Saturday, it was impossible to attend the Meet & Greets when we were looking for our first grey...or participate in social acitivies.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

North Texas Irish Fesitival

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

In June 2009 my husband and I moved from Palm Beach, Florida to Frisco, Texas. Our four greyhounds and one Tabby cat made the move with us. We had recently retired and we were ready for a new adventure.
We were made aware of GALT four years earlier when we adopted our first Florida grey. My sister in Texas was so excited for us that she asked her veterinarian, Dr. Ellis about greyhounds. As it turned out Dr. Ellis just happened to be GALT’s medical advisor. A GALT brochure was forwarded to me in Florida. I frequently visited GALT’s web site finding it a valuable resource for greyhound needs.
We knew we would become GALT volunteers when we moved to Texas. We had no idea of the wonderful family we were about to become members of. My husband enjoys helping with greyhound transports and TLC work. I enjoy training and socializing GALT’s greys to have good manners. We both LOVE fostering.
Early in our volunteer work we saw many grey’s coming to GALT that were so severely sick, emaciated, tick infested, injured and/or old that I thought the only humane option was euthanasia. Luckily for these greys GALT never gives up on a dog. So many of these dogs have regained their health and now bring joy to their forever families.

The best thing about GALT is that they always step up to care for a grey in need. In doing so, they have created a loving and caring family that I am so proud to be a member of.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My first GALT foster was Shaq. He was a very strong and impulsive dog when he arrived at GALT. GALT paid for Shaq to be assessed by a proffessional trainer to attend obedience classes. The transformation in Shaq was dramatic and his placement in a loving forever home was successful. Another GALT grey I fostered was BIG GUY. He is the sweetest little guy who arrived at GALT with a severely infected foot. GALT spent over $4,500 on Big Guy's medical expenses. His forever mom adores him!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

GALT needs more help from our community and its leaders to enforce animal cruelty and neglect laws. It is appallling that we have so many sick, injured, and neglected greys that would have no place to turn if GALT was not there for them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having been intimately involved in a Labrador retriever rescue group before joining the GALT family, I already knew what rescuing was all about. However, GALT provided so much more than excellent care for greyhounds--true camaraderie and friendships galore. Unlike so many other groups out there, GALT has a nice blend of men and women, which makes for a fun way to meet new people and do good in this world at the same time.
One big highlight during my time with GALT came in July 2010. I was asked to help with the transfer of some severely emaciated, tick- and parasite-infested, extremely neglected greyhounds and sighthound mixes from the Fort Worth shelter after they'd been seized from a horrible, horrible situation. As awful as the experience was, from videoing the sad eyes up and down the shelter runs to picking off thousands and thousands of ticks, we all came away better people--simply because GALT was willing to go that extra mile to help these forgotten dogs.
GALT will always help a greyhound in need. Period. Having personally fostered 56 greys, including 18 with broken legs, I can easily attest to that.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've met so many people through GALT and can count some GALT members as my closest friends. GALT is almost a way of life. It's not just that the group is a savior to hundreds and hundreds of needy greyhounds--it can fulfill many of our personal needs as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hmmm... Honestly, nothing. In my opinion, the only changes that need to be made are that we need more fosters and more money to help the endless supply of needy greyhounds.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I do not think words can express the joy that GALT has brought to our home. When we decided to extend our family we knew a greyhound was the breed for us. We found GALT and loved the passion, devotion and expertise that all the volunteers showed for the breed. Cheers, tears, joy and sadness were shared with us when our grey, Spyvie (f/k/a Donny) progressed in our home, and when he crossed the rainbow bridge too soon. After working with GALT for his adoption I wanted to continue working with them and now I am a volunteer. The greys come first, as they should, with this group. No grey is EVER turned away. Even when all the foster homes are full somehow a spot is always found for a grey in need. Amazing group!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the devotion all the volunteers have to adopters and supporters.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

take it globally! ha!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to GALT after moving halfway across the country, where I volunteered and sat on the board of another Greyhound nonprofit organization. I was pleasantly surprised to find how open and welcoming GALT members are, and how much they have to offer. There is always an event, activity or fundraiser in the making. Some are big, some are small, but in the end, when you think about it, that's a LOT of work put into this organization to make it what it is, and the amazing dogs get to reap the benefits. Most organizations either do not have the time or do not have the manpower to always have something in the works. The fact that they can keep it going successfully is a testament to their dedication to saving greyhounds.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how they've helped dogs in emergency situations, as with the Fort Worth 28. They gave those dogs hope and a chance at a normal, happy life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is an organisation with a heart of gold. No greyhound of greyhound mix is turned away, no matter what their story or health situation may be. What ever the dog needs in the way of veterinary care, food, therapy or simply a decent bed to rest upon and some love is provided without a second thought. They are imaginative in their fund raising and open to new ideas for the betterment of the hounds. The rescue last year of 28 horribly ill-treated dogs, literally covered in ticks did not prevent GALT from assisting in their rescue and eventual path to full health and forever homes. Three cheers to GALT for their excellent work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have two greyhounds that i have adopted from them and have done some volunteering with the group.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone Susie McQuade, the head of the board. She is tireless when it comes to the dogs.

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