GREYHOUND ADOPTION LEAGUE OF TEXAS INC

Rating: 5 stars   183 reviews

Issues: Animals

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  

There aren't enough words to express my deep appreciation and admiration for the amazing people at G.A.L.T. and the cause they work so hard to support. There is a dire need for Greyhound rescue, rehabilitation and education, and Greyhound Adoption League of Texas provides this service as a genuine labor of LOVE.

My family was recently introduced to GALT when we adopted a beautiful greyhound from them - a retired racer and recently retired brood momma. Words cannot express how amazing the experience has been from the beginning - and we have no intention of seeing an "end" to the relationship. We've had the pleasure of meeting countless GALT volunteers who work so diligently and selflessly to ensure that each and every greyhound is placed into the RIGHT forever home - not just ANY home - a "furever" home which will benefit ALL parties for the "greyter" good. To witness the lengths to which GALT goes to ensure each animal is made healthy, happy and SAFE is astounding. The fact that every foster parent gives SO MUCH of themselves - their time, their energy, their home and their heart is truly awe-inspiring. Such loving care is put into finding the right "match" for each hound by the foster parents and the administrative volunteers - it's an inspiring and heart warming process to go through and one that I will never forget.

Immediately following the adoption of our new and already beloved four-legged family member, we felt so compelled and moved by the efforts and cause supported by GALT, we immediately became donating members so that we could continue to support their amazing rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and educational efforts. We are SO PROUD to call ourselves "members" of this outstanding organization and even PROUDER to feel as though our time, monetary donations and love will help GALT to continue providing these amazing animals with medical care, foster care and ultimately the forever homes they so desperately need and deserve. The fact that they achieve all that they do SOLELY from the efforts of loving volunteers and from the support of charitable donations is difficult to wrap my head around - I pray that they continue to find the support they so desperately need which enables them to continue this greyt and desperately-needed work.

Without GALT, it's unfathomable what would become of these animals. It's even more unimaginable what our family would be like, had we not found Greyhound Adoption League of Texas - their selfless and unyielding efforts brought us together with our beautiful new family member, Simone, and for this we will be forever supportive and eternally greytful.

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I've personally experienced the results of GALTS efforts by going through their adoption process from beginning to end when we adopted our greyhound, Simone.

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If I were able to, the only changes I would make to GALT would be to provide them with more funds, more volunteers and more supplies! They so desperately need all of these things to continue their work.

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is one of the very best humane, adoption agencies in the US. Greyhounds deserve the best homes and treatments and are the least likely to receive them. Too many are bred for racing and discarded. In GALT's ten years of operation they have provided medical care and homes for hundreds and hundreds of greys. Their fund raising for the greys is unceasing and their officers are untiring in their efforts.
I have a beautiful grey, Roxie, adopted from GALT. She is the light of my life and if I weren't 80 years old, I would adopt more. I love them. They are the most beautiful, sweet dogs and I am grateful to GALT.

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I adopted Roxie, my seven year old Grey. She is my shadow and I would be lost without her.

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I see nothing to change about this organization. They are a hard-working, dedicated group.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I don't want to repeat what is said already of Galt, because all of it thru.
They do more for greyhounds than any other organization!!!!!!!!!

They are TOP!!!!!!!

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

many many ways. Tjey saved half dead greyhounds back to health.

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

change nothing. They are 150%!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

GALT is such an incredible organization. My greyhound Olivia is such a joy, and GALT did an amazing job of making sure that I got to meet a ton of dogs and choose the perfect one. They also have a ton of activities for humans and dogs so we can all stay in touch. They are extremely well organized that make sure greyhounds are safe and well cared for, and they do their best to find foster homes for the dogs that are waiting for adoption. GALT is the best pet adoption organization I have seen or dealt with, and when I get a brother or sister for Olivia, they will come from GALT as well. Please check them out! They have a very good website as well!

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

GALT will quickly activate a search party upon getting news that someone's greyhound has gotten lost - they put the word out on Facebook and through e-mail to get the dog back home ASAP.

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

Give them more money so they can help more dogs!

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

Life-changing

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?

Online

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I live in PA but I try to help adoption groups from all around the country. This organization is wonderful-they help greyhounds that are most in need of help without a second thought. Their volunteers work very hard to help find homes for retired racing greyhounds. My family currently has 3 greyhounds and I cannot say enough about how wonderful these dogs are! I have had the privledge of adopting greyhounds since 1994 and I am super impressed with this group. Please consider their more than worthwhile cause for while people donate to other causes, few people remember this vulnerable member of society--the retired racing greyhound which cannot speak for itself. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

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

The stories of the greyhounds that they have helped and the joy of adoption and having a retired racing greyhounds as a pet!

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None

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Rating: 5 stars  

GALT is the third greyhound adoption agency that my husband & I have had the pleasure of working with & adopting from. GALT is by far the most organized, caring, and active greyhound adoption organization. They come to the rescue of greyhounds in our area without hesitation! They organize many fund raisers as well as FUN RAISING activities that bond our members & benefit our hounds.
We are proud to be associated with GALT, it is a wonderful group of caring individuals who make a huge difference!!!

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I have adopted 2 sweet loving greyhounds from GALT, donated money for their wonderful cause, volunteered to raise money for GALT participated in some fun events put on by GALT

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I would retire from my job & volunteer full time ... gotto love those greyhounds & GALT loves them all!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I do not live in Texas, but I had been told about a stray who would part greyhound and was in a shelter. This dog needed help. Contact with GALT was made and they instantly jumped and saved this part greyhound.
Many greyhound groups do not have the funds or time to help mixed greys. GALT did not stop to think, they just did what was right for the dog. GALT is a great rescue group!

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

Helping this greyhound as well as a few fundrasiers.

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

Money. They need more money to help more hounds.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are foster greyhound parents and a happy adopter of a GALT greyhound. I think what we most appreciate about GALT is that GALT never turns away a greyhound because it might have expensive medical needs. Hounds get treated with whatever they need for as long as they need to be treated until they are healthy. We have had some very sick fosters, picked up as strays, who required multiple trips to the vet and expensive medicines, and GALT took care of those dogs. They are now in wonderful forever homes and living contented, safe, couch potato lives.

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

see above, plus helped with many events, such as the GALA, anual birthday party, Holiday for hounds etc

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

welcome many more foster parents and raise more money so we could help even more greyhounds.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I never thought Greyhounds would make a good pet. Until I got to know them through GALT. These folks love their dogs and run a great organization working selflessly to serve the Greys and their adoptive people.

Through GALT, my opinion of Greyhouds and my trust of people has grown.

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

the wonderful dogs I have had the pleasure to work with and live with.

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

keep spreading the word so more folks know about how wonderful Greyhounds and this organization are!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have adopted two greyhounds through Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. The needs of the greyhounds and their placement as pets in loving, safe homes is paramount to this organization, and the volunteers are tireless. They will not refuse any greyhound in need, even driving long distances to pick up and deliver greyhounds, and they meet all the medical needs of any sick or injured greys. This past summer was their shiningest moment when they took in many greyhounds that had been seized in an animal cruelty case in Fort Worth, Texas. These hounds had no one to speak for them but GALT, and sadly some of therm did not survive their horrid treatment despite all GALT did for them. But the ones GALT has successfully placed in forever homes and foster homes are the ultimate success stories.

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

My two beloved greyhounds!

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

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