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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2 people found this review helpful

Found this group when we adopted our dog. Although he is not a Greyhound, they thought he was and didn't turn him away when it turned out he wasn't! Now we foster greyhounds for them and couldn't have asked for a greater organization to adopt from or be a part of.

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I joined Greyhound Adoption League of Texas when I moved to Texas and adopted a greyhound from GALT in 2014. I was so impressed with the people and the careful adoption process that I started volunteering as a foster parent. I learned the meaning of GALT's motto, "no grey turned away," when I fostered a lovely greyhound mix named Hera. She stole my heart while in my care and ended up in a great home. Not every greyhound group would take a mix, or a stray, untattooed hound. GALT does! As well as sick and injured hounds.

Almost all animal adoption/rescue groups mean well, but GALT is exceptionally well-managed and accountable. When you donate to GALT or volunteer, you know that your money and hard work really is for the dogs, not for the enrichment of the organization. I would highly recommend Greyhound Adoption League of Texas if you are looking for a worthy, highly effective charity.

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

A lot

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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It is my honor and privilege to continue my support of GALT. I have been a proud member and supporter for many years. GALT lives it's "no grey turned away" vision every single day. They don't turn away from a greyhound/sighthound in need. GALT's volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization. I am so very happy to be a part of this amazing organization .

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2015

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Working with GALT is one of the most satisfying experiences in all of my years of volunteering. GALT volunteers are simply the most dedicated, selfless people that I have ever met. The GALT board leads by example - taking on the hardest tasks year after year and never forgetting to say "thank you." It is this environment that makes it easy to step up time and again to help the GALT greyhounds.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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A year has passed since my first review of GALT, and every word that I wrote in that review rings just as true today. GALT continues to live it's motto "No Grey Turned Away" each and every day. GALT volunteers give so freely of their time, their resources, their energy and creativity - even opening their homes freely to injured, neglected and abused greyhounds that it is truly inspiring. I am thrilled to be associated with GALT and look forward to 2012 as a dedicated member, volunteer and donor.

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

seeing "throw away" greyhounds happily living out their days in loving homes.

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

help them gain additional resources to be able to help even more hounds.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have made many wonderful friends across the globe because of my involvement with GALT.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I know that I am doing something positive for not only the greyhounds, but for the humans that come into contact with them through the program and then ultimately in their forever homes.

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Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc. (GALT) is THE premier greyhound adoption group in the nation. GALT distinguishes itself by never turning away a greyhound in need. This was evidenced in July, 2010, when GALT took in 9 greyhounds found in deplorable condition by Fort Worth Animal Control Cruelty investigators. Unfortunately, four could not be saved, but the others have been nursed back to health and are now finding their permanent homes.

Then in August, 2010, GALT received the call again from Fort Worth - even more greyhounds were in need. GALT welcomed 2 puppies and 3 more adult hounds into their program despite the fragile condition and long-term medical needs of these hounds.

And, all of this is in addition to accepting dogs with health issues that other groups turn away.

Simply put, GALT always steps up. It is an all volunteer organization that relies totally on donations to do its work. I never have any worries about where my money is going or how it will be spent when donating to GALT. It is a very wise and safe investment, and I highly recommend this charity to anyone wanting to help greyhounds and see them placed in safe, reliable homes.

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

seeing greyhounds placed in loving homes. I have two adoptive greyhounds myself.

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

I wouldn't change a thing.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Seizure of maltreated dogs needing extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation from life-threatening conditions.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Was able to do so and the need was so dire.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Don't hesitate; donate.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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I had an aunt who adopted two greyhounds. They were excellent pets!!! I am so glad they were made adoptable after their racing days are over. Knew a friend who had one, she would often bring her dog into our store, awesome dog. The owner became very involved in the program after adopting them. These dogs are so lovable and well- behaved. They are so beautiful when they run. Everyone should learn about these precious souls.

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There are not enough words to describe the amazing work that GALT does on a daily basis. The young, the old, the injured and the strays, NOT ONE of them is ever TURNED AWAY!! And they stand behind their statement 110%! I am on my 4th Greyhound, all of them have been from GALT. I am part time volunteer and help out when I can, but the devotion that the members put in every single day is like nothing I've seen before. I have made lifelong friends thru GALT and they will always be apart of my life.

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

How can you fix perfection?

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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I have been a GALT volunteer for almost 8 years. I know for a fact that their motto of "NO GREY TURNED AWAY" is 110% true! They go above and beyond any organization that I know of to help the hounds in need. I have devoted countless hours volunteering, working events, fostering, transporting the Grey babies to and fro and anything else that was asked of me. From the board members to the countless volunteers, I can truly say that they are an amazing group to work with and I am so very fortunate to be able to say that they are also my friends! I no longer live in the Dallas area but still like to help out when I can. I want to wish GALT a Happy 12th Birthday and many many more successful years to come!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I have been with GALT for 5 years! I have adopted 3 Greys, volunteered thousands of hours, been a foster mom, and loved every single minute of it! I have moved, but when I get a chance to go back to Dallas to see my GALT family and friends you can be sure that I'll find some way to spend some time with the doggers!! I miss all the fun events, going to meet/greets, and spending time with everyone. I love the fact that NO dog is every turned away! There have been some that you didn't even think were going to make it and with a lot of love and care these dogs turn out to be happy and healthy and move on to their "Forever Homes'. John and Susie are amazing! Congrats on your 10th Anniversary!

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

Watching the countless hours that are spent with the dogs, and the love and respect that they have for everyone involved.

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

No changes are needed, just volunteers who are willing to donate their time and foster homes so that all dogs will know what it's like to have a warm place to sleep and never ending love.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have made the most friends and am so thankful to have each and everyone of them in my life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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3 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering for GALT for years now and you will not find a more dedicated and passionate group of people. All three of my dogs are from GALT!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Another year, another dog adopted from GALT!
They continue to go to great lengths to take in greyhounds no one else will.. broken legs, dogs abandoned at shelters, strays, Saluki mixes, and get them into great homes. Can't say enough about them!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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A year and a half ago I adopted my first greyhound from GALT. I had wanted a greyhound for years but waited until the time was right. I was so impressed with the organization that I soon found myself volunteering to foster. And then to assist with events. I eventually adopted a second dog, kept volunteering, kept fostering, and I wouldn't trade any of it for the world.
My initial impression of GALT has not changed. This is a dedicated group of volunteers who are passionate, professional, and driven to help every greyhound regardless of cost or time. They take dogs from cruelty cases, coyote hunters, shelters, even Craig's list.
And GALT's commitment doesn't end with adoption. If any greyhound (GALT dog or not) gets lost, people show up to help find it with treats and flashlights. That is true dedication to the breed and just one example of the compassion of GALT's volunteers.

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

my experiences adopting greyhounds and as a volunteer

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

None!

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My husband and I adopted our first greyhound from GALT in 2007 and our second in 2013. As supporters, I have observed the very utmost in professionalism and dedication of their volunteers and founders. The care given to every single greyhound who is lucky enough to get to GALT is 100% heartfelt. They never give up on a dog , no matter the condition, they will do everything possible to give him/her a quality of life that every animal deserves.
This organization has given me opportunities to meet and make friends as well.
i can't say enough good things about GALT!

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I originally adopted my first greyhound 5 years ago. The process taken for each individual greyhound is handled with the utmost care, love and professionalism. The GALT volunteers are true family; not just greyhound related but also in life. I also have worked as a volunteer when the rescues first come into GALT care and have seen the process from initial care to finding these gentle spirits their forever homes. I am thankful beyond measure for what they do. Life is precious. You will learn so much more about life and love when you adopt a greyhound.

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GALT lives by its motto of no grey turned away. They are there every step of the way for both the greyhounds and for the humans. Once you're a part of them, it's for life - they are family. I've adopted 2 hounds from them and when it is time to adopt another, it is through GALT that it will happen through.

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

... open a branch in another state.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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I had fallen in love with a dog who came into GALT's possession as a survivor from a massive animal cruelty case. They spared no expense with him, and made sure he was nursed back to proper health. The more I found out about Charlie, the more I wanted him - even though we were 1000 miles away. Knowing how protective rescues are of their furkids and how hard it is for them to allow the adoptees to move far away, let alone 2 states over, I was extremely happy with how UNintimidating the interviews and home check processes were. I felt as though I was part of the GALT family even before Charlie was officially ours. I think GALT's entire adoption process is absolutely perfect as it properly serves both the adoptee and adopter alike.

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

that we now have a new additional to our family who we are enjoying more and more every day.

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

... encourage them to expand to where I live. :)

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?

By following a story on about a particularly horrific animal cruelty case.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is a well oiled machine of hard working volunteers that get the job done. I have volunteered with this group of dedicated people since 2005 and have seen what working together can get done!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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