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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

100 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Beth133

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became a first-time greyhound owner and volunteer at nearly the same time because I could immediately tell that GALT is a well-oiled machine. Their motto, "no grey turned away," is impressive and since my adopted boy was a stray found with paint-ball marks on his body, I'll be forever grateful they took him in and prepared him for his forever home.

I've never volunteered with an organization that doesn't have to pull teeth to get its volunteers to step up! Everybody is always willing and goes the extra mile--anything for the Greys!

3 Juliet K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GALT is an amazing rescue organization that has a fantastic group of volunteers. Each and every volunteer does a wonderful job of preparing the hounds for adoption and then following up with new adopters to help make the transition better and a more pleasurable experience for both the hound and the human.
As a GALT volunteer I so enjoy working with the other volunteers and helping with the hounds. it is a first class rescue organization and i am proud to say I am a part of it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered for GALT for about 3 years and they are a wonderful dedicated team of folks that rescue and adopt out greyhounds. Those of us that volunteer are so grateful for GALT and all they do for the hounds. everyone is so caring and dedicated.

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3 Amanda183

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

5 Pebbles_Mum

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a dog lover and greyhound lover all my life. I decided it was time to get involved and become a foster so I asked around on Facebook and asked some of my other friends who volunteer and they told me to go with GALT. It was so easy to start helping out. The other fosters are so helpful and you can always find someone to talk to if you have a question. If you just want to adopt and not foster, that's very easy, too! These dogs are taken in and treated like family. When you adopt you will find out things about your new family member. He/she won't just be dropped at your house with a hope that you can figure It all out. It's definitely the best way to go if you're able to take in an extra grey or two, or three.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As I write this three of our four greyhounds sleep near me. These three are our precious GALT Girls. Our senior girl Lou healed my heart, our first tripaw Gertie stole my heart and our second tripaw Peggy raced into our hearts spreading lots of wiggly joy. These three girls were all introduced to us through the efforts of the GALT staff and volunteers. GALT works tirelessly to ensure the greys get the best health care and training to help them find the perfect forever homes. GALT is simply the BEST!

2 SandraL

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for several years now and I consider the people and dogs of GALT to be my family. The leadership and dedication shown by the volunteers is absolutely amazing. There is no expense spared to make sure that these dogs receive the best possible care and no grey is turned away! I must admit I have been a foster failure 4 times (adopted my foster)...but have fostered over 40 dogs and fallen in love with all of them. I would strongly encourage anyone who is interested in a loving companion to consider adopting a greyhound.

2 Lisa342

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering as a foster mom with GALT for the entire time it had been in existence - 13 years, and stopped counting at 80 fosters hound. I LOVE the dogs and my GALT family. There is no end to the support, care, patience and love this group gives to both the hounds and the volunteers. The absolute best nonprofit around....