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 .
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.
I've been volunteering with the Greyhound Adoption League of TX for about a year now. Their mission statement of "No Grey Turned Away" defines their dedication. What a wonderful group of loving and dedicated volunteers who go the distance for the dogs they take in. I became an official "failed foster mom" just this month when I adopeted Vincent (aka NY Vinny). I
My husband is a veterinarian and he has done some of the vet work for GALT since they started in 2001. We have both worked with many animal rescue organizations but Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is by far the best. They should write a book on how to run a rescue organization. To date they have found forever homes for over 2100 greyhounds. They work strictly on donations with an operating budget of over $250,000 per year. Their fundraising abilities are just phenomenal and this group works tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate and adopt greyhounds, all the while, educating the general public about the joys of owning a greyhound. We have never worked with a better group of volunteers and what they do for greyhounds should not go unnoticed.
I initially adopted from GALT. It was the spirit and the professionalism of the volunteers that inspired me to be a part of this organization. I have now been a volunteer for about 2 years. This organization and it's all volunteer 'staff' are superior to any other organization that I have been involved in. The work that is done by this team to support the cause, 'NO GREY TURNED AWAY', is amazing. The dogs benefit, the adopters are supported even AFTER they adopt, there is a sense of community within the organization and the overall goal, to provide outstanding care to sight hounds is accomplished through the tireless efforts of the volunteers.
I just became a foster home for two Galt greyhounds. This organization is top notch, and most important, are all about the lives of these beautiful Greyhounds. Please take the time a read everything you can on the Galt's home web site, it will inform you, answer questions, entertain you, make you laugh and yes get the tissue out because you just might cry in happiness and sadness. So far everyone that I have talked to has been so kind, friendly and helpful. I have two fosters at this time, and I just love them. I look forward to getting to know all the wonderful people that make Galt who they are. (a quote I have read before) The Greyhound has such a large chest, but it has to be, because their heart is so big! To ALL the people that make Galt work, thank you. Starr from East Texas
GALT has been in existence since 2001 and helped over 2100 greyhounds find their forever homes in its first 11 years of operation. Now in its 12th year, this all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization is more committed than ever to its mottof of "No Grey Turned Away." In addition to placing former racing greys, GALT accepts owner returns, strays and victims of neglect situations. The adoption fees charged are quite modest, compared to the money GALT spends to ensure that all dogs are healthy and free of parasites before designating them as available for adoption.
Other than adoption fees, GALT depends entirely on donations to cover it primary operating expenses -- i.e. medical costs and boarding fees. A dedicated group of foster parents helps defray the boarding costs significantly. In addition to to providing a home and food for the foster greys, they also introduce the dogs to a home environment and teach them "house manners" -- including crate and potty training. Many of these foster parents join another large army of volunteers who help take care of dogs in boarding, provide transportation and assist with fundraising.
My husband and I have adopted three GALT greys, and we have fostered many others. We also assist with "TLC" for the dogs in boarding and are active in several GALT fundraisers. We do as much as we can because we truly believe in the work that GALT is doing!
My husband and I got involved with GALT after adopting our first greyhound in January 2008. Since then, we have become active volunteers, foster parents and donors for this incredible organization (and we also adopted a second greyhound along the way!) GALT received some greatly needed financial help (and recognition) from people all around the world this summer when word spread of its efforts to rescue several dogs in the horrible abuse case in Fort Worth (as documented in some of the other reviews on this site.) However, the need for funds is never-ending, since GALT relies heavily on donations in order to live up to its primary mission of never turning away a greyhound in need.
GALT has taken in several retired racers with broken legs in the past few months, along with several strays and other greys with severe illnesses. Medical expenses for each of these cases total several thousand dollars -- and they are still mounting. While some of the Fort Worth dogs have finally become healthy enough for adoption, there are still several who are continuing to receive special medical treatment.
GALT charges very reasonable adoption fees -- which only cover a portion of normal medical / processing costs. Another terrific thing about GALT? Before allowing a greyhound to be considered for adoption, this organization spends whatever is required for medical care to return the dog to full health. When you adopt a GALT dog, you know you are getting a completely HEALTHY animal with current vaccinations. As a result, the post-adoption "surprises" are held to an absolute minimum. Owner returns are relatively rare, but GALT's contract specifies that it will take back ANY adopted greyhound if problems do arise -- even if the problems have nothing to do with the dog (economic reasons, death, divorce, etc.) As a matter of fact, the contract REQUIRES the adopter to return the dog to GALT; that's how committed this organization is to each and every dog for the LONG term!
Greyhound Adoption League of Texas has a goal of, No Grey Turned Away. I do my part to support that goal by fostering Greyhounds for GALT.
GALT makes it easy to foster - they provide all the vetting, the monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative, and the support of and knowledge from very experienced vets and volunteers. All I provide is food and love!
I believe that GALT helps me make a difference in the lives of Greyhounds, as well as a difference in my own life.
Thank you, GALT!
This is such an amazing organization. Everyone involved truly cares about the cause and will do whatever it takes to save and rescue these amazing dogs. The other volunteers are wonderful, it's just a greyt group!!
I have been working with the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas(GALT) for over two years now and am still impressed with how this group is ran. I have never been a part of such a wonderful rescue group that truly treats their rescues and volunteers like part of their family. GALT has a "No Grey Turned Away" policy that is just amazing. Many of these hounds come in with broken legs and other issues. The volunteers do whatever needed to help these hounds recover and find the best home. I have never seen such hard working folks!
This wonderful non-profit rescue group works with rescued and retired Greyhounds. Many of the dogs that are taken in by the group have broken legs or other injuries that require medical attention. The medical fund is typically emptied right after it is replenished due to the medical needs for incoming hounds. This group does an amazing job keeping in touch and following up with fosters and potential adopters. They stick to their policy about " No Grey Turned Away" and truly care for these dogs. I have worked with many groups but found myself drawn to this group because of their devotion and professionalism.
Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is an amazing rescue organization. After our must loved greyhound went to the rainbow bridge, we started to look at the different organizations to adopt a new one. The things that GALT does for their dogs before they are adopted out is incredible, from a extensive medical check, dental cleaning, and even an eye specialist for my dog who has one eye that had some scaring. The things they do when you adopt a dog are amazing too, the information they provide to you about the breed for your vet is really helpful, since greyhounds can be quite different from many other dogs. I was so impressed with the kindness, generosity, and caring of the people that I meet through GALT that I became a volunteer and now a foster parent myself. Helping GALT and the lives they save and the human lives they benefit are amazing.