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September 3, 2011

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September 3, 2011

I began looking to adopt and decided on a greyhound. The volunteers at GALT were helpful and I could tell they were truly interested in the ongoing welfare of the dogs they adopt out. This organization is interested in promoting the breed and making sure that the dogs in their care receive the best medical AND TLC. I began to volunteer because the group demonstrates a professionalism and level of care that I have not seen at other organizations.

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my experience as an adopter. The group was supportive and provided information to me as a new greyhound adopter. They do their research to make sure that the dogs in their care are adopted out to the best homes.

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I would have all adoption groups take a lesson on how to be successful in promoting their organization and care for their animals from GALT.

August 25, 2011

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August 25, 2011

GALT never turns a greyhound in need away! I've fostered healthy dogs, sick dogs, dogs mending from broken legs, and GALT has been a wonderful organization to work with for all of them. Very supportive of volunteers, and they'll go to great lengths to help the hounds.

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

I've adopted two greyhounds from GALT, and I also foster and volunteer for the organization. They are supportive and very active in ensuring the welfare of all greyhounds.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find a way to get them more donations!

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 17, 2011

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August 17, 2011

I adopted a greyhound from GALT in July 2010. Since that time I have been amazed at what a well-run dedicated organization that GALT is. I have become more involved with GALT over the last year and am about to start volunteering as foster home for GALT. GALT appears to be extremely dedicated, organized, and great about putting the greyhounds in the public eye with frequent Meet and Greet events where people can interact with the dogs. GALT also takes all steps possible to make sure that the dogs available for adoption are healthy and can stay in thier adoptive homes forever.

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I adopted a greyhound from GALT in July 2010. As a first time greyhound owner, I felt very prepared due to GALT's guidance and information about what to expect, as well as knowing that GALT takes all steps possible to ensure that all adopted dogs are healthy.

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

like to see it grow and see more homes in America with companion greyhounds!

August 15, 2011

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August 15, 2011

We have 3 fabulous greyhounds that we adopted from GALT. Granted, you can't really go wrong adopting greyhounds, but what I didn't expect was the support & community that came with our dogs. We were accepted in to the GALT community & made to feel quite welcome. We've fostered a few times for GALT as well. Having the support of GALT's foster families online & available by phone really made me feel like I had plenty of resources. Fostering with GALT means never going it alone. GALT is made up of caring volunteers with giant hearts & that really shows.

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GALT never turns down a hound & believes in every single one of them.

Ways to make it better...

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

Put up more stories & pictures of the available dogs on the website, or link to their Facebook albums on the website.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 9, 2011

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August 9, 2011

The GALT organization is truly amazing! The love and compassion shown toward any and all greythounds that are rescued by GALT is endless. The dogs are given the best possible care and everything possible is done to insure that they find the "just right" forever home. There is something about a greyhound that just touches your heart....perhaps because they have already given so much of themselves and their hearts are truly made of gold. I now am the proud owner of 3 greyhounds....2 of these were my fosters...so I recognize I perhaps failed at fostering...but I will never fail to love these wonderful dogs and the people who give of themselves everyday to make the lives of these doggies a true "life of a dog"...sleep...eat...sleep..run a little...sleep...sleep...sleep...roach...sleep...change roach posiion...sleep...smile!

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

adopting my own greyhounds and being allowed to foster and spend time with the incoming dogs.

Ways to make it better...

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

not change a thing...but only wish for more monetary contributions to take care of all of these greyhounds.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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 met so many great people and now have a new appreciation for what these dogs need......forever homes....and lots of TLC!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Happy that I can help...but sad that I cannot do more.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 21, 2011

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June 21, 2011

When we were looking for a greyhound 10 years ago we picked GALT because their adoption process was so thorough . . . right down to asking for references and lots of candid questions. They absolutely want to match the right dog with the right family. They were available for follow-up questions after adoption and throughout the years as we cycled through being newlyweds, working long hours, having kids, and then as our hound became a senior.

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As some of the "early" adopters, we have watched GALT grow and grown in our love and experience with the hounds right along with them.

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

None whatsoever.

February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

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!

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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.

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

keep doing what you're doing!

February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

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.

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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.

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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!

February 27, 2011

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February 27, 2011

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.

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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!!

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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.

February 25, 2011

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February 25, 2011

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.

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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.

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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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