GREYHOUND ADOPTION LEAGUE OF TEXAS INC

Rating: 4.99 stars   184 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; 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 2,500 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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Being a GALT supporter is one of the best things that I have ever done - a real first class organization that is truly all about the hounds. I like that I know how the money is being used and that none of it goes to salaries or perks. GALT is just stellar!

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Rating: 5 stars  

GALT is simply the best! I have been associated with this group for years and just keep coming back for more. Their care and concern for the hounds and the creation of happy families is just unmatched. I am a GALT supporter for life. Come join the fun and gain a family!

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's hard to put my feelings into words about GALT - always there every single time for greyhounds and other sighthounds too. GALT takes the tough cases that other groups won't touch - broken legs, questionable heritage, stray puppies, old and unwanted - you name it.

I feel very proud of this group and am so happy to be a member. I really recommend spending time with this group. It will be a real life-changing experience. (And you just might gain a new 4 legger for your family!)

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I truly believe that GALT is THE best greyhound adoption group anywhere. The dogs are always, always put first - whether it is a greyhound fresh off the track with a broken leg or a poor pup who has been returned due to family changes. GALT finds the right solution for each and every one and even provides training if that is what is needed to get the dog its perfect home. It has been on year since I wrote my first review for GALT and I am even happier to be a GALT supporter today than I was then. I support GALT's "no grey turned away" motto.

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

seeing many greyhounds find the love and families that they deserve.

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

Nothing comes to mind.

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?

2012

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

I have made so many new friends as a result.

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I support several greyhound adoption & rescue groups, but GALT is special to me. They go above and beyond and do not hesitate to take the real hardship cases as they arise - no matter what the situation is. That is why they have my support and always will. If someone is looking for a greyhound charity to support, GALT is the one.

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

seeing my donations put to good use and seeing all of the happy families enjoying their new additions.

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

help them find more money to help more greyhounds.

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Rating: 5 stars  

GALT's members are tireless. They are out in force every weekend trying to educate the public on what greyt dogs they have in need of homes. They put on fabulous, creative fundraisers that really appeal to all dog lovers. They continue to educate their adoptive families afterwards with classes like Greyhound only obedience classes. I look forward to being part of their community at some point in the future!

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

I have seen the after effects of several of their adoptions with people getting their Greyhounds out in public and competitions.

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

I'm not on the inside, so it's hard to say. I love what I see.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a lover and appreciator of greyhounds, it is my opinion that this organization is the best. True advocates for greyhounds, they are active in social media, constantly fundraising and raising awareness of these wonderful animals. I have never heard a negative thing said about them or their volunteers. Thank you, GALT, for all that you do!

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

Adopted from GALT

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

Maybe they should go statewide? National?

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have to say I am very much in awe at the wonderful work that GALT does for Greyhounds. They do everything possible to give greyhounds a chance in finding their forever home. I never knew how lovable and what wonderful pets Greyhounds could make. They melt your heart and want only love in return.

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

I have been allowed to babysit foster greyhounds in clients homes.

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

no changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is an organisation with a heart of gold. No greyhound of greyhound mix is turned away, no matter what their story or health situation may be. What ever the dog needs in the way of veterinary care, food, therapy or simply a decent bed to rest upon and some love is provided without a second thought. They are imaginative in their fund raising and open to new ideas for the betterment of the hounds. The rescue last year of 28 horribly ill-treated dogs, literally covered in ticks did not prevent GALT from assisting in their rescue and eventual path to full health and forever homes. Three cheers to GALT for their excellent work.

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

I have two greyhounds that i have adopted from them and have done some volunteering with the group.

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

Clone Susie McQuade, the head of the board. She is tireless when it comes to the dogs.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, (GALT) is an amazing non profit organization that assists retired Greyhound racers in finding their forever home . This is where our story begins...
In the Summer of 2004 we went to our first GALT Meet and Greet. I knew one day I would adopt a Greyhound. My husband and I began our search that Summer with GALT and it didn't take long until our soon to be adopted son, Mackie, was placed in his forever home with us.
During the Adoption process (which is extremely thorough - they contacted every reference to make sure we were going to make good parents) Mackie was brought to our home and felt comfortable enough to lie down in our home! We all knew at that time it was meant to be!
We unfortunately did not have a lot of time with our beautiful boy, as he became ill suddenly in the Summer of 2008 and we had to help him cross the Rainbow Bridge. We were obviously devistated and GALT's family and friends were there with us during this difficult time in our life.
Needless to say, we knew we couldn't "replace" Mackie, but three months later, we went looking again (our home was too empty) and our newest son, Sammy found us! Sammy has been with us now 2.5 years and we enjoy our every moment with him! He is truly a spoiled rotten retired racer and loving every minute of it!
Can't say enough wonderful things about GALT - they help to educate the public regarding the oportunity of adopting Greyhounds as a wonderful family addition. They maintain their visability in the community through many Meet and Greets, local events and fundraisers. (The costs that GALT incur are amazingly high with veterinary procedures and costs associated with transitioning retired racing greyhounds into permanent forever homes.) They go anywhere they are needed to deliver greyhounds to others to to pick up greyhounds that are looking for their forever homes.
Again, this is an amazing organization who doesn't know the words, "no" or "can't do" or "has no time"...The volunteers and board members need to know it's because of them our family is whole and happy once again.
Thank Roo from the bottom of my retired heart, Sammy

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

By having the opportunity of having two amazing greyhounds as part of our family.

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

say none.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I researched different types of dogs when I decided to adopt. I decided on a Greyhound. I searched various local adoption agencies. I visited several events with different groups. I decided that GALT had the best care, screening, and placing of their adoptable dogs. They do great rescue work in the local area and they have a wonderful group of volunteers. My entire experience has been wonderful, and my new family member is a perfect fit thanks to the great coordinators and the care that he received upon being placed into the GALT organization.

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

their screening of potential adopting families, their care in the adoption process and the foster families that help the animals transition.

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

I would not change the organization, but set up this organization as a template for other rescue/adoption organizations to follow.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first learned of GALT immediately following the news of the FWACC-28 case last July. I became more familiar with the organization through their website, enews, and Facebook posts. I cannot believe the wonderful work they do. Most greyhound rescues limit the hounds they take in to track racers, and most want only healthy dogs that can be turned over quickly. GALT takes in the most needy without bias - those whose lives are in danger from abuse or neglect, and those whose pedigree may be in question because they are either untattooed or not readable. The transformation of these animals once they come into GALT's hands and the way they thrive in their new environment is amazing. This group is certainly worthy of any non-profit award.

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

I gathered all the news I could find during the course of the FWACC-28 case and created a video to honor the rescued hounds and memorialize those that lost their lives. The video also commended those in GALT who worked so hard to care for the hounds.

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

I would not change a thing. The volunteers are dedicated to their volunteer work and to the hounds.

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Rating: 5 stars  

GALT is one of the most amazing rescue groups I have ever come in contact with. They NEVER say no to any hound, be it abused, broken limbs, or lost and found. They have an outstanding bunch of volunteers as well as vets who take the best care of everything that comes their way. Superior care and concern in what they do so well.

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

I live in a different state and am involved with greyhound recue and placement.

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

Not a thing, they are perfect.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have such admiration and respect for GALT. This organization takes in greyhounds who need extensive medical care and they do it again and again, no matter the circumstances. Everything from one stray at a time, to whole groups of dogs taken from a hoarding situation. The fact is that volunteers, space, time and money are all stretched extremely thin when a group goes above and beyond this way. GALT deserve to be recognized as the amazing greyhound rescue group they are. They have saved so many greyhound lives and they adamately refuse to give up on even one of them. They are like angels to greyhounds in need.

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

By seeing the dogs who are saved, by GALT and seeing the dogs after they have been rehabilitated by GALT. Amazing.

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

Not change a thing.

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