I am both an adopter and volunteer with the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT). I am a very proud humom of a greyhound-saluki cross rescued from a cruelty situation in west Texas and am a temporary humom of a beautiful greyhound looking for his forever home. Having experienced both sides of the adoption process, I am pleased with the care and consideration GALT has for the hound and the hound's future family. I feel very supported as a foster carer. Any questions or concerns are addressed quickly. They take care of the vet appointments, and all I have to do is show up with a handsome hound. When it comes to connecting with a potential adopter, GALT connects us and makes the transition very smooth. The coordinators ensure that the goal is a positive and healthy match, not just adoption numbers. I am also very impressed by how the group transports hounds from various locations to other groups, our other chapters, and to families (forever or foster) around Texas and New Mexico.As an adopter from GALT, I am so grateful that their motto is "No grey turned away" or I wouldn't have my beautiful greyhound-saluki cross. He did not come in healthy. GALT ensured he got the care he needed to become a healthy (and sassy) hound. They spend a lot of time and money on their hounds, and it shows. I'd also like to give a shout out to just the feel of being a volunteer with the organization. Being a volunteer with GALT is very much like being a part of a community. Someone is there to help, make you laugh, go on dog dates, temporarily foster if you need to leave, give advice, let you know where the best collars are, etc. The people here are almost as cute as the hounds. Close. Very close.
The first on our to do list when moving here from Florida was to get involved with a Greyhound adoption group 15 years ago. We found the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas and immediately became involved. We’ve met so many great people along the way and have made so many wonderful friends who share a love for these dogs. Because of GALT so many dogs have found their way to their forever homes. This would not be possible without the dedication of so many volunteers. We have been blessed to have 5 of those dogs as part of our family ❤️
We've been actively involved with GALT since 2014 as adopters, fosters and volunteers. Over the years our family has prepared over 80 greyhounds and other sight hounds for their forever homes. It's a privilege to care for the young or old, ex-racer or stray, injured or able-bodied hounds - each one is part of our family until they find one of their own. GALT truly stands by "no grey turned away".
This organization is focused on the wellbeing of the hounds and their families. GALT has created a close knit community that does not end with an adoption. Through our shared love of the breed, lifelong friendships are formed and we are there for one another.
We have been part of this incredible organization for 15 years as adopters, volunteers and fosters. GALT does everything possible for the dogs and for the greyhound community to ensure no grey is turned away. We actively participate in a variety of activities and are delighted with the experience! The most rewarding activity is fostering greyhounds until they find their perfect forever home. We operate a revolving door of love until the next dog comes along.
I have adopted four greys from GALT and have fostered numerous GALT dogs over the last 13 years. I also volunteer in several areas, e.g. walking / transporting greys in the GALT kennel, managing or assisting with fundraisers, and processing donations. This organization truly lives up to its mission of "No Grey Turned Away." GALT has stepped up in a big way since Florida started winding down its greyhound racing operations over the last few years. We secured a long-term lease on our kennel facility when racing began phasing out, and we have boarded as many as 50 dogs in the GALT kennel over the past two years. Many more have been sheltered in foster homes during this period.
While most of our greys are ex-racers, we also taken in hound mixes who are strays or owner returns. The influx of greys from Florida has severely stressed GALT from a financial and volunteer standpoint, but our amazing group of donors, volunteers and foster families has done an amazing job keeping us afloat. When Covid hit in early 2020, the challenges became even greater, but we began holding "virtual" meet-and-greet sessions and online fundraisers to replace our usual in-person activities.
This all-volunteer organization is amazing -- and we are proud to be named as a "Great NonProfit" organization for many years!
I love this non-profit group and all the people involved! We started volunteering for GALT in 2011 and started fostering Greyhounds in 2012, and adopted our first Greyhound from them that same year. Volunteering for this group was such a richly rewarding experience, and though we have volunteered for many other dog rescue groups we feel there is none more organized than Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. They have earned all the honor and respect due, thanks to all the volunteers and financial support. GALT will forever have our support and love.
GALT is not just the largest greyhound adoption group, it is the most professionally run adoption group I've ever encountered. My husband and I have volunteered with many greyhound groups across the country over the past twenty-six years, five of them with GALT. We have fostered for them repeatedly because GALT does a wonderful job of supporting their foster families, and no expense is spared in caring for each greyhound. Despite having close to 100 hounds in the program, each one is treated as an individual. GALT's adoption process is rigorous but well worth it. They make every effort to carefully screen potential adopters and to place each dog in a home that fits its specific needs and personality. GALT appreciates its many dedicated and caring volunteers and lets them know every chance they get. GALT's wonderful leadership sets the tone for the rest of us.
We've volunteered with many greyhound adoption groups across the country over the last 25 years and had long heard greyt things about GALT. Then when we moved to Dallas four years ago we were welcomed with open arms into the GALT family. Their reputation preceded them, and we were not disappointed. Volunteers are deeply appreciated and "No grey turned away." isn't just a motto, it's the reality. We're impressed by the meticulous care taken of each and every hound, based upon their individual needs, and we especially love being a GALT foster family. The adoption process is thorough and we appecate knowing that each of our fosters is adopted into a loving home that's just the right fit for it's needs.
My fiancé and I have had a wonderful experience fostering with this organization. The love everyone involved in the rescue has for these dogs is undeniable. It’s so wonderful for these dogs to experience love and kindness the second they arrive at GALT. This organization has changed the lives of countless dogs and humans. They are thorough with their dog matching and are dedicated to finding the perfect home for each dog. Our volunteer experience has been truly wonderful - they are great at communicating with all volunteers, working with our difficult schedules, and making sure each dog is placed in the correct foster home. Fostering has been a wonderful highlight of our lives and we can’t wait to “foster fail” and adopt a dog (or two) from GALT when the time is right!
We do volunteer work with GALT. We love the greyhounds! The people involved are even better. I have never met a more dedicated group that will show up rain, sleet, or snow to care for the hounds. With over 50 in a kennel paid for with donations and over 30 in foster homes as of today, that is a huge human commitment to caring for the pups. The medical needs are massive and fund raising is currently difficult. Any contributions of time or money is truly appreciated.
As a longtime volunteer and donor of Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, and especially in the recent year of COVID, this group has gone above and beyond to help all the displaced greyhounds that came from Florida track closures in addition to all the hounds they normally get. The volunteers work tirelessly to make sure they are warm, well fed and cared for, and healthy until permanent homes are found. It is daily work in crazy Texas weather conditions, but they make it happen for the benefit of the hounds. From transports to baths, they are the best!
GALT is a wonderful group, for the dogs homed by them and for the adopters. They are a community with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and care. I have volunteered with this group in different capacities over the years, and enjoy many of the events and try to attend them all when I can. Whenever I have questions (and, after over a decade of owning Greyhounds, I still sometimes have questions), someone knowledgeable is there with an answer or a suggestion I hadn't thought of. When it was time for my greys to cross the bridge, my GALT family was there for me. Everyone here cares about the dogs and the people owned by the dogs.
Love GALT! I started as an adopter then I started volunteering. GALT always puts the hounds first. The dogs are so well taken care of.
I have adopted from and volunteered for this group for many years. The well-being of the dogs is always their top priority and it shows. They are grateful for every volunteer, and it takes a lot of them to keep GALT going with an around 100 dogs being cared for in boarding, foster homes, or at the vet at any one time! They take in sighthounds and sighthound mixes as well as purebred greyhounds. The medical care is top notch and the adoption coordinators work hard to find good matches.
We've been active with this organization for years, and have fostered over 100 dogs with them. They always do the right thing for the hounds, and we love that.
GALT is a great group of people doing their best for the hounds. I'm amazed at how they have kept it all together and made it work during this pandemic.
I love everything GALT does to help the hounds find forever homes and the positive experience I have had as a volunteer. We all pull together to get the job done professionally.
I have had greyhounds for almost 30 years and I have never found a better greyhound organization. The hours that are volunteered to help these beautiful creatures find loving homes is simply astounding. The fosters that welcome them into their homes temporarily and show them how to live the good life as a pet are the core of this organization. If you want to volunteer or donate, you couldn't find a better place to do so. GALT is staffed entirely by volunteers so your money is well spent. Be sure to check them out. www.galtx,.org
GALT continues to excel and amaze. 2019 was yet another amazing year - not only finding homes for a record number of hounds but also acting as a broker for other qualified greyhound adoption groups seeking hounds. They are taking in record numbers due to track closings in Florida and never missing a beat. The hounds always come first at GALT, and 2020 is already starting off with a bang with its dedicated group of volunteers. The strays and greyhound mixes keep coming too but are never turned away. And you know that your donations are in good hands too. So if you have wondered about greyhounds, GALT is a great way to take the plunge. www.galtx.org
The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas continues to hold true to its mission. No Grey turned away! The incredibly dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to rehome these amazing dogs❤️
We have volunteered with the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas since 2005. They are the most dedicated group of volunteers ever! Giving tirelessly of their time, energy, ideas, whatever it takes to help these greyhounds find their forever homes.
I am both an adopter and volunteer with the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT). I am a very proud humom of a greyhound-saluki cross rescued from a cruelty situation in west Texas and am a temporary humom of a beautiful greyhound looking for his forever home. Having experienced both sides of the adoption process, I am pleased with the care and consideration GALT has for the hound and the hound's future family.
I feel very supported as a foster carer. Any questions or concerns are addressed quickly. They take care of the vet appointments, and all I have to do is show up with a handsome hound. When it comes to connecting with a potential adopter, GALT connects us and makes the transition very smooth. The coordinators ensure that the goal is a positive and healthy match, not just adoption numbers.
I am also very impressed by how the group transports hounds from various locations to other groups, our other chapters, and to families (forever or foster) around Texas and New Mexico.
As an adopter from GALT, I am so grateful that their motto is "No grey turned away" or I wouldn't have my beautiful greyhound-saluki cross. He did not come in healthy. GALT ensured he got the care he needed to become a healthy (and sassy) hound. They spend a lot of time and money on their hounds, and it shows.
I'd also like to give a shout out to just the feel of being a volunteer with the organization. Being a volunteer with GALT is very much like being a part of a community. Someone is there to help, make you laugh, go on dog dates, temporarily foster if you need to leave, give advice, let you know where the best collars are, etc. The people here are almost as cute as the hounds. Close. Very close.
I stalked GALT on social media since social media started, so when I found myself returning to the US in 2013 after 10 years in Australia, GALT swooped in and made sure to make me and my Australian greyhounds feel welcome. I have been involved with them in some way ever since. As a volunteer, they are easy to work with. They're organized and helpful. Their fundraisers are entertaining, memorable, and fun, but it is clear that they are raising much-needed funds to support their motto: No Grey Turned Away. That is a huge task, and GALT rises to that challenge daily.
I also became an adopter. Or a foster-failure. One thing that I love about GALT is that even though The George is now mine, GALT shows interest in how he is doing. They still care about him even though they are not directly caring for him.
I see myself being involved with GALT until I shuffle off this mortal leash.
I first fell in love with Greyhounds in 1990. Since that time I have worked with a variety of rescue groups. I have fostered, adopted, volunteered and donated to groups working diligently to care for Greyhounds. When we moved back to the DFW area I researched all local rescue groups and whole heartedly decided to support GALT. They stand out in exemplary fashion in their care of all Greyhounds no matter their origins. I currently volunteer occasionally at the kennel and also serve as a foster home. I've never been associated with a group that provides the same level of meticulous medical and emotional care that GALT volunteers provide for every single hound in their care. I feel blessed to have been accepted into their ranks as a volunteer.
We have been involved with GALT for well over a decade. We have fostered numerous dogs and even adopted 3. We believe wholeheartedly in their mission and values. They truly follow their "no grey turned away" statement.
We have fostered and volunteered with GALT for close to a decade. We have even adopted 2 dogs from them! Best group around!
I found GALT when I adopted my first greyhound in 2004 and have volunteered with them ever since. The level of care each dog receives from intake to kennel to foster home to adoption is astounding. Whether you're a first time adopter or an experienced dog person, GALT provides an extensive support system before, during, and after the adoption. Adopt a dog and join the family!
GALT has a proven track record of rescuing and adopting out greyhounds and sighthounds. Their leadership knows the value of the people who volunteer and adopt from them. They also know how to run a business so that all facets are working well to achieve the goal of No Grey Turned Away. They do it right and well - from all angles. They ROCK!
No Grey Turned Away is what GALT lives by. They have an organization of passionate and dedicated people who successfully, for years, have rescued, rehabbed and adopted out thousands of greyhounds and greyhound mixes. They run a professional organization, staffed with tremendous volunteers - especially their founders - Susie and John McQuade. What a difference they have made.
I love GALT and all the people who make this organization so wonderful. They care about all the dogs in their program - whether they be in boarding, in a foster home, or already adopted. I know that I can always count on someone to give me sound advice or lend a helping hand!
GALT continues to be the support system I need, even years after adopting through them. I love volunteering and attending their events and know they are always willing to share their vast knowledge!
GALT is a fantastic volunteer nonprofit. Their volunteers are dedicated, offering services to place expertly place greyhounds from all over the country, even a few from beyond the borders. Their motto is "leave no greys behind", and they operate upholding this. The dogs that come in are thoroughly assessed, and fostered, to ensure their placement is successful. The foster families go above, and beyond providing every detail you may need for a successful transition of the dogs to their forever homes.
I recommend GALT as my chosen greyhound adoption source. There are other greyhound adoption groups, but these guys are stellar in their work, highly efficient, and match dogs with their perfect furever home.
Greyhound Adoption League of Texas continues to create success stories with their combination of passion and excellent operations. This group is open and welcoming as they support the families of the adopted hounds for the lifetime of the hound.
In 2018 we had the good fortune to add Vivie to our pack. Vivie joined GALT in DFW, fostered in Santa Fe and came back to DFW for our family to gather her up and bring her to Spring, Texas. A very happy ending for a hound dumped in Mansfield, Texas and found by the side of a busy road. The coordinated group of volunteers and fosters were instrumental in changing the fate of many many dogs and families and also one little Vivie.
GALT is an amazing organization. Everyone involved puts so much effort in making sure no greyhound is turned away. I have adopted 3 greyhounds from GALT since 2015. I am happy to be a part and support such a great organization who puts so much hard work and love into everything they do.
We have been involved with GALT since 2001 with the adoption of our first Greyhound, Bob then through the additions of Moose, Cookie and our current one, Marge. There are not enough words to describe the fantastic support, dedication, kindness and love this group provides to all its members and of course the hounds. They make them selves available day and night and live by their mission of "No Grey Turned Away". This is a fantastic group of people doing fantastic work!
My husband d and I have volunteered for GALT in several capacities and adopted a total of 5 beautiful hounds! This organization truly cares about the welfare of the dogs - not just while they are in our care, but FOREVER. I am proud to be a part of this organization's efforts to ensure no grey is turned away.
We've had Zamboni for a couple of years now and GALT made the adoption process easy to understand, efficient, and personalized. He loves walks and laying around and he's able to meet our needs as well of having a semi-active hound. He's in great condition and loves his life! We had a great experience using GALT!
GALT is very dedicated to providing medical care for all hounds & finding loving, responsible homes for them.
I started volunteering for GALT in 2016. This well-organized adoption group provides excellent medical care for the hounds. They work hard to make sure that the dog will fit in well at its forever adopted home; dogs that will live with cats go to kitty boot camp to live with cats before adoption and dogs that will be only dogs try living alone before they are adopted.
As a volunteer, who didn't have greyhound experience prior to volunteering, the GALT community was incredibly helpful when I had questions.
GALTx is an amazingly complete and thorough non-profit organization that benefits any greyhound, greyhound mix, racer or stray! Because of them, Trixie chose me for her mom many years ago. GALTx arranges for their dogs to be fostered or boarded as necessary. Because greyhounds are the universal blood donors, they are used as such. When the blood donor facilities were shut down, GALTx stepped up to take on these sweet pups. My Trixie had raced over 160 races before retiring from racing and finding me. She was given the opportunity to live in a home with other greyts so that she would be comfortable living in a forever home. GALTx verified our living arrangements and introduced her to my small poodle - making such Trixie didn't this the poodle was a rabbit! After answering lots of questions and confirming my dedication to her, Trixie came to live with us for almost 10 years. When Trix left to run to the rainbow bridge, GALTx was right there with us for comfort and support. They continue to receive small donations from me even though Trix has been gone for years because they use the money wisely and only for the greyts. I cannot imagine a better organization that supports such amazing animals!
GALT is a wonderful organization that puts the greyts first and foremost in anything they do. The dogs' welfare is of upmost importance and the adoption coordinators are very well trained to ascertain whether a greyhound is the best pet for your family. My family went to several meet and greets to find our sweet Trixie. During that time, we were treated professionally, with courtesy and care. Finding the right combination of pet and family is the most important thing for these folks. They tirelessly devote themselves to raising money and taking care of these sweet dogs and generally educating the public on how wonderful greyhounds truly are.
GALT continues their great work! When a Texas greyhound blood bank closed last year, they stepped up to take the majority of the dogs and work to find them homes. They are already working to rehome dogs being displaced due to law changes in Florida and will continue to do so. And of course, no grey is ever turned away. The medical care is head and shoulders above many other adoption groups and the volunteers are energized and excited to help the hounds. We are GALT members for life!
I am so very happy to continue to support GALT. The work that they do on behalf of the hounds and families is inspiring. In 2017, they showed their amazing dedication to the hounds by once again stepping up to help in a large emergency situation, the sudden closure of a pet blood bank. Without hesitation, GALT took scores of hounds in to help them find homes. I highly recommend this organization to adopters, donors and volunteers.
This is a rescue group that takes in all greyhounds, retired racers, coyote hunters, strays, breeding females, injured greyhounds, greyhounds that have lost their homes, mixed breed greyhounds, and sadly, abuse cases. GALT provides the best medical care and then volunteers foster the dogs, teaching them the joys of life in a home until the day they find their forever homes. Before they are adopted GALT absorbs the cost of neutering as well as any medical care a greyhound may need including surgeries. There are no employees, everyone involved is a volunteer and the rescue is well organized, efficient, and exceptionally devoted to the care of these beautiful creatures.
These are the finest, most dedicated people you will ever meet. I had the honor of adopting my beautiful Rebekah from GALT and then fostering 2 sweet boys. GALT is one of the things I miss the most since I moved to Florida.
I love GALT ! The team does so much for greyhounds from the racing industry and strays alike. They give 5 star treatments to all the dogs in their care, the dogs are in foster homes or the kennels, where the TLC team steps in to give them their daily walks and cuddles. I am amazed at the sheer volume of greyhounds GALT has helped over the years.
GALT ROCKS !!!
I've been following GALT for 6 years on FB and what a great rescue they are ! 5 years ago I took the next step and went to visit them, all the way from Belgium and met them in person. I was taken in, into their family and met even more of the volunteers. They all became my extended family and I love them dearly! I run a small rescue in Belgium and would like to be as good as them when we grow up ! GALT will move heaven and earth to help greyhounds in need, No Grey Turned Away are not just words to them it is their goal to help them all.
I have the deepest respect for all the volunteers and the work they do, day in and day out!
We adopted Zamboni through GALT. My wife had adopted Jettie through them years ago and after her passing, we were ready for a new Grey. GALT was thorough and timely in their home inspection and we hit it off with the veterinarian who was the inspector right away. Zamboni's foster graciously welcomed us into her home and we also bonded with her as he got along with our dogs, who we brought along. The paperwork was processed timely and Zamboni is a beautiful dog who was well-cared for during his fostering and has become part of our family very fast. We would recommend GALT with our highest regards.
GALT is a group of passionate like minded volunteers who give generously of their time , resources and knowledge to benefit greyhounds in need. This non profit has worked tirelessly with great integrity and consistency over many years. Their mission of no hound left behind continues to be successfully met due to the high caliber of the founders, foster families and volunteers. I highly recommend GALT as a fantastic adoption league.
I’ve always loved animals and knew early on they would be an important part of my life. Greyhounds were not familiar to me - and my childhood home was always a cat home (
I’m an adopter and now volunteer with the Greyhound Adoption League of Tx, for the newly formed New Mexico Chapter. We adopted 3 hounds from them last year and we had a really great experience with them. When they decided to expand into NM, I really wanted to see them succeed. The volunteers are extremely committed and the all resources GALT gets goes into helping the hounds who need medical care. They take in stray sighthounds, as well as retired racers, really living up to the phrase “No Grey turned away.”
The pics I posted are two hounds we just got from another rescue who was having a hard time placing them and didn’t have foster homes for them. GALT now has them and they are well on their way to finding forever homes.
GALT is one of the most amazing rescue groups I have had the pleasure to work with. Their love and devotion to saving the greyhounds is so wonderful. I have been fostering and volunteering as an adoption coordinator for several years now, and have adopted several hounds from GALT. I can not say enough good things about this organization and the love and passion that goes into caring for the hounds.
I have the privilege of having two GALT Greyhounds and they are the my loves. I am also an adoption coordinator and foster for GALT. Such a wonderful organization that does such great things for the greyhounds, from strays, to hounds off the track, to puppies that have been dumped, to taking greyhounds (and greyhound mixes) from hoarding situations. All the volunteers work together to get the hounds ready for their forever homes.
My husband and I recently adopted from the New Mexico chapter of GALTX. They have been wonderful! The volunteers were incredibly kind and helpful during the adoption process. They made sure we were informed on greyhounds and their unique needs and differences from other breeds. When we couldn't get to Texas to pick up our new boy, a volunteer drove there himself to bring the pup back. They've been great after the adoption, too. I've been in contact with several of them over some minor issues that have come up. They've sent links, advice, and offers of help. I had no idea that when we adopted that we'd be welcomed into such a loving, supportive community. I can't recommend them enough.
After one of our greyhounds passed away, we completed an adoption application with GALT. We had been following their work on line for years and felt they were responsible and compassionate. No greyhound needs a home if GALT is anywhere nearby - they take them all. We were thoroughly checked out and were approved for adoption. They suggested we adopt a 9-month old puppy who had had a badly broken leg. GALT had it surgically repaired (she has a plate and 7 screws.) We drove from Maryland to Dallas to pick up our little girl (nearly 2,500 miles round trip.) They selected the perfect dog for us. We could not be happier. We wouldn't hesitate to adopt from them again or to recommend them to others.
This nonprofit group remains firmly focused on its mission through sharp oversight, professional management, and continuous program improvements. Thanks to smart management and its fundraising strengths, GALT can take in dogs needing even the most expensive medical and surgical treatment or extensive foster home rehab. Potential adopters are thoroughly yet realistically screened (an issue with some adoption groups), and adopters receive post-adoption support with the dog's best interests at heart. My experience with GALT comes as a satisfied three-time adopter and volunteer.
GALT runs a tight ship. These dogs get the best of care, no matter where they come from. The organization is run professionally and with great heart, and it's a pleasure to volunteer with them.
Although GALT's focus is assisting greyhounds, particularly those with a racing background; this organization embodies "leave no SIGHTHOUND behind." I stand in awe of the dedication and teamwork exhibited by the GALT volunteers. Whether the task is picking up a lurcher in the local animal shelter; attending a Meet & Greet; maintaining the website or planning a mega fundraising gala; the members of GALT rise to the challenge with aplomb.
GALT is what every rescue should aspire to be.
I have been involved in the pet industry and have partnered with rescue organizations for over 16 years. The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is professionally operated with a fantastic network of dedicated volunteers that have been an ongoing pleasure to partner with. They have an impressive schedule of events and meet and greets to successfully place the many hounds they have taken in on their journey to their waiting families. I have had the good fortune to have had 4 GALT hounds placed with me. The support received from the group is exemplary from fostering to adopting to becoming part of the GALT family through a robust social media network. Great organization!
Great organisation doing great work for the greyhounds.
GALT is wonderful! We have adopted 5 greys in 10 years. They truly stand by their motto, no greys turned away. This is such a loving and passionate group of people who share their love of greyhounds ! I am proud to be apart of GALT!
great they take in retired racers. They show pictures of dogs off leash. Stole their "no grey turned away' from another group & they don't always take dogs. Instead of helping dogs in the US, they are now importing greyhounds. Currently the tracks in Florida repair fractured legs, GALT takes them prior to repair to beg for more money. Check the Group before you donate time & money. Know of friends who have attempted to adopt, but are turned away. Watch the Vet clinic they support, care its substandard.
we have been volunteers and GALT adopters for year, well over a decade. We are continuously grateful for GALT's dedication to caring for all the greyhounds in its custody. No expense is spared in medical care. At one point two different fosters were on two different special foods. Now one if taking extra meds. A relatively recent addition is Foster checkpoints where all fosters are bathed, have nail trims, teeth and ears and weight checked. All dogs are closely monitored and cared for and volunteers are appreciated.
How I adore an organization where every bit of the funds goes to the purpose for which it is intended, to help dogs and not to some highly paid executive. we have volunteered with GALT for years and years now. It is a rewarding venture made all the more so as we share our experience with so many other caring volunteers. This is the most worthy of support animal adoption group. There are not enough superlatives.
GALT is the gold standard among greyhound adoption groups, they go above and beyond for the hounds, dedicated and passionate, we've adopted 3 hounds so far, more in the future!, I can only say positive things about this organization
I am so proud to be part of such a wonderful organization. I have fostered puppies (and other dogs) for GALT. First of all, taking in litters of puppies is an effort in itself, but moreover, these poor darlings would be dead or homeless if GALT didn't step in. Below is a photo of a puppy that GALT saved from terrible conditions. Thank you GALT for all you do!
I encountered GALT from a friend's referral when we moved to the DFW area. I didn't look them up at first, but my friend kept nagging me and saying...this is the best greyhound rescue in the country. After awhile, I connected with GALT, and began fostering and volunteering occasionally, but the entire organization is so friendly and well-run that I'm now fundraising for them too. The best part about GALT is that they are an all-volunteer organization, so every single dime goes to the care and placement of the rescued dogs.
GALT really goes the extra mile for the dogs and has a wonderful team of volunteers working tirelessly together.
I have been a volunteer with GALT for about 6 months now. I love that a dog is not available until they are completely healthy and ready for their forever home! What an amazing group that always has the best interest of the hounds as top priority.
I recently learned about this type of dog breed as well as this Nonprofit. It is wonderful news to know there is a special group of people seeking forever homes for these wonderful companions.
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!
This is an awesome group that helps place retired racing greyhounds in their forever homes. I have adopted one from them 7 years ago and another one 3 years ago. Their on going commitment to the health and safety of these dogs is amazing. They stay on top of the needs of the various dogs and the families that adopt them.
I was so impressed with GALT, I wrote a book called "A Tale of Two Tails" about adopting two greyhounds through them. They are the most dedicated group of people whose main concern is making the sure the greys are placed in good loving homes. The volunteers are all dedicated to the dogs. They go way above and beyond what a rescue group normally does to help place dogs. Should something happen that the "forever home" can no longer take care of the greys, then they take them back to help find another home for them. I would highly recommend anyone to them. They know the dogs and help find just the right one for you to meet your needs.
sue wagstaff gibson
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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....