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Greyhound Adoption League of Texas Inc

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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

212 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GALT takes care of the dogs in exemplary fashion, and all the volunteers work hard to ensure happy adopted outcomes. I'm proud to foster for them, helping as many greyhounds as I can. I know my fosters always get the best medical care possible. The adoption coordinators vet applicants and make sure that the right dog is matched up to the adopter.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT), is a wonderful organization to work with and to donate to. It is run solely by volunteers, and depends on donations to continue it's good work. GALT has placed over 1500 greyhounds in homes in the past ten years. They never turn away a greyhound and often take in the ones that need considerable medical attention.

Although volunteer driven, they strive for professional results. GALT is welcoming to new volunteers, and has had a big impact in raising awareness about the plight of retired racing greyhounds in the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GALT really goes the extra mile for the dogs and has a wonderful team of volunteers working tirelessly together.

1 Kelly197

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

JWaller

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GALT is a well organized group with dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly for the greyhounds. We have tremendous foster family support to ensure the greyhounds are loved and we'll cared for while waiting for their forever homes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a GALT volunteer for over 6 years - as a foster family helping greyhounds prepare for their forever homes and as part of a fabulous team that cares lovingly for the greys in boarding. Over the year we have also become the proud parents of 3 amazing GALT greyhounds. It is wonderful to watch these sweet creatures blossom and see the wonder in their eyes as they experience home life for the first time. To see them gain confidence and in some cases, help them to learn to trust us 2-leggers. We have nurtured fosters that were extremely shy and fearful of people; cared for fosters with broken legs; kept some calm and quiet while going through heartworm treatments; and above all, treated them as part of the pack. GALT is an amazing organization and makes sure every single greyhound is placed in the right home.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

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.

3 Beth0721

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GALT is a greyhound adoption group with experienced, intelligent and compassionate people volunteering their talents to help all 'flavors' of sighthounds find forever homes. Excellent group, excellent mission!

2 Sue_75

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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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.

2 hilarycable

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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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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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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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

3 Susan295

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2 Pati P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.