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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

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212 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Lisa342

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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....

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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1 Christi A.

Donor

Rating: 5

GALT is wonderful and has a team of very committed volunteers. We adopted both of our beloved Greyhounds from GALT, and they have been such a joy to have in our family. GALT takes "greyt" care of every Grey in their possession, from providing for their medical needs to giving love in their foster home. GALT also makes it easy to volunteer at events and stay connected with the Greyhound community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I live in Tennessee and have followed and Donated over the last 5 years. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this group. They are first class and professional in every way. I only wish they were closer so that I could participate in person!!!! Thanks for all the Hard work you do for the Hounds.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I can not say enough wonderful things about GALT. We live in Tennessee and support GALT as well as our Local GPA group. They set a wonderful example for All nonprofit rescue groups. We will always continue to Donate to help them continue there wonderful works!!!

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1 Gayle

Client Served

Rating: 5

After agonizing about what to do with our beloved greyhound because we were being transferred out of the country,
Greyhound Adoption League of Texas stepped in and found the greyest home for her. The thoughtful volunteers kept us abreast of every part of the re home, and, now that we are permanently here in the US, will help us now find our next grey. They are efficient, kind, and extremely knowledgable . They are the perfect people to help all of us find our next perfect pet!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our beloved greyhound, Jenny, had to be re-homed when we moved out of the country. She was not adopted from GALT, but the wonderful people from this organization not only took her in, but found the best new home for her possible. Their volunteers and staff were concerned about her well being, as well as ours. I HIGHLY recommend this organization to any would-be adopters, and will be glad when we return from our foreign assignment and retire so we can be parents to a set of greys. First time adopters would be wise to allow these folks to help you through the learning curve, as all of the staff know the dogs and understand that a happy home for ALL is the objective in any adoption.

1 Ann S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is a special place in Heaven for the people in this organization. We have adopted three beautiful houndies from GALT. Their volunteers are exceptional. The love they show to each and everyone of their rescues is extremely beautiful. I have the most respect for all that are involved with this organization. They are true friends of the adoption process to the people adopting and most of all to the hounds!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Sweetie 4 yrs ago, from GALT. Since then we have adopted Johnny B and Barnaby. GALT is the most wonderful group of people in the Greyhound rescue organizations! They are always there for you, if you need assistance, they also are always finding ways to get everyone together for the hounds! I am a better person for being allowed to know these wonderful giving angels!

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3 Lois M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have the great honor and pleasure to work with this group and they are top notch! Everything they do is in the best interest of the greyhounds and NO GREYHOUND IS LEFT BEHIND, whether it's shows up in a shelter, stray, an abusive situation or just retiring from their racing career. This group is all about the GREYHOUNDS!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The most caring and compassionate Greyhound Rescue Organization! We have adopted 3 beautiful Greyhound souls from these wonderful people! Their devotion and caring exceeds all other Greyhound Rescue Groups we have dealt with! No Grey turned away.....and they truly mean this!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Vegifairy

Donor

Rating: 5

As a GALT volunteer and donor, I can definitely attest to this important organization. My greyhound broke his leg during his last race back in 2010. GALT is the only greyhound adoption group in Texas that will accept greyhounds with broken leg injuries from the racetrack. Without GALT, I shudder to think of what would have happened to him. GALT paid for his broken leg surgery and his loving foster mom opened up her home to him during his recuperation. With GALT, you can rest assured your donation will go towards helping the greyhounds.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GALT is a remarkable greyhound rescue organization run 100% by volunteers and funded 100% by donations and fundraisers. My involvement with GALT started when my husband and I began our search for a new family member. During our adoption process we discovered GALT to be extremely organized, efficient, and dedicated. Due to the the generous donations and hard work of GALT's volunteers, thousands of greyhounds have been placed into forever homes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer with the Greyhound Adoption League of TX for 3 years. Since joining this wonderful organization, I've looked forward to the day when I was able to foster or adopt my own grey. At the end of 2012, I took in a dog as a foster to see if adoption was for me, and was very satisfied with how much support I received from GALT coordinators. They were always happy to answer questions as this was the first dog I'd ever been responsible for. I quickly realized that my life wouldn't be the same without my special foster, and decided that I had to make it official. I adopted him about 3 weeks after picking him up from the kennel, and I can't imagine life without my boy. GALT is such a great group of people, and they care so much for each grey that comes into their care. The kennel volunteers that cared for my dog prior have all checked in and asked how he's doing. This organization doesn't forget about dogs after they've been placed in homes, and I think that quality makes GALT truly special.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Bonnie25

Donor

Rating: 5

GALT's commitment to "No Grey Turned Away" is appreciated by individuals near and far who are watching our organization's every move and all that we do. However, most importantly, GALT is appreciate most by those who benefit most from GALT - the Greyhounds themselves who find their way into in loving and forever homes.

For example, our first Greyhound, Mackie, he was found wandering with his brother, Luke, on the streets of Fort Worth. We "met him" online nine years ago. We loved Mackie for oh so short of a time as he crossed the Rainbow Bridge much too early. Then we met Sammy in Rockwall, and he found his way into our hearts and home four and a half years ago. He also brought us to a new found friend/family member, his original owner. Our lives are complete.

I can't think of a better organization that lives and breathes each day to make sure every Greyhound that comes to GALT WILL be safe, loved and find its forever home .



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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been very lucky to have been "adopted" by two wonderful Greyhound boys in the past eight years through GALT. Our first, Mackie, passed away unexpectedly four years ago. Of course, we were devistated, but three months later we adopted our second furkid through GALT. Sammy and he is a total joy in our lives. GALT makes this happen for Greyhounds and their potential parents every day of every year of their existance. There is not ONE GREY ever turned away by this incredible group of volunteers who sole purpose is to find a greyt home for these greyt dogs. I know there are others like me who count their blessings every day that GALT is here and ready to help when we are called upon. Thank you GALT for past, present and future placements of Greyhounds into their forever homes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am familiar with a lot of greyhound adoption groups throughout the United States, and GALT has earned my respect and appreciation for all they do for the breed. Many adoption groups have strict criteria for the dogs they accept, including the age of the dog, the general health and injuries suffered at the track, such as broken bones. GALT takes ALL greyhounds, no matter how dire the situation, or how much potential expense may be involved.

Their keen understanding of fundraising is also key to their continued success. Some event is always going on-- to raise money, as well as awareness. This requires a huge volunteer base, and kudos to GALT for keeping their volunteers happy and involved. Many volunteers also serve as fosters, which helps incoming dogs adjust to life outside a kennel, and with a loving family.

GALT is one of the rare nonprofit organizations that does everything well, and yet is not complacent about its success. Those are some of the reasons the people of GALT are my heroes.

Gary15

Client Served

Rating: 5

GALT is an organization that really cares about the welfare of their dogs. When I was ready to adopt another greyhound I was walked step by step through the process from the intial application, attending meet & greets, an in-home visit to see the desired dog, and the final delivery of the dog (Jiffy) to my home.

Darlene I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been involved with (and adopted from) Greyhound adoption groups up and down the East Coast, and I follow a number of them through private chat groups , Facebook and community boards, all over the world. GALT is the cream of the crop of adoption groups - they are very active, organized and completely devoted to the dogs that they bring into their group. They are racing-neutral and are devoted to adoptions, rehoming, and always there to give a caring loving hand to the dogs that have been found and did not have the right owners and had medical issues and needed much care, Galt was there with a caring hand till all was OK and placing these dogs in loving forever homes as well as supporting and educating the families that adopt them from GALT. Their members are very devoted, giving time, dollars and caring advice. If I lived closer to GALT I would adopt my next greyhound from this very caring group. I have only been able to help GALT in Auctions but if I lived closer it would be a honor to be able to be a volunteer for GALT.