We have been involved with GALT for nearly 15 years as volunteers and our most rewarding role as a foster family. We thoroughly enjoy the community created by this organization. The group rallies whenever there's a need! We ensure every greyhound, or sighthound, that comes into our fold gets the attention they require. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than to foster a greyhound to get them ready for their forever home and then use our revolving door of love to help another.
In 2005 we adopted our first greyhound from the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) and over the years adopted four more. We have fostered several greyhounds and I have been GALT's greyhound photographer since 2006. I have taken photographs of hundreds of the greyhounds which GALT has taken into its family and adopted to their forever homes. GALT never turns away a greyhound in need. This was evidenced in July, 2010, when GALT took in 9 greyhounds found in deplorable condition by Fort Worth Animal Control Cruelty investigators. GALT has adopted over 1,600 greyhounds to their forever homes since its inception. The volunteers are very dedicated to do whatever is necessary to help the greyhound. GALT is an outstanding organization and I am proud to be a part of it.
My late husband and I were greyhound breeders. The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is the only adoption agency that we trusted to find great homes for our retired racers. We have sent them many dogs, and everyone is in a super home. I have been able to stay in contact with many of the current owners of our dogs. GALT greyhounds receive the absolute best medical care available. They are treated by the best specialists in the Dallas area. I used to work for a vet in the Waco area. She referred difficult cases to the same specialists that GALT uses. When my husband passed away, GALT sent their wonderful volunteers to pick up five of my greyhounds that I could not keep. I still have eight retired racers. I know without a doubt that if anythings happens to me, GALT volunteers would be here in a matter of hours to pick up my dogs. I simply cannot say enough good things about the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas.
I have nothing but good things to say about this organization. While I am not directly involved with the organization a close friend of mine is and I hear many stories of the things they do to better the lives of these animals. I am truly moved by the amount of love and dedication this organization has to any and all dogs. They go above and beyond!!!
The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is a fantastic organization who cares about every Greyhound who joins their family. They bring each and every dog "back to life" by providing them with a loving environment and all the medical care that they need. They enlist the most amazing volunteers who care for each dog and their outcome for a flourishing and happy life.
The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is an amazing organization. Tremendous amounts of love and care are given to each and every dog that comes into GALT's care. The GALT group does whatever is necessary for each dog received, whether it be medical care, special training, etc. I have been volunteering with this group for a little more than 6 months, and it's the best charity I've worked with so far! Communication is very open, and everyone I've worked with has been very helpful and kind. The love that's lavished upon the greyhounds is tangible. If a dog didn't experience much affection from their previous background, they quickly come to understand how loved they are when they are taken in by GALT.
We have adopted 6 greyhounds through GALT over a number of years. The greys have come to us in good condition after having been treated lovingly by this group. The volunteers are tireless in their love and work ethic for these wonderful dogs.
I have been with GALT since the beginning. Everyone involved with this group are hard working and dedicated people and are first and foremost for the wonderful greyhounds. I have adopted and I have fostered. I have a broken leg foster now. I live in Austin so don't get to participate in alot of the activities although wish I could. John and Susie are wonderful and caring people. I hope to continue helping with this group for many years to come. Jo O'Donnell
I have been following GALT online since 2005. I am now a member and have recently adopted one of their greyhounds. GALT is amazing. No dog is too sick, too feeble, etc. for them to take. GALT does not put a dollar cap on what they will do to rehabilitate dogs. The dog I adopted cost GALT over $4500.
GALT is very active in the community with fund raising, meet and greets, etc. They truly care about greyhounds and want to educate the public on what wonderful dogs they are. Their Facebook page is great. They don't just simply post information about fund raising; they celebrate adoptions, post updates on dogs who are under medical care, and always respond to wall posts and comments from the public.
I've been involved with GALT for eight of it's ten years as a foster and have watched the organization grow both in membership and professionalism. Many of the greyhounds in our care require considerable medical treatment ranging from parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases to broken bones. We never turn away a greyhound in need.
GALT, along with six other groups, took the lead in accepting 9 of the 28 hounds confiscated by Fort Worth Animal Control this past summer. GALT is currently working with FWAC to arrange for greyhounds and other canines in dire need of medical help to be released during the required 72 hours of holding.