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Greyhound Adoption League of Texas Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

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 3,200 greyhounds into loving forever homes.

Target demographics: Adults & Families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 168 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

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 levesinet

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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.

Claire9

Client Served

Rating: 5

GALT does an amazing job of taking in any greyhound and helping them to get proper medical care when needed, loving foster homes, and carefully selected forever homes. They are professional and do amazing work to get support for the cost of what they do with great marketing efforts that take a lot of volunteer coordination. The love for the hounds is clearly their biggest motivator, and they do a wonderful job helping bridge the gap for these special creatures between the track and life as a dog, or sometimes unknown origins and horrible neglect and/or abuse. The fact that no hound is turned away is one of the most amazing things about this great organization. I am have two beautiful greyhounds from them, and they are wonderful companions. Can't say enough good stuff about this group!

Client Served

Rating: 5

GALT is hands down the most amazing animal-welfare nonprofit I have been interacted with. We have rescued many dogs over the past twenty years, and GALT hands down was the best agency to work with. We adopted a greyhound with them in the Fall of 2011 and I continue to follow their work to this day. They are 100% dedicated to their greyhound rescue work. For a volunteer-run, non-profit, they operate with the professionalism of a big corporation. The efforts they go to for the sake of greyhounds are admirable. They are a role model for all animal welfare agencies.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted a rescue from GALT who was found abandoned in a trailer with 10 other greyhound and greyhound mixes. GALT does an amazing job of getting available dogs out at meet and greets, provide tons of information for new greyhound owners, and are generally warm and welcoming people. Their dedication to rescuing and rehabilitating injured and abandoned greyhounds is astounding. No greyhound is turned away, no matter what their situation is, and trust me, they get a lot of injured greyhounds that need expensive medical treatments. It's a truly amazing organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Ed P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We first came to know GALT when a friend of ours let us know about a greyhound that needed a new home. We got to know the people running the organization at that time, and now have our second greyhound as a part of our family. The leadership and volunteers of GALT are all around wonderful people, who help greyhounds find their forever homes. The volunteers who foster greyhounds do a wonderful job transitioning the dogs from their life at the racetrack to a life with a family. GALT make sure the dogs are completely healthy, and prepared for home life prior to allowing them to be adopted. The cost to GALT to prepare each animal for adoption is far greater than the adoption fee that they receive from the adopting family, and GALT does a great job raising funds. In the past, we owned restaurants, and partnered with GALT for fundraising activities. The truly wonderful thing about GALT is that they live up to their motto of "No grey turned away." Anytime they are contacted they take in the hound and prep him or her for adoption. GALT is a top-flight organization, and one I'm proud to have helped, and will continue to support them as best I can.

Julie23456789

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we decided to adopt a greyhound, little did we know we were truly blessed when we met GALT. They're the premier greyhound adoption group in the country and have the most committed and loving volunteers. I have witnessed first-hand that they do whatever it takes (however much it costs) to improve each greyhound's health to 100% normal before they're available for adoption. And they do all this while keeping costs as low as possible. We can't imagine life without our sweet Diva (former racing name, Killer Diva). She is the light of our lives.

Mark23456

Client Served

Rating: 5

GALT is a collection of volunteers who work tirelessly to educate the public about greyhounds and offer fostering and adoption services for these wonderful pets. They have been very helpful in answering questions and providing advice about caring for my dog. Highly recommended!

Client Served

Rating: 5

GALT is a greyt organization that will always help a greyhound in need. They make sure the new greyhound owners are educated on the breed and that the dog makes a smooth transition into the new family. They truly care about the greyhounds.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopting a greyhound from GALT, can not only get you a wonderful companion but also a whole new purpose. These dogs have a chance because of the love, passion and energy that the folks at GALT put into every dog. Through their excellent network of medical care, grooming, fostering, training, rescue and TLC, each dog is personally attended to. When you adopt a grey, there is help, advice and support. Before you know it, your fostering and adopting more! So far we have adopted 3 our of the six we fostered:) When you see the amount of heart these folks have you just want to jump in and help too. We work with many charities and GALT is the most well run, effective and genuine that we have had the pleasure of serving.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I will always have a greyhound in my family. Thanks to G.A.L.T. I am blessed with a sweet four legged member of my family. This organization not only rescues retired racers, but as in the case of my adopted greyhound, they are available to rescue any greyhound. My dog's parents were found running loose and the mother dog was pregnant. They not only rescued her but were able to find homes for all her puppies. Most people are not aware of what happens to the retired racers and through G.A.L.T.'s education programs that is being corrected. Thank you G.A.L.T. for all you do for these beautiful sight hounds.

RunAnn

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted two beautiful hounds from GALT. Their volunteers, Foster homes and veteranarians far exceed any organization I have ever been associated with. I don't know how to thank all of the people involved with this organization, if it were not for those Angels for Greyhounds my house would not be as filled with love, Thank you all, Ann Sparks

Don B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

GALT is an extraordinary group of volunteers that is willing to take in and care for any greyhound. They are constantly raising funds and promoting greyhound welfare, but they are never pushy or preachy. GALT is very active in both community events and social media to reach a wide audience. My experience with the volunteers has always been very positive. The people are very nice and knowledgeable about greyhounds and the organization.

Christy B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an awesome group that never stops advocating for the Greyhounds. I adopted my wonderful Mona from them and it was a great experience. They are constantly promoting their dogs, raising funds for their care and educating about the breed. I can't imagine that any group does as much for the Greyhounds!

Mike C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our fifth greyhound from GALT a couple of months ago. From beginning to end the process was seamless. Communication between volunteer arms was excellent. People were friendly, helpful and attentive.

I've adopted a number of greyhounds over the years from a number of organizations over the years and this was definitely the best experience.

I look forward to further connection with this group and hopefully volunteering in the future.

Thanks GALT, for a great experience!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our first Greyhound - Angel in the summer of 2001. She was GALT's #004. We have since adopted 3 more Greyt ones.
The organization's "Army" of volunteers is amazing. There are events every week of the year and they are always run beautifully. The love that the volunteers have for these dogs and their futures know no boundaries.
If corporations were run as well as Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, there would be a lot more successful companies. But then, the secret of GALTs success is the love and dedication of the participants for the dogs.

Jamie T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been sharing our home with a variety of animals more than 30 yrs then suddenly found ourselves "empty nesters" and without a dog when our daughter moved away and took the beloved family Husky with her. We had attended the NTx Irish Festival that year and met several of the representatives from GALT who introduced us to this very special breed. A month later, we began the search for our first grey. GALT was incredibly responsive and patient, diligent and informative. We knew it would be a challenge to find a "cat tolerant" grey that could fit in with our family of 15 cats (8 of which actually would share space inside the house). We found our "Princess" Lacy and have been hooked ever since. I have watched their website regularly, became a member, have donated when possible (including our old truck) and participated in their auctions. My work schedule has prevented me from attending all of the many gatherings and galas, but my heart is with them always. I have never seen such an active, caring, well-organized family of volunteers. I do so admire and respect each of them for their dedication and unbridled passion for this breed. It's no wonder they have enjoyed so much success in spreading the word and educating the public as they strive to unite hundred of sensitive and loving greys with their forever homes. Buddy and I, Pricess Lacy and Hunter (our second grey) would like to say, "Thank you , GALT, for everything you do!"

Client Served

Rating: 5

GALT made our family complete with the addition of a hound. They all work so hard to keep the pups in good shape and going to good homes. If our house ever starts to feel a little too roomy we will add another GALT hound in a minute. Thanks to them for all their hard work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is one of the very best humane, adoption agencies in the US. Greyhounds deserve the best homes and treatments and are the least likely to receive them. Too many are bred for racing and discarded. In GALT's ten years of operation they have provided medical care and homes for hundreds and hundreds of greys. Their fund raising for the greys is unceasing and their officers are untiring in their efforts.
I have a beautiful grey, Roxie, adopted from GALT. She is the light of my life and if I weren't 80 years old, I would adopt more. I love them. They are the most beautiful, sweet dogs and I am grateful to GALT.

Client Served

Rating: 5

GALT is such an incredible organization. My greyhound Olivia is such a joy, and GALT did an amazing job of making sure that I got to meet a ton of dogs and choose the perfect one. They also have a ton of activities for humans and dogs so we can all stay in touch. They are extremely well organized that make sure greyhounds are safe and well cared for, and they do their best to find foster homes for the dogs that are waiting for adoption. GALT is the best pet adoption organization I have seen or dealt with, and when I get a brother or sister for Olivia, they will come from GALT as well. Please check them out! They have a very good website as well!