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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

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Isa Stoff

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following GALT for a couple of years on FB and thought they did a fabulous job ! I got to know a few of their volunteers pretty well and saw them as my dear friends even though I had never met them in person as I live in Belgium. Last februari I set off to meet these wonderful people in real life and made the trip to Dallas. I had so much fun meeting them and talking with them, they made me feel right at home. GALT does so much for the dogs and for the people who are supporting them. GALT is my favourite rescue in the States! Keep up the good work and maybe till next year? :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Hind S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organisation doing great work for the greyhounds.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.

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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.

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.

sue wagstaff gibson

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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.

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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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