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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

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is an organisation with a heart of gold. No greyhound of greyhound mix is turned away, no matter what their story or health situation may be. What ever the dog needs in the way of veterinary care, food, therapy or simply a decent bed to rest upon and some love is provided without a second thought. They are imaginative in their fund raising and open to new ideas for the betterment of the hounds. The rescue last year of 28 horribly ill-treated dogs, literally covered in ticks did not prevent GALT from assisting in their rescue and eventual path to full health and forever homes. Three cheers to GALT for their excellent work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, (GALT) is an amazing non profit organization that assists retired Greyhound racers in finding their forever home . This is where our story begins...
In the Summer of 2004 we went to our first GALT Meet and Greet. I knew one day I would adopt a Greyhound. My husband and I began our search that Summer with GALT and it didn't take long until our soon to be adopted son, Mackie, was placed in his forever home with us.
During the Adoption process (which is extremely thorough - they contacted every reference to make sure we were going to make good parents) Mackie was brought to our home and felt comfortable enough to lie down in our home! We all knew at that time it was meant to be!
We unfortunately did not have a lot of time with our beautiful boy, as he became ill suddenly in the Summer of 2008 and we had to help him cross the Rainbow Bridge. We were obviously devistated and GALT's family and friends were there with us during this difficult time in our life.
Needless to say, we knew we couldn't "replace" Mackie, but three months later, we went looking again (our home was too empty) and our newest son, Sammy found us! Sammy has been with us now 2.5 years and we enjoy our every moment with him! He is truly a spoiled rotten retired racer and loving every minute of it!
Can't say enough wonderful things about GALT - they help to educate the public regarding the oportunity of adopting Greyhounds as a wonderful family addition. They maintain their visability in the community through many Meet and Greets, local events and fundraisers. (The costs that GALT incur are amazingly high with veterinary procedures and costs associated with transitioning retired racing greyhounds into permanent forever homes.) They go anywhere they are needed to deliver greyhounds to others to to pick up greyhounds that are looking for their forever homes.
Again, this is an amazing organization who doesn't know the words, "no" or "can't do" or "has no time"...The volunteers and board members need to know it's because of them our family is whole and happy once again.
Thank Roo from the bottom of my retired heart, Sammy

Elizabeth H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I researched different types of dogs when I decided to adopt. I decided on a Greyhound. I searched various local adoption agencies. I visited several events with different groups. I decided that GALT had the best care, screening, and placing of their adoptable dogs. They do great rescue work in the local area and they have a wonderful group of volunteers. My entire experience has been wonderful, and my new family member is a perfect fit thanks to the great coordinators and the care that he received upon being placed into the GALT organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first learned of GALT immediately following the news of the FWACC-28 case last July. I became more familiar with the organization through their website, enews, and Facebook posts. I cannot believe the wonderful work they do. Most greyhound rescues limit the hounds they take in to track racers, and most want only healthy dogs that can be turned over quickly. GALT takes in the most needy without bias - those whose lives are in danger from abuse or neglect, and those whose pedigree may be in question because they are either untattooed or not readable. The transformation of these animals once they come into GALT's hands and the way they thrive in their new environment is amazing. This group is certainly worthy of any non-profit award.

Eda H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GALT is one of the most amazing rescue groups I have ever come in contact with. They NEVER say no to any hound, be it abused, broken limbs, or lost and found. They have an outstanding bunch of volunteers as well as vets who take the best care of everything that comes their way. Superior care and concern in what they do so well.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have such admiration and respect for GALT. This organization takes in greyhounds who need extensive medical care and they do it again and again, no matter the circumstances. Everything from one stray at a time, to whole groups of dogs taken from a hoarding situation. The fact is that volunteers, space, time and money are all stretched extremely thin when a group goes above and beyond this way. GALT deserve to be recognized as the amazing greyhound rescue group they are. They have saved so many greyhound lives and they adamately refuse to give up on even one of them. They are like angels to greyhounds in need.

juttajd2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don't want to repeat what is said already of Galt, because all of it thru.
They do more for greyhounds than any other organization!!!!!!!!!

They are TOP!!!!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live in PA but I try to help adoption groups from all around the country. This organization is wonderful-they help greyhounds that are most in need of help without a second thought. Their volunteers work very hard to help find homes for retired racing greyhounds. My family currently has 3 greyhounds and I cannot say enough about how wonderful these dogs are! I have had the privledge of adopting greyhounds since 1994 and I am super impressed with this group. Please consider their more than worthwhile cause for while people donate to other causes, few people remember this vulnerable member of society--the retired racing greyhound which cannot speak for itself. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

Plant P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I do not live in Texas, but I had been told about a stray who would part greyhound and was in a shelter. This dog needed help. Contact with GALT was made and they instantly jumped and saved this part greyhound.
Many greyhound groups do not have the funds or time to help mixed greys. GALT did not stop to think, they just did what was right for the dog. GALT is a great rescue group!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.