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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

20 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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1 rwwulke

Client Served

Rating: 5

GALT is the best greyhound adoption group anywhere. Their dedication to the hounds and their adopters & volunteers is just astounding! They are very helpful to their adopters and have built a wonderful network of supporting medical facilities that help us all to keep the hounds happy & healthy. And the events are just a blast! If you are looking for a wonderful 4-legged companion, check out GALT!

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Donor

Rating: 5

It is my honor and privilege to continue my support of GALT. I have been a proud member and supporter for many years. GALT lives it's "no grey turned away" vision every single day. They don't turn away from a greyhound/sighthound in need. GALT's volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization. I am so very happy to be a part of this amazing organization .

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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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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.

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.

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.

1 Darla D.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a financial donor, it is important to know the Mission of an organization; to see the members of that charitable group act proactively to bring that Mission to fruition and to see the organization grow not only in members, but also in success stories. GALT (Greyhound Adoption League of TX) embodies this model. When describing "why" someone should donate their time or money to GALT; I simple explain the "Three R's: RESCUE, REHAB and REHOME". Without fail, GALT is there for ANY sighthound (retired racers, lurchers and unregistered greyhounds) in need: legally taking possession of the hound and obtaining the neccessary medical care to stabilize the dog before placing them into foster care and ultimately, a FUREVER HOME. It takes great skill to bring a group of volunteers together to achieve a common goal. GALT has not only completed this task...they have mastered it. Clearly, IT IS ALL ABOUT THE HOUNDS with GALT!

Donor

Rating: 5

GALT is a wonderful organization with dedicated people who work tirelessly to make the greyhounds lives better. GALT has saved many, many greyhounds, an extroidinary number the last few years in a bad economy ... somehow they find the money & resources to help these gentle dogs heal in order to enjoy a better life. My two furbabies are from GALT. WE LOVE GALT ♥

Ann_6

Donor

Rating: 5

I met friends from GALT via FB two years ago, and admire their amazingly consistent approach toward saving abandoned, abused and runaway greyhounds. This group's motto - No grey will be turned away - is a credo, an oath that all their members honor. Their ability to raise the funds for the care of so many examples of this beautiful breed is exemplary and includes the participation of interested people from many cities and states. I live in Ohio and took part in their recent auction of items donated. It was fun, and very well-organized. GALT has so many greys that they have to call on people in their area to foster the dogs until they are adopted to forever homes. So many foster homes answer the call, and some already are fostering other greys in their care. Their updates on how their rescued groups are coming along are heartwarming and informative. The updates have in many ways made me feel close to the greys and the members. GALT represents the best of what animal rescue is meant to be. I, for one, am in awe of their many accomplishments.

Lacey C.

Donor

Rating: 5

After many years of donating art to fund-raisers and non-profit events, I had given up even trying. When the representatives of GALT contacted me I was apprehensive but decided to donate one last time. The entire operation went so smoothly and professionally, and I was alerted that all the proceeds from the auction of art went directly to GALT (rather than to offshoot satellite organizations who pulled the event together.) I may not donate art again but would definitely work with and donate money to GALT in the future. A stellar organization.

Jane A.

Donor

Rating: 5

Each year this group amazes me with their relentless work at rescuing ANY greyhound from ANY state no matter the costs or labor involved. They lead by example; never turning their back on dogs that have been abandoned, abused, starved, old or in need of extremely expensive medical care, from a blind dog to an ailing female with her litter of sick and dying pups. They taught me to do the same(only on a smaller scale) as I was involved, just as a regular citizen, in the removal of 4 greyhounds that were being starved to death. Even though I do not live in Texas, I continue to support them financially and emotionally. They are a shining example of what a volunteer organization can do to change the world and help those who have no voice.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GALT is an amazing organization dedicated to rescuing any and all retired racers. They were the group that came forward to save all the Fort Worth greyhounds that were starved and ill this year. They did so with no consideration of the expense, time and effort it would entail. Instead of saying we cant do it, they said we will find a way and they did with much sucess. I donate money to this group knowing it will be used totally to the benefit of the retired greyhounds: be they unadoptable, sick, abused or old. They are there for these dogs no matter what and I am in awe of how they run their organization.

Mary Ann D.

Donor

Rating: 5

In 2001, my husband & I adopted our first retired racing Greyhound. At that time, we entered a world of new friends who promoted these dogs with unparalleled enthusiasm. Looking back, I can't imagine what life was like before our involvement in the Greyhound community. Most Greyhound adoption groups are involved in the placement of retired racers, however, in addition to retired racers, GALT also takes in strays, abused and neglected Greyhounds from cruelty seizures. Regardless of condition or age, GALT makes every attempt to evaluate, rehabilitate and find each one a safe, loving home. While we have never adopted a dog through GALT (we live in Florida), we donate to groups across the country who we feel reflect the attitude, professionalism, and efficiency that continue to make a real difference in the lives of not only the dogs, rather, in peoples' lives, as well through public education and outreach. GALT is one such group.

Donor

Rating: 5

GALT has the biggest heart. They never turn away a greyhound (or part greyhound) in need. GALT volunteers take the best care of the dogs. I am so impressed with the good work they do, I donate to them (and I live in Maryland).

1 Diana

Donor

Rating: 5

Of the many dog rescue organizations throughout the country I have been active in, GALT is without a doubt THE most professional, well organized and effective animal rescue I have come across. The tireless work, care and education you provide the dogs, the adopters and the general public is beyond reproach. Bravo! GALT you are loved and appreciated by hundreds of dogs whose lives you have lovingly saved and the lucky gaurdians who have taken them into their hearts and homes.

Lisa H.

Donor

Rating: 5

There aren't enough words to express my deep appreciation and admiration for the amazing people at G.A.L.T. and the cause they work so hard to support. There is a dire need for Greyhound rescue, rehabilitation and education, and Greyhound Adoption League of Texas provides this service as a genuine labor of LOVE.

My family was recently introduced to GALT when we adopted a beautiful greyhound from them - a retired racer and recently retired brood momma. Words cannot express how amazing the experience has been from the beginning - and we have no intention of seeing an "end" to the relationship. We've had the pleasure of meeting countless GALT volunteers who work so diligently and selflessly to ensure that each and every greyhound is placed into the RIGHT forever home - not just ANY home - a "furever" home which will benefit ALL parties for the "greyter" good. To witness the lengths to which GALT goes to ensure each animal is made healthy, happy and SAFE is astounding. The fact that every foster parent gives SO MUCH of themselves - their time, their energy, their home and their heart is truly awe-inspiring. Such loving care is put into finding the right "match" for each hound by the foster parents and the administrative volunteers - it's an inspiring and heart warming process to go through and one that I will never forget.

Immediately following the adoption of our new and already beloved four-legged family member, we felt so compelled and moved by the efforts and cause supported by GALT, we immediately became donating members so that we could continue to support their amazing rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and educational efforts. We are SO PROUD to call ourselves "members" of this outstanding organization and even PROUDER to feel as though our time, monetary donations and love will help GALT to continue providing these amazing animals with medical care, foster care and ultimately the forever homes they so desperately need and deserve. The fact that they achieve all that they do SOLELY from the efforts of loving volunteers and from the support of charitable donations is difficult to wrap my head around - I pray that they continue to find the support they so desperately need which enables them to continue this greyt and desperately-needed work.

Without GALT, it's unfathomable what would become of these animals. It's even more unimaginable what our family would be like, had we not found Greyhound Adoption League of Texas - their selfless and unyielding efforts brought us together with our beautiful new family member, Simone, and for this we will be forever supportive and eternally greytful.

Donor

Rating: 5

There is something about a Greyhound that provides us all a deeper spiritual connection to love and be loved. We are the forever home to two Greyhounds now; and our home will always have a Greyhound.
Adopting a Greyhound may not change the world, but it will change the world for you and your Greyhound.
GALT has a loving and supportive group of volunteers that want nothing but the best for every Greyhound brought into their care.
We fully suppor them with our time, talents, and resources.