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Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc. (GALT) is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit corporation operating in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, throughout Texas, New Mexico and the United States since May, 2001. GALT has assisted more than 3700 greyhounds and other sighthounds in finding their forever homes. View GALT's Annual Adoption figures here.

GALT depends solely on donations and net proceeds from its for its operating budget of more than $650,000 per year for needs of the dogs in its possession. Learn more about helping GALT here.

GALT takes a neutral stand on greyhound racing.

GALT is always willing to sing the praises of owning retired racing greyhounds as companion pets. If your club, organization or group is interested in hosting an educational presentation, please contact us and we will gladly endeavor to accommodate your schedule.

Contact Info


Greyhound Adoption League of TX, Inc
3400 Carlisle St #310
Dallas, TX 75204-1265

Phone: 972-503-GALT

Fax: 972-692-5488

GALT Adoption Brochure

GALT Membership Brochure

IRS 501(c)3 Certification

Our 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 also to 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.




Mark Followill
Honorary Chairman

TV Voice - Dallas Mavericks & FC Dallas

Board Of Directors

John P. McQuade, J.D.
Board Chairman & President

Valeri Wickersham
Director & Vice President

Susie McQuade
Director, Treasurer & Canine Management Coordinator

Melody McLaughlin
Director, Secretary, and Graphic Design & Publications Coordinator

Anne Marie Cariotis
Director and Event Coordinator

Fred Busche

Ray Tye
Director, IT Operations

Scott Wickersham


John P. McQuade, J.D.
President and Board Chairman

Valeri Wickersham
Vice President and Director

Susie McQuade
Treasurer, Director & Canine Management Coordinator

Melody McLaughlin
Secretary, Director & Graphic Design & Publications Coordinator

Advisory Directors

Rees Bowen, P.C.

Dr. Jeff Ellis, DVM

Sarah E. Norton, CVPM,
Special Projects

West Texas Representatives

Janet and Dr. Wick Culp

GALT Central Texas

Tommi Howell
President, Board of Directors

New Mexico Chapter

P.O. Box 45492
Rio Rancho, NM 87174

Diane Howell

Todd Howell

Florida Representatives

Marian Jones

Lonnie Jones

Committee Directors

Anne-Marie Cariotis
Event Coordinator

Barbara Dornak Christian
Donations Coordinator

Jennifer Cooper
Volunteer Coordinator

Dixie Laney
Greyt Store Manager

Stephanie Gaudet
Adoption Coordinator

Susie McQuade
Director, Treasurer & Canine Management Coordinator

Julie Waller
Foster Coordinator

Caryn Anderson
Social Media Coordinator

Erica Lendl
Grant Coordinator

Cindy Edwards
Membership Coordinator

Anna DiTommaso
Website Coordinator

Debi Joynt
Houn House TLC

Joanne Bast
Committee Chair, The Greyhound Project

3400 Carlisle St #310, Dallas, TX 75204-1265
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