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Week of February 6, 2012




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Greyt ValentineIt's February, and aside from being Superbowl month, it also means Valentine's Day is coming up. Remember to keep those yummy human chocolates away from your four-legged friends, but please do give them a special treat of their own for being man's best friend. Whether that's an extra walk, play time with a new toy, a snuggle session, or a special dog-safe treat, they're sure to appreciate the love! 


And while we're talking about that sweet tooth for Valentine's treats, it's a good time to mention that February is also Dental Month. Dental care is an important facet in a dog's health - check out those canine chompers today. Not-so-sweet breath, red tender gums, or plaque build-up can all signal a need for a dental cleaning. Ensuring good health is a Valentine's present for both of you!







The Officers, Directors, and Committee Members of Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.





GALT has earned the Guidestar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to transparency. 


GALT is a Top-Rated Animal Welfare Nonprofit for 2012.





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Your membership dollars will support transition and adoption efforts! GALT supports, welcomes and encourages an active, organized membership base of greyhound lovers who share the passion and vision of finding loving, responsible forever homes for greyhounds. Without your support, we cannot further our mission to rescue and adopt these wonderful dogs.
                                     Don't forget!
Gold Memberships have the option to take 10% off event tickets.  Thinking about going to the Greyt Gala?  Use your discount and join us!  When ordering your tickets online, make sure to enter in your coupon code received in your Membership letter to get your 10%.

 Auction Items & Wine Pull Donations Needed for the Gala!

Not able to attend? You can still help!


 We still need a few more items for the Live/Silent Auctions and for the Wine Pull. 


Share your passion with GALT by donating an item for the silent or live auction at the Gala. We would love to offer a wide selection of event tickets, travel packages, art, jewelry, gift certificates, home décor....the list goes on! Think about an item you would like to bid on....and donate it for the good of the hounds!


Donations are tax deductible and donation forms are available. We also have a "formal" item request that can be emailed to you for corporate donor consideration. Items may be dropped off at VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital, 18770 Preston Road, Dallas, 75252, or contact us to make mail/pick up arrangements.


Auction contact: Marjy LaGesse, Tel: 972-822-5076 or email

Wine Pull contact:  Shannon Forrest  email 

We would appreciate items being turned in by February 24th, 2012.


 GALT respectfully requests your presence at the...
11th Annual Greyt Gala & Auction

March 3, 2012
1400 Plaza Place, Southlake, TX 76092
Cocktails & Wine   6:00-7:00pm
 Gourmet Dinner   7:15 pm
 $125 for a single ticket purchase
                                                   $100 per ticket (when two or more are purchased at the same time)
For almost eleven years, the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) has been not only the organization of choice for retired greyhounds requiring adoption services, but often the adoption organization of last resort for many injured, abused, and neglected Greyhounds.


GALT's mission of "No Grey Turned Away" has resulted in unconditional intake of greyhounds no matter what their medical needs are.  For some of these greyhounds, the journey to a forever home comes relatively quickly, Many others require vast amounts of medical care to treat broken legs, heartworm infestation, tick borne blood diseases, the ravages of near starvation plus  time to heal.  As a result of this dedication, GALT saw its annual operating budget increase from about $280,000 in our fiscal year 2009-2010 to nearly $400,000 in our last fiscal year 2010 -2011 due to increased medical and rehabilitation costs for these sick and injured greyhounds 


The monies raised from your ticket and auction purchases will provide the funds needed for GALT to continue to provide care and substance for the injured, sick, abused and neglected greyhounds. 


Your FAITH in GALT, your never-ending HOPE that every Greyhound has a loving home, and your CHARITY at this event will make that possible.


Valentine EarsWith the large number of heartworm positive dogs GALT has received over the last few weeks, won't you consider brightening one (or more) lucky dog's Valentine's Day with a special Candygram and help mend a "broken heart"? A $10 donation will put a candy heart with your name or an "in honor of" on the dog's webpage for the rest of the month of February.  
GALT has 15 dogs in its care being treated for heartworms - that's a record number! Angie, Blade, Carbon, Charity, Clooney, Cupcake, Dani, Harry, Jasper, Nutmeg, Onyx, Sophia, Stetson, Stewart and Timex could all use a little extra love this Valentine's Day.  Give them a little piece of your heart here.



On March 24th, GALT is partnering with the Texas Handgun Academy to offer a concealed handgun license class as a fundraiser benefiting GALT. Classes are $100 per person. For more details on what to bring or to register, click HERE.  Driver's license, U.S. passport, or state I.D. required. 


Concealed Handgun License Class
March 24, 2012 
Texas Handgun Academy
10201 Plano Road Ste. 107
Dallas, TX 75238



GALT thanks all its supporters for once again making us a Top Rated organization on Great Nonprofits! 
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Image MooneySaturday, February 11, 2012        
11:00am - 1:00pm
Three Dog Bakery Southlake MEET & GREET
1251 E. Southlake Blvd. #323
Dallas, TX
To to three availabe GALT greyhounds will be at this event.

Saturday, February 11, 2012
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Petco Plano MEET & GREET
801 W. 15th St.  .   
Plano, TX
Five to six availabe GALT greyhounds will be at this event.
Sunday, February 11, 2012
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Three Dog Bakery Plano MEET & GREET
5960 W. Parker Rd.
Plano, TX
Two or three availabe GALT greyhounds will be at this event.



Hugh is a red male who is estimated to be 2 years old. He was found as a stray in Amarillo and while, thankfully, he is heartworm negative, he does not need to be treated for tick-borne diseases. He is resting in his foster home. Hugh is not cat tolerant. 





Mars is a 4-year old red male born November 2007. His registration number is not legible due to it being double tattooed, but his litter number is 117E. Mars was turned into the Tri-Cities Shelter and from there he came into the GALT family. This handsome fellow 
has very expressive ears! 

Mars is not cat tolerant. 

Red like the planet, Mars is just the sweetest hound around! He is a total cuddler and sticks to me like velcro when I'm at home. He'd love to stick his long nose under any body part you'd let him get away with. His thin, whippy tail goes so fast, he often slaps my other greyhound in the face with it - it can be a painful but thankfully non-lethal weapon. With his coloring, he'd make a great deer for Halloween, or look wonderful in some reindeer antlers for those Christmas pictures. He's a slightly timid boy until he gets to know you and startles at sudden movements. Because of this, he'd probably do better in a home without very small children. I'll miss Mars greatly when he finds his forever home. 
-Mars' foster dad




The dogs at BARK! and Top Paw Resort are ready to go to foster homes.  Please consider giving one of these wonderful greys a foster home and help reduce GALT's boarding fees.  If you are available to foster, even for a short time, contact Jennifer at  


 image of Flash  image of Kit   Timex   Carbon

              Flash                             Kit                              Timex                          Carbon



 Crete   no pic logo   Stewart     

             Crete                            Marvin                           Stewart



Peanut, sister to Yoda
September 8, 1999-January 31, 2012
Beloved by Diane Whiteley


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Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.
P.O. Box 680  Addison, Texas 75001-0680