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Week of March 26, 2012

  
IN THIS ISSUE
GALT BIRTHDAY BASH
FUNDRAISER
APRIL EVENTS
DIANE WHITELEY MEMORIAL
2012 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
GREYT KIDS
GALT CHAMPION
FEATURED GREYHOUND
MEET & GREETS
INCOMING DOGS
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Greetings!

 

 

 

April promises to be a busy month for GALT!  In this week's issue we have included all the details of our busy event calendar with many events for you to get out and enjoy the wonderful weather with your greyhound!  Our favorite event this time of year is the birthday party where we gather together and celebrate another successful year of helping greyhounds find their forever homes. 

 

This year's party will be on April 21st in Highland Village.  Bring your blankets, chairs and tents and come relax with family and friends.  Don't forget to bring your greyhounds! See details below. 

 

 

 

Sincerely, 

 

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

 

  

 

 

 

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Chuck 10th Birthday

 

 

Do you have photos of your greyhound in their birthday hats?

(we know you do - don't be shy)

 

Send .jpg files to Sara Ramadan at theramadans@gmail.com and we will post them for all to see.

 

Please include greyhounds name and birthday (6th, 7th, etc.) for proper credit!

 

 GALT's 11th Birthday - It's Time to Celebrate!

 

Saturday - April 21, 2012

11:00am - 4:00pm

 

 

Chuck's 10th Birthday

 

Doubletree Ranch Park

310 Highland Village Road
Highland Village, Texas
 
Map & Directions

 

Bring your chairs and blankets.

Greyhound Only event.

 

Advance ticket prices available through April 15th!

$15 ~ Adults  (Increases to $20 week of and event day)  

$10 ~ Kids (8 and under)

 

Online tickets will be available until Thursday, April 19 at 10:00pm

 

Purchase tickets 

 

Included in your ticket:

- Choice of BBQ or Veggie Burger

- Sides (Macaroni & Cheese, Potato Salad, Jalapeno Beans, Coleslaw)

- Banana Pudding

- Condiments

- Soft Drink or Water

- Birthday Cake for Human & Hounds

- Three raffle tickets

- Doggie bag (recyclable) including vendor freebies

 

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Norma's 5th Birthday

 

 

What's to Eat?: 

- Greyt local BBQ - Served from 12:30pm - 2:30pm

- Human Birthday Cake - Served at 2:00pm

- Hound birthday cake by Three Dog Bakery - Served at 2:00pm

Event glass for $10 - free beer refills during the event

 

 

  What's to do?:

 

- Greyhound Spa including Pedi's (Nail trims) ($10) - Spa will be open from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
   - Reiki Sessions ($10) - schedule your 15 minute session online!  

 

   

What's an event without shopping?: 

 

- GALT's GreytStore 

- The Unruly Hound - Martingale Collars

- Animal Whimsey - unveiling their new Greyhound Eternity Band

- Danielle Bennignus - Greyhound Art
- Greyhound Pens - customized for you!

 

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Blaze's 8th Birthday

 

- Compass Bank    

- Greyt Raffle items (tickets are 3 for $5)

 

 More fun in the works so buy your tickets now!

 

 

 

 

 


FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY - LAST WEEK TO REGISTER!

 

On March 31st, 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 31, 2012 
8:00am-7:00pm
Texas Handgun Academy
10201 Plano Road Ste. 107
Dallas, TX 75238

 

 

  

April is Adopt A Greyhound Month!!

 

 Join us at our April Events!


April 4th - Raising Cane Restaurant Fundraiser

Do you love chicken fingers? Do you love greyhounds? Show your love of both in one easy step! Raising Cane's will donate 15% from every order they receive from someone who mentions GALT during the 5-8pm time window.  

 

Location:  1000 West 15th St.  Plano, TX 75075

 

 

April 8th - Deep Ellum Arts Festival and Pet Parade

Come dressed in your bunny best and have fun at this dog friendly event in Deep Ellum.  Participate in the pet Parade and stop by the GALT booth!  We will be there from noon to 5:00pm.

 

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Event Website:  http://www.deepellumartsfestival.com/

 

 For more information on the Pet Parade:  http://www.deepellumartsfestival.com/pet-parade

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 14th - Texas A&M Vet School Open House

GALT makes it's third appearance at the annual open house in College Station.  Over 10,000 kids and their parents attend this free to the community event.  If you are in the area or would like to take a short weekend away from Dallas-Ft. Worth, we would love to have you and your greyhound join us!  Event is from 9am to 4pm. 

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 Please contact Sara Ramadan at theramadans@gmail.com for more information.

  

  

April 22nd - Oak Cliff Earth Day

Come meet two to three available GALT Greyhounds, but also enjoy (or enter) the dog costume contest to find the dog that best embodies the spirit of Earth day! See a fabulous program by the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, enjoy the petting zoo, and more at this fun family and pet friendlyoced event.

  

Location:  Lake Cliff Park  Dallas, TX

  

Event informtion:  http://oakcliffearthday.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 28th - Meet & Greet weekend - more details to come!

 

DIANE WHITELEY MEMORIAL SERVICE


WhiteleyThe family of Diane Whiteley, along with the Texas Greyhound Association, invite you to a memorial service to celebrate her life and to remember her. The service will be held at Christian Life Church, 3015 Robinson Drive, Waco, TX on Saturday March 31, 2012 at 11:00am.  

2012 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE    

video Capture the Spirit  

 
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.  When ordering your tickets online, make sure to enter in your coupon code received in your Membership letter to get your 10%.

GREYT KIDS!

Just when we hear about some of the problems wwith kids these days - baggy pants, no respect for teachers/parents, etc. - our faith in the younger generation is renewed by a couple of GREYT kids who recently went the extra mile to help the houndies!
 
Dylan MummaDylan Mumma - This remarkable young man is working on his Eagle Scout badge and was recently looking for a nice community project to add to his resume/application. His mother, Christa, happened to mention Dylan's dilemma to Ashley Wilson, a GALT volunteer, when Ashley met Christa in the dentist's office. After a few phone calls and e-mails, Dylan was off to the races! He and his friends ran a drive to raise money, food, grooming supplies, toys, large dog beds and feeding stations for GALT's greys. Dylan and company assembled three huge gift baskets, two of which were auctioned off at the GALT Greyt Gala - generating a total of $925 in the live auction! The third gift basket will be the grand prize for the raffle at the GALT Birthday Party on April 21st. Congrats to Christa and her husband Dale for raising such a super kid, and thanks, Dylan, for your generous and thoughtful Eagle Scout project!
 
 
Elizabeth SpoonElizabeth Spoon - When Elizabeth and her mother, Melissa, walked into Petco Carrollton on January 7th, they immediately fell in love with Ada, one of the "Thank Heaven Eleven" greys rescued in Wichita Falls late last year. Within no time, Ada was happily ensconced in the Spoon home, and Elizabeth decided to do something special for her upcoming 9th birthday party. Elizabeth asked all her friends to bring presents to the party for Ada's greyhound buddies, in lieu of gifts for herself. Elizabeth's friends responded quite generously, with $55 in donations to GALT funds, plus $100 in Petco/PetSmart gift cards, toys and treats. The gift cards and most of the other items have been put into two gift baskets for the April 21st GALT Birthday Party raffle, but Elizabeth requested that we split up one giant box of Milk Bones for Ada's GreytFriends still in boarding at Houn' House, BARK and Top Paw Resort. Kudos to Melissa and her husband, Brian, for producing such a sweet, generous daughter - and thanks to YOU, Elizabeth! 
 
 

BECOME A GALT CHAMPION!
Champion    
It has never been easier to support the GALT greyhounds! GALT Champions are dedicated GALT supporters who pledge monthly donations to ensure funds will always be available to care for our precious greyhounds. The GALT champions make "no grey turned away" a reality each and every day. 
 
You can choose your level of monthly support ($15, $25 or $36) or write in the amount that you wish to pledge each month to help the hounds. It's that simple! Donate

 

 

 
FEATURED GREYHOUND 
 

Smoke

 

Smoke, aka CJC's Smoke, is a 4 1/2- year-old black and white male born July 8, 2007. His sire is Dragon Fire and his dam is Greys Real Nifty. Smoke has 53 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com, all at Wheeling Downs. His first race was on February 6, 2009 and his last was on June 17, 2010. This big boy was stressed by his trip, and is resting in a foster home after being treated for hypothermia. He is fully recovered now and ready to find that special forever home



Where there's Smoke, there's... spots? Smoke has gorgeous black spots on his white body, and there's an even smattering of black ticking in between them - what a hunk! Smoke is a confident, affectionate boy who loves being close to you. He's people oriented enough to be a good only pet, but would also do well with female dog siblings. He doesn't want to share his humans with another male dog. This tall boy loves mealtimes and walks best of all, but recently he's been discovering the joys of toys - he loves long floppy ones that he can shake and toss. Smoke does great with kids. He is a quick learner - he knows the "crate" command well and settles in there nicely for a meal or a treat and waits patiently to be let out. He knows the house rule about only going potty outside. We're still working on the rule about kitchen counters being off limits, but he's starting to catch on - those smells are just so tempting! Smoke is a happy boy at heart, and is always ready with a tail wag and a kiss. 

-Smoke's foster parents

  

 


MEET & GREETS

 

Wyatt
Wyatt
Saturday, March 31, 2012        
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Canine Commissary Plano MEET & GREET                                      
1301 Custer Road
Plano, TX
Five to six available GALT greyhounds will be at this event.


Sunday, April 1, 2012
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Petco West Plano MEET & GREET
1601 Preston Road  
Plano, TX
Three to four available GALT greyhounds will be at this event.
 
 
 
 

  

 
INCOMING DOGS    

Jet is a 2-year-old white & black male born November 2, 2009. He is the only one of his litter not individually registered with the NGA. His sire is Yo My Mediator and his dam is MRL Latta. He arrived from Fort Worth Animal Control.

 

Lauren, aka Wanego Lauren, is a beautiful 7-year-old fawn female born July 15, 2004. Her sire is WMS Castaway, and her dam is Greys Gold Star. Lauren has 42 races to her credit on Greyhound-Data.com starting February 7. 2007, at the now closed Corpus Christi, TX track and ending there on December 16, 2007. Lauren was then adopted, but due to economic circumstances a few years later, her owner requested GALT's help in finding Lauren's forever family. Lauren was then adopted for a couple of months, but has since returned to GALT as she needs a forever home with a canine companion.

 

 
GREYS IN BOARDING


If you have been considering fostering, or know someone who is considering fostering, now would be a great time to jump in! If anyone can help, even temporarily, please contact 
Jennifer Vilches at jennifer@vilches.orgGreys in Boarding at BARK! and Top Paw Resort are Smoke, Nick, Dedi, Darlin, Ida, Kyrie and Jet. Greys at Houn' House are Autumn, Dimple, Gumbo, Hazel, Kaiser, Kiwi and Tiffany. Timex and Carbon are waiting for IR foster homes. 

 

      Kyrie  Smoke  Nick  Dedi

                   Kyrie                          Smoke                             Nick                           Dedi             

 

 

      Darlin  Ida  Timex  Carbon   

                 Darlin                             Ida                             Timex                         Carbon            

 

 

RAINBOW BRIDGE 

2001 (est.) to March 23, 2012
Loved and sorely missed by Diane Jackson

Frankie, aka KB's Zeppelin
November 19, 1998 to March 13, 2012
Loved by Karen & Craig Humphreys
 

  

If your greyhound has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, please let us know by sending a note to info@galtx.org
If you have an article to submit for publication, a suggestion, or a "greyt" story, please email galt.news@gmail.com.

If you have moved or need to update your contact information since you adopted your GALT greyhound, please email info@greyhoundadoptiontx.org.
Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.
P.O. Box 680  Addison, Texas 75001-0680
972.503.GALT
info@greyhoundadoptiontx.org