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Week of April 2, 2012




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 April is Adopt A Greyhound Month! 



GALT is spreading the word about Greyhounds as companion pets, as you can see from all the activities below - the biggest being GALT's 11th Birthday Party! Be sure to purchase your tickets NOW! 


We look forward to seeing you out and about this month





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








Events this Week! 



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.






Event Website: 


For more information on the Pet Parade: ttp://


 GALT's 11th Birthday - Needs Volunteers!


Saturday - April 21, 2012

11:00am - 4:00pm



Volunteers are needed for set-up and breakdown, parking assistance, registration, monitoring dog run and several other areas.  Those interested in helping out should complete an online volunteer form if not already on file and contact Barbara Christian at or (972)-754-7767.



 Thank you for helping make this event a success!

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


Saturday - April 21, 2012

11:00am - 4:00pm



Mo's 9th Birthday
Doubletree Ranch Park

310 Highland Village Road
Highland Village, Texas
Map & Directions

Event Flyer


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


Apollo 10th 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

New!  Sno Cones!  (yes, we will have blue ones)

New!  Tamales!




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!  

- Relax with family, friends and greyhounds!



What's an event without shopping?: 


- GALT's GreytStore - our new t-shirt design will be revealed!

- The Unruly Hound - Martingale Collars and more 

- Animal Whimsey - unveiling their new Greyhound Eternity Band

- Danielle Bennignus - delightful whimsical Greyhound Art 

- Greyhound Pens - customized for you!
Ollie 6th Birthday

- Compass Bank - check out their promotion for GALT!    

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


 More fun in the works so buy your tickets now!


 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 and we will post them for all to see.

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

April is Adopt A Greyhound Month!!


 Join us at our April Events!


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. 


 Please contact Sara Ramadan at 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:










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



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%.

EBAY AUCTION - Chrysocolla Bracelet and Tile Box
auction braceletNorthcoast Greyhounds has donated a gorgeous sterling and Chrysocolla bracelet to be auctioned off on EBay benefiting GALT. The bracelet comes with the beautiful tile box! Many thanks to Northcoast Greyhounds!


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




Bea                        Dan Auld and Melissa Jones
Yoda                      David and Jennifer Vilches
Millie                      Samuel and Margaret Nicholls
Angela                   Sara and Aaron Cox
Dipsy                     Carolyn and Larry White
Chan                      Jeri and Bill Bethune
Jean                       Abbie Seidel and Lisa Winfield
Kit                          Michael Vogel
Amber                    Diane Lee
Warrior                   Linda Mangun
Jasper                    Jeff and Christy Mixon
Zane                      Jared Halliday and Amanda Sindelar
Luke                      Connie and Ron Hanton-Porzenheim
Woody                   Carrie and Glen Schuelke



Marvin is a 9-year-old brindle male born January 8, 2003. His sire is Mocan Speed and his dam is Grand Idea. Marvin has no races to his credit, and is
more than ready to find a nice family and soft bed of his own! Marvin is cat trainable. 

Marvin is so calm, cool and collected. He seeks out the comfortable spots and never tries to get on the furniture. He hangs out wherever the humans are and if one leaves the room, Marvin follows to see what's going on. Marvin collects toys and hides them in his bed. After two weeks in the house he is starting to show his bouncy side! He plays with toys briefly and likes to join in the play time in the backyard. He loves to go on short walks, get deep neck massages and EAT! He has a cute snaggle-tooth grin when his lip gets caught on her lower canine. All Marvin requires is a space to lie down, preferably on a dog bed, though any blanket or comforter will do, lots of neck scritches and hugs! This lovable, good-natured Velcro boy is ready to hang out and enjoy all the comforts of home! 

-Marvin's foster mom




Mason is a blue fawn, untattooed male. He arrived at FWACC with Jet, and has just made it to GALT. He is still being evaluated. 


Cactus is an almost 2-year-old brindle born in May 2010. His sire is Shock A Lot and his dam is ICU Cactus. Cactus, Bess and Asia are littermates. The three were part of an "oops" litter who were not tattooed or registered with the NGA. This gorgeous boy is ready to retire to a forever home without ever having a career. Cactus was in a home for a few months but it was not a good fit for him, so he has returned to his forever home search. Cactus has not yet been tested with cats or small animals.


Silvia is a 9 1/2-year-old brindle female born in June 2002. More information will be available soon. 


Sammy is a 9 1/2-year-old fawn male born in June 2002. More information will be available soon. 


Gus is a 9-year-old fawn male born February 6, 2003. His sire is Legs Patriot and his dam is My Pixie. Gus has no record on 


Mach One, aka Mach One Drive, is a 6-year-old red fawn male born February 6, 2006. His sire is San Tan Riffraff and his dam is DC's Embargo. He has no races to his credit on Mach One arrived with several toenail issues, which are suspected to be symmetrical lupoid onchodystrophy - SLO. He is being evaluated by Dr. Ellis of VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital to determine if he needs to be referred to a specialist and has started on medications to treat the problem. It is not yet known if Mach One is small animal or cat tolerant.  




Saturday, April 7, 2012       
11:00am - 1:00pm
Orvis MEET & GREET                                      
8300 Preston Road
Dallas, TX
Five to six available GALT greyhounds will be at this event.

Saturday, April 7, 2012
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Petco Carrollton MEET & GREET
2722 N. Josey Lane 
Carrollton, TX
Three to four available GALT greyhounds will be at this event.


Sunday, April 8, 2012
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Deep Ellum Arts Festival & Pet Parade
Deep Ellum, TX
Come dressed in your bunny best and have fun at this dog friendly event. 



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, Kyrie, Cactus, Truffles and Silvia. Greys at Houn' House are Autumn, Dimple, Gumbo, Hazel, Kaiser, Jet, Gus, Sammy, Kiwi and Tiffany. Timex and Carbon are waiting for IR foster homes. 


      Kyrie  Smoke  Cactus  

                   Kyrie                          Smoke                         Cactus                          



      Timex  Carbon   

                 Timex                         Carbon            




No GALT dogs crossed the Bridge this week that we are aware of. 


If your greyhound has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, please let us know by sending a note to
If you have an article to submit for publication, a suggestion, or a "greyt" story, please email

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