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Week of May 14, 2012







Summer is fast approaching and with that comes the ever present Texas heat! Please pay attention to your greyhounds and other canine companions in your home to make sure they are not overheated. Dogs can't sweat, so they can't tell you when they are too hot on walks. Remember, greyhounds only need about a 20 minute walk, and depending on your dog, that might not be everyday. Pay attention to the time of day you are walking and try to have access to drinking water for them. 


If your greyhound is more the "lounge in the yard" type, make sure they aren't left out there too long! You know that area of the belly that has practically no fur? They can get sun burns! Don't let this be your greyhound! 


Lastly, we still have meet and greets and other events to get our hounds to. Let the car cool off for a few minutes before they hop in. Roll down some windows and let them have the "tongue flapping in the breeze" moment they dream of. Everybody loves a dog face poking out of a car window. They dogs are happy, and it's free advertising for greyhounds! 


Plenty of water is always essential, and you can make your own frozen treats to show your greys you are thinking of them during the Texas summer. Freezing ice cube trays filled with yogurt or pumpkin is always appreciative - tails will wag with thanks! 







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.

Tequila Tasting!
Maximo Cocina Mexicana and Margarita Lounge presents a
Tequila Tasting benefiting GALT!
Join us on June 7th for fine tequila tastings paired with hors d'oeurves from the creative mind of Chef Amador Mora.

Also enjoy additional beverages available for purchase and raffles.

The beautiful patio is dog friendly! Feel free to bring along your crowd friendly canine companion on a short leash (no retractable leashes please).


Thursday, June 7th (Rain Date - June 14th)tequila hound

5301 Alpha Road, Suite 80
Dallas, TX 75240
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tickets $45 each

Leaving Tracks has picked GALT  to benefit from their benefit wine sales through June! Check out the exciting new greyhound-based wine labels - everything from Chardonnay to Cabernet is available for purchase. Many thanks to Leaving Tracks!  




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%.

Logan's SecretWhat does a lightening fast racing greyhound do when he is suddenly faced with a crucial decision during the middle of an important race? Based on a true story, Logan's Secret is an inspirational story about one of GALT's own racing greyhounds (Rapido USA - aka Sam), whose critical decision during a race changed his life forever! Travel with Logan as he uncovers secrets to help him overcome adversity and the many obstacles he is faced with on his long journey home.
A rare find that is not just a children's story, but a story to be shared with the entire family - a book for all ages!  The book contains fun projects at the end for children to expand their vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and creative writing skills. This is available for pre-order only, to be published in May 2012.  Copy comes with Logan and author's signature. Pre Order


Air Freshener
GALT is the designated charity for Rain Dog Treats' air freshener sales for April and May!

These pretty greyhound-shaped air fresheners come in a lovely range of scents and are great for home or car use. 

Your purchases will benefit GALT - buy now
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


Saturday, May 19, 2012
11:00am - 1:00pm
Petco - Garland
3055 N. President George Bush Hwy.  
Garland, TX 

Three to four available greyhounds will be at this event




Saturday, May 19, 2012
12:00am - 2:00pm
Petco - Allen
816 W. McDermott Dr. 
Allen, TX

Five to six available greyhounds will be at this event




Saturday, May 19, 2012
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Petco - Addison
5301 Beltline Road
Addison, TX

Five to six available greyhounds will be at this event




Sunday, May 20, 2012
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Muttfest - Amarillo
Memorial Park
Amarillo, TX

Five to six available 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 arrived heartworm negative, he did need to be treated for tick-borne diseases. But now Hugh has been successfully completed treatment for Ehrlichia Canis, with a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test showing negative! He is ready to meet you, are you ready to meet him? Hugh is not cat tolerant. 


Hugh, aka "Hugh Jackman", is a BIG (80 pound), happy, 

brilliant boy! His large head and goofy personality make me think of a lovable lab. But everything else is all greyhound, especially when it comes to roaching on his back. He can roach anywhere: against rosebushes and fireplaces, but he can also do a perfect free-form roach on any hard surface with no support! Hugh has never had an accident in the house, he learned the door after watching one of my greyhounds go thru it just once, and has fallen in love with  every dog and every person he has ever met. He has only gotten up on my bed once. We immediately had a little chat about that, and he has never tried it again! Hugh enjoys spending his time in the great outdoors and is perfectly happy to spend nice days lounging on a dog bed on the deck watching for squirrels, birds and other intruders. When the neighbor's dogs come out, Hugh enjoys catching up with all their news. Hugh is tall enough to see what's on the kitchen counter so the counter tops must be "Hugh-proofed" for his own safety. He is a big kisser, so watch out! He loves the drive by kiss: he will give me an enthusiastic kiss strategically placed right across my cheek, then he's off and running. He enjoys children and is very gentle with them but, Hugh is not cat safe. He loves attention, belly scratches, ear rubs and sweet talk. His size will wow you, but it's his happy-go-lucky personality that will really win you over. Come to visit with Hugh Jackman soon!


-Hugh's foster mom



Pedro is a 3-year-old big red greyhound with a stunning white blazed chest born May 17, 2009. His sire is Kiowa Sweet Trey, and his dam is Okie Pye. Pedro is the "C" pup in his litter and was not individually registered with the National Greyhound Association. Pedro was originally found as a stray by the Humane Society of North Texas, and because of his size, they thought he was a "Chart Polski" (Polish Greyhound)! Pedro arrived weighing 74 pounds, which is about 20 pounds lighter than he should be. His nickname was "horse", and it was decided early on that he was destined for the companion pet arena. He is a very affectionate boy. After being in an adoptive home with cats for a year, sadly, Pedro changed his mind about kitties and is now back with GALT because of it. Pedro should not live with cats. 

Dakota, aka TNJ Dakota, is a 2 1/2-year-old brindle male born July 1, 2009. His sire is Gable Oscar and his dam is Gable Aurora. Dakota has 59 races to his credit on He started racing at Wheeling Downs on February 2, 2011 and then moved to Gulf Greyhound Park until May 4, 2012. His career ended with a broken leg, which is being evaluated by the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center

Alvin is an untattooed black male who has recently been caught in Alvarado after being a stray for 2 years. His medical condition is being evaluated. 



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 waiting on foster homes at BARK! and Top Paw Resort are Autumn, Cactus, Comanche, Dimple, Gumbo, Gus, Jet, Truffles, Kiwi and Kyrie. Greys awaiting processing at Houn' House are Canyon, Stampede and Story. 


      Kyrie  Cactus  Gumbo  Autumn

                   Kyrie                            Cactus                       Gumbo                         Autumn




      gus  Dimple  Jet  Kiwi

                   Gus                             Dimple                           Jet                               Kiwi









Stepper, aka Hawk
September 2009 - May 14, 2012
Cherished and loved by Holly and Jason Goodlet and family
Haley, aka Ps Dora 
August 18, 2001 - May 2, 2012
Cherished and loved by Marian and Lonnie Jones 


If your greyhound has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, please let us know by sending a note to
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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