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Week of July 9, 2012

  
IN THIS ISSUE
FUNDRAISER
VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG WASH
ANIMAL WHIMSEY
2012 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
LOGAN'S SECRET
GALT CHAMPION
MEET & GREETS
FEATURED GREYHOUND
INCOMING DOGS
QUICK LINKS

 

Greetings!
 

 

 

It's hot! But you can experience Christmas in July by visiting GALT's Greytstore. Lots of the most popular items are on sale, from greeting cards to GALT shirts to greyhound engraved pens. If you missed out on something in November, this is your chance to get it, and get a good discount in the process! Tired of the same stuff? Well, check out the new greyhound iPhone 4 cover! Blinged out for the greyhound DIVA in you, this is a hard cover with dazzling crystals that protects your iPhone 4 and shows off your favorite family member! 
 
          iPhone cover 
 

This is perfect for all you GALT folks who've already bought one of everything in the greytstore. 

 

Come take a look, see what catches your fancy, and before you know it, you'll be helping some greyhounds with your purchase. What better way to shop?

 

 

Sincerely,

 

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.

 

KROGER NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR PROGRAM
 

 

Don't forget, it's time for a new year of the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor program in support of GALT! Print out the letter and link to your Kroger PlusCard for another year of helping GALT when shopping! The new giving period starts Sunday, July 1. 

 


FUNDRAISER - POO B GONE

Our wonderful friends at Poo B Gone are offering a summer special to benefit GALT! The 30/30 special gets you 30% off poo removal service during the summer months, and they will also give $30 to GALT for each 30/30 redemption! Summer package prices are based on number of dogs in your household - call now to get more details! 972-247-6964  Hurry! Offer expires August 31st! 

VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG WASH

GALT is partnering with Dirty Dawgs to host a Dog Wash Fundraiser on Saturday, July 21, 2012 and we are calling all volunteers! There will be two shifts available: 9:00am - 1:30pm and 1:30pm - 5:30pm. If you are free that Saturday and would like to volunteer, please contact John McQuade. Dirty Dawgs is located at 4801 W Park Blvd. Ste. 421, Plano. 

                                      Dirty Dawgz logo  

 

If you cannot volunteer, we hope you can find some time to bring your dog(s) out for a bath!    

 

NEW ANIMAL WHIMSEY PENDANTS!
pendant
 
Unveiling Animal Whimsey's newest addition!  Greyhound and Pal Pendant - a running greyhound with a bunny rider ears flying in the wind, bordered in a heart to proudly show your love for the breed. The Sterling silver pendant weighs approximately 5.4 grams. It's length is just under an inch; it's width is just over 1.3 inches,  and it's 2.45mm thick. It comes on a black, round Greek leather cord which is 1.5mm thick. Choose your length of 16 inches or 18 inches - check this out - a wardrobe staple for sure! 

 

And check out this same designed pendant featuring a Schnauzer, Toy Poodle, Dachshund, Beagle, Terrier mix and "fat Cat". 

 

 
An assortment of Animal Whimsey Jewelry is now being featured and is on display at Southwest Gallery, 4500 Sigma Road, Dallas 75244. Animal themed, lovingly designed and hand created by Texas jewelry artist Donna Pizarro. Stop by to see a collection of pendants, rings and other items featuring many breeds!
 
Southwest Gallery logo 
BECOME A MEMBER OF GALT NOW AND GET A $25 DISCOUNT AT PET SUPPLIES PLUS! 

video Capture the Spirit  

 

Purchase an annual membership to GALT and the first 50 people to join will receive a coupon to Pet Supplies Plus worth $25 on anything in the store.  NO MINIMUM PURCHASE REQUIRED! 
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 SECRET

Logan's Secret

Faced with the most crucial decision of his life during the middle of a race, Logan the lightning fast greyhound, makes a decision that launches him into a world of danger, uncertainty and challenge. Follow Logan, one of GALT's own greyhounds, on his adventurous journey leading him to learn survival techniques and uncover secrets to help him achieve his life dream! Based on actual events. Book now available!

 

Here's what people are saying about the book:

 

"Logan's Secret is a beautifully wrought tale told from the point of view of Logan, who is a darn good writer. His message, however is universal, valuable, and will benefit any and all who read it, from age 8 to 80. What a lovely and important, beautifully conceived work of art!" - Promise and Cynthia 

 

"A wonderful story that you don't want to end. A must read for all who are graced to live with a Greyhound.
Written from Logan's point of view which captures your attention and your love."

 

Children 8 to adult

 

Order your copy today!
 

 

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
 
MEET & GREETS

 

Kiwi
Saturday, July 14, 2012
11:00am - 1:00pm
Three Dog Bakery - Southlake
1251 E. Southlake Blvd. #323
Southlake, TX 

Two to three available greyhounds will be at this event

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Saturday, July 14, 2012
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Petco - Plano
801 W. 15th Street
Plano, TX

Five to six available greyhounds will be at this event

Map 

  

Saturday, July 14, 2012
1:00am - 3:00pm
Three Dog Bakery - Plano
5960 W. Parker Road
Plano, TX 

Two to three available greyhounds will be at this event

Map 

 
Sunday, July 15, 2012
1:00am - 3:00pm
Pet Supplies Plus - Dallas    *COME MEET LOGAN OF LOGAN'S SECRET!*  
3315 Trinity Mills Road              BOOKS AND PAWTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE!
Dallas, TX 

Two to three available greyhounds will be at this event

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FEATURED GREYHOUND - SENIORS MAKE GREYT PETS
 

Caprice

Caprice, aka Dovrun Caprice, is a 11-year-old red female born May 11, 2001. Her sire is the late, great Gable Dodge, and her dam is Prima Blastincap. She has no races to her credit on Greyhound-data.com. Caprice arrived with her friend Rain Dance, and they both have plenty of living left to do! She is cat trainable and is living in a foster home with cats and other greyhounds.

 

Here is their story:

On the evening of May 27, 2012, GALT received a phone call from Judy C. in Delaware who had been contacted from someone in the south TX area regarding an ad in the paper for 4 adult greyhounds-need good home or homes. A phone call was placed to the number in the ad, and it was the sister of an elderly man whose wife had recently died. He had raised greyhounds for years, but was no longer able to care for them and had 3 females and 1 male. Two of the females are 12 and one is 11 years old, and the male is 11 years old. Arrangements were made for the dogs to be picked up by a greyhound volunteer, Mark B., who lives in Houston, and GALT's Stew B. met him to complete the transport to Dallas.

Many thanks to Greyhounds Unlimited for taking the 11 year old male and one of the 12 year old girls.

 

 

Caprice is a senior girl but don't tell her that! She acts like a 5 year old, following us from room to room. She is a velco dog who loves attention but not in a demanding way - she's just happy to be in the same room with you.

She enjoys her morning walk and wants to greet everyone she sees. She is good on a leash, walking with her foster brother and sister. She lives with 2 cats, she likes to follow them on occasion but only to see where they go. She would love to play with them but they ignore her most of the time.  

She appears to be fine with all sizes of dogs; she visits with several on her walks. Her house manners are impeccable, no issues. She does not tell you when she needs to go out so we just encourage her to go regularly and she always rewards us! She will sleep until we get up, we let her out soon after. 

 She enjoys her meals but doesn't always finish right away, she may graze and likes to check out the other dogs food even thought it is exactly the same. She will sample their bowls if you allow her but understands no and moves away immediately. 

Caprice is a loving girl with soft silky fur, she loves to be stroked and talked to. She has adjusted quickly to our home and we feel certain she would easily make the transition to a forever home. If you are looking for a sweet, loving grey, please consider Caprice!

 

-Caprice's foster parents
 
INCOMING DOGS    

Spice, aka LRC Last Chance, is a 4-year-old brindle female born April 12, 2008. Her sire is Late Late Show and her dam is Hot Cargo. Spice has an impressive 135 races to her credit, all at Orange Park in Florida! She started on July 31, 2010 and finished her career on June 30, 2012. She is littermate to Sugar Pops and Sugar Pants. This smaller girl has an adorable white spot on the back of her neck - perfect for kissing!
 
Sugar Pops, aka LRC Last Dance, is a 4-year-old white & black female born April 12, 2008. Her sire is Late Late Show and her dam is Hot Cargo. Sugar Pops has an impressive 136 races to her credit, all at Orange Park in Florida! She started on November 7, 2009 and finished her career on June 16, 2012. She is littermate to Spice and Sugar Pants. What a gorgeous girl!


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 waiting on foster homes at BARK! and Top Paw Resort are Spinner, Gumbo, Casey, Gus, and Flash. 

 

                                        Gumbo  Casey 

                                                    Gumbo                         Casey              

 

 

 

                       gus  Spinner  image of Flash  

                                    Gus                            Spinner                          Flash                           

 

 

RAINBOW BRIDGE    
 
No greys crossed the Bridge this week that we know of.
 
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