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Week of July 16, 2012

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

 

It's summer, and it's fun... fun... fundraiser all the way! Our online auction begins this Saturday, and we've got some items you won't want to miss! Over 200 items ranging from jewelry to artwork to apparel and lots in between will be up for bids - Did you know that GALT's very own Radar Berner is an artist?! He creates some lovely works of art and donates them to GALT to help his fellow greyhounds in need! 
 
Radar
"Radar the Paintar"
 
Mosaic
This auction item is a collage made up of all GALT's greyhounds!
Also happening this Saturday is our Dirty Dawgz Dog Wash fundraiser, and with this heat we all know our dogs could use a good bath! This is open to all breeds, so bring your crew. A clean dog is ultimately a happy dog (even if they don't seem like it in the moment). Baths are $14.95 and all fundraiser proceeds benefit GALT injured and special needs greyhounds like the recent Harlingen greys and Ginger who was a stray from FWACC.From 9am-5:30pm at Dirty Dawgz, 4801 West Park Blvd. Plano.
 

 

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. 

 


2013 Greyt Gala Committee Now Forming!
 
The 2012 Greyt Gala - Faith, Hope and Charity was GALT's most successful gala fundraiser ever!  The monies raised from that event enabled us to continue to uphold our Mission and continue to live by "No Grey Turned Away".  We are committed to a repeat (and even better!) performance this year but cannot do it without the help of our volunteers.  We need your help to make this year's event a success for GALT and the greyhounds! 
 
The committee needs help in all areas of preplanning and event day:
 
Registration
Volunteers
Checkout
Securing Auction Items
Setup
Breakdown
GreytStore
Decorations
 
....just to name a few areas.  If you have an interest in participating and can give a little of your time for any part of the Gala, let us know!
 
 
The Gala Committee would also like to hear your suggestions for this year's theme.  It must be consistent with our Mission and "No Grey Turned Away" and communicate the good that we do for greyhounds.  Please submit all suggestions by July 31, 2012.
 
 
2013 Gala Committee Contacts -
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

 

Sammy
Sammy
Saturday, July 21, 2012
9:00am - 5:30pm
Dirty Dawgz Dog Wash
4801 W. Plano Park Blvd.
Southlake, TX 

Dog Washing Fundraiser

Map 

  

Saturday, July 21, 2012
11:00pm - 1:00pm
Petco - Garland
3055 N. President George Bush Hwy
Garland, TX

Three to four available greyhounds will be at this event

Map 

  

Saturday, July 21, 2012
12:00am - 2:00pm
Petco - Allen
816 W. McDermott Dr. 
Plano, TX 

Five to six available greyhounds will be at this event

Map 

 
Sunday, July 21, 2012
1:00am - 3:00pm
Petco - Addison
5301 Beltline Road              
Dallas, TX 

Five to six available greyhounds will be at this event

Map 

 

 

FEATURED GREYHOUND
 

Ralph

Ralph, formerly Fate, aka About Fate, is a handsome, 7-year-old white and brindle male born March 15, 2005. His sire is the Irish bred Larking About, and his dam is Winks Willow, making his grand-sire the late famous Molotov. Ralph's racing career of 116 races started at Dubuque in Iowa on September 9, 2006, moving to Valley Race Park in Harlingen, TX, then back to Dubuque and finally ending on February 27, 2009. He was in a home for two years, but has since returned to GALT. He's ready to begin his search for a forever home once more! Ralph needs to have canine companionship.

Ralph's cat test: Ralph is not considered cat tolerant. He had a one-track mind to get the cat from the get-go.

 

 

If you have toys that need playing with, Ralph is your greyhound! He likes to collect them, shake them, toss them, squeak them, and sometimes loves them to death. Ralph likes car rides and walks too, but toys are king with him.  

Ralph thrives when he has other dogs around, and he currently lives peacefully with several other greyhounds and a sheltie. Ralph has great manners in the house, aside from an urge to get up on the sofa. But he will get down when we tell him to, albeit with a look of pitiful suffering in hopes that we'll relent. This goregous boy would love to snuggle on your sofa if you'd let him!

 

 
-Ralph's foster dad
 
INCOMING DOGS    

Ginger is an untattooed, petite, fawn female who arrived via Fort Worth Animal Care and Control. Ginger was picked up as a stray. Her age is estimated to be between 6 and 8 years. She is thin and has a heavy burden of intestinal parasites which are being treated, however she is very thankfully heartworm negative!
 
Derek is an untattooed, white & fawn male born in 2004. He had been in a home for six years, but was surrendered to GALT due to financial difficulties.. Derek is a sweet, big boy who lives peacefully with cats.
 
Doc, aka Keeper Dockery, is a 2-year-old fawn male born September 27, 2009. His dam is Welcome Beauty, and his sire is Black Streaker, making his grandsire the champion Unruly. Doc's 21 race career started at Gulf Greyhound Park on May 6, 2011 and ended there on October 8, 2011. He was surrendered to a Harlingen shelter in July 2012 along with Selena and Heather. 
 
Selena is a young, untattooed black female whose age and medical condition is being evaluated. She was an owner surrender to an animal shelter in Harlingen, TX, along with Doc and Heather.
 
Heather is a young, untattooed brindle female whose age and medical condition is being evaluated. She was an owner surrender to an animal shelter in Harlingen, TX, along with Doc and Selena.
 

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. Greys waiting to be medically processed are Ginger, Doc, Heather and Selena

 

                                        Gumbo  Casey 

                                                    Gumbo                         Casey              

 

 

 

                       gus  Spinner  image of Flash  

                                    Gus                            Spinner                          Flash                           

 

 

RAINBOW BRIDGE    
 
 
Lola, aka Folk Funk   GALT #899
February 3, 2004 - July 16, 2012
Beloved and cherished by Krystal Read
 
Annie, aka Sue, AZ I'm For Real   GALT #071
January 31, 1999 - July 17, 2012
Beloved and cherished by Dawn Lankford
 
Quincy, aka Quince   GALT #962
July 19, 2007 - July 18, 2012
Beloved and cherished by Chris Robin and family 
 
 
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