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Week of August 27, 2012

  
IN THIS ISSUE
GREYT NON-EVENT
VOLUNTEERS
FUTURE EVENTS
FUNDRAISER
PET FOOD BANK
FEATURED GREYHOUND
MEET & GREETS
INCOMING GREYHOUNDS
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Greetings!
  

This just in!  We are running a special on tickets for Sugar & Paws through midnight Monday, September 3.  Buy one ticket....and get one free!   Don't miss this - purchase your tickets now!

 

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If you are sweet on the greyhounds,

you want to be at this event!  

  

Saturday Sept 8th

from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM 
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Grubbs Infiniti

1661 Airport Freeway

Euless, Tx 76040

 

 

  • Baked delights from Chef Gwin Grimes
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  • Gourmet miniature cupcakes
  • Susie Moskal of Susie's Sweet Boutique, Roanoke, TX

     

  • Savory selection of cheeses
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  • Made to order espresso, cappuccino, mocha, latte and more Chic Coffee Events
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  • Velata chocolate fondue
  • Christy Howard of Three Dog Bakery

    Purchase a fondue set or chocolate at the event and portion of the proceeds goes to GALT!

     

  • Dessert wine tasting with
  • Christina Chilcoat - Certified Level One Sommelier 

     

    Raffle items include gift certificates and a gourmet basket of olive oil & balsalmics!

     

    Also in attendance will be Animal Whimsey, the GreytStore, and Logan and Suzanne Burke to pawtograph the new edition of Logan's Secret!

     

     

    Come for an evening of sweet and savory delights!

     

    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.

     

    THE GREYT NON-EVENT
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    Join GALT in this first annual celebration of roaching on the couch! There are no volunteer shifts to fill, no having to wish you were here, and no driving in the end-of-summer heat! This event is all about what greyhounds do best - be couch potatoes extraordinaire! Your $25 ticket gets you the following: 
    • A meal that we won't provide - there are three greyt options for you to dream about
    • A raffle ticket for the raffle items we didn't collect
    • An event shirt - the shirt is for real! But it will arrive 2-3 weeks after the event since we have no volunteers working.
    • A warm, fuzzy feeling for helping the hounds!

    Join us in this unique event of R&R - Relaxing and Roaching!!! 

     

    We want to know your level of participation in the Greyt Non-Event!

    How seriously did you take your participation? 

     

    Send a photo for posting on GALT's website, Facebook and eNews to Rita Wulke  for all to enjoy!

     

    Keep the photos of reasonable size and of course, focused on your participation with your Greyhound.  Make sure to name the participants in the photo so that we can give proper credit. 

     

    Photos maybe used in future advertising, promotions and media by GALT and approved affiliates.
    VOLUNTEERS

    Has it been a while since you've submitted a volunteer application? Has your availablility changed, or your interests shifted? 
     
    We're trying to move our record-keeping online and you can help by submitting a new volunteer application.

    Gain access to the volunteer google group where opportunities are posted, update your contact info, and let's donate some time to the greyhounds!

    FUTURE EVENTS!

    Cooking for the Hounds!  The Mercury generously hosts an afternoon of food, drinks, and silent auction items on Saturday, September 29th. Be there as Chef Chris Ward plies his finely honed culinary skills to the delight of your stomach and in support of the hounds! See you there!  Tickets and More Info 
    Strutt Your Mutt logo


    Strut Your Mutt
    The Central Texas GALT crew will be strutting with their greyhounds in support of GALT on Saturday, September 29th! If you're in the area, why not walk with them? If not, let's show our support by donating or virtually joining their team!  [link] More Info
    FUNDRAISER - POO B GONE

    This is the last week to take advantage of this greyt fundraiser! 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! 

    RESCUED PET ADOPTION LEAGUE

    RPAL - Rescued Pet Adoption League - manages a food bank for dogs, cats, ferrets, and other pets awaiting adoption.  R-PAL has over 100 member groups across north Texas that collectively feed almost 6500 companion animals each day. The R-PAL food bank is centrally located in Terrell, TX.

     

    Muenster Milling (Muenster, TX) and RPAL Pet Rescue Food Bank have joined forces to help feed these almost 6,500 companion animals that are in the care of over 100 area Animal Welfare Professionals in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond.  Now you can "Help Us Help Them!" 

     

     ** For Every Facebook "Like" that Muenster Natural gets by August 31st, RPAL Rescue Food Bank will receive a FREE Pound of Dog Food.  Please take a moment to Like and Share their Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/MuensterNatural

     

     ** For every bag of Muenster Natural Dog Food sold in stores such as Pet Supplies Plus, RPAL will get another FREE Pound of Food!

     

     ** For every Greyhound adopted through GALT, RPAL will get another FREE Pound of Food.

     

    GALT has chosen to donate our share of the Muenster free food to the RPAL Emergency Reserve that is used for natural disaster relief,such as tornados, hurricanes or wild fires.


    FEATURED GREYHOUND

    Katrina, aka Kiowa Happy Tina, is a 3-year-old black female born December 6, 2008. Her sire is Kay V Tatoo Tony and her dam is Kiowa Hail Happy. Katrina has 29 races to her credit on Trackinfo.com. She started at Orange Park, FL on May 24, 2010 and finished at Daytona Beach, FL on October 8, 2010. She was found as a stray in Fort Worth and arrived very thin, covered in scabs and with multiple open wounds.She has healed, filled out, and is a beautiful, shiny girl now!

     

    Katrina is a love-bug of a girl. She just wants to be near people - even on walks, she'll stick right by your side. She would love to snuggle with you if allowed on the furniture. Her house manners are good - I can't vouch for her self-control if you were to leave a steak on the counter, but she's good about keeping her paws off the counter. She bounces around when she gets excited for walks or when her people come home, but she waits patiently for her bowl at mealtimes and is a calm girl in general. She crates well and is living with other greyhounds and a 30 lb dog. She often tries to share dog beds with others, even with our grumpy old girls. She looks miles better than the thin, wounded dog who arrived at our house, but her demeanor has always been happy, happy, happy!

     

    -Katrina's Foster Parents
    MEET & GREETS

     

      

    Saturday, September 1, 2012
    11:00pm - 1:00pm
    Orvis - Dallas
    8300 Preston Rd. 
    Dallas, TX

    Five to six available greyhounds will be at this event

    Map 

      

    Saturday, September 1, 2012
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Petco - Carrollton
    2722 N. Josey Lane
    Carrollton, TX 

    Three to four available greyhounds will be at this event. 

    Map 

     

    Sunday, September 2, 2012
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Petco - West Plano
    1601 Preston Rd.
    Plano, TX 

    Three to four available greyhounds will be at this event. 

    Map 

     

     

    INCOMING GREYHOUNDS

     

    Feliciaaka Craigie Felicia, is a 6-year-old fawn female born October 22, 2005. Her sire is Kiowa Sweet Trey and her dam is Craigie Roan. This cutie-pie is a champion "roacher" - she loves to roll over on her back. Felicia was in a home for several months, but has returned to GALT. She would do better in a home with a canine companion. Felicia is cat tolerant.

     

    Boss, aka Bad Boss, is a handsome, 6-year-old red male born June 5, 2006. His sire is Stan's Boy Flyer, making his grand-sire the late famous Gable Dodge, and his dam is I'm On Tonight, GALT's own Ima. Boss's racing career consists of just five races. He is one handsome boy with that dark red coloring! Boss was in a home for 2 years, but it was not to be his forever home and he's back on the hunt for a family of his own.

    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, Arthur, Skyper, Flash, Selene, Sweeper, Boss and Timothy. Greys waiting to be medically processed are: Nate, Bette, Kendra, and Lizzie.

     

           skyper Arthur Spinner Selena

                       Skyper                        Arthur                       Spinner                        Selene

     

     

           image of Flash Sweeper Timothy 

                        Flash                       Sweeper                     Timothy                         Boss

     

    RAINBOW BRIDGE       

    Forman, GALT #1336

    September 2001 - August 23, 2012

    Beloved and cherished by Marjy and James LaGesse & Family  

     

     

    If your greyhound has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, please let us know by sending a note to info@galtx.org
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    Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.
    P.O. Box 680  Addison, Texas 75001-0680
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