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Week of September 3, 2012

  
IN THIS ISSUE
CHASE COMMUNITY GIVING
FUTURE EVENTS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
NEWS YOU CAN USE
FEATURED GREYHOUND
MEET & GREETS
INCOMING GREYHOUNDS
GREYS IN BOARDING
RAINBOW BRIDGE
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Greetings!
  

 

Don't forget - this Saturday, September 8th is GALT's Sugar & Paws event.  Join us for sweet and savory delights, wine tastings and raffles at Grubbs Infiniti.   

 

SPvanilla 

Saturday Sept 8th 

from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM    

 

 

grubbs  

Grubbs Infiniti 

1661 Airport Freeway

Euless, Tx 76040

 

 

Follow this link for tickets and more details about the sweet and savory offerings!

 

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

 

If you are sweet on the greyhounds, you want to be at this event!  

 

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.

 

 It's time to vote for the Chase Community Giving charities.This is where you, the fans, help decide what matters and help choose charities to share in grants from Chase. Yes, with your help, GALT could win a grant to help the greyhounds!

 

From Thursday, September 6th to Wednesday, September 19th, Chase online customers and Facebook members can vote for GALT - just follow those two links! If a friend shares your Facebook link to Chase Community Giving after you've voted, you'll be able to vote a second time. Please note that there is not a daily voting requirement; once you cast your votes, you are done!

 

So help us get out the vote in the next two weeks, and help us with our dedication to "No Grey Turned Away!"

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!  More Info
 
October is Greyhound Awareness Month!
Schedule of Events to be posted soon!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Are you available this Saturday? We need volunteers for the Sugar & Paws event! Two people are needed to help set up at 5:30 pm and two people are needed to help tear down at 9:30 pm. Please contact John McQuade if you can help - jmcquade@swflandhome.com.

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

NEWS YOU CAN USE

Martingale Collar with where to put tags
Check your greyhound's Martingale collar!  The tags should be hooked to one of the side sliders, not the D-ring you hook the leash to. 

Having the tags on the D-ring could cause them to catch on the leash clip and unhook it, or they could catch on something in the house or yard and cause the collar to tighten unexpectedly.
FEATURED GREYHOUND

Derek is a love. An easy-going, sweet, silly, propeller-tail wagging, whining-when-he-wants-to-go-out, peanut-butter-and-tuna-loving pooch. He's not averse to a little jog-action, though he still is quite content to keep the pace of his foster brother, who is 11-going-on-5.

Our two cats might as well be light posts, all the attention Derek pays to them. On second thought, if they WERE light posts, he'd probably pee on them. 
 
When I get home, he's the first one at the door, his tail moving in that dizzying circular motion, his teeth smiling that you-are-my-reason-for-being smile. He sometimes plays with a toy, but more mostly sleeps. I've thought at times he must have disappeared because I see our dog but not Derek sleeping. Then I look more closely and there he is, hiding under the blanket on his dog bed. He'd probably be OK as an only dog, although I think he really likes having a pal. 
 
One other thing -- in addition to all his inward beauty, he's a very handsome guy. 
 
-Derek's Foster Mom
MEET & GREETS

 

Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 11:00pm to 1:00pm
Three Dog Bakery - Southlake

1251 E. Southlake Blvd #323, Southlake, TX

Two to three available greyhounds will be at this event.
 Map

  

Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Petco - Plano

801 West 15th St, Plano, TX

Four to five available greyhounds will be at this event. 

Map 

 

Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Three Dog Bakery - Plano

5960 West Parker Rd #228, Plano, TX

Two to three available greyhounds will be at this event. 

Map 

  
INCOMING GREYHOUNDS

 

Maggie, is a beautiful 3-year-old brindle female born October 10, 2008. Her sire is Extruding Dream, and her dam is Skymindy. Maggie was not individually registered with the National Greyhound Association. Maggie has been in a home for a year and a half, but has returned to GALT due to a change in family circumstances and no fault of her own. Maggie is cat tolerant.

 

Diego, aka CT Go Daddy, is a 2.5-year-old brindle male born January 12, 2010. His sire is the late, famous Dodgem By Design and his dam is Another Breeze. Diego has just 8 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com all at the Southland track in Arkansas. He started his career on July 18, 2011 and finished up on August 31, 2011.  

 

Lonnie, aka CTW Lagniappe, is a 4-year-old black male born July 19, 2008. His sire is Flying Penske and his dam is Sheriff Morton. Lonnie has 89 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com all at the Southland track in Arkansas. He started his career on February 5, 2010 and finished up on February 27, 2012. This fast boy raced at the AA level for the majority of his career, winning a whopping 25 races! 

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 Angie, Frito, Spinner, Skyper, Flash, and Sweeper. Greys waiting to be medically processed are: Lonnie, Diego, Nate, Bette, Kendra, and Lizzie.

 

       skyper  Spinner 

                   Skyper                       Spinner                        Frito

 

       image of Flash Sweeper  

                    Flash                       Sweeper                     Angie                        

 

RAINBOW BRIDGE       

Drew, GALT #740

2004 (est) - September 3, 2012

Beloved and cherished by Carol Joy

 

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