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Week of September 10, 2012




It's time to vote for the Chase Community Giving charitiesThis 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!


Chase is giving away $5,000,000 to the charities with the top votes! If GALT is in the top 196, we will receive a grant - as you can see, there's a lot at stake here:


  • $250,000 to the charity receiving the most votes
  • $100,000 to the next ten runner-up charities
  • $50,000 to the next thirty-five runner-up charities
  • $20,000 to the next fifty runner-up charities
  • $10,000 to the next one-hundred runner-up charities

Even the $10,000 grant level would mean three broken legs repaired, or 10 months of preventative medication for all of our greyhounds awaiting adoption, or the treatment of several dogs with heartworms or tick-borne diseases. 


From Thursday, September 6th to Wednesday, September 19thChase online customers and Facebook members can vote for GALT - just follow those two links! 


After you've voted, share a link to the voting with your friends and family - if someone else votes using your link, you can win an extra vote! 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!" Share this with friends, family or co-workers by sharing your voting link, or forward this email with the button on the left sidebar. Get out the vote for the greyhounds!




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, and one of the top 5 Dallas volunteer opportunities!


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! 


Your $60 entry fee includes the following: 

  • Chef Ward will demonstrate some favorite recipes, and you'll taste them!
  • One Drink Ticket (additional beverages at cash bar)
  • A silent auction will take place during the event. Items include Spa and Restaurant certificates, decorative items, jewelry, items for your pooch, and much more...

See you there!


Tickets and More Info 

Strut Your Mutt Strutt Your Mutt logo


It's that time of year again - when we strut our stuff for the GALT greyhounds. The best part is that you can strut anywhere - in your neighborhood, at the gym or even by just kicking back on your couch if that is your preferred style. You don't need a greyhound to strut; you don't even need a dog!


The Central Texas GALT representatives will be stepping out this year in Austin on September 29th in the Best Friends Strut Your Mutt Walk and need our support. If you're interested in participating in the acutal walk in Austin, please contact Sadie Pack at for more details. We can, of course, be with them in spirit, but we can also show our support no matter where we are as they put their best feet forward for the GALT greys! All proceeds will benefit the GALT greyhounds.


More Info

How can you tell if your greyhound's martingale collar is adjusted to the right size? 

When you pull the collar snug with the D-ring, you should be able to fit two or three fingers across the base of the small loop.  If the small loop closes completely, it's too loose!


Saturdays from 2:30pm - 3:30 pm, starts 9/22

Dog City Training Center, Addison, TX


Whether you need to work on basic skills or just want to have a good time with your houndie, you will have "greyt fun"! This is a unique, game based class where greyhounds and their partners can learn and socialize in a fun atmosphere.


$125 for this 5 week class with trainer Cheryl Woolnough - Register HERE


Save your Tom Thumb Community Bucks in the month of September! Send them to GALT by October 8th, and the greyhounds will benefit!  (GALT, P.O. Box 680, Addison, TX 75001)



Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 11:00pm to 1:00pm
Petco - Garland

3055 N President George Bush Hwy  Garland, TX
 Two to three available greyhounds will be at this event.


Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Petco - Allen

816 W. McDermott Dr  Allen, TX
Four to five available greyhounds will be at this event. 



Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Petco - Addison

5301 Beltline Rd  Addison, TX
Two to three available greyhounds will be at this event. 



Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Pet Supplies Plus

3315 Trinity Mills Rd  Dallas, TX  Two to three available greyhounds will be at this event. 





Savanna, aka Idling Slats, is a 3-year-old black female born April 14, 2009. Her dam is Gramauldi and her sire is Gable Oscar, making her half-sibling to Jaycee. Savanna has 107 races to her credit on, all at Gulf Greyhound Park. She started on November 13, 2010 and finished on September 1, 2012. Savanna's career ended with a broken right hock - she is under the care of Dr. Bob Radasch of the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center.

Casey is a 1-year-old black male born on November 17, 2010. His sire is Lonesome Cry and his dam is Kayjay Obsession. Casey was turned in to an Amarillo shelter, and from there joined the GALT family. He was not individually registered and has no races to his credit. This smaller boy is a real sweetheart! Casey is cat trainable. He was in a home for a few weeks, but would do better with daytime companionship of another dog, or of people.  



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

    image of Flash                    Angie                      Casey                           Flash                             Frito




                    Nate                            Spinner                       Skyper                    Sweeper               


      Home Forever
CONGRATULATIONS to the greyhounds who were adopted in August! 


Pixie - Chad & Anna Jones

Hugh - Chris & Meg Clark

Kyrie - Kimberly & Bradley Neal

Sugar Pops - Shannon & Santina Forrest

Ralph - Michael & John Reinert

Spice - Elizabeth Hudspeth

Reed - Jonna & Michael Mayes

Canyon - Brenda & David Lieurance

Tabasco - James & Marjy Lagessee

Tiffany - Melissa & Chris Tomczak

Taffy - Diane Lee & John

Hazel - Carol Benassi

Alvin - Jennifer & David Vilches

Ginger - Kerin & James Monaco


Piper, aka San Tan Stinger, GALT #957  

October 2, 2000 - September 10, 2012
Beloved and cherished by Diane and John


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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