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Week of September 24, 2012




Cooking for the Hounds at The Mercury is just 3 days away! For the fifth year, Chef Chris Ward opens up The Mercury kitchen for a fun, afternoon cooking class Sept 29th from 2-5pm. Author of Restaurant Life: The Culinary Chronicles of Chef Chris Ward, Ward will share/demo (and you will taste!) some favorite recipes and kitchen secrets. Come hungry!


The VIP tickets are sold out, but regular guest tickets are still available - online tickets can be purchased until tomorrow, and there will be a few tickets available at the door! 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...
Get your tickets now and we'll see you there!
The fabulous silent auction items are online for absentee bidding until Friday - check them out and bid here
GALT can only continue its mission to help greyhounds in need by your continued generous support!  Over $7000 has been spent in the last 3 months in broken legs alone.  Please come to this event! We will send out the menu Friday morning in another eNews.



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!


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
Tequila Tasting
The weather is finally cooling off, and that means patio dining season is just around the corner!

Want to know where you can go with your (well-behaved) greyhound?

Dog About Town has a great list of dog-friendly patio dining, shopping, and attractions in the DFW area 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)


Help GALT every time you shop with Amazon!  Bookmark this link, or create a desktop icon of it, or follow the link from the GALT website to shop on Amazon, and the greyhounds will benefit from being your shopping associate!


To create a desktop icon from Internet Explorer, right click after following the link and choose "Create Shortcut." For other browsers, drag the small icon next to the web address onto your desktop.


Spot, GALT's first blind greyhound, is the focus of two very special fundraisers!


Talented artist Kathleen McCoy is auctioning a stunning painting of Spot, with half of the proceeds being donated to GALT. Details here.


And the GALT family members at Brother2Bother are offering Happy Spot magnets with proceeds going to help the GALT hounds and two chances to win a special Spot prize package. The magnets are going fast - get yours today! Details here.

October is Greyhound Awareness Month!
Purchase Your Memorial Balloons Online using the Bridging the Gap Fund!
Deep Ellum Pup Crawl Tickets Now Available for Purchase Online!


Duke, aka Duke Devil, is a striking, brindle, 6-year-old male born May 15, 2006. His sire is the Irish-bred Pacific Mile and his dam is Out of Line, making his grand sire Gable Dodge. Duke's 8-race career started at Valley Race Park in Harlingen on December 12, 2007, and ended there on January 20, 2008. Duke was in a home for four years, but has since returned to GALT due to a change in family circumstances and no fault of his own. 


Zia is a 6-month-old black female. She is not tattooed and was an owner surrender to an Oklahoma shelter. She joined the GALT family with the help of volunteer Chelsi, and this precious girl is sure to be a star at meet & greets soon!

Chuck Norrisaka WW's Chucknorris, is a 4-year-old black male born June 4, 2008. His sire is Trent Lee and his dam is WW's Royal Rose. Chuck Norris has 93 races to his credit on, starting on December 19, 2009 at Bluff's Run, IA. He finished his career at Gulf Greyhound Park on May 25, 2012. 


Gigi, aka Law's PFJ, is an almost 2-year-old red female born November 1, 2010. Her sire is Flying Penske, and her dam is Law's Cruise. She is a bit timid and never made it past schooling.



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


  image of Flash    

            Angie                           Flash                           Frito                           Lonnie



         skyper  Sweeper

                    Nate                          Skyper                        Sweeper               


  • Mandi, aka Mayme, JD's Mommacita, GALT #614   November 9, 1999 - September 21, 2012
    Beloved and cherished by Paul & Louise Jacobson
  • Stewart, GALT #1884   April 2004 - September 21, 2012
    Loved by Foster mom Sandra and the GALT family
  • Shadow, aka Demo, Demographic, GALT #975   July 7, 2002 - September 19, 2012
    Greytly missed and greytly loved by Kimberly, Chris, Andrew, and Kayleigh


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Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.
P.O. Box 680  Addison, Texas 75001-0680