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Week of December 31, 2012



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Happy New Year from GALT! We've put together a list of twelve greyhound related resolutions, one for each month of 2013.  Try adding some, or all, of these to your New Year's Resolutions and make the world a happier place for hounds and humans alike.  
  1. Make sure your greyhound is always wearing ID!
  2. Check your fence and gates - are they in good repair? Are your gates latched firmly and/or locked?
  3. Exercise with your dog! Regular walks will make both of you happier and healthier!
  4. Brush those teeth! Dogs need good dental hygiene too.
  5. Regular nail trims will keep your greyhound's feet happy and healthy - learn how to trim or make an appointment with a groomer.
  6. Be sure to give monthly medications - heartworm and flea/tick preventives.  (We've marked it on your GALT calendar for you!)
  7. Take your hound to a GALT outing to socialize. They love to be with other greyhounds.
  8. Practice good manners with your hound - walking properly on a leash, remaining calm when the door is opened, etc.
  9. Teach your children good manners around dogs too - they shouldn't be allowed to jump on them, disturb them while sleeping or eating, or grab at their faces.  
  10. Petting, brushing, and just spending time with your dog can lower your blood pressure - spend quality time with them daily. 
  11. Volunteer to help other hounds. Volunteering is satisfying, fulfilling, and a great way to be a part of the greyhound community.
  12. Help spread the word about the joys of greyhound companionship.  (Be sure to tuck some GALT brochures in your pocket or purse; you never know who you will meet when you are out and about with your hound.)


The Officers, Directors, and Committee Members of Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.





Did you know that greyhounds come in as many as 18 colors? What color is your greyhound? Click here to see a larger picture. 


The most common colors are brindle, red/fawn and black. The rarest color is blue (gray). 


Right now, GALT has 19 black hounds, 16 fawn or red hounds, 13 brindle hounds, and 11 hounds who are white with spots of red, brindle or black! 



Southlake Hilton, Southlake, Texas
The Greyt Gala
Saturday, February 23, 2013
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Returning Emcee, John Rhadigan, and Celebrity Guest, Janine Turner
For additional information, go to the Gala Event Page
or please contact: Shannon Forrest  817-449-3544  or  Sara Ramadan 214-395-8649


CJ is a 9-month-old brindle female born in March 2012. Her sire is BD's Grayson and her dam is Flying Streisand. This sweet little girl sustained injuries in play with her litter mates. She has some special needs and has joined the GALT family for further medical evaluation and care. Many thanks to all who helped transport her to Dallas! We have two fundraisers going on to help with CJ's medical expenses. A Facebook auction and a special Dog Tag Necklace available in the GreytStore.
Phoebe is a 3-month-old black female born in 2012. She is not tattooed and was found in Oklahoma on a Craisglist listing. She joined the GALT family with the help of volunteer Chelsi. 

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 Flash, Timex, and Wyatt. Greys waiting to be medically processed are: Flower, Madison, and Panther.


                   image of Flash            Timex  

                               Flash                                Wyatt                              Timex




Every year, GALT helps not just retired racers straight from the track, but many greyhounds who have fallen into a "care gap" as strays or owner surrenders to area shelters. These greyhounds often need an extra hand to prepare for adoption, whether they have medical expenses or just need some extra TLC.


Many thanks to everyone who helped us "bridge the gap" for these special greyhounds with matched donations to this fund! And of course, thanks to the generous donors of the matching fund - the Robert Tucker Hayes Foundation and an anonymous friend of GALT.



Nina, aka Donna, M's Donna's Wit, GALT #638,   May 6, 2002 - December 30, 2012
Beloved and Cherished by Delores and Wayelon Penland
Logan, aka Sam, Rapido USA, GALT #493,   July 24, 2000 - December 30, 2012
Beloved and Cherished by Suzanne Burke and family
Champ, aka Iza Chump, GALT #1113,   May 5, 2005 - December 25, 2012
Beloved and Cherished by Peter & Tracy Saless

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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