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Week of February 4, 2013



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2013 Dinner and Auction


The Greyt Gala

Saturday, February 23, 2013

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Southlake Hilton, Southlake, Texas

Tickets  Gala Event Page


We are seeking sponsors for Honorarium ($100) up to Diamond ($5,000). Your sponsorship will help us further our mission of No Grey Turned Away and ensure that we can continue to help as many Greyhounds as possible.




Blade Meet BladeBlade is an 8-year-old black male born in April 2004. His ears are so dark, his full tattoos cannot be read. He arrived with Onyx as an owner surrender to a shelter. 



GALT eventually received 10 greyhounds from this same owner, the other eight being CarbonCharityClooneyCupcakeHarryStetsonStewart, and Timex. It is almost certain that Blade and Onyx are siblings. Unfortunately, Blade, like the other nine, arrived heartworm positive, and with a heavy load of intestinal parasites. But this happy boy's long, 7-month journey back to health is now complete!

Blade was much too interested in the cat - no kitties for Blade!


From Blade's Foster Mom:


Always happy, Blade is an absolute delight to have in the house. He loves to lie on a bed beside his foster brother and smile and then nap a bit and smile some more. He loves his toys and likes to keep a few scattered anyplace that he might be. Fortunately his foster brother couldn't care less about toys, so Blade is free to move the toys about as he sees fit. He has learned that laundry and towels are not toys. He loves to patrol the entire yard and to bark at shadows, possums, or unknown spirits that lurk in the night when he goes out for a late potty break. He is improving on the barking and he truly does his best to please me when I tell him "no". He won't take treats from my hand, but hugs and head scratches are very appreciated. Blade isn't a velcro dog. He is comfortable being by himself sometimes but is usually to be found with his foster brother, and I most often find the two of them in the same room with me. He loves walks and is learning that that is not the time to do the endearing greyhound "lean." It is an amazing talent to be able to lean on me and walk at the same time!! The white markings on his face look like a heart and make Blade "my funny Valentine." It is so hard to believe that he used to live in an enclosure with a pack without much human interaction. He is truly happy in the company of people, and of course dogs. I am delighted that he is finally ready to be adopted and be appreciated for being Blade the happy heart-faced dog.


Seniors still have lots of love to give! Come meet Blade soon.

Mark Followill to Attend the Gala!


Over the years, GALT has built relationships with many celebrities and athletes living in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. 
Mark Followill, the television voice of the Dallas Mavericks, will be attending the Gala!  Mark will be interviewed and then team up with John Rhadigan to interview the celebrities and athletes in attendance.  Mark is Greyhound dad to Phoebe - he is a true Greyhound lover and supporter!
Our Annual Dinner and Auction is THE biggest fundraiser of the year!  GALT depends on these funds to continue the mission of helping Greyhounds in need!  Please buy your ticket today!   This year's event is going to be the best ever! 


Our greyhounds depend on your support!  Please sponsor, attend or volunteer!

image of dog with toothbrush  
February is National Pet Dental Health Month! Don't ignore that stinky breath - poor dental health can lead not just to bad teeth and gums, but internal damage via bacteria in the bloodstream. Click here for a video that demonstrates how to start brushing your dog's teeth along with other information on pet dental health.
We lost our boy Smalls, formerly Lenny, in April of last year. It was sudden and unexpected heart failure. Our hearts failed a bit too when he died. Smalls was a stray - he had to be trapped more than once to get to GALT, escaping the first time. He was shy and skittish, and very wary of people. He learned to trust us and a few other frequent visitors to our home. He was our "magic dog" who got along with every dog we brought into the house. A month later in May, we heard about Alvin, who was a stray for two years and also very shy and skittish. Our hearts melted, and we picked him up from the vet to foster. Alvin quickly became Eli and is a treasured member of our family. We think Smalls sent him to us to help us heal and to help Eli trust people again. He is quite a Daddy's dog, and a wiggly, happy, tail-wagging bundle of energy when we get home. Eli makes us smile every day, just like Smalls did.


GALT would love to publish your GALT hound's story in an upcoming edition of the GALT eNews.  Please submit your story and a photo (no cell phone photos please) to Rita Wulke at
Home Forever

Crete, adopted by Andrea & Ross White  
Carla, adopted by Elizabeth Pitts
Milady, adopted by Kathy & Jimmy Weldon
Dedi, adopted by Erin Lawler
Countess, adopted by Wayelon & Delores Penland
Bette, adopted by Glenn & Theresa Robbins
Lonnie, adopted by Bethany Carla
Boss, adopted by Thomas & Beth Ann Parson
Frito, adopted by Elizabeth Eversull & John Rospigliosi
Cameo, adopted by Mike & Colleen Pigeon
Flower, adopted by Lee Rognile
Princess, adopted by Maureen Tanges
Mars, adopted by Chris Trulin


Attendee lineups are subject to change.  

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Three Dog Bakery - Southlake

1251 E. Southlake Blvd, #323

GALT greyhound attendees: Yankee


Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Petco - Plano

801 W. 15th St.,

GALT greyhound attendees: Fabio, Flash, Sammy



Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Three Dog Bakery - Plano

5960 W. Parker Rd.

GALT greyhound attendees: Bombay, Clooney








John Henry is black male estimated to be 2 years old. He is not tattooed and was found as a stray in Venus, TX. John Henry is a very friendly boy with a shiny coat and a slight roman nose! 



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 GQ, Flash, Timex, and Wyatt. 


     image of Flash    Timex  GQ

                 Flash                            Wyatt                          Timex                             GQ          




Texie, friend to many greyhounds, February 2, 2013
Beloved by Ann Vilches and Jennifer & David Vilches

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