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Week of February 11, 2013

  
IN THIS ISSUE
NEWS YOU CAN USE
THANKS PHOTOGRAPHERS
HAPPY HOUNDS
NEW PARTNERSHIP
MEET & GREETS
INCOMING HOUNDS
GREYS IN BOARDING
RAINBOW BRIDGE
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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.

 

Greetings!   
 

  

Ritz

Ritz is waiting to meet you! Ritz, aka Jaffa Peter, is a 7-year-old light brindle male, born on April 29, 2005. Ritz's sire is Be Discrete and his dam is San Tan Cake. Ritz came to GALT with a previously injured left rear knee; the knee was damaged during schooling nearly 6 months prior to us receiving him and had pretty much welded together. Unfortunately Ritz accidentally suffered a very severe injury to his front left leg on December 17, 2006, due to an unknown cause. He was taken to an emergency clinic, where he was treated and released. Ritz had a long road to recovery. He was in a home for five years, but has returned to GALT due to these unhappy economic times. These are Ritz's original pictures - updated pictures coming soon. Ritz is a strikingly beautiful boy. He is tall and very streamlined and weighs about 76 lbs. Always happy, his tail is constantly wagging from the minute he wakes up. He is extremely affectionate, loves attention, and not just from his foster family. Ritz loves attention from EVERYBODY. He loves to be rubbed, scrubbed, and kissed. It doesn't matter if it's a stranger that approaches him or his canine siblings, he gets along well with all. He does wonderful with older kids, the more the merrier, as Ritz is sure they all are his visitors. Ritz is a bit too friendly with cats, but seems to do all right with smaller dogs. However, he has not been around toy dogs.

 

From Ritz's Foster Family:

In spite of his past injury, Ritz loves to run outside in the yard chasing tennis balls. He doesn't actually have the retrieving part down - we're leaving that to the labradors, but Ritz is happy to run after balls and then proudly walks around displaying them in his mouth. Toys are his buddies and he transports them to wherever he is headed and even takes them to sleep with him. He has one special red heart-shaped pillow that he loves and gently holds it in his mouth. Other soft stuffies beware - Ritz will tear you apart and distribute your insides all over the house. Ritz is moderately active. He waits with anticipation for his walks. He loves to travel in the car and has a "places to go, people to see" attitude. Ritz is house trained and has never had an accident in our home. He sleeps quietly through the night on his dog bed in our bedroom and rises only when he hears us get up, so if you like sleeping in a bit, Ritz is the perfect companion for lazy Saturday mornings. Ritz is crate trained and doesn't mind being crated for short periods. For longer periods, he prefers just to wear his greyhound muzzle. He eats 4 cups of Eukanuba Low Residue, twice a day in his crate and roos to announce that he is finished and ready to continue his day.

 

Come meet Ritz 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. 
  
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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!
NEWS YOU CAN USE
 
Did you know that you can support GALT just by shopping online? 

Of course, shopping at the GreytStore or the GALT Limited Editions CafePress shop supports GALT, but there are other choices as well!

If you use the  Shop Amazon link here or on the front page of the GALT website, any purchase you make from Amazon, dog related or not, will send referral bonuses our way. With your help, we've already managed to supply two needed crates for foster dogs!

If you choose GALT as your cause of choice on iGive, you can support GALT whenever you shop at hundreds of online stores. Different stores offer different percentages of donations, but GALT wins every time!

THANKS to Hooray For The Underdog PHOTOGRAPHERS!
Card  
  
card2Janet Healey and Joe Grisham are wonderful assets to the animal community in Dallas! The first Thursday of each month, Janet and Joe team up to help various adoption organizations in the DFW area by dedicating that day to taking professional photographs for eligible adoptable pets. GALT sends our deepest thanks and a huge "Thank YOU!" for the stunning photographs of these GALT's greyhounds: Sammy, Caprice, Babe, Yankee, Charity, Flash, Wyatt, Clooney, Bombay, Fabio, Camille and GQ.
 
 Check out their website, Hooray for the Underdog to purchase these greyhound cards and more!
HAPPY HOUNDS, HAPPY HOMES - EMBER
 
Ember
Almost 10 years ago I adopted EmberThe first few months were rough. She would hide in every corner of my house as long as she didn't have to see me.  I slowly started closing off parts of the house to make her interact, at her pace, with me. I'll never forget the first time she jumped up on this big overstuffed chair I had in the corner. She put her two front feet on it....looked back at me to see if I was moving....then she slowly slinked her way up on to the chair....gave me another look to see if what she was doing was okay....and the rest is history. That day brought a tear to my eye when she decided she could trust me. This picture was taken a couple weeks ago on that chair...which was obviously named "her chair" the minute she jumped up. At close to 12 years old, she still has no problem running around the yard, rooing at dinner time, and sleeping like a champ.  I truly think we saved each other. 

  

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 rwwulke@gmail.com.
 
NEW GALT PARTNERSHIP

GALT is happy to announce a new partnership with a Super Premium dog food company, FreeHand, that donates pound for pound to local rescue organizations, and GALT is one of those organizations. What does this mean? It means that every time a bag of FreeHand dog food is purchased, GALT receives the exact same number of pounds donated back to us!

 

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What's really cool is that every time your dog eats a meal, he can rest assured that a lucky GALT foster greyhound does too.

 

You can purchase your bag of FreeHand via their website and have it delivered right to your doorstep! Don't forget to select GALT as your rescue beneficiary of choice. That ensures that the matching donation will come right to us.

 

MEET & GREETS

 

Attendee lineups are subject to change.  


Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Petco - Garland

3055 N President George Bush Hwy 

GALT greyhound attendees: Sammy, Fabio & Yankee
Map

 

Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Petco - Addison

5301 Beltline Road 

GALT greyhound attendees: Echo, John Henry, Spinner, Bombay

Map

 

Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Pet Supplies Plus - Dallas

3315 Trinity Mills Rd,

GALT greyhound attendees: Flash, Sammy, Fabio, Panther

Map

  
 

INCOMING GREYHOUNDS   

 

 

Fanta, aka Killer Fancy, is a 3-year-old red fawn male born November 9, 2009. His sire is Lonesome Cry and his dam is Slatex Sunflower. Fanta has 69 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com. He started his career on July 15, 2011 at Bluffs Run, and ended it on December 21, 2012 at Gulf Greyhound Park, winning three of those races in the process. 
Fanta is looking forward to finding a forever home!
  
Quinn, aka Gable Quinn, is a 2-year-old black male with white toes born June 27, 2010. His sire is Gable Sour Cream and his dam is Gable Burma. Quinn has 21 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com, all at Gulf Greyhound Park. He started his career on December 21, 2011, and finished it on July 28, 2012, never making it past Grade C races. But we know Quinn will be a grade A pet!
  
Perry, aka Gable Perry, is a 4-year-old red male born August 13, 2008. His sire is Gable Oscar and his dam is Gable Eris, making the late, great Gable Dodge his grandsire on both sides. Perry has 102 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com. He started his career at Wheeling Downs on August 29, 2010 and finished it at Gulf Greyhound Park on August 11, 2012. He retired due to a shoulder injury which has since healed.
  
Dutch, aka Bob's Dutch, is a 3-year-old brindle male born January 24, 2010. His sire is Bob's Skeet and his dam is Bob's Dateline. Dutch has 92 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com all at Gulf Greyhound Park. His career started on July 23, 2011, and ended on February 7, 2013 with a central tarsal bone fracture.  Dutch is scheduled for surgery to repair his leg on Wednesday, February 13th with Dr. Lange at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center.
  
Ascot, aka Keeper ASV, is a 3-year-old red male born September 22, 2009. His sire is Black Streaker and his dam is Cira's Tiger. Ascot has 103 races to his credit on Greyhound-data.com, all at Gulf Greyhound Park. His career started on June 22, 2011, and ended on February 2, 2013. GALT was contacted when Ascot suddenly, and without apparent injury, lost control over his back legs. He able to walk, but is unsteady. His condition is being evaluated at VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital.

 

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 GQ, Flash, Timex, Fanta, Quinn, Perry and Wyatt. 

 

     image of Flash    Timex  GQ

                 Flash                            Wyatt                          Timex                             GQ          

 

       Fanta Quinn  no pic logo

                 Fanta                           Quinn                          Perry

RAINBOW BRIDGE    

 

There are no Bridge dogs this week that we know of. 


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