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Week of March 11, 2013



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CharityMeet Charity! Charity, aka DG's Afterburner, is a 11-year-old white and brindle female born January 1, 2002. Her sire is DG's True Blue, and her dam is Kelso's Pamela. There are two races to her credit at Raynham/Taunton, MA in July 2003. Charity arrived from the same source as Stetson, Onyx, Blade Cupcake, Timex, Carbon, Harry, Clooney, and Stewart. Unfortunately Charity, like the nine others, was also heartworm positive. She has been through quite a roller-coaster of treatment for various complications, but nine months later, she is finally healthy!  


Charity has not yet been tested with cats or small animals.

From Charity's Foster Mom: 

Guess you finally "spotted" me! Ha! Ha! Get it? Did you see that big spot on my back? (Can't say I don't have a sense of humor!) I'd like to share the glowing recommendation my foster mom has given me. First of all, I am sweet and affectionate. I like to stay close to mom just in case her hand needs to pet me. Sometimes I'll lie right behind her as she's washing dishes. Closeness is important to humans. Kids don't bother me either. They have hands for loving too. I love to get ear massages and don't mind getting baths. I never have accidents in the house. Gross! Who would ever do that??? I love to be outside and as long as it's not raining, I like to lie in the backyard just taking in the sights and sounds of nature. Mom says I'm a nature girl. For some reason I do like to take all of the toys into the backyard. Mom brings them back in. Guess she likes that game. Sometimes I like to run in the backyard with the other dogs. I even like to run with my beagle cousin. I do come when I'm called but that's about my only trick. It seems I spend all my time just being a great companion. I don't counter surf and I don't eat from the trash can. Gross again! I don't need to be crated at all but I don't mind it if mom thinks I'd be safer in it. I sleep through the night in her bedroom on those soft cushy beds she buys us. Oh! I just thought of another trick I can do. When the land line rings, just to be sure mom hears it, I roo. It gets the other dogs rooing too! It's so funny! When she finally answers it, we stop. See what a big help I am? Even though they call me a "senior" there's a lot of spunk left in these bones. Age is just a number. Why don't you come out to see me sometime?


Seniors are the best kept secret! Come meet Charity soon!

The GALT Birthday Party will soon be upon us! Mark your calendar now!

Saturday, April 20, 2013
11:30am - 4:00pm
Doubletree Ranch Park
310 Highland Village Road
Highland Village, TX 
Map  | More Info
Thursdays, March 21, 2013 to May 2, 2013

Woofgang Doggy Daycare, Carrollton, TX


Obedience class offered by premier trainer Mary Waugh Swindell of Dancing Dogs! Class is seven weeks in duration and costs $140 per dog.


Greyhound 101 class (think like a hound!) Bring out the hounds! This special class for our retired racers will help them transition into their new "careers" as pets and fast friends. This class will help you to understand how your hound things, how to communicate with them, and how to encourage good manners. Topics will include, sit, down, leave it, no jumping, food stealing, crate training/separation anxiety and more!


Class sized limited to 8 dogs. Please pre-register to hold your space.

YAPPY HOUR - The Gin Mill
Join us on the patio at The Gin Mill on Saturday, March 30 from 4-6pm! Tickets are $10, benefiting GALT, and can be purchased hereMore info available here.

March 30, 4-6pm 

1921 N. Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX

Greyt Graphics is proud to announce their newest shirt design and tee shirt fundraiser  -  everyone's favorite brothers... Bully and Nelson!!!  This design was created from an actual photograph of the brothers shortly after they were adopted from GALT (photo by Holly, artwork by Amber, and lovingly created by Bec and Wayne).  Available in unisex short-sleeved and long- sleeved tees, ladies tees, sweatshirts and hoodies.  All are available in assorted colors, and the design can be created in black or white.  (This is a LARGE image - 11 inches in length and over  8 inches high.)  A portion of all shirt sales in March will be donated to GALT!
To purchase, please email
Bec will reply to discuss all of the details with you. 



Artizone is an online market for local food shops and a home delivery service! Customers can shop for the products they love from different stores, checkout, and receive a single delivery of the freshest food at the time! They have a selection of gourmet non-perishables that can be shipped nationwide, as well as a variety of fresh foods available for delivery in the DFW area.


They are offering 10% off each order, free delivery or shipping, and GALT will receive a $10 donation for each order placed! Offer good now through April 6th. Please use special code GALT when ordering. 



March Scentsy/Velata Fundraiser: Darla Dean is donating her entire commission to GALT on every purchase in the month of March for  Scentsy Wickless Candles or  Velata Chocolate Fondue! What a Greyt friend to the greyhounds! 
Easter in the Park & Pooch Parade


Robert E. Lee Park, located at 3333 Turtle Creek Boulevard in Dallas

Sunday, March 31, 2013
10:00am - 5:00pm
GALT will have our tent set up with an adjoining area for a picnic and festivities - plan to dress up your greyhound in Easter attire and join in the FUN starting at 10:00 am. More Info 
Any questions, please contact Susie at


Ricardoone of GALT's galgos, wrote to us recently with this update.  "I am doing well. I've been in my forever home since the day I got off the plane from Spain. My papa says I'm a " big pain in the neck" and always have been since the day he brought me home from the airport, but my momma loves me to death. I have three sisters and two brothers with me now and two brothers and one very special sister (Sea Shell) who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge. I never knew one of my brothers at the Bridge, but they tell me he (Max) was a handsome devil. Anyway, I have plenty of soft beds to sleep in and two squares a day plus plenty of goodies. I am loved very much by my entire family, and I couldn't be happier unless of course, we win the lottery. Then papa says he would build me my own house in the backyard where momma can visit me anytime she likes. My papa is so funny. Where does he get this stuff?"  Sounds like a perfect match to us!


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 
Dog About Town now has an app called DFW Dog About Town, that does neat things like reading your location and showing what's pooch-friendly around you (in a list or map format). You can download it for free in iTunes.
The osteosarcoma cancer gene in greyhounds has been identified by Dr. Guillermo Couto, DVM, dipl. ACVIM, founder of the Ohio State University Greyhound Health and Wellness Program and Dr. Carlos E. Alvarez, Ph. D of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Read about it here.


Attendee lineups are subject to change.  

Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Maund Toyota - Austin

8400 Research Blvd.



Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 11:00pm to 1:00pm

Petco - Garland

3055 N President George Bush Hwy

GALT greyhound attendees: Sammy, Fabio



Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Petco - Allen

816 W. McDermott Dr. 

GALT greyhound attendees: Quinn



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

Petco - Addison

5301 Beltline Road 

GALT greyhound attendees: Clooney, Bombay, Echo, Midnight, Arturo



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

Pet Supplies Plus

3315 Trinity Mills Rd

GALT greyhound attendees: Panther, Sammy, Fabio




Kate, aka DLT Whistle Bye, is a beautiful, almost 10-year-old brindle female, born April 8, 2003. Her sire is Craigie Whistler, making her grand sire Molotov, and her dam is Floridian, making her grand sire Black Streaker. Kate has 12 races logged for her career, starting January 1, 2005 in Corpus Christi and finishing there April 3, 2005. One glance shows Kate to have that "Molotov look" with the white throat and chest. Kate was in a home for over 7 years, but has returned to GALT due to a change in family circumstances and no fault of her own. She is cat tolerant.
Daniel is an approximately 2-year-old black greyhound/saluki mix. Daniel was surrendered to the Alvarado Animal Control by his owner after he was attacked by other dogs in the household. His wounds were horrific on his chest - this is a very graphic picture, so be aware. Daniel was placed under the care of the Alvarado Animal Control's veterinarian on March 8, and he was released to one of GALT's veterinarians, Dr. Jeff Ellis of VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital on Monday, March 11. Daniel is currently being evaluated and watched very carefully, as his wounds have been closed up with several drain tubes in place.


We always need foster homes, of course, but right now we are in serious need of more foster homes willing to take in injured or ill dogs who need some extra TLC to recover. Foster dogs on IR (Injured Reserve) do not attend meet and greet events, but may need vet visits on a regular basis. So it's best if the foster lives in the north Dallas area to make those vet visits easier to schedule.
Greyhounds on IR may be on restricted activity, meaning they need to be crated a good deal or go outside only on a leash - this is true for broken legs and dogs recovering from heartworm. Others may be under evaluation or have wounds that need to heal. Others may have no restrictions, but just need a regimen of medication - this is true for dogs recovering from tick-borne diseases. A greyhound may be on IR for as little as two weeks to several months, depending on their recovery needs.
While all fostering is rewarding, there is something very special about seeing a dog recover from illness or injury. Please consider helping GALT out with this very special mission! Contact Jennifer at if you are interested in fostering an injured or ill greyhound.

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 Timex and Skywalker. Greys waiting to be medically processed are: Prissy, Witty and Money. 


      Timex  skywalker

                  Timex                        Skywalker



Maddie, aka Fizzdockel   December 1, 1998 - February 7, 2013
Beloved and Cherished by Ted Camp and family


Di, aka AZ Charmer, GALT #531   December 4, 2002 - March 9, 2013
Beloved and Cherished by Ardith Walters and Family 



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