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Week of May 18, 2013

  
IN THIS ISSUE
GREYT WINE TASTING
NEWS YOU CAN USE
HAPPY HOUNDS, HAPPY HOMES
MEET & GREETS
INCOMING DOGS
GREYS IN BOARDING
RAINBOW BRIDGE

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Have you met Sugar Ray yet? Whaa?? NO??? Well you've got to! Sugar Ray is a white and fawn male who is approximately 3-years-old. He is not tattooed, and was surrendered to Alvaredo Animal Control from the same home that surrendered Daniel and Martha. This smaller boy is a sweetheart!

 

Sugar Ray should not live with cats.

 

sugarraySugar Ray is the sweetest boy with the most expressive ears! At first he was afraid of EVERYTHING with his curly tail constantly tucked and preferred to be outside. When inside, he instinctively knew the crate was his special place, and it still is. We initially had to put the leash on while he was in the crate and he would then come willingly. After just a few weeks, he is by the door with the rest of the pack ready to go on a walk. He still startles easily and it's best to have a firm grip on the leash when on a walk.

Sugar Ray is gentle with people and other dogs, loves to be brushed, walks well on a leash (not always in a straight line), eats well (is NOT at all food aggressive), sleeps well, crates easily and is starting to play with the other dogs. Sugar Ray has yet to discover toys though some find their way into his crate. His FAVORITE pastime is sitting in the shade looking for squirrels to the point that it can be difficult to get him to come in - cookies usually work. His only quirk is that he likes to dig a comfortable spot in the cool dirt, a bit of an issue with a white dog! Sugar Ray will do best in a home with other dogs to give him some guidance and companionship. An ideal yard will have a tall fence with plenty of trees to provide entertainment and shade. He is such an easy foster and will make a family extremely happy to bring him home!

-Sugar Ray's Foster Parents

GREYT WINE TASTING
 
Join GALT for a Greyt Wine Tasting on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Grand Cru Wines & Gifts. You will enjoy a selection of Six Wines and Light Snacks. This will be a delightful way to Help the Hounds! Tickets $30 per person
 
Greyhound WineSunday, June 2, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Grand Cru

5500 Overton Ridge Blvd.

Fort Worth. TX 76132 

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
 
Uma Swimming
The weather is heating up - here are six summertime hazards for dogs!  Texas gets hot, and several of the top hazards are heat related: dehydration, burned pads from hot asphalt, and heat stroke from too much exercise in the sun or from being left in the car. Others are parasite related - bugs are more active in the summer months. Ticks can spread disease, mosquitoes can spread heartworm, and of course fleas are a problem too. Summer leads to more outdoor activities - make sure your backyard gates stay closed, and keep a close eye on the front door during busy in and out times. 
 

 

HAPPY HOUNDS, HAPPY HOMES - TURBO
 
turbo
Who says greyhounds don't like cats? Tizer, adopted in December 2011, and now known as Turbo, made the transition from Texas to the woods and mountains of Maryland beautifully.  He quickly learned the old logging roads around the house, and now, with a GPS tracking collar on, he often gets to run along with our Irish Wolfhound when we are hiking.  He and Herbie the Cat, another rescue, have formed a special bond and are happy to share a bed--Herbie watching the birds at the feeder while Turbo soaks up the sunshine.  Turbo also has just completed his fiftieth therapy dog visit at a local elementary school and has been an honorary wolfhound at several St. Patrick Day parades! 

                                                                                                 

MEET & GREETS

 

Attendee lineups are subject to change without notice.  

 

Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Petco - Garland

1251 E. Southlake Blvd, #323 

GALT greyhound attendees: Ascot & Sammy

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Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Petco - Allen

816 W. McDermott Dr.

GALT greyhound attendees: Echo & Bess

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Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Petco - Addison

5960 W. Parker Road

GALT greyhound attendees: Midnight, Pepsi & Angie

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Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Muttfest - Amarillo

Memorial Park

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Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm
Pet Supplies Plus - Dallas
3315 Trinity Mills Road
GALT greyhound attendees: Elmer, Gordon, Sammy 
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INCOMING DOGS
 
Pebbles is a 3-year-old white & fawn female born January 28, 2010. Her sire is Kiowa Mon Manny and her dam is Kiowa Hix Bail. Pebbles was not individually registered and therefore has no races on record. She was found as a stray in Moody, TX and came to GALT from the Waco Humane Society. She is being medically evaluated.
 
Sizzle, aka Crazybrizzles, is a 2-year-old black female born July 26, 2010. Her sire is Dragon Fire and her dam is Char Jimmy Pop. Sizzle has no races on record on greyhound-data.com and came to GALT from the Waco Humane Society where she arrived as a stray. She is being medically evaluated.
 
Softly, aka CTW Tread Softly, is a 4-year-old red brindle female born May 18, 2009. Her sire is Gable Oscar and her dam is CTW See the Game. Softly has 85 races on record on greyhound-data.com, all at the Birmingham track where she was a solid grade A racer, winning 23 times. She started her career on August 30, 2011 and finished it on December 4, 2012. Softly is sure to be appreciative of a soft bed to call her own! 

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 Bess, Bolts, Lizzy, Pepsi, and Timex.

 

      Timex    Bolts  

                 Timex                           Pepsi                            Bolts                    

 

      Lizzy2  Bess

                  Lizzy                             Bess                    

RAINBOW BRIDGE    

 

Jake   January 2000 - May 16, 2013

Beloved German Shepherd, guardian of the greyhounds ~ Lonnie and Marian Jones

 

Hanna   February 2, 2002 - May 15, 2013

Beloved and cherished by the Tomczak Family 

 

Solomon, GALT #853,   July 28, 2000 - May 13, 2013
Beloved and cherished by Suzanne Griggs

Harlyn, aka Pinny's Hot Rod, GALT #1185,   December 13, 2005 - May 11, 2013
Beloved and cherished by the Prince Family

Bonkers, aka About Bonkers, GALT #793   March 15, 2005 - May 9, 2013
Beloved and cherished by Lacey & Nick Hanson

  

If your greyhound has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, please let us know by sending a note to info@galtx.org
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