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Week of June 10, 2013




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Make Ascot your Mascot! This sweet boy, 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, 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 was able to walk the next day, but was unsteady.

After spinal x-rays and evaluation, Dr. Ellis of VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital did not find any indication of injury. However, he referred Ascot to Dr. Julie Ducote of the Center for Veterinary Specialty Care for a complete neurological exam. On May 22, 2013, results revealed he is completely normal neurologically. Dr. Ducote suspects Ascot possibly had a FCE Fibrocartliagenous embolism and has completely recovered at this time. She says it is very unlikely that he would have any future incidents of this kind. Ascot has been moving around well in his foster home, and has been cleared medically to start the search for his forever home! 

Ascot is not cat tolerant.  


Ascot Ascot is a joy to foster. He absolutely loves people. The first thing he will do when you meet him is lean into you to be petted; he even did that with Dr. Ellis when we took him to Preston Park Animal Hospital. He likes to play with our other Grey and any squeaky toys he can find. Ascot has not shown any space or food aggression issues. He learned very quickly that his food bowl is in the laundry room and his sister's is in the kitchen. He now walks easily on a leash and enjoys his walks. We don't have a back yard so we take him to a large treed lot, which he knows is his potty yard. He may not be cat tolerant, but after one encounter with our Cockatoo (Max), Ascot decided it was best to just ignore him. He was a Velcro guy the first week, however, now that he knows we are not leaving him, he just checks to see where we are, and then goes back to his dog bed in the family room. Ascot's crate is in our bedroom; he didn't like to be crated at first but has adjusted to it and sleeps through the night. We also crate him when we go out; he may whimper a little but then settles down to nap until we get home. Since there are no TVs at the racetrack; the first action movie we watched caused him to bark and roam the house for the source of the racket. Thunderstorms also triggered the same response, however, he is getting better. Ascot is a dog that will bring love and smiles to any family looking for a wonderful companion. He is a well-built Grey that you would never suspect had 103 races. He has beautiful brown eyes that will melt your heart, great markings and perfect teeth. I know we would flunk fostering if we had a yard.


-Ascot's Foster Parents



face shirtNew in the Greytstore are these Greyhound face shirts! What a Greyt way to start a conversation about our favorite breed! Soft 100% cotton featuring a beautiful Greyhound face. These tees are just waiting to have forever homes. Sizes Small - 3XL so you can even get a larger size for a sleep shirt!


Over the next few months we will be adding more new items to the store, including other dog breeds and cat items. So check back often because you can look forward to seeing items for the overall Pet Lover coming soon!


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yappyIf you love a good Happy Hour, why not encourage your hounds for the same? Bring them out to Yappy Hour next Saturday, June 22, at Coffee House Cafe from 4-6pm and enjoy great company for you and your pooches, all while benefitting the GALT greyhounds! 


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Saturday, June 22


$10 per person (includes first beer or wine) 


Coffee House Cafe

6150 Frankford Rd.

Dallas, TX 75252



All breeds welcome, but no flexi-leads please!


Greetings, Human Friends!
Willie here -- but some of you may remember me as Witty.  I've been a full-time resident of Chez Christian now for over two months, and I must say .  .  .
Julie has worked very hard to show me the ropes.  I caught on to house training almost immediately, but it took me quite a while to figure out how to jump in the back of the SUV.  Of course, once I learned to do THAT, could jumping on the bed and sofa be far behind?  hehehehe 
I love to play with toys and get really excited when it's time to go for a walk.  But the BEST thing in the world is going for RIDES in the CAR!  I would be in Dog Heaven if Mom would just drive me around and around all day long.
WillieI just turned 2-1/2 so I'm still one big goofy puppy, but I've never been a chewer or counter surfer.  Mom says my only bad habit is jumping up on her when she puts on her shoes or grabs my leash.  I'm learning to behave and calm down, though.  All Mom has to do is pick up that nasty water bottle, and I become Mr. Model Citizen!
I was very "fuzzy" when I came to GALT, but I've really been "blowing" my winter, brownish coat -- with the help of Mom's Magic Mitt.  You should SEE the fur fly when she brushes me every few days out on the deck!  As you can see in the attached pix, my coat is getting much darker and shinier as I shed all that excess fur.
Julie has been the BEST big sis a hound could ever want.  I really love her and try to mimic everything she does.  I know she was very sad when Hondo went away, but she has accepted me from Day One and will always be my BFF.  She will play with me once in a while, but most of the time she's happy to be the Elder Stateswoman of the house.
I hope to meet all of you at a GALT event some day.  In the meantime, I'm sending you all some big, sloppy cyber kisses and hugs!


Attendee lineups are subject to change without notice.  


Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Petco - Garland

3055 N. President George Bush Hwy

GALT greyhound attendees: Sammy, Celia



Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Petco - Allen

816 W. McDermott Dr.

GALT greyhound attendees: Charity, Ascot



Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Petco - Addison

5301 Beltline Rd.

GALT greyhound attendees: GQ, Midnight, Eddy



Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Pet Supplies Plus - Dallas

3315 Trinity Mills Rd. 

GALT greyhound attendees: Elmer, Celia, Smiles, Jancie


Van is a young light fawn male who is not tattooed. He came to GALT via Fort Worth Animal Care and Control where he arrived as a stray. He has some lacerations and is being evaluated by Dr. Jeff Ellis of VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital.

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, Rita, and Tina.


                    GQ   Rita     Tina

                                 GQ                              Rita                                  Tina




Ruby, aka Bob's Ripa, GALT #649   January 21, 2004 - June 10, 2013

Beloved and Cherished by Ardith Walters and Family


Tabasco, aka Gable Tabasco, GALT #1550   March 28, 2001 - June 12, 2013

Beloved and Cherished by the LaGesse Family


Rob, aka PNP Red Robin, GALT #503   March 9, 2003 - June 13, 2013

Beloved by Elaine Miller and David Grant and Leigh


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