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Week of February 17, 2014




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Did you know you don't have to go to the ballet to see a ballerina? Ballerina, aka Yahoo Ballerina, is a 3-year-old brindle female born December 8, 2010. Her sire is Switzler Jammin and her dam is Flying Exorcist. Ballerina has 60 races on record from June 16, 2012 to September 2, 2013. She moved around between tracks quite a bit, logging races at Palm Beach, Dubuque, Mardi Gras Racetrack, and Gulf Greyhound Park. She recently suffered a plantar ligament tear, and is scheduled for evaluation at the Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital. 

Ballerina is not cat tolerant.


Ballerina had surgery on October 16, 2013, for a plantar ligament rupture on her right rear leg. Dr. Stephen Kerpsack of CTVSH implanted a 6 hole plate and 5 screws. Her recovery was slow and on October 31st she returned for a 6-day hospital stay due to an ulceration on her leg. She required daily bandage changes along with special soaks to the area during her stay. She then had bandage changes every 7 days. On November 25th Ballerina was treated for a large circular open wound which required removal of the cast. She was leash walked for 3 weeks to insure proper healing of the leg. Ballerina has now completed all her medical treatments and is ready to find her forever home! As with all greyhounds with implanted plates and screws, removal may be required at a future date.


Ballerina is a real lover girl. She has not had accident in house since she's been here. She likes to "decorate" - dragging around dog beds and bath mats, but she doesn't chew on them. Ballerina likes to play with toys. She seems to be ok around small dogs.

She's quite the squirrel hunter in the yard. She is laid back but gets very excited when I wake up in the morning and when I come home. She is definitely a people pup who loves to be close to you. I think she will make someone a greyt companion!

-Ballerina's foster mom
2014 Greyt Retired Athletes Benefit Dinner & Auction
Saturday March 8, 2014 @ 6:00pm
III Forks - 17776 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75287 -

Join GALT for our 2014 Greyt Retired Athletes Benefit Dinner and Auction to support our "No Grey Turned Away" mission. Purchase tickets for $125 per person or secure a table of 10 for $1,250
Your ticket provides a seated, three course dinner with a choice of III Forks' famous Chateaubriand or salmon with a vegetarian entree available. You'll also get two beer/wine tickets at dinner. 
UPDATE: We're only a few weeks away from the event and there's only handful of seats still available so buy your tickets today! Also, our donors have outdone themselves this year. We've got some spectacular auction items such as: 
  • Texas Rangers suite tickets for 14 on 4/29
  • Autographed MLB Baseball signed by Rollie Fingers
  • Angel Fire vacation home - 7 nights sleeps max of 8
  • Catered Greek dinner for 10 guests
  • Handmade jewelry
  • A number of autographed Sports Memorabilia
  • Plus much, much more!
And don't forget the esteemed celebrities who are joining us: Brady Tinker, Mean Joe Greene, Randy White, Burton Gilliam and John Rhadigan.
Seating is limited, so purchase tickets from our Greyt Store now so you're sure to have a seat. Please come join us, we look forward to seeing you there! 


Why not share a beautiful Greyhound Story, "Dasher Gets Adopted", AND save as well?  This hardcover book is for families everywhere who wish to tell a young child a story about love, trust, and the value of believing in hopes, dreams and wishes. 

UmaThis year GALT will be at the North Texas Irish Festival again - an event that does not disappoint! Held at Fair Park, this year's festival is March 1 & 2 and the theme is
Erin go Bark! 
That's right - the whole festival is dog themed this year to promote the Celtic canine! This means we are looking for volunteers, both 2 and 4-legged, to come out and participate in GALT's booth in the Centennial Building. 

Available shifts: North Texas Irish Festival
Friday Feb. 28 - 1:30pm (set up)
Sat. March 1 from 11am-2pm
Sat. March 1 from 2pm-5pm
                             Sun. March 2 from 11am-2pm
                             Sun. March 2 from 2pm-5pm (at 5pm we will break down the booth)
Please email Terry if you and your hound(s) can come out, and which shift you can do. We will notify all volunteers with a final schedule. Thanks!


Saturday, February 22 from 12:00pm-2:00pm

Petco - Grapevine

1250 William D Tate Ave


Attendees: Hustle, Ontonio, Phoebe


Saturday, February 22 from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Petco - Carrollton

2722 N Josey Ln


Attendees: Bravo, Dish, Marian, Rocky



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 



          Bravo                  Billie                 Adrienne             Phoebe

INCOMING DOGS                                  

  Adrienne - 5 year old brindle female        

Jesse , aka Tomco Showdown, GALT #1367, February 8, 2007 - February 18, 2014

Our boy, much loved and spoiled companion of Donna and Henry Bailey


Toby, September 1, 2000 - February 17, 2014

Beloved and cherished by Rob & Lara Seume and GALT sisters Tess and Trudy


Sandy, GALT #1735, April 2, 2010 - February 17, 2014

Beloved by Ben, Mary, and Jaxon Altom. Running free at the Rainbow Bridge.


Mercury, affectionately known as "The Doodle", May 2000 - February 16, 2014

Loved and cared for by Josh Berner and Claire Uziel


If your greyhound has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, please let us know by sending a note to

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If you have moved or need to update your contact information since you adopted your GALT greyhound, please email
Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.
3400 Carlisle St #310, Dallas, Texas 75204