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Week of July 21, 2014




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Sweet Ricco, aka JNS Ricco Savae, is a 4-year-old fawn male born May 9, 2010. His sire is Rejection Form and his dam is Brother's Buzz.Eddie is his littermate. He has 114 races on record at in Florida and Iowa, starting in January 2012 and finishing up in April 2014. Just look at those eyes!

Ricco has passed an initial cat test and is living in a foster home with cats


Ricco is a very confident, handsome dog -- a big boy and a perfect gentleman full of joy and love. He's good-natured with his foster siblings, and while he occasionally is protective of his bed, within 10 minutes he's asleep right next to another dog. He thrives as part of a pack, but would probably do fine as an only. This fawn 4-year-old with the almost-Roman nose is very loyal to his foster family and loves greeting strangers and children. He avoids our felines for the most part, but we make sure they have access to a safe area that dogs cannot enter. He responds well to "No, Kitty!" if he starts getting too focused on the cats, so would need to be watched at first with new kitties. Because he is a big boy, we keep him in an ex-pen instead of a crate when we leave the house. When we're home or asleep, he pretty much has free access. Still, he needs some monitoring to make sure he doesn't play with inappropriate things. He does love the stuffies in the toy box, with which he has filled his ex-pen. Ricco also loves food, and learned quickly to wait for dinner in our kitchen with the other dogs. He does require a special bowl to slow down his eating because we don't want him gobbling his food too fast. This counter surfer needs to be monitored closely when the humans in the house are cooking or eating their own meals. Confining him to his ex-pen during those times is probably a good idea. He's quite happy noshing on a frozen peanut-butter filled Kong or a rawhide. He can be as lazy as the rest of the breed, but he's also game for anything. Want to go to a GALT event? Ricco's there. Want to introduce him to people? Arf; he's there, too. Ricco is the poster-dog for happy greyhound --the kind of dog that makes you smile just to be around him.

-Ricco's foster mom


cooking for the hounds It's time for one of GALT's "Fan Favorite" events - Cooking for the Hounds at The Mercury! Join us on August 16th from 2-5pm as Executive Chef Chris Ward opens his kitchen for a cooking demonstration and sampling of some of his favorite dishes!  The menu is below, and we recommend you buy your tickets now before it sells out! Your $60 ticket includes a sampling of tasty appetizers, main dishes and desserts; one drink ticket with additional drinks available for purchase; and entrance to our silent auction featuring wonderful jewelry, art, doggie gifts and more! Buy tickets 
Saturday August 16   MenuFried Risotto with crisped sweetbreads and 
2-5pm                                       truffle sauce
The Mercury                        Warm ricotta and Texas tomato salad
11909 Preston Rd. #1418      Braised short rib with celery root purée
                                                                                  Chocolate icebox pie
                                                                                  Madeleines and Palmiers       


Never before offered by the GreytStore! There comes a time when we have several shirt styles in very assorted sizes & colors, so we're offering the shirts as a Grab Bag item. Here's how it works, each shirt is only $6.00 and we choose! Simply tell us whether you want Ladies, Men's or Unisex and the SIZE. HOWEVER, if we can't fill your order for a Ladies or Men's...WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE a UNISEX shirt. What will you receive?!?!?!...we have Tees, Golf Shirts, Sweatshirts and even ONE Hoodie. Be very pleasantly surprised when you open your package!!!

A word on the shipping...we can get about 4 regular Tee shirts in the $5.60 envelope. No shirts will fit in the small box (think the size of a single order of checks box). Have fun!!!

 Viking - 7 year old black & white male, return

 Tulip - Fawn female, stray

 Hydro - 2 year old brindle male, stray

 Blossom - Brindle female, stray

 Ajax - Red male, stray

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 


        Flame               Anna                Stella               Phoebe             Hydro               Viking




        Tulip               Blossom


Saturday July 26, 12:00am-2:00pm
Petco - Grapevine
1250 William D. Tate Ave. 
In Attendance: Flame, Gezabel
Saturday July 26, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Petco - Carrollton
2722 N. Josey Ln.
In Attendance: Sandra Lee, Tacinga, Ricco

More Future Meet & Greets


Strutt Your Mutt logo

It's that time of year again - when we strut our stuff for the GALT greyhounds. The best part is that you can strut anywhere - in your neighborhood, at the gym or even by just kicking back on your couch if that is your preferred style. You don't need a greyhound to strut; you don't even need a dog! The Central Texas GALT representatives will be stepping out this year in Austin on September 13th in the Best Friends Strut Your Mutt Walk and need our support. If you're interested in participating in the actual walk in Austin, please contact us for more details. We can, of course, be with them in spirit, Please join us for this fun-filled event either by registering for our team to raise funds or by donating to one of our existing team members. Your donation is tax-deductible and all the money raised will go to help GALT's greyhounds. Together, and through your support, we can live up to our standard of "No Grey Turned Away!"

To donate via CASH or CHECK instead of CREDIT CARD, please make the check out to Greyhound Adoption League of Texas or enclose a note with the cash and send to: 

Best Friends Animal Society
Attn: Strut Your Mutt
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
Dexter, aka Quinn, GALT #1109, March 5, 2008 - July 17, 2014
Beloved and Cherished by Natasha & Eric Cain

Dabbler, GALT #868, May 26, 2005 - July 17, 2014
Beloved and Cherished by Susan Scott

Baron, aka DV's Jackson, September 11, 2002 - July 19, 2014
Beloved and Cherished by Gerald & Glenda Farris

Selena, 2004 - July 16, 2014
Beautiful and loyal Kitty Cat, Beloved and Cherished by Denise Allen

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