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Week of April 13, 2015




We have a sad story to share this week.  As sad as it is, it serves as a good reminder to all of two things:  (1) it is imperative to keep the contact information for your dog's microchip current; and (2) GALT will always accept a GALT dog back if the adopter can no longer provide a home, no matter the reasons or the circumstances.  In fact, GALT's adoption contract is a legally binding document which requires adopters to return dogs to GALT if they are no longer able to provide a home.  No matter where the dog is located, GALT will always retrieve the hound, address any needed medical care and give the hound another chance at a forever home. 


Emmitt, aka Emery, is a large, red fawn greyhound/saluki mix who is now about 8 years old.  He originally came to GALT's family in January 2011 as a stray found in Bryan, Texas. Shortly thereafter, in April 2011, GALT found him his first adoptive home. That home turned out not to be the forever home he needed, so he returned to GALT in January 2012. GALT found him another adoptive home within a matter of weeks. Three years later, through his microchip identification information, GALT learned that Emmitt was found as a stray in Mississippi and was being held at a high kill "shelter."  Several volunteers worked together to get Emmitt released to GALT and to get him safely back to Texas, where he could be evaluated and, we hoped, placed in another adoptive home.  Ultimately, because of complications with the shelter and Emmitt's owner of record (who did not want him back), GALT had no choice but to rely on the clause in his adoption contract compelling his return through the legal system. Once the shelter released him, GALT volunteers transported him to his original foster family who loves him dearly and welcomed him with hugs and kisses. 


Sadly, Emmitt started limping just a few weeks after he returned to his foster home. The vet diagnosed  him with osteosarcoma high in his shoulder. Emmitt's original foster family is keeping him as comfortable and as loved as possible.  Although he might not have much longer, he is surely more comfortable than he would have been living as a stray during this difficult time.


So please, remember Emmitt's story. If for any reason you no longer want your GALT dog or can no longer provide an appropriate home, honor your adoption contract by contacting GALT by phone at 972-503-GALT or by email at GALT will find a way to care for him, no matter where the dog is located.  Indeed, GALT will go to the ends of the earth to get any of its dogs back and will seek the aid of the Court to enforce the adoption contract if necessary. Also remember, if your hound gets lost or stolen, current microchip contact information is critical to reuniting him with you, or if he needs a new home, with GALT.  Many microchip companies, including HomeAgain, provide annual service contracts for a small fee that can help you reunite with a lost pet more quickly, but your information is always on file with them even if you do not renew so please keep your information current with them.  Visit HomeAgain's website for more information. 


The cost of special medical care like Emmitt's is the reason GALT established the Miss Mesa Fund. If you would like to help Emmitt, please take a moment to make a donation.  You can donate on line or by check to Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, 3400 Carlisle St, #310, Dallas, TX 75204, with a note that the donation is for the Miss Mesa Fund/Emmitt. 


Hug your hounds and keep them safe!

GALT'S 14TH BIRTHDAY PARTY - APRIL 25th at Pilot Knoll Park - Lake Lewisville

It's a big month for birthdays!  Please join us for an action packed 14th annual GALT Birthday Celebration! This fun family day includes the Greyhound Spa, portraits by Shagly Photography, a delicious bbq lunch with birthday cake (of course), fenced in grey play area (muzzles required) and more! Brother2bother, Poo Be Gone and the GreytStore will be there as well. Tickets cost $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for children (10 and under).  Purchase a beer glass for $10.00 and enjoy free beer.  Win goodies in the raffle and a surprise live auction! Click here for tickets and full schedule.

Please join us for our contests this year at 1:30pm.  This year the games will include:

Earliest GALT tag, 
Fastest "sit," & Baldest Butt. We will also have a 
GALT FASHION SHOW (dogs only) with prizes awarded for Funniest Outfit, Best Character Impersonation and Best Formal Attire!  

Also, be sure to bring your clean, gently used T-shirts, any kind, any color.  GALT receives a 25 cent donation per T-shirt from MadDog Designs.  MadDog uses the shirts to make dog rugs and frequently donates to GALT's raffles.  This is a greyt opportunity to clean out your closet and drawers while helping the hounds!


Little Lu, aka Lu Lu, has quickly made herself a McHound with her loving and comic antics! She keeps us laughing and smiling!  Her racing name is Motex Little Lu, and she has 54 races to her credit at Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, TX.  Her last race ended on October 2, 2014, with a broken central and 4th tarsal bone in her right rear leg.  Little Lu was in an external fixateur for 11 weeks while her injury healed.    She is the 16th greyhound to join our family, and at three years old, Little Lu is the youngest we have ever adopted!   We are so GREYTFUL to have her as part of our family. 
~ John and Susie McQuade

Sugar Pie & Sweet Pea (aka SP & SP) are SO EXCITED to see the new GALT shirt to be revealed in next week's eNews in celebration of GALT's 14th Birthday Party.  

Want a hint? Groovy!!!

The Gin Mill pairs with GALT for an all-breed patio "Yappy Hour" on April 18, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Bring your well-behaved, people and dog-friendly, leashed pooches to the patio for an afternoon of libations and fun benefiting GALT. Tickets cost only $10 and include your first brew of local draught rotators and $5 Greyhound drinks. The Gin Mill will be serving its full menu and we'll hold a raffle for additional fun! The Gin Mill is located at 1921 N. Henderson Ave. Dallas, TX.  The only thing better than a happy hour is a yappy hour with your hounds!  Designate a driver and get your tickets now

Stretch out those bidding fingers - the 2 Hounds online auction in support of GALT will be held from April 26th to May 4th. If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please email Leila at by this Saturday, April 18.

Greyhounds in the Country returns on May 17th - brunch, beverages, raffles, reiki sessions and more! Click here for full details and tickets.

On May 23rd, Pints4Pups hosts a Yappy Hour featuring Real Ale brews at Mutts Canine Cantina in Dallas to benefit GALT!! Tickets are $10 at the link



Miss Jiffy, white and black female, 8-yrs-old, return


Pancho, light fawn male, 9-yrs-old, return


Shelton, brindle male, 3-yrs-old, stray




If you have been considering fostering, or know someone who is considering fostering, now would be a great time to jump in! If you can help, please contact Jennifer Vilches at


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Saturday, April 18, 11:00am-1:00pm
Petco - Garland

3055 N President George Bush Hwy

In Attendance: Bentley

Saturday, April 18, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Petco - Addison

5301 Beltline Rd


In Attendance: TBD

Sunday, April 19, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Pet Supplies Plus - Dallas

3315 Trinity Mills Rd

In Attendance: Arrow, Haven, Pancho



Bella, aka Bellucci Belle, August 22, 2006 to April 13, 2015. Beloved and cherished by Aaron Lewis.  


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