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Week of April 27, 2015

  

   

 

Dalton.

Dalton, a gorgeous red fawn male who is about 7 years old, just needs a place to crash for a while. His prior owner in Baytown relinquished him to GALT several months ago. Dalton's toenails and feet were in bad shape because of the poor conditions he lived in and he had an ear infection.  Under GALT's care in boarding, Dalton's health has improved.  However, he is stressed in the boarding environment and is getting too thin.  He needs to get out of boarding and into a foster home right away to make better progress towards finding his forever home.  Unfortunately, at this time, all of GALT's foster homes are already full.  To complicate matters, Dalton prefers a foster home without other male dogs or kitties. 

 

Perhaps you're a one hound family considering adding to your pack or a recent adopter falling in love with the breed.  Fostering can be a great way to see whether multi-dog life will work for you long term.  It's a great way to get involved with the greyhound community.  And it would make a huge difference for Dalton.  Dalton isn't a troublesome puppy and won't take up much space. Watch a short video of Dalton on GALT's YouTube channel to see how sweet he is.  Maybe he could just hang out at your place for a while.  Can you spare a soft place for him to lie down and a few scritches behind the ears?

 

GALT's tightest resource is typically foster home space. Several other hounds are awaiting a foster opportunity along with Dalton right now.  These hounds could really use your help.  If you  think fostering might be right for you, please read on and visit our foster webpage for more details. 

 

Foster parents provide a temporary home for GALT greyhounds awaiting adoption. Foster hounds learn about "life inside a home" versus life at the kennel or track. Fostering is a rewarding, and sometimes challenging, experience that foster parents don't tend to regret.  Many potential foster parents hesitate because they feel that they will get too attached to the foster hounds in their care.  Maybe.  But remember, "if you adopt you can save one; if you foster you can save many."  As a foster parent, you will sacrifice a bit of your heart and your home.  The dogs bond quickly and so do the humans. The gift is, however "in the goodbye" and sending your foster hound off to a loving forever home. 

 

GALT needs foster homes for a variety of situations that might be right for you: 

  • Vacation Fosters:  Be a foster for 3 days to 2 weeks to cover for fosters who go on vacation.
  • Regular Fosters:  Give a loving home to greyhounds who are ready or close to ready for that special forever home but who just haven't found it yet.  These dogs should plan to attend a local meet and greet twice per month and might need to meet with potential adopters by appointment.    
  • Medical Fosters:  Provide important in home care to hounds recovering from medical issues such as broken legs or heartworm.  Greyhounds with broken legs usually require weekly trips to the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center on Trinity Mills Road in Dallas.  Greyhounds with tick-borne diseases require daily medications and occasional trips to VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital on Preston Road in Dallas.  Heartworm positive hounds also need occasional trips to VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital and must maintain a very low activity life style while in treatment.
  • Medical Emergency Fosters:  From time to time, GALT takes in hounds who need immediate and potentially extensive medical care in a foster home, such as for open wounds.  These fosters can be complex and require a substantial time commitment.

GALT pays for all necessary medical expenses and provides monthly medications for the foster hounds. GALT can often supply a crate, and if absolutely necessary will pay for food for the foster hounds.  Learn all the details and review the foster manual, profile form, and agreement form on our website. Then, compete your foster application today.

 

FOSTER APPLICATION 

 

If you're not yet convinced, keep an eye on the Greys in Boarding section of our weekly newsletter below to learn more about all the hounds who just need  place to crash for a while.  Perhaps your home will be right for one of them until their forever home comes along.  If you have questions or concerns, please email GALT's foster coordinator at Jennifer@vilches.org.  Please talk it over, and keep an open mind.   

SCOUT IS SAFE!!
 
Many thanks to Lost Pets Search and Rescue for help in recovering Scout. Scout had been trapped in a cage trap several times already, so he was not going to fall for that! Fortunately, he had a little love affair going with the resident greyhound mix named Angie! He stuck close by waiting for the occassional interaction with his sweetheart, and we took advantage of cupid's arrow! We found that walking him between the houses was the best way to get him within a few feet of us, but he was so fast and would ZOOM past. So a plan was devised to walk him into that area with a barrier in place at the other end, prepared to grab him before he could turn around and exit the narrow space. We scheduled capture for this morning. GALT volunteer and Scout's biggest advocate, David, was very excited about the plan, and went ahead with it before Cindy from LPSAR could arrive, and successfully captured Scout! Thanks to all who helped in his safe return!
 
GREYHOUNDS IN THE COUNTRY - MAY 17th

Join GALT from 10:00 to 1:00 at the Sanger Country home of Barb and Andy Berner, less than 50 miles north of Dallas on I-35N. Brunch will be served with your choice of beverage. This event is limited to no more than 60 greyhounds, so get your spot reserved NOW! This is a wonderful opportunity to allow your muzzled greyhound to run free on TWO acres of fenced-in countryside!  Activities include: a bake sale for humans and hounds; a greyt raffle; Reiki by Jackie Pinson and fun! Be sure to bring your lawn chairs & blankets. Tickets are at the link.  


GREYT STORE

Here's a blast from the past - GALT's own tie-dye tee! Get it here! 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join GALT and bring your pups on Saturday, May 9th for the Dallas Pet Expo at Dallas Market Hall, 10:00am - 6:00pm!
 
Join GALT's West Texas Representatives at Bark Trek ~ Muttfest 2015 on May 17th at Amarillo Memorial Park from Noon to 5:00 pm for family fun and bring the pups!

 

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
INCOMING DOGS 

 

Crush - 3 yr old black male, broken leg

 

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 you can help, please contact Jennifer Vilches at jennifer@vilches.org.

              

Dalton
General
Jane
Sierra
Streisand
Toddy
THIS WEEKEND'S MEET & GREETS   
 
Saturday, May 9, 11:00am-1:00pm
Three Dog Bakery - Southlake

1251 E. Southlake Blvd #323

Map
In Attendance: Sabi

Saturday, May 9, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
WOOF - Plano

2001 Coit Rd Suite #160

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In Attendance: Haven

Saturday, May 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Three Dog Bakery - Plano

5960 West Parker Rd #228

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In Attendance: Arrow & Sierra (her debut)
RAINBOW BRIDGE


Emmitt, fka Emery, GALT #1728, 2007 (est) - May 7, 2015

Beloved and cherished by his fosters, Jennifer & David Vilches, and the GALT family


Phoenix, aka Phoenix Jack, December 21, 2008 - May 5, 2015

Beloved and cherished by Suzanne Burke


Chloe, aka M's Midnightmesa, GALT #1738, January 4, 2002 - May 4, 2015

Beloved and cherished by James and Marjy LaGesse and Family


 
Angel, aka WH Mamas Angel, GALT #588, January 29, 2002 - May 2, 2015

Beloved and cherished by Sadie Pack


 
Mikie, aka Mike, GALT #2058, 2003 (est) - May 1, 2015

Beloved and cherished by Lonnie & Marian Jones


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

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