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Week of June 29, 2015




The GALT 2015 Summer Challenge Grant is here!



For GALT, 2015 is starting out to be banner year... but not for all the right reasons. GALT pups are finding homes at a pace about equal to last year, but our medical expenses, as of the end of May, are far higher.


GALT has already taken in 5 track dogs with broken legs. Four required expensive external fixators averaging $3,600 each. Additionally, we took in four dogs seized by the Austin police department as part of an animal cruelty case. These dogs ran up big medical bills too. And we continue to be at the top of the list of greyhound organizations that tracks and shelters call, particularly when greyhounds are in serious medical trouble.  That costs a lot of money. 




A very generous private foundation (that wishes to remain anonymous) has  offered to help us meet this current financial challenge. If GALT supporters can raise $5,000 between now and July 31, 2015, the foundation will contribute equal donations dollar for dollar!  But we have to raise the full $5,000 by July 31. Reaching that goal will give GALT a much needed cash infusion of $10,000 for medical expenses.



And there is more good news!  If GALT supporters raise $10,000 by July 31, the foundation will increase its challenge grant to $10,000!  If we make it, GALT will have $20,000 to apply to medical expenses!


Every gift counts. Your $10 gift can be $20; your $100 gift can be $200; or your $500 gift can be $1,000. Every dollar doubles, and it all goes to help our beloved greyhounds. Please do all you can, including spreading the word, to help GALT and our injured pups. Time is of the essence!


Please donate now! 




Space permitting, we plan to share with you one of our favorite greyhound photos from GALT's social media during the prior week.  This week, we picked Hogan road tripping with his mommy.  Look at those eyes!  Be sure to also check out our selfie slide show from the recent Selfie With a Houndie Week on our YouTube channel!

GREYT STORE - 4th of July celebration!


There is still time to help the GALT greys! A $5 donation puts a virtual cupcake on a hound's page, and a $15 donation puts a virtual picnic basket on their page. Each will be listed with the donor's name or an in-honor-of name of your choice. Just visit this link


It's also the perfect time to stock up on tees for the summer! Many designs to choose from, but the earlier you shop, the better the size selection! Marked down to $10.00 at the link.



Sunday, August 9, 2015 ~ 1:00-4:00 pm

The Mercury ~ 11909 Preston Road, #1418, Dallas, TX


For the Tenth consecutive year, The Mercury's famed Executive Chef, Chris Ward, is opening his kitchen for a cooking demonstration and sampling of some of his favorite dishes. 


For the ticket price of $65, you get:

          • a full course tasting of gourmet dishes,
          • one drink ticket, with additional drinks available for purchase at the cash bar;
          • and entrance to our special Silent Auction, featuring jewelry, art, spa/restaurant certificates, doggie gifts and more!
 Get your tickets now - they're going fast! 


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


Saturday, June 4, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Orvis Dallas

8300 Preston Road
Dallas, TX
Sunday, July 5, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Petco West Plano

1601 Preston Road, Suite E
Plano, TX

In attendance: Gatsby, Greg



Darcy, GALT #2205, 2010 (estimated) - June 29, 2015

Beloved by her GALT family and her foster family, Louise and Paul Jacobson

Bryce, August 6, 2002 - June 24, 2015

Beloved and Cherished by Robbie Marshall


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


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