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Week of July 13, 2015




Delly, aka Coach Delly, joined the GALT family on Saturday, July 11, 2015.  She was born April 11, 2012, making her only three years old. Her sire is Flying Penske and her dam is Coach Hogan. Delly has no races on record. According to her owner of record, she was on a farm in Oklahoma and he thought they had adopted her out.     


We don't know any more about Delly's journey until someone found her laying in a front yard in Fort Worth. A kind soul thankfully called the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control (FWACC) who came to her rescue.  Delly could reluctantly stand, but was then too weak to walk on her own.  FWACC carried her to the shelter and promptly called GALT.  We immediately took her for evaluation by Drs. Soileau and Ellis at VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital. Delly was very underweight at just 46 pounds.  Her eyes are clouded and her left rear leg is withered and lame. She is heartworm negative, but positive for the tick-borne disease Ehrlichia Canis. She is also carrying a heavy load of intestinal parasites. Our vets started her on treatment immediately and will continue to evaluate her eyes and leg.

On Saturday, a volunteer gave Delly a gentle bath in preparation for her transfer to a TLC foster home.  Delly was covered in flea dirt but such a trusting sweetheart.  When our volunteer carried her to her new foster dad's car, Delly was light as a feather and a bit nervous.  Now in her foster home, Delly is resting comfortably, eating well, and already becoming a happy girl.  To help her put weight on, she gets at least three squares a day.  She is, and might always be, food protective, so she is fed separate from her foster fur friends.  When her foster parents are away, she is rests in an ex pen.  When they are home, she explores her surroundings and picks her own napping place, sometimes outside in the sun.  Her foster parents report that she is very friendly with her greyhound siblings, already uses the dog door, and is cat tolerant!  She still has a little trouble getting up, but can walk well and move quickly (especially when food is involved).  And best of all, she is giving kisses! 

Delly went back for a recheck at the vet on Wednesday.  Her eyes are looking much better as the cloudiness is dissipating.  She has gained 2.5 pounds already!  GALT's vets are still evaluating x-rays of her lame leg but it appears she fractured her hip somewhere along the way.  Dr. Soileau will see her again next week for another check up. Stay tuned for updates as this little girl blossoms into a happy hound.


If you would like to help with Delly's medical expenses, this is a great time.  GALT's 2015 Summer Challenge Grant lasts all month.  Up to $10,000 of July 2015 donations will be matched by an anonymous supporting foundation!  Here's the link: 


Donate now! 




Space permitting, we plan to share with you our pick of the best photos from the week in social media.  This week, we selected a heartwarming picture of Galen with his new forever family. Galen is 10 1/2 years old and was recently surrendered to GALT due to his prior family's financial troubles.  This boy has been around, racing 160 races and serving time as a blood donor in California before spending several years in his first home.  His new family knew immediately that Galen was right for them, and we are grateful they opened their hearts to him.  Seniors make the best forever friends!  



The deadline for 2016 Calendar photo submissions is August 16, 2015. The deadline for sponsoring is August 30, 2015.  The months of January, February, April, June, September and October are still available for sponsoring at $100 each and the cover is available at $300.  Visit our website  for all the details on both sponsoring and submitting photos! 




Is it an abstract Greyhound, a Deer or a Magical, Mythical Creature? A GALT Exclusive design by Artist Gilbert Ontiveros. Available in Unisex or Ladies styles.




Jack Mac's Swill and Grill BBQ Sauce Contest:  August 2 ~ 2:00 pm ~ 19009 Preston Road, Suite 209, Dallas.  Entrants bring their BBQ Sauce to serve tastings to 75 - 100 people. The winner will be selected through People's Choice and receives a prize package. The entry fee for contestants is $10 per person. The entry fee for voters is $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. All attendees will receive sauce tastings with meat and 2 beer tokens. Purchase tickets in advance at Jack Mac's or reserve tickets by phone (972-267-2782).


Cooking for the Hounds: August 9 ~ 1:00 - 4:00 pm ~ The Mercury, Dallas  

For the 10th year, The Mercury's Executive Chef, Chris Ward, is opening his kitchen for a cooking demonstration and sampling of some of his favorite dishes. Tickets include a full course tasting of gourmet dishes; one drink ticket, with additional drinks available for purchase; and entrance to our special Silent Auction!  Get your tickets now; they're going fast!


Greyt Non-Event: September 7 ~ 12:00 am - September 8, 12:00 am ~ Anywhere/everywhere


North Texas Giving Day: September 17 ~ 6:00 am - Midnight ~ Online


Strut Your Mutt: September 19 ~ 8:00 am - Noon ~ Mueller Lake Park, Austin/Online

You can strut anywhere and don't need a dog!  The GALT Central Texas representatives will be stepping out this year in Austin on September 19th in the Best Friends Strut Your Mutt. Please support our team here.


GREYT Golf Tournament: Sept. 22nd ~ 8:30 am ~ Canyon Creek Country Club, Richardson 

Join GALT for a fun day of golf and fun all to benefit the hounds! The format includes a shotgun start and 4 player scramble. Cost is $125 for an individual/$500 for a team of four. The entry fee includes: Breakfast & Lunch, Goodie Bag, Range Balls, Greens Fee, Cart Fee, Team Photos, Raffle Prizes and Contests. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd Place; Longest Drive; Closest to the Pin and for a Hole-in-One - a BMW! Register today!  And you don't have to be a golfer to WIN a $1000 VISA Gift Card! Numbered golf balls are dropped from a helicopter onto a flagged hole at the start of the tournament. The ball closest to the target wins the gift card. The owner of the ball is contacted by GALT and you need not be present to win. Purchase golf balls here for $10 each. 


Beer Tasting Contest: October 17 ~ 6:30 - 9:30 pm ~ Club Room, Dallas 
Stay tuned for details!


Delly, 3 yrs, 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


Saturday, July 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Petco Garland

3055 N President George Bush Hwy, Garland, TX

In attendance:  Evian, Shelton


Saturday, July 18, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Family Friends Veterinary Hospital

3245 W. Main St Ste 2165 Frisco, TX 


In attendance:  Mooch and Blu


Saturday, July 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Petco Addison

5301 Beltline Road Addison, TX


In attendance:  Tessa, Lollly, Ringo, Batman


Sunday, July 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Pet Supplies Plus

3315 Trinity Mills Rd, Dallas, TX 


In attendance:  Marian, Ivana, Batman, Evian, Shelton


More Future Meet & Greets 


Dixie, aka AZ Beaudreaux, GALT #177, September 28, 2000 to July 15, 2015

Beloved and cherished by Jon, Sonja and Violet Schwartz and Nola, her canine companion


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