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Week of July 20, 2015


Dear (Contact First Name),   


It's no secret that GALT folks like to eat and eat well!  In that tradition, GALT has two delicious dining opportunities coming up in August that will leave your mouth watering and help the hounds:   


On August 2, Jack Mac's Swill and Grill, 19009 Preston Road, Dallas, is holding a BBQ Sauce contest for the benefit of the hounds.  Entrants bring their favorite BBQ Sauce to serve tastings to 75 - 100 people. The winning sauce will be selected through People's Choice and receives an awesome prize package. The entry fee for contestants is $10 per person. The entry fee for voters is $20 per person, if you come in to Jack Mac's in advance to pay, or $25 if you pay at the door. All attendees will receive sauce tastings with meat and 2 beer tokens. Reserve your tickets by phone today at 972-267-2782 or by email at


On August 9, it's the always popular Cooking for the Hounds at The Mercury, 11909 Preston Road, Dallas. 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. The ever-changing menu at Chef Ward's award-winning restaurant in North Dallas features scrumptious new American cuisine with strong French and Mediterranean influences. This year, Chef Ward's event menu includes Steak Tartare with butter fries, Shrimp Taco with charred yellow tomato salsa, Cracklin' Chicken with potato puree, and Lemon Lime Tart with cherry pulp.  Drink favorites will be Greyhounds and Salty Dogs (of course), as well as wine and beer.  


The ticket price of $65 includes 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!  Some of the wonderful items available at the Silent Auction are pictured below, including:

  • Paw Palette's Gustav Klimt inspired framed art (10X10)
  • Orange turquoise and antique sterling silver pendant on golden sheen obsidian (volcanic glass) necklace
  • A Trish Biddle signed (unnumbered) framed canvas (19X24)
  • Moonstone cuff "Rogue" bracelet
  • Green turquoise heart necklace from China 

VIP tickets, including ring-side seats at the cooking bar and a special gift from GALT, are already SOLD OUT!                                


GALT is constantly challenged to meet the increasing medical and boarding expenses for our greys. Chef Ward -- author of "Restaurant Life: The Culinary Chronicles of Chef Chris Ward" - is a true Friend of GALT who always donates for this annual event. You can join Chef Ward in supporting GALT's greys by attending and enjoying some of his fabulous food! 

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Introducing RATCH Dolce Gambino, OA OAJ NFP NW1 THD TDIA JS-N RS-N CGCA!  Dolce Gambino (aka GALT's Lee), with the help of his teammate/dad, recently became the first ever Greyhound champion in the history of Barn Hunt (RATCH). He earned an astounding 10 qualifications in a row at the Master level, a rare feat in the sport. Dolce is also titled in agility and nose work and is a certified therapy dog. Congrats to Dolce and his dad on this latest outstanding accomplishment!

Barn Hunt is a newer sport where dog/handler teams must locate all rats (secured safely in ventilated tubes) hidden on a course built of straw bales. In order to qualify, the dog must also crawl/walk through an 18" straw bale tunnel containing 2-5 turns, all within the allotted time.
  Watch Dolce's RATCH run here.


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! 




What could be better than Peace, Love & Dogs if it includes Bling as well? Created especially for GALT, see our new V-neck Tee and Hat. Shirt is comfy 100% cotton. Sure to become one of your favorites! 







No problem!  For $10 you can buy a chance for a $1,000 Visa Gift Card in a Golf Ball Drop that will kick off the tournament!  Numbered golf balls will be dropped out of a helicopter onto a hole on the golf course. If the closest ball to the hole has your number, you win! Need not be present to win.  Purchase golf balls here for $10 each. 



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 representatives will be stepping out this year in Austin on September 19th in the Best Friends Strut Your Mutt. Please support (or join) our team here.


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

Join GALT for a fun day of golf 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


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


Jenny, 1.5-yrs-old, white & fawn female
Sally, 5.5-yrs-old, white & black female


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 25, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Petco Grapevine

1250 William D. Tate Ave. Grapevine, TX 
Saturday, July 25, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Petco Carrollton

2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton, TX 


In attendance: Evian, Shelton, Dash, Pacer


Rudy, aka Roto Wag, GALT #834, March 28, 2005 - July 20, 2015
Beloved and cherished by Gayle Longcrier


Charlie, GALT # 0686, Sept. 22, 2002 - July 17, 2015

Beloved and cherished always by Jill & Adam Conway

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


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