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Week of September 14, 2015

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Sometimes we bring you news and we're not really sure how the story will end.  We hope and hope for big greyhound smiles and journeys to forever homes.  Today, our hopes are answered.  We have four stories about hounds with happy progress reports whose amazing transformations will take them home!

Delly's Transformation
First up, Delly!  Remember when this sweet little thing came to GALT in July? A good Samaritan found her on a front lawn with a lame leg and clouded eyes.  She couldn't walk and FWACC had to carry her.  She tested positive for Ehrlichia Canis and intestinal parasites.  An old break appears to be causing her to be lame.  When we first shared her story, we didn't know if she would recover.  She needed another chance, and GALT gave it to her!  In foster care, her eyes quickly cleared and she gained much needed weight!  Now, as soon as her Ehrlichia Canis resolves, she is on her way home!  Watch her transform into the beautiful girl she is today.  She is really making the best of her second chance!

Trooper's Transformation
Next, along came Trooper.  A Tarrant County Sheriff Deputy found Trooper as a stray and took him to the Humane Society of North Texas.  The Humane Society contacted us and we arranged to pick him up in a few days.  But, Trooper took a horrible turn for the worse and the Humane Society thought they would have to send him across the bridge.  Miraculously, just in time, Trooper rallied and, we were able to bring him to the GALT family as scheduled!  Read the details of Trooper's dramatic arrival here.  Trooper is still recovering from a severe fungal infection all over his body and Ehrlichia Canis, but he is feeling so much better now.  He is in foster care, learning the ropes of home life with human and greyhound siblings.  As soon as he recovers from his Ehrlichia Canis, he will be ready for a forever home!  Watch his story unfold!

Peanut's Transformation
Peanut joined the GALT family shortly after Trooper. Peanut has the same fungal infection and Ehrlichia Canis and likely came from the same source as Trooper.  After many medicated baths and much TLC, Peanut recently moved to his first foster home!  Watch him transition from pathetic and sad to just gorgeous!  GALT's Miss Mesa Fund pays for the medical care for these hounds and made these transformations possible.  Read more about this fund and contribute today: 

Finally, we have news to share about sweet Greg.  Greg came to GALT as an extremely shy ex-racer.
Greg's Transformation
Greg's Transformation
When he first arrived at his foster home, he spent much of his time hiding in the bathroom. His foster family gave him a bed in the bathroom and patiently earned his trust.  Over the months, Greg came out of his shell, out of the bathroom, and blossomed into a cute, fun boy.  He is now ready for his forever home! His foster mommy is so proud of his progress that she created a Flipagram to show his transformation.  Greg recently moved to a new foster home, with the idea he will stay as a forever dog if his sensitive self can make the adjustment. Paws crossed! 

Foster families play a key role in transforming hounds from all circumstances into the wonderful forever friends for lucky families.  If you would like to give it a try, please fill out our on-line application today:


The Best Friends Strut Your Mutt event is almost here!  GALT will be strutting on, Saturday, September 19 at 8:00 a.m. in Mueller Lake Park, Austin.  It's not too late to show your support and help a hound to become all a hound can be.  Make an on-line donation to the GALT team today: 

Thanks to everyone who participated in North Texas Giving day whether it be by sharing a social media post or making a donation.  Early results indicate that GALT received 101 gifts totaling about $5,765 (before fees) through the North Texas Giving Day website.  We couldn't do it without you all!
Each week, space permitting, we hope to bring you our pick of the great hound photos shared in GALT's social media.  This week, we selected this adorable shot of Dakota, fka Ronnie, with his recently adopted little buddy, Daisy! It's true love!

Who needs a Goose when you can have Grey Dogs as a Toy? This unique toy, with squeaker of course, will keep your furbaby happy. Plus, Free Shipping!  Order yours in the Greyt Store today!

For just $10 you can buy a chance for a $1,000 Visa Gift Card in a Golf Ball Drop that will kick off the Greyt Golf Tournament! That's right, 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! You can buy just one ball for $10, three balls for $25 dollars or five balls for $40. The proceeds go to benefit the hounds and you don't need to be there to win.  See the golf ball drop in action!    
GREYT Golf Tournament: Sept. 22nd ~ 8:30 am ~ Canyon Creek Country Club, Richardson 
This is your chance to play with some retired athletes and local celebrities - up close and personal:

Everson Walls, Retired Dallas Cowboy
Brady Tinker, DFW Sportsbeat Announcer
Mike Bacsik, Retired Major League Baseball Pitcher
Jose Guzman, Retired Texas Ranger
Jack Lazorko, Retired Major League Baseball Pitcher
The format includes a shotgun start and 4 player scramble. Cost is $125 for an individual/$500 for a team of four. 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 
Food at 6:30 pm, first pour is at 7:00 pm. $30/ticket. Raffle tickets are $10 a ticket or 6 tickets for $50. Live auction!  Get your tickets today!

Barktoberfest: October 24 ~ 1:00pm - 3:00pm ~ North Lakes Park, 2001 W. Windsor Dr., Denton
This is Denton Humane Society's annual event and GALT's 7th year to participate. Join the GALT greys at their booth during this carnival of family fun.  Bring out your hounds too!!

Great Rescue Roundup:  November 7 ~ 10:00am - 3:00pm ~ Fort Worth Stockyards
Three to four available GALT Greyhounds will be at this fun annual event.

Remember the Greyhound:  November 12-14 ~ DFW Marriott at Champions Circle
A celebration of all things hound. Benefiting the Greyhound Angel Network. 

GALT Greyt Dallas Cowboys Ticket Raffle: November 22 ~ 4:00 pm ~ Need not be present
Win 6 tickets to the Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, Cowboys vs. the Carolina Panthers Game. $20 per ticket! Only 250 tickets printed! Get your details and tickets here.


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


Vamp and Dixon.

Cleon, 2-yr-old black male, breeder
Dixon, 2-yr-old red male, breeder
Henri, 5-yr-old black male, breeder
Vamp,  2-yr-old red fawn male, breeder
Bruiser, 11-yr-old red male, return
Trudy, 8-yr-old brindle female, return
Saturday, September 19, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Petco, Garland
3055 N President George Bush Hwy Garland, TX, Map
Saturday, September 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Petco, Addison
5301 Beltline Road Addison, TX, Map
Sunday, September 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pet Supplies Plus, Dallas
3315 Trinity Mills Rd, Dallas, TX, Map
In attendance:  Marian, Money, Lou Lou


Thankfully, we haven't heard of any GALT hounds earning their angel wings this week. 

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

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