November 6, 2015

Dear ,

You probably hear us call some hounds our "Injured Reserve" or "IR." These hounds need some rehabilitation and TLC related to injury or illness before they find their forever homes. We refer to them as our Injured Reserve in honor of the professional athletes who helped GALT get its start and continue to support our mission. GALT has recently welcomed six hounds to Injured Reserve and we want to introduce them to you.

Boone is a red fawn boy who is about 2 years old. Fort Worth Animal Care and Control found Boone as a severely underweight stray. Boone tested positive for Ehrlichia Canis. His first round of treatment will wrap up around December 1 at which time he will be rested to see if he needs further treatment. 

Dani, aka Springwater Dani, is a black female born January 18, 2013. Her sire is TK Quick Strike and her dam is Springwateranton. Dani raced 70 times at Gulf Greyhound Park before a fractured right rear leg ended her career. Her injury is complicated requiring surgery to stabilize the broken bones. She will need lots of quiet time and an external fixator to hold all in place for about 8 to 10 weeks. We will check her progress with a follow up x-ray around December 16.

Dini, aka RF Houdini, is a brindle female born on April 23, 2012. Her sire is Oshkosh Slammer, and her dam is Superior Decca. Dini raced 94 times at Gulf Greyhound Park and placed about half of the time! On October 8, she broke her left rear leg ending her career. Dini recently had surgery on her leg to place a plate and screws stabilizing the break. She will have her bandage changed weekly and will have follow up x-rays mid-December. She will get a lot of quiet time until she is better.   

Fleet, aka BC Fleet Street, is a black male born September 18, 2013. His sire  is TK Quick Strike and his dam is BC Sweet Bell. Fleet raced 18 races at Gulf Greyhound Park before experiencing a stopper bone (small bone in the wrist) injury. He doesn't need surgery but will need to be kept quiet and leash walked for about 4 weeks. He will have a follow up x-ray in a few weeks to check his progress.

Sedona came to GALT as a stray from Itasca. We estimate that she is about 1 1/2 years old. Sedona came to us severely underweight at only 38 pounds and with a chronic fracture of her left wrist. She had surgery on her wrist on October 22 and gets her bandage changed weekly. We will check her progress mid-December with a follow up x-ray. Until then, she gets quiet time!

Willie is a small black and white male born October 2013. His tattoo says he is the "L" pup, but we can't read his registration number.  Willie came to the Humane Society of North Texas as a stray. He tested positive for heartworm and was severely underweight at 44
pounds. Willie currently has a severe upper respiratory infection and is under veterinary care. As soon as he is well enough, he will start his heartworm treatment. He has already gained 4 pounds! 

When these pups sufficiently recover, GALT will test them for their compatibility in homes with small dogs and cats. They will join the Meet and Greet circuit and be available for adoption! Watch GALT's social media for updates on their status. Meanwhile, GALT's Miss Mesa Fund pays the considerable expense for the medical care these hounds, and our other IR hounds require. If you would like to contribute to the fund to help an IR hound, click the button today!

When our Injured Reserve hounds are well enough to leave the hospital, they all live with loving foster families. The Injured Reserve foster parents make the rehabilitation of these special pups possible and we are sincerely grateful for their contribution. One of our most limited resources continues to be space in foster homes especially for the more challenging Injured Reserve hounds. If you think you would like to give fostering a try, click here to read more. You can start small by being a vacation foster for a healthy pup and work your way up to the IR foster team! Fill out an online  application to get started today!
Foster Application

We welcome new Injured Reserve hounds regularly.  Watch for news about our most recent Injured Reserve arrival Vera.  We'll introduce her as soon as we have more information.
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK             
Last week, we held a Hound Halloween costume contest on Facebook. The three photos with the most likes won prizes from the GreytStore! Bones won first prize as a Star Wars At At. Byng won second prize as I Dream of Byng. And Serafina won third prize as Stinkafina, just edging her brother Cricket out by one vote. To see all of the entries in our Facebook album, click hereIf you have a hound photo you would like to share in GALT's social media, please email it to   
First Place - Bones.
Second  Place - Byng.
Third Place - Serafina.

Holidays Hermes Hounds... you can shop from home as we add more and more Treasures to the GreytStore. Shop early & often as there is only one of each item. What fun to help the hounds and shop for rare vintage scarves to wear, gift or frame.


Start your holiday shopping from an exquisite collection of over 150 authentic vintage Hermés, Cartier  and Ferragomo silk scarves! This is an outstanding collection of very fine and mint Hermés scarves dating from the 1950s through 2000s with a range of themes, from beautiful, exotic animals, lush florals to classic equestrian and contemporary designs. Sizes range from the traditional 35" x 35" carrés to the smaller 16" x 16" pocket scarves. The pink greyhound scarf, as well as several other rare scarves, will be featured in an on-line auction starting on November 7th!  Watch for auction links coming soon! Arthur Court table serve ware, magnificent Silk Road fancy martingale dog collars and a selection of unique jewelry will be available for your shopping pleasure also!
15615 Coit Road, Suite 230
Dallas, Texas, 75248
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming events!  Click the event name to link to all the details (when available). See you there!
Saturday, November 7, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ft. Worth Stockyards on Exchange Avenue
Saturday, November 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Orvis, Dallas
8300 Preston Road, Dallas, Tx, Map
In attendance: Ringo, Lou Lou, Dash & Pacer



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



Breeze, 8-year-old brindle female, return
Vera, 2-year-old black female, shelter


Adrienne, GALT #2145, 2009 (est) - October 31, 2015, beloved and much missed by Sandra Lyman

Smiley, aka TMC's Thriller, GALT #1395, November 28, 2004 - October 31, 2015, beloved and cherished by Hilda Forister-Taylor

Sarge, 2004 - November 2, 2015, beloved and cherished by Wes Bryant

Mach One, aka Mach One Drive, GALT# 1920, February 6, 2006 - November 4, 2015, beloved and cherished by David & Sue Starrett

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

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3400 Carlisle St #310, Dallas, Texas 75204