November 20, 2015

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November is National Adopt a Senior Dog Month! Senior dogs, especially greyhounds, are sweet souls who need just a little special pampering to stay comfortable in their golden years. Here are a few quick tips to help your senior pup stay comfy:
  1. Generally, vets consider dogs over seven to be "senior." Like humans, a dog's senior years can bring more rapid health changes. Therefore, many vets recommend routine examinations every six months for seniors. 
  2. Many seniors develop arthritis and other pain issues. Help them sleep more comfortably by giving them a soft, orthopedic bed and a blankie to keep them snuggly warm.
  3. If you have hard floors, consider placing inexpensive bathroom mats along key travel areas and by beds to help your senior maintain traction.
  4. Exercise is important to keep seniors in shape and limber. But you might need to make adjustments to the exercise routine as your baby gets older. Shorter walks more frequently might be ideal, and you might need to go at a slower pace.
  5. Review your senior's diet with your vet and consider adding supplements such as glucosamine for joint health or probiotics for digestion. The Greyhound Gang offers a free 30 day supply of glucosamine as a gift for those adopting a senior. Fill out their on-line form here to take advantage of the offer.  
  6. Seniors love their routines! Keep a routine schedule for them and make necessary adjustments as gradually as possible.
  7. Many seniors need more time to get up and prefer to be undisturbed by youngster shenanigans.  If you have boisterous younger dogs (or children), consider using an ex pen to give your senior some safe space. Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to leave a side open so your senior can come and go as he pleases. 
  8. Keep your eye on the temperature. Many seniors overheat or get cold more easily. Adjusting the thermostat by a degree or two can help a lot. Also consider cooling coats for summer and warm snuggly jammies for winter. 
  9. Be supportive of your senior's emotional needs. Dogs with difficulty getting around or who aren't feeling as well as they used to can be prone to anxiety and insecurity. Consider a thunder shirt, aroma therapy or soft music while away.

If you're considering adopting, please consider adopting one of GALT's wonderful seniors. Click here to see who is available today!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK              


Adorable Angela steals the spotlight with those adorable Dobby or Yoda ears and her senior gal sugar face! Seniors are the best! Angela's mom shared her picture with GALT on Facebook as an exemplar chatterer. If you would like to share a picture of your hound with us, please email it to  



GALT's 2016 calendar is here! Order yours today in the GreytStore. Pro-tip: These calendars make great holiday gifts your friends and family can use all year long!
  The GreytStore Holiday Charity Shoppe will be at 5803 Greenville Avenue in Dallas again this year! GALT will offer many new GreytStore items for your holiday shopping, along with a special selection of vintage Hermes designer scarvesThe Shoppe will be open on November 21, 22, 27 (Black Friday!), 28, 29 and December 5. The Shoppe hours are 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. On December 5th, GALT will also hold its Christmas party at the store from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. If you can help host the Shoppe, sign up for a shift here

The Shoppe will also offer hound pictures taken with Santa by John Hudson Photography. Santa appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes on the days below. Click here to sign up today (your personal information will only be visible to the admin).
  • November 21 from 11:00 to 3:30
  • November 22 from 11:00 to 5:00
  • November 28 from 11:00 to 3:30
  • November 29 from 11:00 to 5:00
While you're meeting Santa and picking out greyt gifts for family and friends, be sure to pick up holiday merchandise raffle tickets sold exclusively at the GreytStore Holiday Shoppe. Three tickets only cost $10.  The raffle drawings will be held on December 5 during the GALT Christmas party but you do not need to be present to win.  The great raffle prizes, pictured below, include:
  • Raffle 1: a ceramic decorative dog/cat plate, the "Greyhounds Big and Small" book, black grey ornament and poop bags with holder
  • Raffle 2: a beautifully framed watercolor print of a resting grey
  • Raffle 3: a ceramic decorative greyhound bowl (with bunny hiding on the bottom) by Sarah Regan Snavely, silver greyhound earrings, white grey ornament, poop bags with hand-crocheted holder, and the "The Trials of Life -- A Natural History of Animal Behavior" book.
And don't forget, GALT's Greyt Thanksgiving Cowboys game ticket raffle drawing will be held at the Holiday Charity Shoppe on November 22!  You don't need to be present to win, but you might want to catch the exciting moment in person!  It's not too late to get your Cowboys raffle tickets in the GreyStore. Happy holidays everyone!

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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!

Join us at a meet and great near you this Saturday, November 21, to meet your new best friend!  We will announce more of the dogs attending these meet and greets Saturday morning on Facebook.
Petco, Garland, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
3055 N President George Bush Hwy, Map
Woof, Plano, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Coit Road, Map
Petco, Addison, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5301 Beltline Road, Map
In attendance: Pogo, Atlas, Money & Breeze
Future Meet and Greets

Thanks to our volunteer humans and hounds for organizing and attending GALT's appearance at the 2015 Great Rescue Round Up in the Fort Worth Stockyards!  It was an all breed event, but greyhounds were the shining stars!  Please enjoy some cute pictures from the event by clicking here.
In Boarding
Xfactor is a 2-year-old, broken leg. 
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  

Cabby, aka Cabot, GALT #1014, May 2, 2006 - November 16, 2015, beloved and cherished by Holly and Jason Goodlet and Family.

Rockin, aka River Rockin, GALT # 855, July 19, 2002 - November 11, 2015, beloved and Cherished by Michelle Patrick

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