December 30, 2015

Dear ,

Thanks to all of our supporters of every kind for making 2015 another successful year for GALT. In 2015, 111 hounds joined the GALT family. Farms, breeders and kennels relinquished 46 of these hounds directly to GALT, including ten hounds with broken legs. GALT rescued eight dogs from two different cruelty seizures including Bowie and Crockett via the The Humane Society of Tulsa and brothers Atlas and Zeppelin via Austin Animal Control. GALT took in an additional three hounds from municipal shelters and 22 strays (many with significant medical issues). Another 32 hounds, such as recent arrival Ava, came from families who, for whatever reason, could no longer provide them a home. Welcome to these sweet hounds and thanks to everyone who helped get them to GALT! 

And GALT found forever homes for 143 hounds in 2015! Congrats to these hounds and their forever families! Just in December alone, more than a dozen hounds will go home including Jenny, Wick, Tessa, Pacer, Dash, Fleet, Luke, Pogo, Duke, Angelo, CleverDobby and Peanut. That leaves GALT with about 16 available hounds, three hounds in Training Camp, and seven hounds on Injured Reserve. We are, therefore, well positioned to assist with any displaced greyhounds from the Gulf Greyhound Park, if necessary.   

In addition to managing the hounds, GALT volunteers helped host 17 major fundraising events
including the 2015 Greyt Retired Athletes Dinner & Auction, the 10th Anniversary Cooking for the Hounds at The Mercury, the Greyt Golf Tournament, and GALT's 14th Birthday Bash. Volunteers didn't miss a beat keeping more than 100 weekly Meet and Greets staffed with humans and hounds and supporting numerous other local events benefiting the hounds. Our sincere thanks to our volunteers who devote countless hours to all of these events and to fostering, transporting, walking, bathing the GALT hounds. Thanks also to our behind the scenes volunteers who take care of all the paperwork, accounting, data entry, website updates, GreytStore management, and social media management necessary to make GALT all that it is.

GALT's medical and ongoing greyhound care expenses for 2015 were over $229,000, and we anticipate 2016's expenses to be about the same. Please consider supporting GALT financially to help with these expenses by joining GALT as member for 2016. You still have a little time for a 2016 membership or other donation to be tax deductible for 2015. Greyt things are coming in 2016 including the 2016 Greyt Athletes Dinner and Auction and GALT's 15th birthday party! We looking forward to sharing it all with you!

Congratulations to Sienna Capria of Southern California! Sienna's cute antler photo won up to $25 in merchandise from the GreytStore in our holiday photo contest on Facebook! Thanks to Sienna and everyone who participated in the contest! All the likes and shares gave GALT and greyhounds a lot of visibility and helped raise awareness about greyhound adoption. 
If you have a hound picture you would like to share, please email it to
Wow - $6.00 tees!!! You loved our GALT grab bag shirts! Now we have Mystery Dog Themed Grab Bag Shirts for $6.00! (These are not GALT logo shirts.) These are from Greyt tee shirt companies. We can't mention names, but we know you will DIG them! Values to $35.00. Hurry while we still have a good selection of sizes!!! Get them at the GreytStore today!
Do you have gift cards that you'll never use or just don't want after the holidays? Send them to us and we'll make good use of them. Almost any cards can have a GALT purpose. Even if we can't use them to buy dog related products, we can use them to buy fundraising raffle gifts or office supplies and equipment. We can even use the cards themselves as prizes at our fundraisers. So, if you're not going to use it, mail it to us at the address below to help the hounds:

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.
3400 Carlisle Street, Suite #310
Dallas, TX 75204-1265   

Please join us Sunday, February 28, for our "Retirement Bound," 2016 Greyt Retired Athletes Benefit Dinner & Auction at III Forks in Dallas! Cocktails start flowing at 5:00 pm followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. For the ticket price of $135 each (tables of 10 for $1,350) you enoy a seated three course dinner with a choice of lll Forks' famous chateaubriand or salmon (vegetarian entrée also available), your choice of lobster bisque or salad and delicious assorted desserts, coffee and tea. Two cocktail or beer tickets are included with a cash bar available and complimentary wine service. Only 150 seats are available this year so be sure to order your tickets now!

Our celebrity guests this year will be:
  • Phil Pritchard, Keeper of the Stanley Cup & Curator, Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Craig Ludwig, Retired Dallas Star, Stanley Cup Winner & GALT Honorary Chairman
  • Eddie Belfour, Retired Dallas Star & Stanley Cup Winner
  • Brady Tinker, Sports Announcer and
  • Burton Gilliam, Actor.
Multiple levels of sponsorships with great benefits are now available!  Sign up to sponsor this amazing event and get your tickets today:


Join us this weekend to meet your new best friend! Click here to learn about future meet and greets.

January 2, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Orvis, Dallas
8300 Preston Rd, Map
In attendance: Sedona & Ringo
January 3, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Petco, West Plano
1601 Preston Rd, Map
In attendance:  Sedona, Money and Gezebel

Consider fostering! 







Marquis, aka O Reilly, GALT #668, March 22, 2004 - December 24, 2015, beloved and cherished by Gerald & Glenda Farris

Betty Boop, aka RLM's Detonate, GALT #924, September 1, 2004 - December 26, 2015, beloved and cherished by Jeanne Aman

Twilight, aka aka Twilite Trick, February 16, 2001 - December 29, 2015, beloved and cherished by Lou Ann & Mike Cleary

Streamer, aka Xtrem Le Grumpy, January 15, 2004 - December 29, 2015, beloved and cherished by the Goodlet family

Gina, GALT #462, 2002 - December 30, 2015, beloved and cherished by Robin Toula and family

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

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Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc.
3400 Carlisle St., #310, Dallas, Texas 75204