A few months after losing their first grey Blazer last year, Cher and Chip Imrie started Blazer’s Guardian Angels -- a special program whereby donors cover all of the medical expenses required to get an Injured Reserve GALT grey fully healthy and available for adoption. They decided that Blazer would be the “guardian angel” for Victoria, and they hoped that he would inspire others to sponsor additional GALT greys.

Angel Blazer
(GALT #0757)

Chip & Cher Imrie
with Victoria

Jim and Donna Johnson were deeply touched when they heard about the Blazer’s Guardian Angels program. All three of their GALT greys traveled to the Rainbow Bridge in 2014 – Jesse and Bookerin January, just a week apart, and Alvarae in December.

“We have wonderful memories of our association with GALT and the greyhounds who became part of our life,” wrote Donna and Jim. They adopted Alvarae in 2004, and answered GALT’s pleas for fosters the following year. After fostering and adopting out several other GALT greys, they “foster failed” in 2006 with Jesse, a gentle boy who was a perfect match for his alpha sister. In 2011, Jesse’s litter mate Booker was returned to GALT at age 11 – so Jim and Donna discovered the joy of adopting a Super Senior. After hearing about the Blazer’s Guardian Angel program, they decided to sponsor three greys – George, Jena, and Jeff, in memory of their three Rainbow Bridge angels. They wrote that doing so “is our way of continuing the memory of our happy hounds and honoring the work of many to continue the mission No Grey Turned Away.”

Angel Alvarae, aka Ling Ling
GALT #0365

Angel Jessee
GALT #0054

Angel Booker
GALT #1115

George with adopter
Katy Cassidy

Jim & Donna Johnson
with Jena


Sandra Lyman was also inspired to join the Blazer’s Guardian Angels program recently. She has sponsored a couple of her former fosters, Dosey and Audrey, in memory of her beloved Adrienne and her Basset puppy Abby. All of the GALT greys in this program get a special GALT tag with the name and Rainbow Bridge date of his or her Blazer’s Angel on the back.

Angel Adrienne
GALT #2145

Angel Abby



GALT deeply appreciates these special donors who have covered the extensive medical expenses of six GALT greys in need. If you would like to join Blazer’s Guardian Angels and honor the memory of a Rainbow Bridge grey in this special program, please contact Susie McQuade, or Barbara Christian We are sincerely thankful for all of our friends and supporters who make donations of any size. We literally could not do our work without you! To make a regular donation, please click here to donate.