When it comes to rescuing greyhounds, GAC can reach far and wide thanks to a network of loyal volunteers and Good Samaritans. Such was the case for Dreamer, a large black male injured while racing back in 2006. No one wanted this sweet boy who was deemed “ugly and broken” by his handlers in Tucson, Ariz. Once he arrived at GAC, it only took four months to find him a new home in a desert community near Palm Springs, Calif. But over the next five years, GAC received calls from people who found Dreamer wandering loose even after moving across the country to Mississippi. Clearly, his new family was not protecting him. After receiving a call in December 2011 from some kind folks who picked up an injured Dreamer near a bayou in Ocean Springs, Miss., GAC sprang into action. Kennel manager Denine Hunt and a friend drove 1,500 miles to Houston where a relay team of volunteers had driven Dreamer so he could come back to our kennel. But he never made it there – because the kennel was too full from a sudden influx of rescued dogs. Dreamer went home with Denine to Ocean Beach, Calif., happy to spend the holidays surrounded by love. He’s still there, enjoying leisurely walks along the shoreline and never dreaming of running away.