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Meet some of the senior dogs helped by The Grey Muzzle Organization. We provide grants to support lifesaving, innovative senior dog programs across the country. These are just a few of the senior dogs who got their second chance thanks to the work of our grantees and the generosity of our supporters.

To learn more about the organizations we fund, see our Grants Recipients page. The dogs featured here have found their forever homes, but you can find adoptable senior dogs on our Senior Spotlight page.

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Petri

September 20, 2021

How we helped

Dental Expense Grant

Petri, a 9-year-old Pekingese/ Terrier mix, desperately needed a dental cleaning. On top of that, he had several teeth that needed to be removed, as well as a small mass in his mouth.

His owner, Amanda, could only pay a portion of the cost of his dental work, and reached out to the High Plateau Humane Society for help. Thanks to a dental grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, HPHS was able to contribute to the rest of the bill, and Petri was able to get the surgery needed right away, as recommended by his vet.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Petri
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Dolly

September 13, 2021

How we helped

Dental Expense Grant

No one knew how Dolly's story began. When a Good Samaritan brought her to animal control, she was dirty, matted, covered in sores, and had a mouth full of loose and rotting teeth. Uncomfortable doesn't even begin to describe the way this senior pup felt.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Dolly
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Booker

September 6, 2021

How we helped

Dental Expense Grant

7-year-old Booker arrived as a stray at an Ohio shelter and his people, sadly, never came looking for him. The tough days wandering the streets alone had taken a toll on him. Radiographs disclosed that both bones in one leg were broken and healed misaligned, causing his wrist to roll outward.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Booker
Corine

Corine

August 30, 2021

How we helped

Dental Expense Grant

At 14-years-old, Corine was having a run of hard luck as a stray. That is until she wound up at Foothills Animal Shelter in Colorado. Corine had some evidence of being neglected. Her coat was so matted it was impossible to visualize any of her feet, and the mats were causing her discomfort.  In addition to the matting, several of her teeth were missing, and all the remaining teeth were severely diseased. 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Corine
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Lil' Kim

August 23, 2021

How we helped

Dental Expense Grant

Lil' Kim, a senior Pomeranian, arrived as a stray at the Maui Humane Society in Hawaii with a mouthful of missing, broken, and loose teeth. Luckily, her tarnished smile didn't deter the team from saving this precious pup.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Lil' Kim
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Daisy

August 16, 2021

How we helped

Keeping Senior Pets in Homes Grant

Daisy, a 14-year-old chihuahua mix, was found as a stray, rescued, and shared on Facebook.  Julie saw the post and agreed to take Daisy to help find her family. She contacted JHS and utilized the Home Stray Hold program. This innovative program allows “finders” to keep stray dogs in their homes and out of shelters while searching for their owners. For senior dogs like Daisy, the program can be a lifesaver. 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Daisy
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Betsy and Britta

August 9, 2021

How we helped

Dental Expense Grant

After their person passed away, Betsy and her “sister” Britta, a bonded pair, were taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control.  A shelter can be stressful for senior dogs who have spent their lives in a quiet home. Fortunately, Second City Canine Rescue (SCCR) was able to take in both dogs and give them the veterinary care they needed to be ready for a forever home.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Betsy and Britta
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Chunky Brown

August 2, 2021

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Chunky Brown’s family was terribly worried about his swollen front paw and hair loss on his belly, but they were struggling financially and simply couldn’t afford care at their local animal clinic. Thankfully, United Coalition for Animals (UCAN) was there to help.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Chunky Brown
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Strawbe

July 26, 2021

How we helped

Keeping Senior Pets in Homes Grant

Frances called the Kentucky Humane Society’s Pet Help Line in a panic. She, her spouse and their 11-year-old Chihuahua, Strawbe, had lost their home. The family was homeless. Thanks to a grant from Grey Muzzle, KHS was able to help Frances avoid surrendering Strawbe to animal shelter with temporary boarding at a local pet resort.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Strawbe
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Bitz

July 19, 2021

How we helped

Keeping Senior Pets in Homes Grant

Bitz, a 15-year-old Shih-Tzu, was in dire need of surgery to save his life. Sadly, the veterinarian where he lived in rural Virginia didn’t have the resources to help him. And his mom couldn’t afford a specialty clinic. Thanks to a Grey Muzzle grant, ACAP was there to help. 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Bitz
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Slugger

July 12, 2021

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Slugger ended up at a local city shelter after being found limping, and clearly in pain from what turned out to be a dislocated hip. A note from the shelter veterinarian said, "The surgery to fix this condition is beyond what we can provide.” Thanks to a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Muttville was able to help.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Slugger
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Holly

June 28, 2021

How we helped

Dental Expense Grant

Sadly, the pandemic took a financial toll on Holly’s family. As much as they loved her, they asked Mostly Mutts to help find her a new home. Holly’s personality quickly made her a favorite among Mostly Mutts’ volunteers. She was in great health, but needed a dental cleaning before she could be ready for adoption.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Holly

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