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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.

Please consider making a life-changing gift today to help even more at-risk senior dogs get the second chance they so deserve.

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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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Ringo

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Ringo was left overnight in a drop pen at a rural Kentucky shelter with an anonymous note: he was 13 years old, he suffers from seizures, his owner had died, and the remaining family couldn't care for him. We are grateful that Ringo was brought to safety, where he would receive the care he needed and a second chance at finding love again. 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Ringo
smiling pomeranian

Nova

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Ten-year-old Pomeranian Nova has something to smile about! She's cancer-free, AND her foster family adopted her!

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Nova
small dog with large eyes

Bixby

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Those big brown eyes may look concerned, but his story is a happy one! At 13 years old, Bixby was taken in by our friends at IndyHumane after he was found fending for himself as a stray. Due to his age and general poor condition, Bixby needed a variety of evaluations and tests to ensure that he was well enough for adoption.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Bixby
black and white dog with adopter

Thumper

How we helped

Senior for Seniors grant

Thumper arrived at Shelby Humane after he was found all alone as a blind senior stray. We have no idea how he was fending for himself, unable to see, and we're so grateful he was rescued! Thumper was painfully matted and suffering from multiple other health issues.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Thumper
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Stella

How we helped

Other: Foster Expansion

As a brave survivor of a dogfighting ring who then waited 260 days in the shelter after her rescue, 8-year-old Stella has finally found her happily ever after and her forever home! 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Stella
Yorkie with puppy eyes

Loki

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Look at this spectacularly scruffy senior sweetheart! Thanks to lots of TLC and a special diet, 10-year-old Loki's potentially sad ending became a happy new beginning instead. 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Loki
dog amongst stuffed animals

Sir Bradley

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

This is one of the most beautiful before/after success stories we’ve ever seen. After spending a decade of his life at the end of a chain, Sir Bradley is now surrounded by the comforts of home and treasured by a family who adores him! 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Sir Bradley
scruffy white pup

Rashka

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Rashka, a 16-year-old Maltese/Miniature Poodle mix, was surrendered to the Sacramento SPCA after his owner noticed he had developed a cough and was losing weight. Their medical team found that he had a mass in his chest near his heart and lungs. While the mass is untreatable, it didn't slow down his wiggly, active, and outgoing personality. To give this happy boy the best chance at a loving home, he was placed for adoption through the SSPCA’s Pawspice program.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Rashka
jack russel dog

Jackson

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

After the bittersweet loss of their recently-adopted senior Lab mix, Lil Bit, a kindhearted family opened their hearts and home to another senior, 12-year-old Jackson the Jack Russell, in Lil Bit's honor. 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Jackson
black and white dog in car

Rufus

How we helped

Other: Post Adoption Support

At eight years old, Rufus is all smiles with his new family after receiving many months of treatments for severe ear infections and heartworm disease. Thanks to a Grey Muzzle grant that you made possible, he's finally free of pain and looking forward to happy, healthy days ahead. 

Rufus' new mom said: "Our 11-year-old dog, Luther, passed away unexpectedly. Our hearts were broken, and I struggled with how empty the house felt without him.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Rufus
senior black lab with adopters

Crew

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Crew was rescued by our friends at Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida after waiting in a local shelter for over a month. His ears were so severely infected and had been untreated for so long that they were swollen shut. He even had a bruise on his head from shaking it so hard to alleviate the discomfort. With the help of a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Crew received the TLC he needed to heal and thrive.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Crew
tan dog smiling

Angelina

How we helped

Keeping Senior Pets in Homes Grant

Our friends at Hearts Alive Village Animal Clinic used their grant funds from Grey Muzzle to provide a diagnostic test that revealed Cushing's, which is thankfully a treatable disease.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Angelina

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