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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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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
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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
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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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Chuck

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

As a stray suffering from infected skin, 10-year-old Chuck became even more ill after arriving at an overcrowded shelter. He was having difficulty recovering and needed a quiet foster home where he could receive care. 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Chuck
senior yellow lab

Dudley

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Dudley, a handsome, lovable 12-year-old Lab, received the care he needed and stayed by his mom's side thanks to help from a Grey Muzzle medical grant. In addition to supporting the adoption of senior dogs in their golden years, we are so honored to help our furry friends stay in their loving homes where they belong.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Dudley
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Wyatt

How we helped

Adoption Promotion grant

Through no fault of his own, Wyatt was returned to NorCal Boxer Rescue (NCBR) eight years after adoption. Thanks to help from a Grey Muzzle grant (and his natural charisma!), Wyatt quickly found his new—and truly forever—home.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Wyatt
white dog with bandana

Sophie

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Can you believe the transformation in Sophie's expression from her day of intake to that joyful "going home" smile? One of our favorite parts of helping senior dogs is seeing youthful happiness return to their faces once they receive the loving care they deserve. You can see the hopeful sparkle of love and life in Sophie's eyes!

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Sophie
collie dog smiling at the camera

Maddie

How we helped

Dental Expense Grant

When you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you. Gorgeous 10-year-old gal, Maddie, has something to smile about after receiving the dental surgery she needed and getting adopted!

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Maddie
black lab

Tucker

How we helped

Dental Expense Grant

Two kindhearted women working for a local animal rescue noticed that Tucker was in desperate need of help and made it their mission to get him to safety. Since their organization was not set up for long-term senior care, they knew Tucker needed a more specialized rescue.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Tucker
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Rain

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Rain is a nine-year-old pitbull mix who was surrendered to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA when her owner experienced housing difficulties. Staff remarked how she always had a smile on her face, though things weren’t always happy for this senior girl. 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Rain
tan chihuahua on wooden deck

Bear Burrito

How we helped

Other: Adoption Promotion grant

Bear Burrito came to Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) in April of 2021 as part of the Friends of County Animal Shelters transport program. Through this program, RCHS accepts transferred animals from overcrowded shelters where they may not get a second chance. The little chihuahua’s owner had passed away and there was no one to care for him. This was a scary experience for the shy 8-year old. While at RCHS, Bear Burrito would eventually warm up to staff and be friendly and playful.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Bear Burrito

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