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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.

Wyatt's new mom said, "Wyatt stole my heart the moment I met him. He loves going on walks and is quite the charmer with the neighbors. He also enjoys an occasional wrestle with his new fur-sister. He's a happy healthy senior, and I couldn’t ask for a better companion!"

The partnership between The Grey Muzzle Organization and NCBR helped increase the number of senior boxers adopted AND helped them get adopted faster—an average of four months sooner. By reimbursing veterinary expenses within the first year after adoption, a major barrier to senior dog adoption was removed: adopters’ concerns about vet bills. We love "thinking outside the shelter's walls" to find even more ways to help senior dogs thrive.

We're so thankful to see Wyatt and other senior dogs get the second chance they deserve thanks to your support. We couldn't do this lifesaving work without you!