Skip to main content

Meet the Dogs

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.


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.



How we helped

Sweet senior Boulder is a puppy mill survivor. She was surrendered to Shelter From The Storm after eight years of receiving minimal to non-existent veterinary care, no social interaction, and no toys or treats that every dog deserves. But thanks to your support of The Grey Muzzle Organization, Boulder got a second chance!

Read more about Boulder
brown and black dog


How we helped

At 15 years old, Chewpee the Chihuahua lost both of his owners within six months after they each sadly passed away. Family members noticed that his health and emotional state were in decline but could not afford costly veterinary care. They decided that euthanasia might be the most humane option, but the private practice veterinary euthanasia fees were also beyond reach. As a last resort, they brought Chewpee to Maui Humane Society to say a heartbreaking goodbye...

Read more about Chewpee
2 grey dogs

Sherlock and Watson

How we helped

Bonded pair Sherlock and Watson were rescued by Animal Rescue New Orleans from a rural shelter where limited resources and overflowing animals meant these two seniors needed help. This sweet duo had trouble eating due to the pain from infection, and they were in dire need of a dental with extractions.

Read more about Sherlock and Watson
smiling scruffy brown dog


How we helped

When Kip was first rescued by our friends at The Animal Rescue Mission, he was skin and bone and missing huge patches of fur. Kip stayed in their hospital for several months to recover. Once Kip was finally healthy enough to leave the clinic, he looked and felt like a brand-new dog.

Read more about Kip
Dachshund with two people


How we helped

When her 13-year-old Dachshund, Ozzie, developed a severe dental abscess, Maritza reached out to Neighborhood Pets in Cleveland for help. Maritza said that Ozzie means the world to her. Ozzie takes such good care of her, and she wants to take good care of him in return. But living on a fixed income made an unexpected and expensive dental procedure out of reach.

Read more about Ozzie
black poodle


How we helped

P-Nut was surrendered to a vet’s office for euthanasia because “he was old.” Thankfully, a foster parent for Carolina Poodle Rescue stepped up to help. P-Nut was in terrible shape after a years of neglect. His fur was so severely matted that you could barely see the outline of his little body. He was quiet – almost defeated – during the car ride home from the vet, and yet, in his cloudy, aged eyes, there was hope.

Read more about P-nut
beagle in the grass


How we helped

At 11 years old, Todd the beagle was left in an overnight drop pen, constantly coughing without relief due to an advanced case of heartworm disease. Despite feeling pretty crummy, Todd still had a sweet, trusting smile on his face, knowing he was in good hands.

Read more about Todd
black dog with medical equipment


How we helped

At 14 years old, Domain was found living outside, very emaciated and sick. To make matters worse, he was attacked by a bigger dog and ended up with a badly broken jaw. A good Samaritan wanted to provide Domain with a better situation in his golden years and offered to adopt and care for him. However, his long-overdue and urgent medical care was going to be quite expensive.

Read more about Domain
bichon frise


How we helped

KodiakCare provides the incredible service of helping owners afford critical care for their pets. When Annabel's worried mom could not cover the unexpected and expensive emergency care for her beloved furry family member, The Grey Muzzle Organization, in partnership with KodiakCare, funded Annabel's endoscopy and lifesaving surgery.

Read more about Annabel
black and white pup with blue bandana


How we helped

Ty was surrendered to Austin Humane Society with a significant mass, causing him great discomfort and needing immediate attention. Grant funds from The Grey Muzzle Organization were used to run senior bloodwork for Ty to ensure he was healthy enough for anesthesia. Thankfully, his bloodwork showed no issues, and his surgery was a huge success!

Read more about Ty
tan shepherd mix


How we helped

Greta arrived in Northern Virginia at Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) after being transported all the way from Tennessee where she was surrendered by her owner. This sweet 9-year-old shepherd mix was in need of dental surgery to extract painfully decayed teeth. Health issues and her age were potential hurdles to a speedy adoption and finding a forever home.

Read more about Greta


How we helped

Whoa Nellie! At ten years old, tiny, brave Min Pin/Chihuahua mix Nellie was found on the street, scared and alone. An Animal Control Officer saw that she was in great need of medical care and brought her to Silicon Valley Pet Project for long overdue TLC.

Read more about Nellie