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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.

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
smiling pit bull

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
cleaned up dog looking at the camera

Paisley

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Found as a stray, Paisley's coat was matted so badly that it pulled on her skin with every step. The crowded local shelter reached out to Young at Heart for help. Upon arrival, Paisley enjoyed a ‘spa day’ thanks to a wonderful groomer who donates her services. With all of that heavy matted fur shaved off, Paisley was immediately a happier dog, running and hopping and showing her spunk!

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Paisley
black and brown hound dog

Chesney

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

From hurricane survivor to happily ever after! After being found as a 9-year-old stray in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Chesney was rescued as part of an evacuation transport from Louisiana to Virginia last summer. When he first arrived at Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation, he was wounded, very skinny, and in desperate need of dental care. An exam also revealed that he was heartworm positive. Needless to say, Chesney’s tail was not wagging, and our friends at LDCRF could tell this sweet boy was in so much pain. 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Chesney
tan bulldog

Bear

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Thirteen-year-old Sir Bear arrived at Indianapolis Animal Care Services after his previous family had to move and could not find pet-friendly housing. Staff at the nearby Humane Society for Hamilton County immediately fell in love with Sir Bear's sweet grey face and transferred him into their care to help him heal and find a new family.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Bear
grey poodle smiling

Margot

How we helped

Other: Post Adoption Support

Originally estimated to be 12 years old, Margot came into the care of our friends at Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, missing most of her fur and suffering from a fractured shoulder. She was placed in a foster home, where she started treatments to clear up her skin and fur, then had an x-ray of her shoulder sent to specialists. A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization (funded by your generosity!) helped cover these costs so Margot could begin to heal.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Margot
pair of retrievers - one yellow, one chocolate

Winnie and Robin

How we helped

Medical Expense Grant

Two senior golden retriever mixes, nicknamed by Atlanta Lab Rescue as ‘the Golden Girls’, were picked up as strays in bad shape. ALR named them Winnie and Robin. Both girls were able to receive treatment, thanks to funding from Grey Muzzle, to help eliminate their heartworms and keep them comfortable in their foster home. 

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Winnie and Robin
boxer in the grass looking up at camera

Molson

How we helped

Other: Adoption Promotion grant

A happy new year, indeed!

Molson (formerly Samuel) spent 369 days waiting for his forever home due to medical and behavioral challenges preventing him from being at his best. NorCal Boxer Rescue stepped in to provide him with the care he needed

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Molson
black shih tzu in a cone

Oreo

How we helped

Keeping Senior Pets in Homes Grant

This 14-year-old Shih Tzu recently met our friends at Philly PAWS for eye surgery. Oreo's owner couldn't handle the financial burden of surgery at a private vet and turned to Philly PAWS for help. Thanks to a grant from Grey Muzzle, Oreo got the surgery he needed.

Read more about Grey Muzzle grant recipient, Oreo

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