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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.

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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.

Diamond January 2009
Diamond January 2009

Diamond

How we helped

Diamond is a little Maltese, about 10 years old. brought into a shelter to be euthanized. Posh Pets, a rescue organization in New York City, took her to the vet, where she was given 6-9 months to live. 

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Dixie

Dixie

How we helped

Dixie was an emaciated stray, about 10 years old, when a well-meaning person took her in but was unable to continue caring for her. Thankfully, The St. Louis Senior Dog Project was able to take Dixie into a foster home. 

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Snickers, a Golden Retriever, now deceased

Snickers

How we helped

Snickers came to Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) when his owner of 12 years passed away and the family did not want him. He was taken to a local shelter to be euthanized, but the shelter worker called GRRNT.

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Angel

Angel

How we helped

A small, 10+ year-old senior dog arrived at Muttville brown and matted. She had been picked up as a stray and adopted, but was returned because her new family didn't want to spend any money on her care. 

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Ellie, the Dachshund, now deceased

Ellie

How we helped

Ellie is one of the beneficiaries of a Grey Muzzle grant to Central Texas Dachshund Rescue (CTDR) to support dogs in hospice care. Ellie is a 12-pound cutie who had a rough life before she came to CTDR. 

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Vinnie

Vinnie

How we helped

Vinnie, a 12-year-old Poodle/Dachshund mix, is in hospice care at The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs in Cleveland, Ohio. Vinnie was passed over for adoption due to persistent house training difficulties and because of a heart murmur.

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Teddy

Teddy

How we helped

Teddy is one of the dogs benefiting from the Seniors-for-Seniors adoption program at Muttville in San Francisco. Grey Muzzle provides funding for this program.

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Brody, a yellow lab mix, now deceased

Brody

How we helped

Brody is a sweet, gentle guy of at least eight years. He was picked up as a stray by St. Louis Animal Control, where St. Louis Senior Dog Project found him. 

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Muffin

Muffin

How we helped

Muffin had lived with her family since puppyhood. About the time she turned 14, Muffin was diagnosed with possible leukemia. Unable to help Muffin, her family turned her over to the local Humane Society.

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Cinder

Cinder

How we helped

Cinder is a slim little dog, about 8-10 years old, who might be a miniature pinscher/chihuahua/you-name-it mix. After no one came to claim her, the shelter vet called to see if St. Louis Senior Dog Project could take her.

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Leo

How we helped

Leo, found wandering the streets crying and whimpering, was taken to the local Humane Society where his overall medical condition was beyond the scope of the shelter and Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon was called. 

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Chloe

Chloe

How we helped

Chloe is a 10 year old Pomeranian who was abandoned, and when taken in by Posh Pets in New York City, she had been a victim of severe neglect and malnutrition, and when found, she walked in circles as if kept in a cage her whole life.

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