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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.

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

Shared from the BARCS Facebook page:

"12-year-old Griffey and his mom were both diagnosed with cancer. While trying to care for her own ongoing needs, poor Griffey was struggling with a high-grade mast cell tumor in his rear leg. As her only companion, Griffey is also her service dog.

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bull terrier with flower crown


How we helped

The team at NMDOG set Honor up with specialists who closely monitor her skin, teeth, and history of cancer. These ongoing needs are costly, but thanks to support from a Grey Muzzle grant made possible by you, Honor is a member of the Home Sanctuary Program. In this program, dogs who don’t qualify for traditional placement are paired with Home Sanctuary Providers as forever fosters.

Read more about Honor
dog and woman playing in the grass


How we helped

Angelo was discovered in the middle of the road in northwest Austin early one morning. The couple who found him could tell that he was gravely injured and needed immediate medical attention.
A local emergency clinic referred the couple to Austin Pets Alive!’s Medical Triage and Wellness Clinic.

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blind shih tzu smiling


How we helped

Surrendered by his owners for euthanasia, an unnamed blind shih tzu was transported to Carolina Poodle Rescue from a rural shelter. ‘Louie,” as he was appropriately dubbed by his transporter, swayed to the sound of music played during his freedom ride.

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fluffy white pomeranian smiling


How we helped

Ten-year-old Roxy was surrendered to the Sacramento SPCA simply for being “too old.” Life in the shelter was too stressful for her, so she was placed in a foster home where her doting foster mom noticed she had a cough. Chest x-rays revealed a terminal heart condition. With the help of a Grey Muzzle grant, Roxy’s condition is being managed and her quality of life maintained.

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small brown dog showing belly


How we helped

Fifteen-year-old Bella means everything to her dad. When she began exhibiting signs of pain and stopped eating, Dad knew she needed medical attention immediately. As a retired person, he worried about how he would cover the cost of her care. Thankfully, her vet referred them to the FACE Foundation.

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schnauzer on a leash ready to go home


How we helped

Super senior, Shorty, an 18-year-old miniature schnauzer, was surrendered to Sacramento SPCA because his previous owner said he was “too old and sickly." Shorty was matched with a foster and, feeling better, his true personality came out! This “too old” super senior still had plenty of spunk and love to give.

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recently groomed black dog outside


How we helped

A Naperville Area Humane Society volunteer asked for help when he found out that his neighbor was going into hospice and senior dog, Pepper, would be surrendered. The man had no family willing to take Pepper. NAHS knew they needed to step in.

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fluffy black dog after medical procedures


How we helped

Senior stray, Jackson, was found by a former Austin Humane Society employee and brought to the shelter. Very sick when he arrived, Jackson showed signs of skin infection, heart murmur, and severe dental disease. Thanks to a grant from Grey Muzzle, he was able to be seen at AHS’ specialty cardiology veterinary clinic, where he was cleared for dental surgery.

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dog and his mom smiling


How we helped

Petri, a 9-year-old Pekingese/ Terrier mix, desperately needed a dental cleaning. On top of that, he had several teeth that needed to be removed, as well as a small mass in his mouth.
Thanks to a dental grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, HPHS was able to contribute to the rest of the bill, and Petri was able to get the surgery needed right away, as recommended by his vet.

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Dolly Smiling


How we helped

No one knew how Dolly's story began. When a Good Samaritan brought her to animal control, she was dirty, matted, covered in sores, and had a mouth full of loose and rotting teeth. Uncomfortable doesn't even begin to describe the way this senior pup felt.

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Booker Outside


How we helped

7-year-old Booker arrived as a stray at an Ohio shelter and his people, sadly, never came looking for him. The tough days wandering the streets alone had taken a toll on him. Radiographs disclosed that both bones in one leg were broken and healed misaligned, causing his wrist to roll outward.

Read more about Booker