In celebration of Adopt a Senior Pet Month and the thankfulness of the season, we asked everyone who adores an older dog (distinguished grey muzzle on full display or not) to help spread the word by submitting their pup in our #GreyMuzzleGratitude Challenge. The love stories and expressions of gratitude came rolling in and truly warmed our hearts!
"We were incredibly touched by this year's contest entries. Older dogs have so much love to give and enrich our lives in countless ways," said Lisa Lunghofer, executive director of Grey Muzzle. "We hope these expressions of gratitude inspire more people to open their hearts and homes to senior dogs."
It was nearly impossible to choose this year’s winners because we fell in love with every dog we “met” through your submissions. All of your tales of gratitude were so beautiful and touching. Thank you for sharing your senior dog’s story with all of us!
Selected from 70 entries, the winner and top ten pups listed below (in no particular order) celebrate the timeless love we have for the senior dogs who touch our lives.
This is Richard! He'll be 13 on Saturday. He came to me in November of 2019, rescued from a life of living on a chain. He has huge scars on his back from abuse in his previous life. But you would never know it otherwise, because he is the sweetest, best boy who loves every single person he's ever met. His heart is bottomless. People say that I saved him, but, really, he saved me. He was the best quarantine buddy anyone could have asked for, and I'm so grateful that I get the honor of being his mom for however much time we have left together.
~Heidi Faber Kerns
~Linda Ann Martin
~Rebecca S Long