Vision & Mission

We envision a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid. 

The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide.


  1. We believe old dogs contribute positively to our quality of life and have much to teach us about patience, respect, responsibility, loyalty and unconditional love.
  2. We believe every senior dog deserves to live out their golden years, months, weeks or even days in a place of love, security and peace.
  3. We believe dogs are not a disposable commodity; rather, they depend on us to care for them through all stages of their lives.
  4. We believe at times it is appropriate to make an end-of-life decision based on a deteriorating quality of life or if the dog is harmful to itself or others.
  5. We believe in working with diverse organizations from across the country that share our fundamental values.
  6. We believe in honest and open decision making that allows us to be accountable to our donors and the organizations we support.
  7. We believe in providing educational support, advocacy, and sharing of best practices for those who support senior dogs.


 A Grey Muzzle Story

Sarah Sue
(on the right) was abandoned at a shelter in California and this little 11-year-old dog almost didn't make it. Muttville, a senior dog rescue in San Francisco, took her in and used their Grey Muzzle grant to pay for her medical care. Sarah Sue was adopted by Gene and now has a safe life with new friends. Grey Muzzle helps fund the Seniors-for-Seniors adoption program at Muttville.

The Grey Muzzle Organization encourages senior dog adoption programs like the one that helped Sarah Sue find her final home.

Read about the organizations we support.