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Grey Matters Blog celebrates senior dogs and provides a resource for the people who care for them. It draws upon the wealth of knowledge and experience with senior dogs offered by The Grey Muzzle Organization community. Our contributors will share articles on senior dog care, as well as relevant news, success stories from our grantee organizations, and more. 

Thulani Program: Helping the Most Vulnerable Dogs by Bob Jachens

Bob Jachens is founder and director of German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California's Thulani Program . The Grey Muzzle Organization has provided grants to help support the program since it was founded in 2009. One of the worst nightmares for a rescue intake evaluator is to find a good dog at a shelter that does not have long to live, but is in relatively good shape with some quality time left to it. Such dogs have virtually no chance of being adopted from the shelter, yet don’t deserve to spend their final moments among strangers in the back room of the shelter. It just isn’t right. And it...

Treating Arthritis in an Older Dog

The first sign of aging that most owners notice with their dog is arthritis. You might see some slowness when your dog gets up, stiffness, and even limping for the first few steps in the morning or after a long nap. Don’t ignore aches and pains in your old friend; there are things you can do to make your dog healthier and more comfortable.

How Old Dogs Become Homeless

Those who have had the pleasure of sharing their lives with a senior dog probably can‘t imagine allowing them to end up at a local humane society or animal control facility. Yet, shelters care for many old dogs every day. For this article, Grey Muzzle asked experts to share the common reasons for senior dogs being in shelters.

Susie’s Senior Dogs: Helping Old Dogs Find Their Love Connection by Carrie Collins-Fadell

A wiry-haired, 14-year-old Chihuahua mix is taking the Internet by storm this year. Her name is Susie, and she’s on a mission to connect homeless older dogs with the family that will love them. Meet Susie - and Erin O'Sullivan, the woman behind Susie's Senior Dogs - and learn how they are helping senior dogs in need.

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