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Senior Dogs Rock Auction

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Senior Dogs Rock Auction

Mark your calendars to join us June 7 - 11, 2023, for Senior Dogs Rock!—Presented by Paw Prosper, Grey Muzzle's third annual online auction celebrating what we all love: swag, style, and senior dogs. We're auctioning off a variety of exciting items, unique experiences, and travel adventures to raise funds to help at-risk senior dogs nationwide find their way home or stay with the people who love them. As we prepare to announce our 2023-2024 grantees, the total amount awarded depends on the funds we raise each year. Please help us by getting ready to bid high and bid often! 

Take a sneak peek at some of this year's items  |  Register to bid

Help Homeless Shelter Dogs

When senior dogs enter shelters, their future is uncertain. The adoption rate for senior dogs (7 years or older) is lower than that of all other ages combined: Just over 50% find new homes. The Grey Muzzle Organization is one of the only national organizations dedicated specifically to advancing lifesaving efforts on behalf of senior dogs. We provide funding and resources to animal shelters and rescues groups nationwide.

Your love for senior dogs makes Grey Muzzle's work possible. Because of your generosity, in 2021 more than 3000 senior dogs got the second chance they all deserve. Please help us serve even more senior dogs in 2022! Get involved by making a gift today, volunteering, or helping to spread the word.

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Old Dogs Learn New Tricks: Senior Dogs Fetch Lifesaving Grants

Old dogs have something to bark about as Grey Muzzle announces more than $705,000 in grants to 78 animal welfare groups in the United States and Canada working to save and improve the lives of senior dogs. This brings the national Grey Muzzle Organization’s total grant funding to more than $3.8 million since 2008. This year’s grantees, selected from among 344 applicants, will use the funds to provide critically needed medical and dental treatment; foster and hospice care; adoption promotions; and programs to keep old dogs in their homes and out of animal shelters. Read more...

Legends of Comedy Share Love for Old Dogs

In a new Public Service Announcement (PSA), Carol Burnett, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner and Lily Tomlin talk about what growing older means for senior people and senior dogs in candid, funny and poignant comments.

To watch the PSA, click here.

“Many older dogs are surrendered to shelters because their owners passed away or can’t afford their care,” Carol Burnett explains in the PSA.  

“And for some of them, there are no more options,” adds Bob Newhart, highlighting Grey Muzzle’s vision of “a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.” Read more...

Our Mission

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. We are not a shelter or rescue group. Rather, Grey Muzzle funds programs such as hospice care, senior dog adoption, medical screening, and other special programs to help old dogs at animal welfare organizations across the country.

Programs We Support

Medical Services
Adoptable Dogs Medical Care Programs
Seniors for seniors adoption program
Seniors for Seniors Adoption Programs
Keeping dogs with their owners program
Keeping dogs with their owners program
Hospice and  Long-Term Foster Care Programs
Hospice and Long-Term Foster Care Programs
Animal Food Programs
Animal Food Programs
Orthopedic Dog Beds for Senior Dogs in Shelters
Orthopedic Dog Beds for Senior Dogs in Shelters

Your Gift Helps Save Homeless Senior Dogs

Senior dogs depend on us to care for them through all stages of their lives. Your tax deductible donation will provide them with the care they need to get adopted and live out their golden years, months, or weeks in a place of love, security and peace.

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Always in My Heart

Our supporters celebrate the pets they have cherished by making a special Grey Muzzle Memorial donation.
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Robert & Debbie
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Jim & Betty
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Corinne, Scott & the boys
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Laura Weinrauch

Bed Fund

With your help, we have donated over $75,000 worth of orthopedic beds to hundreds of shelters across the country, giving senior dogs a soft place to rest as they await their forever home.

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Join us to help old dogs!

You'll get the latest old dog news just every few weeks. Our monthly e-communications include stories of the dogs and people who have been helped by our support, tips for senior dog care, and updates on the latest happenings at Grey Muzzle.

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