One of the biggest expenses facing shelters and rescues that care for senior dogs is the high cost of dental care. Lack of dental care is a major barrier to adoption and the inability to provide specialized care is a common reason for owners to surrender their dog. Grey Muzzle’s dental fund eliminates those obstacles. All of the funds raised through our Summer Smile campaign will be used to support dental care for senior dogs.Your gift to our Summer Smile Campaign helps hundreds of senior dogs with the dental cleanings and procedures they desperately need to feel better. Often times, senior dogs develop tooth decay, oral fistulas and other dental disease. Receiving a cleaning and sometimes tooth extractions and surgery helps them “return to normal” by eating, playing and even resting better. Many of our grantees work in partnership with specialists, but still, these procedures can cost between $300-$700 depending on the extent of cleaning/extractions needed. Your contribution helps give good, old dogs a reason to smile and will be matched, dollar for dollar, by our generous donors the Cook Family.
And don’t forget, we want to see your grey muzzle's smile too! Support the Summer Smile Campaign and enter your senior dog in our 2019 calendar contest. Simply make a tax-deductible donation to our Summer Smile Campaign and then upload your favorite picture of your senior pup on our campaign's GivingGrid platform.
At the end of the campaign, our Advisory Board members will choose their favorite photos to be included in our 2019 Grey Muzzle calendar. A picture of the entire GivingGrid—including all of the pictures submitted—will be our December photo!