Learn about the Grey Muzzle Organization, a wonderful non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs at animal shelters across the country.

Have you heard of the Grey Muzzle Organization? If not, it’s just the time to learn about this wonderful non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs at animal shelters across the country.

The Grey Muzzle Organization is a non-profit run entirely by volunteers in twenty-one states, and it focuses on funding for programs for senior dogs. Examples of the programs they fund include in-home hospice care programs for senior dogs who are not adoptable, ‘Seniors for Seniors’ adoption programs, which helps senior citizens adopt senior dogs, medical assistance and beds for old dogs at shelters and rescues, and the creation of educational materials to encourage adoption and quality care of senior dogs.

And thank goodness for the Grey Muzzle Organization, because it’s heartbreaking to consider the precious old souls that have been abandoned in old age or placed in shelters when their owners can no longer care for them or pass away. It’s often these sweet dogs that find it especially difficult to survive in shelters and are passed by when it comes to adoption.

All funds for the Grey Muzzle Organization are provided through fundraising efforts and the generosity of public donations, and you too can help them raise needed funds. Simply participate in “Flower Power for Senior Dogs,” a program by which you purchase flower bulbs and plants, and 50% of your purchase is donated to the organization. Help a senior dog bloom as you watch your garden bloom as well!

To participate, visit the dedicated Flower Power for Senior Dogs website and make a purchase by April 29, 2011. When you do, 50% of your total purchase will be donated to the Grey Muzzle Organization so they can continue their mission to assist homeless senior dogs. At the site, you’ll find popular spring flower bulbs and other plants shipped in the form of bare root plants or root clumps. Stock up for your own garden and purchase Easter and Mother’s Day gifts.  Woof Reporters will be shopping to help sweet senior dogs and we hope you’ll join the cause!

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Learn more about the Grey Muzzle Organization at their website, where you can also honor a cherished pet, donate an orthopedic bed for a shelter dog, and shop for fun pet items which all benefit the organization’s mission.

Help senior dogs ‘blossom and bloom’ with your purchase from the “Flower Power for Senior Dogs” website.

Thank you to The Grey Muzzle Organization for the photo of Abby.