Summer Smile 2022

Every senior dog deserves a healthy smile! Sadly, too many never receive dental care, which can make eating painful and even shorten a dog's life. YOU can change that! Our goal is to raise $25,000 so even more old dogs get to experience new smiles. Plus, every dollar is MATCHED! Can senior dogs count on you to give twice the smiles?

PS - Grey muzzle smiles wanted! Add a photo to enter our calendar contest.

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Thank you for giving senior dogs a reason to smile!


  • Update

    We did it! Because of your support, we set a new Summer Smile record, raising an incredible $36,555. Coupled with matching gifts from the Cook Family, the Hunt Family, and the Gordon Family, that means you, our Grey Muzzle family, raised an incredible $61,555 to help senior dogs smile again. We couldn't have done it without you! I have been so touched by your generosity, your heartfelt dedications, and all those smiling, grey-muzzled faces. Thank you for having a heart for senior dogs and sharing that love with those in need.

    Stay tuned for updates on our 2023 calendar contest featuring your pups' smiles!

    With gratitude,

    Lisa Lunghofer


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Campaign Details

Our seventh annual Summer Smile Campaign is underway, and we need your help to make this the best year yet! Our goal is to raise $25,000 for our dental fund, so even more old dogs get to experience new smiles and brighter tomorrows. One of the biggest expenses facing shelters and rescues that care for senior dogs is the high cost of dental care. In fact, lack of dental care is a major barrier to adoption, and the inability to provide necessary dental care is a common reason for owners to surrender their dog. Grey Muzzle's dental fund--made possible by your generous support--is working to change that.

Whether they have a gapped tooth grin or a classic snaggle-tooth smirk, we invite you to join us in ensuring hundreds of senior dogs get the dental care they need and deserve. Every dollar raised through our Summer Smile Campaign funds life-changing dental care for at-risk old dogs. You can help senior dogs not only to feel better but also to find – or stay in – a loving home. PLUS, thanks to the generosity of the Cook Family, the Hunt Family, and the Gordon Family, your donation will be matched, dollar for dollar. That means your gift has twice the smile power--turning $25,000 into $50,000--to help senior dogs in desperate need of dental care

About the 2022 Calendar Contest

Show off your grey muzzle's smile for a cause! When you support the Summer Smile Campaign, you can enter your senior dog's smile in our 2022 calendar contest. Simply make a tax-deductible donation to our Summer Smile campaign, and then upload your favorite picture of your super 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 featured in our 2022 Grey Muzzle calendar. A collage of the entire GivingGrid—including all of the pictures submitted—will be featured for December!

New Beginnings to Smile About

All of the funds raised through the Summer Smile campaign build brighter tomorrows by giving new smiles to at-risk senior dogs like Spike. At 10 years old, Spike came into the care of our new grantee, the Humane Society of West Michigan. His teeth had been sorely neglected his entire life, and he desperately needed dental care! 

The Humane Society of West Michigan provided the long-overdue care Spike needed to feel better. Within 48 hours of receiving a dental, Spike showed a completely new side of himself, playing with toys and basking in the staff’s attention. Best news of all, he was quickly scooped up into a home of his own! (That's something to smile about!)

A dental grant from Grey Muzzle also allowed the Humane Society of West Michigan to purchase new equipment that makes lengthy dental procedures safer. This upgrade will improve dental care for senior dogs for years to come, and your generosity made it possible!

Please consider making a gift today to give hundreds more at-risk older dogs life-changing new smiles!

The Grey Muzzle Organization

About the Organization

Grey Muzzle improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescues, and nonprofits nationwide. We are not a shelter or rescue. Rather, Grey Muzzle grants provide critically needed medical and dental treatments; foster and hospice care; adoption promotions; and programs that help keep old dogs in good homes. Our vision is a world where every senior dog thrives, and no old dog dies alone and afraid.

14460 Falls of Neuse Rd. Suite 149-269
Raleigh, NC 27614
United States

EIN: 26-1965495



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