Graying Muzzles through the years: 2004-2017

Three Graying Muzzles 2004 winners
Jeffie, companion of the Modics, Cleveland, OH
Chester and Makita, companions of Melissa Dudley, Canterbury, NH
Nakita, companion of Jude Fine, Calgary, Canada

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Graying Muzzles Calendar & Photo Contest

Calling all handsome old fellows and beautiful old girls!
The Contest for Graying Muzzles 2018 is now OPEN!

Enter your senior dog (age 7 & older) in our annual photo contest!
The winners will be  featured in our 15th annual calendar, GRAYING MUZZLES 2018

Select your photo. High-resolution digital images are preferred; 4"x6" or larger photos printed on photo paper are also accepted.
Complete the entry form. Include a biography of your dog or a story that shows his personality. And tell us the one greatest thing about your senior dog.
Submit your entry.  To email your entry, send your digital image, bio/story, and entry form to Mail your $10 entry fee with a copy of your entry form to The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, ATTN: GM18, PO Box 609054, Cleveland, OH 44109. We cannot accept online entry fees; they violate PayPal’s terms of service. To mail your entry, send your photograph, the entry form, bio/story, and $10 entry fee to the Sanctuary.

Special Note: If you tried to submit an entry and it was returned as undeliverable, please use the new email address indicated above: We had some difficulties with the original address that have now been resolved.

The contest is open to all senior dogs (7 years and older at the time of the photo), including those who have already crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Please include only senior dogs in your photos; we cannot accept photos that include people or younger dogs. All entries must be signed and submitted by the legal owner of the dog and the photograph. Professional photos are acceptable only if you have purchased the rights to the photo. No credit will be given to the photographer. Candid shots are preferred over professional portraits.

You may enter as many times as you like, but a $10 entry fee and a separate entry form must accompany each entry. Email or postmark your entries by September 5, 2017. Photos will be judged by an impartial panel; the decision of the judges is final. Photos will not be returned and may be used to promote the Sanctuary and its programs. Winners will be posted on our web site on or before October 1, 2017.


GRAYING MUZZLES 2018 Photo Contest Entry Form         

One form per entry, please.

My Dog’s Name

My Dog’s Breed or Mix

My Dog’s Age

Owner's Name


City, State, & Zip



If my dog’s photo is selected, I agree to its use in the 2016 Graying Muzzles Calendar, proceeds to benefit The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs.

Signature (must be dog’s legal owner)   


Return completed form with photo, $10 entry fee (check or money order), and biography/story about your dog to: The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, ATTN: GM18, P.O. Box 609054 Cleveland, OH 44109. POSTMARKED BY SEPT. 5, 2017!


Graying Muzzles 2017 is still available for just $6.50 each, which includes shipping and handling. Calendars are also available at our Adoption & Education Center for $5 during the hours that we are open.

Mail your check to
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs
PO Box 609054
Cleveland, OH 44109

or order through the PayPal link


Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Graying Muzzle photo contest.

1st place (large picture)

Amber Rose Frude
Avalanche Ols
Bella Cunningham
Bugsy T. Puppy Wanstrath
Cissy Kruckenberg
Gixxer Borchelt
Haylie Jean Capek
Karma Bjerre
Kellie Jean Sampsel
Phoebe Coll
Sadie Wolf
Sophie Morrison

Honorable mention (smaller picture)

Bo Mitchell
Chuck & Johnny Medla
Daisy Ankrom
Henry Piscioneri
Hopalong Cassidy Buckethead Cannon
Izabelle Jones
Mya Moye
Nellie Marrelli
Picabo & McTavish Gingrich
Samson Rensel
Sirius Woodard
Toe Becker

There were so many wonderful photos of gorgeous old dogs that it was very hard for the judges to make the final decisions. Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo. It is so nice to see so many people who love and cherish their old friends.


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