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

The contest is now open! Winners will be featured in Graying Muzzles 2016! Submit your photos of your old friend by September 1, 2015. Full details here.

Enter your senior dog age seven years and older in our 13th annual photo contest. Winners will be featured in our professionally printed, full-color Sanctuary calendar Graying Muzzles 2016, celebrating old dogs. Each winning entrant will receive a free calendar and be invited to “pawtograph” calendars at a Sanctuary event if possible.

How to enter:

Select your photo. High resolution digital images are preferred; 4"x6" or larger printed on photographic paper are also accepted.

Complete the entry form. Include a brief biography of your dog or a story that shows his personality. And tell us in just a few words the one greatest thing about your senior dog.

To email your entry, send your digital image, biography/story, and entry form to Then mail your $10 entry fee along with a copy of the entry form to The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, PO Box 609054, Cleveland, OH 44109. We cannot accept entry fees through PayPal since contest fees violate PayPal’s terms of service.

To mail your entry, send your photograph, the biography/story, entry form, and $10 entry fee to The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, PO Box 609054, Cleveland, OH 44109. Postmarked or emailed by September 1, 2015.

The fine print:

The contest is open to all senior dogs (7 years and older), including those who have already passed. Please include only senior dogs in you 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 if you have purchased the rights to the photo. No credit will be given to the photographer.

You may enter as many times as you like, but a $10 entry fee and a separate entry form must accompany each entry. Please do not send multiple photos and ask us to choose one.

Email or postmark your entries by September 1, 2015.

Photos will be judged by an impartial panel; the decision of the judges is final.

Photos will not be returned and become the property of The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs and may be used in its literature or web site. Winners will be posted here on the web site on or about October 15, 2015.

Calendars will be available beginning on Adoption Sunday, the last Sunday of October, at the Adoption & Education Center or by pre-order beginning the middle of September.

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GRAYING MUZZLES 2016 Photo Contest Entry Form: Print this page or send in a reasonable substitute. One Form per Photo

My Dog's Name:

My dog's breed or mix:

My dog's age:

The greatest thing about my dog:

Brief biography of my dog:

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.  I further certify that I am the legal owner of the dog in the picture and that I have the right to use this photograph for the intended purpose. I further understand that I will not be compensated for the use of my photo.

Signature (must be the dog's legal owner):


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Graying Muzzles 2015 is still available

Graying Muzzles 2015 is ON SALE now. Use the PayPal drop down menu below or mail your check for $6.00 per calendar (includes shipping and handling) to

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs
PO Box 609054
Cleveland, OH 44109
ATTN: GM 2015 order


Monthly Winners 2015* (printed as large picture of the month):
January: Ginger Hoard, Brunswick, OH
February: Ophelia & Delilah Keefer, Parma, OH
March: Lucy & Lexi Fisher, Terrytown, LA
April: Maggie Wolff, Hudson, WI (& cover photo)
May: Fritz Turner, Ashland, OH
June: Ginger Richarme, New Orleans, LA
July: Gage Bradac, Kirtland, OH
August: Snoopy Morrison, Hoschton, GA
September: Paula Oh, Mill Bay, BC, Canada
October: Lily Kalan, Girard, OH
November: Charlie, City of Cleveland Animal Control, Cleveland, OH
December: Tulip Cunningham, Akron, OH

Monthly Honorable Mention* (printed as smaller picture of the month):
January: Maggie & Wiley Sullivan, Cleveland, OH
February: Joseph Stuivant, St. Augustine, FL
March: Onyx Szczublewski, Garfield Heights, OH
April: Theo LaRiccia, Cleveland, OH
May: Lizzy Freehling, Norwalk, OH
June: Ava & Eirik, Sgamore Hills, OH
July: Amber Rose Frude, Olympia, WA
August: Muddy Waters Parch, Bedford, OH
September: Diesel Berk-Bassett, Willowick, OH
October: Mo Sober, Pepper Pike, OH
November: Louie Hendricks, Seven Hills, OH
December: Athena Burmeister, Cleveland, OH

*All winners will receive a complimentary calendar.
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