Graying Muzzles through the years: 2004-2016
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 Graying Muzzles 2017 Contest is Open!

WANTED: Handsome old fellows and beautiful old gals!

Enter your senior dogs (age 7 and older) in our annual photo contest. The winners will be featured in our 14th annual calendar GRAYING MUZZLES 2017!


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

2. Complete the entry form.
Include a short biography of your dog that highlights his unique personality. Also tell us the one greatest (or funniest or most unusual or most inspiring) thing about your old dog.

3. Submit your entry.

To email your entry, send your digital image, bio/story, and entry form to Mail your $10 entry fee to the Sanctuary at the address below. We cannot accept online entry fees since they violate PayPal's terms of service.

To mail your entry, send your photograph, entry form, bio/story, and $10 entry fee to:
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, PO Box 609054, Cleveland, OH 44109, ATTN Graying Muzzles 2017 Contest


The contest is open to all senior dogs (age 7 and older at the time of the photo), including those dogs that have already crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Please include only senior dogs in your photo; photos containing images of people or young dogs will be disqualified.

All entries must be signed and submitted by the legal owner of the dog. Professional photos are accpetable only if you have purchased the rights to the photo. No credit will be given to the photographer.

You can enter as many times as you like, but please include a $10 entry fee and a separate entry form for each photo you submit.

Email or postmark your entries by September 1, 2016. Photos will be judged by an impartial panel; the decision of the judges is final. Photos will not be returned and may be used by the Sanctuary to promote its mission, its programs, and its activities.

Winners will be notified by posting on our web site on or about September 20, 2016.


GRAYING MUZZLES 2017 ENTRY FORM: One form per entry

My dog's name:

My dog's breed or mix:

My dog's age:

My name:


City, State, & Zip:



If my dog's photo is selected, I agree to its use in the 2017 Graying Muzzles Calendar, proceeds to benefit The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs.

Signature of dog's legal owner:

Date of submission:

Return the completed form (or a facsimile that includes all of the required information) with photo, $10 entry fee, and bio/story to:

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, PO Box 609054, Cleveland, OH 44109
ATTN: Graying Muzzles 2017 Contest


While they last!! Calendars are now reduced to $6.50 each, including shipping and handling.

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

or order through the PayPal link:



Congratulations to the 12 winners featured each month in no particular order:

Buddy Cook
Alex Dickson
Sally & Jayne Koeth
Calamity Lochmann
Buzz Thurman
Cody Loudermilk
Winnie Johnson
Wally Clark
Bear "Bozey" Reagin
Ginger Milas
Andrew Billings
Tumtum Wendall

Congratulations to the 12 honorable mentions presented each month in smaller format in no particular order:

Peaches Osbourne
Cisco Sampsel
Leah McDade
Gertie Depinto
Piper Sims
Georgia Morrison
Alvira Savage
McTavish Gingrich
Trixie Mizerak
Amber Rose Frude
Spot & Ozzie Cunningham
Atlas First

There were so many wonderful, heart-warming photos submitted this year that I imagine the judges had a very hard time making their final decisions. Thank you to each of you who sent in pictures of your old friends. If your dog's photo wasn't selected this year, please try again next year.

The contest for 2017 is now open. See the details above along with the 2017 entry form. Thank you, everyone. Old Dogs, Great Friends!

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