Graying Muzzles through the years: 2004-2018

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

Wanted: Beautiful old gals and handsome old guys for Graying Muzzles 2019, our 16th annual calendar celebrating old dogs.

The contest is now open! So start planning those great shots now, and make your old dog a super star. Enter as many photos as you wish and as often as you wish.


Select your photo(s): High-resolution digital images are preferred; 4”x6” or larger photos printed on high quality photo 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 the one greatest thing about your senior dog.
Submit your entry: To e-mail 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.  We cannot accept online entry fees since 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.


The contest accepts photos of 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 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.
E-mail or postmark your entries by September 5, 2018.  
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 website after October 1, 2018.

Please complete and submit this form or a reasonable facsimile of it and submit it with your entry.

My Dog’s Name

My Dog’s Breed or Mix

My Dog’s Age at the time of the picture

My Dog's Age now or at passing

Owner's Name


City, State, and Zip



If my dog’s photo is selected, I agree to its use in the Graying Muzzles 2019 Calendar,  proceeds to benefit The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs.

Signature (must be dog’s legal owner) & Date

Return completed form with photo (or indicate that photo has been sent via e-mail), $10 entry fee (check or money order), and biography/story about your dog to:
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs
P.O. Box 609054
Cleveland, OH 44109-0054
Attn: Graying Muzzles 2019 Contest


Graying Muzzles 2018 is still available for order by mail or through PayPal or for pick up at our Adoption & Education Center. They make great gifts for the old dog lovers in your life. Full ordering details and sale prices are below.

SALE!!! You can order your copies of Graying Muzzles 2018 in three ways:

1. By mail. Send a check or money order to The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, PO Box 609054, Cleveland, OH 44109. Calendars are $6.50 each. Be sure to note that your check is for a Graying Muzzles order.

2. At our Adoption & Education Center. Stop in anytime that we are open and pick up your copies. Calendars on site are just $5 each.

3. Through PayPal. Select the number of calendars you would like to order from the drop down menu below and send your order securely through PayPal.


The winners of the Graying Muzzles 2018 contest:

First Place (large monthly picture in order January - December):

Shelby McConnell, Cleveland Heights, OH
Fritz Tobias, Seven Hills, OH
Moochy Williams, Mentor, OH
Whiskey Davis, Massillon, OH
Sofie Freehling, Norwalk, OH
Oscar Scholl, Owasso, OK
Charlie O'Hagan, Seven Hills, OH
Allister Titman, Painesville, OH
Daisy Doodle Morrison, Hoschton, GA
Brooks & Maddie Lasher, Lakewood, OH
Trouble Osbourne, Owasso, OK
Aunt Tillie Scholl, Owasso, OK

Honorable Mention (small monthly picture in order January - December):

Sasha & Mugsy Cunningham, Akron, OH
Corwyn Phoenix, Centralia, IL
Rugby Freeh, North Ridgeville, OH
Storm Osbourne, Owasso, OK
Grace Becker, Mayfield Village, OH
Trixie Doodle Kilgore, Slippery Rock, PA
Mister Swindle, O'Fallon, MO
Mickey Howen, North Olmsted, OH
Fifi Allen, Toledo, OH
Frodo Rzewnicki, Leesburg, VA
Holly Martin, Ormond Beach, FL
Camille Haley, Carlsbad, CA

Congratulations to all the winners. There were so many wonderful photos of old dogs sleeping, swimming, playing, and just enjoying their lives that the judges had a difficult job selecting the winners.

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