Graying Muzzles through the years: 2004-2023
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
Scroll down for winners of Graying Muzzles 2023:

First Place (large monthly pictures in order from January through December):

January: Gordon Lightfoot Parch
February: Willa & Boris Widdowson
March: Ollie Keefer
April: Pollyanna Cosiano
May: Mabel Becker-Nowosadzki
June: Gilda Bollinger
July: Snoopy Morrison
August: Piper Wallace
September: Dougie Romano
October: Chance DeSalvo
November: Lacey & Bella Smith
December: Maggie May Gregoire

Honorable Mention (small monthly pictures in order from January through December):

January: Noodle Howe
February: Doc Callahan
March: Sugar Coffman
April: Patches Frude
May: Chloe Duffy-Ludington
June: Molly Dvorchak
July: Coulson Lasher
August: Lucy White
September: Ruby Cananaugh
October: Pumpkin Lantzer
November: Teddy Selesnak
December: TC Foster

All winners will receive a free copy of Graying Muzzles 2023, so be sure we have a current mailing address on file for you.

Pre-order your copy of Graying Muzzles 2023 today. Orders will begin to ship on or about November 17, 2022.


Graying Muzzles 2024 Contest Opens on April 1, 2023

Start planning your shots now and enter your senior dog (age 7 & older) in our 21st annual photo contest!

HOW TO ENTER (entry form below):

Select your photo: High-resolution digital images* are preferred; 4"x6" or larger photos printed on photo paper are also accepted. Photos on plain paper or photos that are folded cannot be considered.
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.  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.

*A photo must be able to enlarge to fit the calendar without causing the image to pixelate.  Generally, a high resolution image is 300 DPI and 1200x1800 pixels for a typical calendar sized image (4"x6").


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, other animals, 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.
Email or postmark your entries by October 1, 2023.  
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 around October 31, 2023.

Graying Muzzles 2024 Photo Contest Entry Form

My Dog's Name:

My Dog's Breed or Mix:

My Dog's Age:

Short bio (50 words or fewer):

The one best thing about my dog (15 words or fewer):

Your name:


City, State, Zip:

Phone:                              Email:

If my dog's photo is selected, I agree to its use in the Graying Muzzles 2024 calendar, proceeds to benefit The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs.

Signature (must be dog's legal owner):   


Return completed entry form (with photo if not submitted digitally) and $10 entry fee (check or money order) to:
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs
P.O. Box 609054
Cleveland, OH 44109-0054
Attn: Graying Muzzles 2024 Contest


If you email your photo and entry form, please include a copy of the entry form in your envelope with entry fee.

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