Graying Muzzles through the years: 2004-2020

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 fellas for
Graying Muzzles 2021 Photo Contest Open NOW!
Deadline for submissions extended to September 21! Don't get left out.

Enter your senior dog (age 7 & older) in our annual photo contest! The winners will be featured in our 18th annual calendar.

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.
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 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 September 21, 2020.  
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 15, 2020.

Graying Muzzles 2021 Photo Contest Entry Form: Please complete each item

My Dog’s Name:

My Dog’s Breed or Mix:

My Dog’s Age:

Short bio (25 words or fewer):

The one best thing about my dog (10 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 2021 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 2021 Contest


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

It's not too late to order your copy of Graying Muzzles 2020!
Now on sale for just $5 at the Adoption & Education Center or $6.50 through the mail.
International orders, add $2


You can also mail a check for your order to
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs
PO Box 609054
Cleveland, OH 44109
Mail order calendars are $6.50 each.

Or you can stop by our Adoption & Education Center at 4860 Broadview Road, Cleveland, OH  when we are open and pick up your copies of the calendar for $5 each.

And the 2020 winners are . . .

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

Bugsley Martinez-Lewis, Denver, CO
Willow Rzewnicki, Leesburg, VA
Holly Oh, Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada
Sally M Springer, Philadelphia, PA
Jinner Cupples, Mounds, OK
Blanche & Charlie DelPrincipe-Flynn, Bath Township, OH
Edgar Cunningham, Akron, OH
Sugar Coffman, Akron, OH
Jack Hughes, Dover, PA (cover Dog)
Whiskey Davis, Massillon, OH
Bernie Spicer, Tallmadge, OH
Dex Osbourne, Owasso, OK

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

Butterfly Rose Broderick, North Chili, NY
Brooke Scarberry, Brooklyn, OH
Brandy Ruby-Torres, College Station, TX
Joah Fulmas, Olmsted Township, OH
Toby Russell, North Hollywood, CA
Gladys Dvorchak, Cranston, RI
Jewel Roo Parch, Bedford, OH
Zoe Trybus, Colchester, VT
Deeghan Edelson, Salem, OR
Sam Miller, North Royalton, OH
Remington Sanders-Wagner, Houston, TX
Butters Burton, Avon, OH

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