Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at the Animal Protective Foundation are among the winners. The APF is one of 66 animal welfare groups in 30 states who were chosen from more than 300 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs.

“This grant will help us give senior dogs like 12-year-old Lola the veterinary and dental care she needs so she’ll be ready to go to her forever home,” said Amy Duskiewicz, Shelter Director at the APF, “No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs like Lola get the second chance they all deserve.”

Over the past decade, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided nearly $1.5 million in grants to support its vision of “a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.” The national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other nonprofit groups nationwide.