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Senior Dogs at Rochester Hope for Pets Fetch Grant


Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and Rochester Hope for Pets is among the winners. 

    Rochester Hope for Pets in Rochester is one of 77 animal welfare groups chosen from 266 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received more than $616,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities. 

    “This grant will help us give senior dogs like 8-year-old Otto the surgery she needs on her knees to help her live out her golden years much more comfortably,” said Krista Brown of Rochester Hope for Pets.  “No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs get the second chance they all deserve.”

    Over the past 13 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided more than $3.1 million in grants to support its vision of  “a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.” 

    “Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re delighted to help deserving organizations like Rochester Hope for Pets make a difference in the lives of dogs and people in their communities,” Grey Muzzle’s Executive Director Lisa Lunghofer said. “Many senior dogs in the Rochester area are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Rochester Hope for Pets.” 

    Rochester Hope for Pets’ mission is threefold: improving the quality of life for Rochester area companion animals by providing grants for veterinary care to pets whose owners are in times of need; assisting veterinary health teams with continuing education, research and new technology for the advancement of companion animal care; and providing support to animal-related nonprofit organizations whose missions support homeless animals in need.

    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. For details, please visit  

    Otto is one of many wonderful senior dogs who have received grants from Rochester Hope for Pets for much needed health care. For more information, please visit or call: 585-532-7406.

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