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


Senior dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its 2023 grants, and senior pups of Czar’s Promise are among the winners.

Czar’s Promise of Madison, WI is one of 90 animal welfare groups chosen from 370 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received $848,000 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 Tilly, the chemotherapy treatment she needs in her fight against pancreatic cancer, said Beth Viney of Czar’s Promise. “Canines are so grateful and loving, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs in their cancer support and journey. We are incredibly grateful to Grey Muzzle Organization for their generous grant and support of local senior canines who so need our help.”

Over the past 15 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided more than $4.6 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 Czar’s Promise make a difference in the lives of dogs and people in their communities,” Grey Muzzle’s Executive Director Lisa Lunghofer said. “Many senior dogs impacted by a cancer diagnosis in Wisconsin are enjoying an enhanced quality of life due to the wonderful work of Czar’s Promise.”



Tilly is one of many wonderful senior dogs who are part of the Czar’s Promise family, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is receiving chemotherapy treatment. For more information, please visit or 608-235-7269.  


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