Phoenixville, PA – Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Main Line Animal Rescue are among the winners.


Main Line Animal Rescue in Phoenixville is one of 62 animal welfare groups chosen from 240 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The groups received a total of nearly $419,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in communities nationwide.


“This grant will help us give senior dogs like 17-year-old Sarah the senior wellness care she needs so she’ll be ready to go to her forever home,” said Susan Chew, Site Manager of Main Line Animal Rescue. “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.”


In the past 11 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided almost $2 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 Main Line Animal Rescue 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 Chester County area are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of MLAR.”


About Main Line Animal Rescue

MLAR has fought to end animal homelessness for more than 20 years. The rescue has an extensive adoption program, humane education initiatives and has been at the forefront of anti-puppy mill campaigns locally and nationally. MLAR’s efforts have been highlighted in People Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ABC’s The View, and Oprah. MLAR is an animal shelter unlike any other in the state; it takes in animals that are turned down by other rescues because of extensive medical or behavioral complications, and provides the necessary medical treatment, enrichment programming and training for each animal to become adoptable. To learn more about Main Line Animal Rescue visit


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