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Mari's List proudly supports The Grey Muzzle Organization

Grey Muzzle is the largest national nonprofit organization working specifically on behalf of senior dogs. They improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, and other nonprofit groups nationwide.

Grey Muzzle awards grants for programs that provide lifesaving services to senior dogs and improve their quality of life.

We feel confident supporting Grey Muzzle! They are a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that received the GuideStar Platinum Transparency status and a Charity Navigator Rating of 100 out of 100.


A note from Mari

Mari, the founder of Mari’s List, is a true animal lover with a soft spot for dogs. You may have met one of her Frenchies, Bob, (or Emily and Andy's dog, Joey!) at orthodontic events, where they make personal appearances, share unconditional love, and give lots of doggie kisses.

Her colleagues vouch for Mari’s passion for pups, joking that being a “dog person” is required to be on the Mari’s List team.

Mari’s love for animals started young—you might even say at birth. Raised Catholic, she was born on the day celebrating St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

As a child, dogs, cats, a turtle, a duck, and even a monkey followed her home. With the support and encouragement of her loving parents, she took in all of them, making sure to find each a loving home.

It's no surprise that when her mother-in-law was in assisted living, Mari made weekly visits with her 12-year-old toy poodle, Rocco, who brought joy to the facility’s elderly residents. Inspired by this experience with Rocco, Mari dreamed of spreading the joy of the human-animal bond on a broader scale.

She also longed to help more dogs who need a second chance, especially senior dogs like her Rocco. As Rocco aged, along with her other fur babies, Mari became keenly aware of the challenges senior dogs face, particularly if they find themselves in a shelter or rescue.

Sadly, they are far less likely to be adopted than younger dogs, and many need costly veterinary care that animal welfare groups simply can’t afford. The thought of those senior dogs never finding a loving home broke Mari’s heart. And she decided to do something about it.

She and her team searched diligently for a national nonprofit organization whose mission was to help senior dogs. They polled group members about supporting such an organization, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Mari’s members love dogs just as much as she does!

That’s why we are so pleased to introduce The Grey Muzzle Organization as Mari’s charity partner of choice. Please read more about this amazing organization and consider how you might support their work for homeless and at-risk senior dogs by donating or helping to spread the word about their work!