For Immediate Release: August 16, 2022

Zeek is one of many wonderful senior dogs provided with temporary shelter at Found House IHN while their owners work to secure affordable, pet-friendly housing. For more information, please visit or email

Cincinnati –Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization
announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Found House Interfaith Housing Network’s (IHN) Pet Support Program are among the winners.

Found House IHN in Cincinnati is one of 78 animal welfare groups chosen from 344 applicants to
receive a grant to help local, senior dogs. The winning groups received more than $705,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk, old dogs in their communities.

“This grant will allow the Pet Support Program to improve the health of senior dogs with owners
experiencing loss of housing, or related crisis, like 10-year-old Zeek. Low-income clients on the verge of homelessness frequently cannot afford to keep up with basic medical needs of their pets, such as vaccines and dental care,” said Stacey Burge of Found House IHN. “No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs get the chance they all deserve.”

Over the past 14 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided more than $3.8
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 Found
House IHN 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 Cincinnati are enjoying their golden
years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Found House IHN.”

Established in 2014, the Pet Support Program is a pet shelter embedded into Found House IHN’s
social service center providing a coordinated network of care for people and pets experiencing the
crisis of homelessness, or related crisis, with the central goal to keep people and their pets safe and
together. For details, please 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

Media Contacts:

Stacey Burge, President & CEO, Found House Interfaith Housing Network: or 513-471-1100

Lisa Lunghofer, Executive Director, The Grey Muzzle Organization: or 240-631-2894