Dog Prom, ‘Could I Have This Dance For The Rest Of My Life?’

It’s that time of year – seniors across the nation are donning their finest tuxes and gowns to attend the most anticipated dance of the year, prom. This year prom isn’t just for teenage seniors…senior dogs are having their moment to shine as well.

Yes indeed – prom for dogs is a real thing thanks to The Grey Muzzle Organization’s first-ever Senior Dog Prom. In late April, the non-profit organization, which improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide, reached out to Facebook followers with a request for their photos of senior dogs, dolled up in prom-worthy finery, for an event which aims to raise awareness and support for homeless “old dogs” nationwide:

It’s Senior Prom time! Your senior dog is invited to prom with or without a date. Show the world how wonderful, loving and fun older dogs can be by posting a photo of your prom-ready pet on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #SeniorDogProm.

Photo entries for the senior dog prom poured in and now the time has come to vote for the finalists who are vying for the coveted titles of Senior Dog Prom King, Prom Queen, and Cutest Couple. You can vote for your favorites, in each category, once each day between now and May 31. Winners will be announced in early June.

Get in on the fun, and enjoy the amazing photos from these adorable contestants, at this link.

Grey Muzzle Foundation website here.

Grey Muzzle Foundation Facebook page here.

(Images Grey Muzzle Foundation Facebook page)

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Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.