Barnabee (September 2002 - December 2016)

Barnabee (September 2002 - December 2016)

What We Do

Grey Face Rescue & Retirement focuses on animals age 7 and older. We accept all seniors into our rescue and hospice care. We don't discriminate against specific breeds, medical conditions, behaviors or history – we believe all seniors deserve a second chance. Our volunteers work tirelessly to match each of our seniors with a specific foster for their continued care. We also seek special and educated adopters to give our seniors their forever homes.



Grey Face Rescue & Retirement is a 501(c)3 non-profit, foster-based senior animal rescue providing quality care and love when the norm becomes unfamiliar. We strive to raise awareness of the joys and challenges of living with aging animals. While never forgetting where these animals have come from, we emphasize the positive aspects of their life in retirement. We do not concern ourselves with the quantity of time that they have left, rather the quality of the life that we can provide them for that time. 

Love the commitment and dedication these folks show to the senior dogs. It takes a special person to care for those that have lived out most of their life already, whether human or animal. Keep up the good work!
— Becky Ness


  • Rescuing stray and relinquished senior animals from animal shelters that have not been adopted and are scheduled to be euthanized. GFR&R takes the animals that are considered “too old” for traditional shelters and provides them with a chance at a forever retirement home, either with a new loving family, or through our Hospice Program.

  • Securing a no-kill foster-based program where rescued seniors can be safely sheltered without the threat of euthanization until adoptive families are found for them, or where they may live out their days surrounded by love and the very best care specific to their needs.

  • Providing veterinary care to neglected, abused and injured senior animals.

  • Promoting the benefit of adopting older pets, and educating the public on the care of seniors.

  • Educating children and adults alike on responsible pet guardianship.

  • Creating an alliance with local shelters and animal rescues to improve the adoption rate of senior pets.