This is how Blossom came into Gray Face Acres care.  She was cleaned up and groomed.  She spent her last weeks at GFA warm, loved and well cared for.

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Bob and Debbie at home with the dogs

Blossom after

Number of adoptions

Gray Face Acres is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization

P.O. Box 393, Catharpin, VA 20143

Gray Face Acres was established by Bob and Debbie Gretz.  Bob and Debbie along with all of the precious rescued friends live on 10 beautiful, secluded acres in Haymarket,  Virginia.  We (Bob and Debbie) have been rescuing and fostering dogs for 13 years, and in April of 2016 started Gray Face Acres Senior Dog Rescue and Retreat.   The mission of Gray face Acres is to provide the comfort and love of a home and family for senior dogs abandoned or left in shelters.  We work with many of the local shelters taking senior dogs who have medical issues and other special needs, whose chances of adoption are slim to none.  Many of them retire here with a life of love and comfort. Some cross over Rainbow bridge with us by their side, and not alone.  Others are adopted into the loving homes of people we meet who also have big hearts for senior dogs.

After so many years of fostering, nearly 250 dogs, so many of the seniors ended up staying here.  That is when we decided to make Gray Face Acres official, and continue focusing on the need to help our older four legged friends.  We feel very strongly that it is not an option to leave the very senior and sick dogs in shelters to spend their final days, or weeks. We are growing our network of senior and hospice homes because our goal is to help as many senior dogs as we possibly can.  We are a registered 501c3, all volunteer charity, entirely funded by ourselves and generous donors.

To put it simply, we are very passionate about what we do.

Gray Face Acres in Virginia will be closing its doors, and would like to ask you for your continued support for senior dog and cat rescue with Paws For Seniors, in Bealeton, VA.   We are currently in the process of doing that and hope to have all of our followers and supporters make the transition as well, to follow and support them.
We are so grateful for all of the help and support all of our followers have given us, and we urge you all to continue this work with Paws For Seniors, founded by Jim and Brenda Scamordella over 8 years ago!  Like us, they operate a home based senior dog and cat rescue and have rescued hundreds of dogs and cats, giving them a second chance to be loved forever!  (We only rescued dogs!)
You can find them at  You can also follow their FB page. 

Thank You!

Debbie Gretz

GFA would like you to support Paws for Seniors Rescue

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Buddy BAGS are still available on our Shop.

Carry your buddy around in this beautiful handmade carrier.  Carries a small dog or cat comfortably.  BIG area to carry your buddy in.  Suggested weight is up to 12 pounds.  Very strong and can carry heavier weights - it all depends on how strong your shoulder is.