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The Grey Muzzle Organization provides funding for senior dog programs nationwide. Here you'll find a list of the organizations that have received Grey Muzzle funding. Please contact these organizations if you are considering adopting a senior dog, fostering, or volunteering.

Grey Muzzle Grant Recipients

Grant recipients include:

Abandoned Animal Rescue

Funded in 2014

How we help

With help from a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Abandoned Animal Rescue offered financial assistance to owners of senior dogs in financial need. The financial assistance included reduced or waived fees in AAR’s Wellness Clinic to cover medical or dental care, aiming to keep more pets with owners.

About Abandoned Animal Rescue

Abandoned Animal Rescue offers an adoption shelter, an affordable spay-neuter clinic, a wellness center, and community education outreach.  Founded in 2002 by three dedicated animal lovers, AAR is entirely managed and maintain by volunteers. 

Learn more about Abandoned Animal Rescue

Advanced Canine Education

Funded from 2016 - 2017

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps ACE to sustain and hopefully expand its Shelter Dog Swim program, an innovative, unique program that gives senior dogs, medical, specialized physical therapy, and fun swims while making organizations more effective. 

The Shelter Dog Swim program reduces expensive medical treatments/surgery (and is better for dogs), and it provides pre/post medical rehabilitation, at a greatly reduced cost.  Senior dogs are great candidates for dog swimming.   Warm water, indoors, with special ramps, and float coats are life saving for senior dogs, which cannot exercise or socialize like other dogs. 

About Advanced Canine Education

Advanced Canine Education supports dogs by giving services to dogs, and to those who serve them.  They help dog related charitable organizations, rescue groups, first responders, service dogs, therapy dogs, police k9 dogs, and provide training for the staff members of these groups.  They focus on:

1.    American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR training and certification, so the professionals and volunteers working for dog organizations can handle, emergency situations until appropriate veterinary assistance is available. 
2.    Dog swimming in a heated, indoor, specially equipped, saline pool for injured, recuperating, unadoptable, geriatric dogs referred by dog organizations and veterinarians.  
3.    Specialized training and educational opportunities for students, dog owners, and the public.

Learn more about Advanced Canine Education

Aggieland Humane Society

Funded from 2014 - 2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helped with their "Cookie’s Dental Medical Rescue" challenge.  A contributor made a challenge and will match our funds (capped at a certain amount) to provide much needed dental care for senior dogs with dental disease.  Our hope is that, by providing this vital dental treatment, senior dogs will have an increased chance at being adopted.

About Aggieland Humane Society

The Aggieland Humane Society, formerly Brazos Animal Shelter provides: humane shelter, care, and placement for stray and unwanted animals; promotes the human animal bond and promotes responsible pet ownership to enhance the quality of life for the people and animals in our community.

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Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio

Funded in 2012, 2020, and 2021

How we help

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio is fortunate to have received funding toward dental surgeries for senior dogs. Many of the senior dogs taken in may already have serious gum disease causing loss of appetite, weight loss and pain requiring dental surgeries. Not treating advanced dental disease can affect the heart, liver and kidneys. The grant funding will help at least eleven senior dogs with dental cleanings and provide them with the necessary care to bring them back to health so they are comfortable and get adopted faster.

About Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio’s (AHDRO) mission is to provide homeless Collies and Shelties a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition and love until they find their forever home; to reduce the number of unwanted pets by altering all dogs in their rehoming program; to educate the public about the importance of altering pets; and to promote the message that owning a pet is a lifelong commitment. All AHDRO dogs are placed in foster homes until they find their forever families. Upon intake into their program, each dog is examined by a veterinarian and necessary treatment is administered, or a treatment plan is put into place. 

Learn more about Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio
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Anderson Humane Society

Funded in 2020

How we help

AHS is honored to receive a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization, which will help it provide medical and dental care for senior dogs at the shelter and in foster care and will also expand the shelter’s ability to offer financial support for medical and emergency care to keep senior dogs in their owners’ homes, where they are most comfortable. This grant will help dogs like Henry, a senior boxer mix who came to AHS as a woefully neglected stray dog. After a medical exam, dental care to remove numerous painful, rotted teeth, bloodwork, and a lot of TLC, Henry found a fabulous new home with his foster mom, Paula.  

About Anderson Humane Society

Serving rural Anderson County in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, Anderson Humane Society (AHS) is a largely volunteer shelter, founded as a grassroots organization in 1975 with a focus on helping stray animals. As membership grew, AHS expanded its role to include addressing animal welfare issues, facilitating adoptions and rescues, and offering education programs and low-cost vaccine and spay/neuter programs. AHS works to make a better world for all animals by providing shelter, educating the community about humane care and treatment, advocating for animal welfare, and linking pets and people to enrich the lives of both.  

Learn more about Anderson Humane Society
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Angel's Retreat

Funded in 2021

How we help

Angel’s Retreat’s mission is to help all homeless dogs, regardless of breed, age or size, to find their forever home. Dogs receive basic medical care, including spay/neuter, vaccinations and a microchip, prior to adoption. A senior/hospice program ensures older dogs get needed medical care to live out their lives happily and pain-free. 

About Angel's Retreat

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will help Angel’s Retreat provide medical care to senior dogs. Whether the dogs are adopted into forever homes or remain in foster care, they will be happy and loved during their golden years. 

Learn more about Angel's Retreat
Wilbur Wilbur

Animal Care Assistance Program (ACAP)

Funded in 2020

How we help

Thanks to The Grey Muzzle Organization’s grant, ACAP will be able to extend their level of assistance beyond the previously normal monetary limit to help senior dogs like Wilbur receive life-saving veterinary care. Wilbur’s mom was referred to ACAP by an area animal shelter. He was  crying, acting in pain and drinking lots of water. ACAP partnered with another group to get Wilbur to an emergency vet clinic once he had labored breathing. Wilbur was discovered to be newly diabetic with a blood sugar of over 500! After urgent care, insulin therapy and a couple of follow up visits, Wilbur is feeling like a puppy again!

About Animal Care Assistance Program (ACAP)

Serving central Virginia, and with a sanctuary located in Louisa, VA, the Animal Care Assistance Program, or ACAP, is a 501(c)3 organization which was established in 2015 to provide low-income pet owners the opportunity to get their dogs and cats much needed veterinary care, which they would not otherwise be able to afford. ACAP also pulls high risk senior dogs from rural shelters, fully vets them and, depending upon their health needs, places them into loving homes through their foster-to-adopt program. 

Learn more about Animal Care Assistance Program (ACAP)
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Animal Fix Clinic

Funded in 2021

How we help

Animal Fix Clinic keeps senior dogs healthy and at home with their families through access to top-notch surgical care, regardless of the dog's age or their guardian's ability to pay. AFC offers high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter services to address pet overpopulation and to reduce the risk of late-in-life health complications, plus a wide range of other essential and urgent surgeries to save and improve the lives of senior dogs. When Rocky (age 12, pictured) needed a delicate surgery to have several tumors removed, AFC was able to provide his care, so he and his human (Gloria, also pictured) could continue their lives together.

About Animal Fix Clinic

Animal Fix Clinic is a non-profit surgical practice for dogs and cats in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1998 with MASH-style events serving community cats, AFC has grown over the decades into a free-standing, brick-and-mortar clinic dedicated to providing dogs and cats with a wide range of urgent, essential surgeries.

Learn more about Animal Fix Clinic
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Animal Haven

Funded from 2012-2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle is proud to support Animal Haven's Executive Suite program which aims to increase the adoption of senior dogs. Animal Haven's commitment is to pull at least one older dog per month from a city shelter and give him/her a second chance.

About Animal Haven

Animal Haven is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was founded in 1967 and finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption.  They also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.

Learn more about Animal Haven
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Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Funded from 2017 - 2020

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Grant will allow the Animal Rescue League of Iowa to provide diagnostic and medical care for ARL hospice dogs living as a beloved family member with ARL hospice foster families. Funding will also be used to provide diagnostic screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs.

About Animal Rescue League of Iowa

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa’s largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through our programs and services designed to promote animal welfare, address the reasons animals end up in shelters, find forever adoptive homes for the animals in our care, and to help keep pets in their homes with the people that love them.

Learn more about Animal Rescue League of Iowa

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