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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:

Tulah Tulah

SPCA of Texas

Funded in 2020

How we help

The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow the SPCA of Texas to increase the number of senior dogs in their Fospice (Foster + Hospice) program. These dogs have a good quality of life, but the costs of their ongoing medical care are extensive, historically deterring adopters. In Fospice, the organization covers the cost of their medical care and foster volunteers take the dogs into their home, giving them loving care for the rest of their lives. 

About SPCA of Texas

The SPCA of Texas is one of the oldest and largest comprehensive nonprofit animal welfare organizations in Texas with locations in Dallas and McKinney. The SPCA of Texas operates two animal care and adoption centers, one animal rescue center, three low-cost care clinics and two mobile clinics to fulfill its mission of providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. The clinics provide low-cost or free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and preventative healthcare services to the public and shelter animals. Animal Cruelty Investigations investigates reports of animal cruelty and neglect in multiple North Texas counties. Staff veterinary teams and animal behaviorists, along with an active corps of volunteers, care for all animals brought in through seizure, transfer or owner-surrender. 

Learn more about SPCA of Texas

SPCA of Wake County

Funded from 2009 to 2012

How we help

The SPCA received a grant from Grey Muzzle for their Senior Wellness Program. Each elderly dog will be given a health screening including blood work, urinalysis, fecal exams, and radiographs to give an overall health picture of the dog.  The SPCA will be using this health package to remove any apprehension of adopting a senior dog.

About SPCA of Wake County

The SPCA of Wake County is a non-profit animal welfare organization whose mission is to protect, shelter and promote adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership; and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs.

Learn more about SPCA of Wake County
Small white dog Froto

SpokAnimal C.A.R.E.


How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization is helping SpokAnimal launch their Pearly Whites Initiative to address a pressing need for canine dental care. Thanks to grant funding, 11-year-old Froto and other senior dogs will receive comprehensive dental treatments, increasing their likelihood of adoption and reducing the risk of other health issues. Poor Froto’s teeth were so bad that many had to be extracted. But he’s now pain-free, recovering in foster care, and will be ready for a new home soon!

About SpokAnimal C.A.R.E.

Over 3,000 pets find homes annually through SpokAnimal C.A.R.E., making them the largest humane society in eastern Washington. Vibrant transport and foster programs fuel the adoption program. To maximize their support of pets and pet owners, SpokAnimal also operates a low-income vet clinic, offers temporary boarding, and stocks an emergency pet food bank.

Learn more about SpokAnimal C.A.R.E.
Brody, a yellow lab mix, now deceased Brody

St. Louis Senior Dog Project

Funded from 2008 to 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides financial aid to this rescue's senior dogs.

About St. Louis Senior Dog Project

The St. Louis Senior Dog Project rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes dogs (and a few cats) with an emphasis on the adoption of older dogs.

Learn more about St. Louis Senior Dog Project
Large black dog Lillie

Stop the Suffering

Funded from 2018 to 2021

How we help

In the last year Stop the Suffering (STS) has treated and found forever families for over 45 senior dogs looking for their second chance.  Lillie was found roaming southern Ohio and was transported and fostered through STS. The Grey Muzzle grant helped fund Lillie’s heartworm treatment and get this senior girl adopted into a loving home. STS looks forward to serving many more senior dogs like Lillie who deserve rest, relaxation, and love in their golden years. 

About Stop the Suffering

Since 2002, Stop the Suffering has operated transport, sponsorship, foster, and adoption programs for animals in need in rural Ohio. They assist all companion pets but focus on animals overlooked by other groups, including seniors, pit bull type dogs, black dogs, and hounds.  Their hearts are with senior dogs who are the ones most often left behind.  

Learn more about Stop the Suffering
German Shepherd Doris Doris

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter

Funded in 2019

How we help

The Grey Muzzle grant will provide needed medical and dental care for the senior dogs who come into the care of Stray Hearts Animal Shelter (aka the Humane Society of Taos). Providing these senior dogs the care they need and deserve will ready them for adoption faster and give their new families a better idea of their health needs. 

About Stray Hearts Animal Shelter

The Humane Society of Taos (dba Stray Hearts Animal Shelter) is an open-admission shelter serving Taos County, NM. Stray Hearts serves people and pets through its programs, including pet adoption, humane education and animal cruelty intervention. They have an active foster care program, which includes hospice foster care for seniors and terminally ill animals as well as short-term care for puppies, kittens and injured animals. Stray Hearts also takes in many feral and semi-feral animals and provides placement for many through training, transfer to ranches and barn cat programs.

Learn more about Stray Hearts Animal Shelter

Suncoast Basset Rescue

Funded from 2014 to 2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to fund a Senior Wellness Package for adopters of a Senior Basset to a Senior Person. This will include spay & neuter, vaccinations and taking care of any medical needs they basset may have so that it is ready for adoption.

About Suncoast Basset Rescue

Suncoast Basset Rescue is a not-for-profit, volunteer effort that rescues Basset Hounds from abusive, abandoned and unwanted situations just for the love of the breed. Our organization gives bassets a second chance to live, as they were intended as someone's best animal friend.  We have rescued over 2000 bassets since 1997.

Learn more about Suncoast Basset Rescue

Sussex County Fellowship for Animals

Funded in 2017

How we help

Grey Muzzle funding helps Sussex County Fellowship for Animals (aka Father John's Animal House) with medical and dental expenses for their new "Still a Best Friend!" Program to highlight the needs of senior animals and how much love they still have to offer to the right family.

Senior dogs tend to have a unique set of medical problems well beyond what is typically seen in younger dogs. An adoptive family is more likely to overlook a dog that will require expensive surgeries. SCFA receives discounted services from the veterinarians they partner with. Typically, once healed from the procedures, the dogs are more comfortable, ready to meet new people, and have a renewed and higher quality of life.

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About Sussex County Fellowship for Animals

It is the mission of Father John’s Animal House to provide quality loving care to the cats and dogs that arrive at our shelter. They are advocates against cruelty and neglect, encourage a strong animal-human bond, find quality loving families for otherwise homeless animals, and promote and facilitate spay/neuter procedures to reduce the over population and suffering of unwanted or homeless animals.

Learn more about Sussex County Fellowship for Animals
Lollie, the Shih Tzu, now deceased Lollie

Tails of the City Animal Rescue

Funded from 2011 to 2012

How we help

Grey Muzzle helps Tails of the City by providing a grant to help with their Shelter Intervention Program to help low income families keep their dog in their own home and their Permanent Foster program where some medical costs are covered.

About Tails of the City Animal Rescue

Tails of the City is dedicated to the rescue, treatment and re-homing of animals of all ages in the greater Los Angeles Area.

Learn more about Tails of the City Animal Rescue
Black dog Diamond Diamond

The Animal Foundation

Funded in 2018, 2019, and 2021

How we help

This generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will provide training to the Veterinary Services team at The Animal Foundation (TAF), enabling them to treat dental trauma and disease in senior dogs in their care. Their program, The Veterinary Services Dental Health Initiative for Senior Dogs, aims to alleviate the dental issues and associated problems senior dogs endure, which will increase their quality of life and chance of being adopted. Grey Muzzle funds will help dogs like Diamond, a radiant seven-year-old lab/pit bull mix, who found herself in need of new home through no fault of her own. Having received the dental care she needed, she’s all smiles now and looking forward to finding her forever family.  

About The Animal Foundation

The Animal Foundation (TAF) is Las Vegas’ only open-admission animal shelter and one of the highest volume single-site shelters in the country. In 2018 alone, TAF admitted over 26,000 animals. As an open-admission shelter, they are committed to taking in every animal who comes to them in need, no matter their age, health, behavior, or species. They are also committed to Mission: Possible 2020, a five-year plan to become a shelter that saves all healthy and treatable animals entering their care by the end of 2020. Every day they work to reduce the overall number of animals who need services in the first place. Through focused outreach, creative programming, and affordable services, they are addressing the root causes of animal overpopulation and homelessness in the community.  

Learn more about The Animal Foundation

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