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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:

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Virginia Beach SPCA

Funded from 2009 - 2015 and 2017

How we help

The Virginia Beach SPCA (VBSPCA) has received grants from Grey Muzzle for medical care for adoptable dogs and their HOPE program. The HOPE program was launched in October 2008 to help pet owners with pet food and veterinary expenses so that owners could keep their pets instead of relinquishing them to a shelter. Grey Muzzle helps with expenses for senior dog owners, which includes over 75% of the applicants to the program.

About Virginia Beach SPCA

VBSPCA, created in 1966, is a private nonprofit humane society that takes in almost 4,000 homeless domestic animals and nearly 2,200 wildlife animals each year, and is dedicated to finding homes for all adoptable animals. Through their medical clinic and mobile Neuter Scooter, they also provide spay/neuter and other veterinary services to the public. Their mission is to create a more humane and responsible community by increasing our capacity for compassion while decreasing our tolerance for cruelty.

Learn more about Virginia Beach SPCA

Virginia German Shepherd Rescue Inc.

Funded in 2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps with their Senior Adoption Program - a concerted effort by the VGSR volunteers to make the adopting public aware of the benefits of owning a senior dog – and their Wards of Rescue expenses. Wards of the Rescue are those senior dogs who will never be adopted, as they are too ill or have too many behavioral issues to transition to adoptive homes. These dogs live out their lives in loving foster homes.

About Virginia German Shepherd Rescue Inc.

Virginia German Shepherd Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the German Shepherd Dog. They provide a safe haven for German Shepherds (and, sometimes, other breeds/mixes) who are left in shelters to await uncertain fate; are owner surrenders (moving, illness, divorce, death, etc.); or are victims of abuse or neglect. They adopt dogs to loving, responsible and secure homes, typically, in Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.

Learn more about Virginia German Shepherd Rescue Inc.

Washington Humane Society

Funded from 2011 - 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle helps to fund the Senior Companions program at WHS, which treats medical needs of senior animals and provides them care either in foster homes or temporarily at the shelter until they are adopted.

About Washington Humane Society

Since 1870, the Washington Humane Society has been the National Capital area’s leading voice of compassion for pets and wildlife. They operate the only open-access shelter in the District.

Learn more about Washington Humane Society

Watauga Humane Society

Funded from 2017 - 2018

How we help

Grey Muzzle funding will support Watauga Humane Society's Adoption Booster efforts by ensuring that they can provide necessary medical care and subsidize adoption fees for senior dogs rather than having to choose one or the other. Additionally, they will be testing a senior focused “play-date” event through their Dogs Playing for Life program. They will bring senior dogs in foster care to the adoption center so potential adopters can meet them. 

About Watauga Humane Society

Watauga Humane Society (WHS) is an open admission adoption center in rural western North Carolina. They serve about 2000 animals a year and because of their successful Adoption Boosters program more than 95% of them have a happy ending. About 100 senior dogs come to WHS annually and they provide specialized wellness exams, dental care, appropriate diets, and training to increase their adoption potential.

Learn more about Watauga Humane Society
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Watermelon Mountain Ranch Inc.

Funded in 2018

How we help

Grant funds from Grey Muzzle will allow Watermelon Mountain Ranch Animal Center (WMRAC) to develop a senior to senior adoption program. This program will expand the number of senior animal transfers that they are able to do and also connect the senior citizens in their community with senior animals that deserve a home in their golden years.  

About Watermelon Mountain Ranch Inc.

Watermelon Mountain Ranch Animal Center (WMRAC) was founded in 2002 with the mindset that "All Who Enter Will Find Love." This motto not only applies to the animals that come through their gates but also to the humans that enter looking to find a companion. WMRAC works diligently to foster the animal-human bond, and to that end, Molly's Mercy Missions were established in 2016 to save some of the most vulnerable lives in at risk municipal shelters across the Southwest. These missions specifically pull and transfer animals that are in danger of euthanasia. Many of the animals saved are seniors that have lost their homes due to no fault of their own.

Learn more about Watermelon Mountain Ranch Inc.
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West Valley Humane Society

Funded in 2018

How we help

The senior dogs that come into the West Valley Humane Society have been neglected and most have not had regular veterinary care. The Grey Muzzle grant will provide funding to do blood work on our senior dogs and also support dental procedures, as needed. The blood work will allow us to identify underlying conditions and provide medication and treatment. We will also be able to provide this information to prospective adopters so that they are prepared to meet their new family member’s health needs.

About West Valley Humane Society

West Valley Humane Society's mission is to provide professional and compassionate animal services through shelter, adoption, educational programs, population control and health care services while remaining fiscally responsible. We are the only nonprofit, open admission animal shelter in Canyon County, serving a population of 211,698. In 2017 we saw 7,779 animals come through our doors from our own community, as well as out of state transfers into our facility. We welcomed 348 senior dogs into our care, many of whom required dental work before being adopted to loving families. 

Learn more about West Valley Humane Society
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Young at Heart Pet Rescue

Funded from 2011 - 2015, 2017 and 2019

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Young at Heart to bring more senior dogs from area shelters into their adoption program, providing them with comprehensive medical care and placing them in loving forever homes. This grant will help dogs like nine-year-old Mona who was rescued by Young at Heart after being surrendered to an overcrowded shelter where she faced an uncertain future. She was badly in need of grooming and major dental work and was also suffering from a severe upper respiratory infection. Young at Heart provided Mona with all the medical care she needed to get healthy and placed her in a wonderful foster home where she is waiting for a loving family to adopt her.

About Young at Heart Pet Rescue

Young at Heart believes that Love Has No Age Limit™. Their mission is to provide senior dogs and cats with a safe haven, ensuring they live with comfort, compassion, and companionship in their golden years. They rescue homeless senior dogs and cats from situations where their age may put them first in line to be euthanized, find loving homes for adoptable senior pets and offer a peaceful sanctuary for those who are less adoptable.  

Learn more about Young at Heart Pet Rescue

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