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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:

Cassie, a Basset Hound, now deceased Cassie

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

Funded from 2011 - 2013

How we help

Grey Muzzle's funding to CBHR provides medical funding for the at-risk senior dogs CBHR takes into foster homes.

About Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

CBHR is a volunteer-staffed nonprofit organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted basset hounds in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Learn more about Carolina Basset Hound Rescue
Sophie Sophie

Carolina Poodle Rescue

Funded in 2019 and 2020

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will provide Carolina Poodle Rescue (CPR) the means to accelerate the rehabilitative activities of their “Save Our Seniors” program. This program  provides medical and rehabilitative care to senior dogs to get them ready for adoption.  This year’s focus for the Grey Muzzle Grant is all about being able to give that extra bit of help to a senior dog in need.  Ensuring Senior dogs are healthy before going up for adoption greatly increases their chances of finding that forever home.  The generosity of The Grey Muzzle Organization allows CPR to say “yes” to even the more difficult dogs—dogs like Sophie—who just need a little more help. 

Sophie is estimated to be about nine-years-old.  Found as a stray huddled in the middle of the road, this sweet girl needs quite a bit of medical treatment. In addition to the usual update on shots and a dental, Sophie has masses under her front arms, on her chest and a large one on her hip.  She is going to need surgery to remove these as some hinder her movement.  CPR knows that addressing her more extensive medical issues will get this little girl on the road to recovery and into her forever home as soon as possible.

About Carolina Poodle Rescue

Carolina Poodle Rescue (CPR) is located in South Carolina  with foster locations across the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia and Florida. This year, Carolina Poodle Rescue celebrated their 20th  year as a rescue! They have helped more than 8,000 dogs find their forever families. Over the past four years, the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of senior dogs has grown to account for more than 45% of the total number of dogs they help annually.  CPR serves as a first call for shelters in their service area to help with hoarding and abuse/neglect cases.  They partner with breeders seeking humane retirement of their dogs. CPR also acts as a safety net when life circumstances force owners to surrender beloved pets. Their mantra is simple, “One by one, until there are none.” 

Learn more about Carolina Poodle Rescue
Ellie, the Dachshund, now deceased Ellie

Central Texas Dachshund Rescue (CTDR)

Funded from 2008 - 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides a grant to support four Dachshunds currently in hospice care at this organization.

About Central Texas Dachshund Rescue (CTDR)

The mission of Central Texas Dachshund Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dachshunds and most dachshund mixes that need a second chance at life and love.

Learn more about Central Texas Dachshund Rescue (CTDR)
Roxy Roxy

Charleston Animal Society

Funded in 2020

How we help

Charleston Animal Society’s team is honored to partner with The Grey Muzzle Organization to create an innovative and easily shared media kit to increase senior adoptions throughout South Carolina. Dogs like Roxy have so much energy and love to give much like a 40- or 50-year-old learning to stand-up paddle board or trying to date again. Pick Me! SC is a statewide adoption event coordinated with No-Kill South Carolina community partners that connects 46 counties in seven media markets. The Grey Muzzle Organization media kit will be shared with all to help senior shelter animals shine!  

About Charleston Animal Society

Since its founding in 1874, Charleston Animal Society’s mission has remained the same: The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Their vision is one where all healthy and treatable animals are saved. It’s a vision where all people and animals are treated with respect and kindness, and it envisions a world where cruelty is not tolerated. 

Charleston Animal Society (CAS) is the only open-admission shelter and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited veterinary clinic in South Carolina. They take in nearly 10,000 of the community’s homeless and unwanted animals each year, and are the only animal welfare organization named in the South Carolina Emergency Support Function (ESF 17) for disaster preparedness and response. Using a 10-point lifesaving strategy, CAS has sustained a No-Kill community for seven years with a live release rate of over 90%. Through the No -ill South Carolina Initiative, they partner with shelters in every county in the state to improve the care of companion animals, to increase lifesaving and promote adoptions. 

Learn more about Charleston Animal Society
Jenny Jenny

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

Funded in 2020

How we help

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA provide high-quality medical care to senior dogs who arrive at the shelter looking for a second chance at finding a forever home. By helping them provide medical and dental care to alleviate or manage health conditions experienced by elderly shelter dogs, The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA to transfer in more senior dogs from shelters where they may be at risk for euthanasia due to their age and medical conditions. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA hopes to give dogs like Jenny, a 10-year-old lady who despite osteoarthritis still enjoys short walks, belly rubs, and chew toys, a chance to live out their golden years with the comfort of having a loving family and home. 

About Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a private animal shelter based in Charlottesville, VA, whose purpose is finding permanent adoptive homes for animals. They also serve as the contracted public animal shelter for Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville to impound or shelter seized, stray, abandoned, unwanted or surrendered animals. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is committed to saving all healthy and treatable animals in their care, regardless of how long they’ve been in the shelter. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a progressive, solution-oriented animals welfare organization dedicated to saving lives, whose mission is to advance the compassionate treatment of animals by providing sheltering, medical care and behavioral services for dogs and cats; promoting permanent, caring homes, and furthering education and outreach. 

Learn more about Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

Cheboygan County Humane Society

Funded in 2016

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle supports their “Senior Aid” program, allowing them to advertise, through the local papers, senior dogs needing homes. Medical issues are also addressed and in-depth exams performed so a potential adopter is informed of any health issues the senior dog may have. 

About Cheboygan County Humane Society

The Cheboygan County Humane Society is dedicated to promoting kindness to animals; the prevention of cruelty to animals; the extension of humane education to the community; the encouragement of spay and neuter programs and responsible pet ownership. 

Learn more about Cheboygan County Humane Society
Zanthi and Oonah Zanthi and Oonah

Colorado State University Pets Forever Program

Funded in 2019

How we help

Thanks to the generosity of The Grey Muzzle Organization, Pets Forever will be able to provide health and happiness for the senior dogs in their care. Recognizing that senior pets have unique needs, Pets Forever provides a full range of health and well-being services, including help with veterinary care, a food program that includes veterinary diets, in-home services such as dog walking and yard clean up, grooming services and more. The grant will help dogs like Zanthi and her mother, Oonah. Zanthi is an adorable ten-year old Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix who came to Oonah after needing to have one of her legs amputated. “She needed me as much as I needed her,” explained Oonah. “Without Pets Forever services, I would never have been able to give her a home.”   

About Colorado State University Pets Forever Program

Pets Forever is a unique, service-learning program offered through the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. They provide support and resources for low-income older adults and those with disabilities in Larimer County, Colorado, with the goal of helping them keep their pets at home for as long as possible. Seventy percent of the dogs in their care are seniors. Their mission is founded on the belief that companion animals are vital members of families and keeping human/animal families intact adds value to life, helps avoid the problem of abandoned animals, and ultimately strengthens communities.  

Learn more about Colorado State University Pets Forever Program
Madison the beagle Madison

Columbia Humane Society

Funded in 2019

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Columbia Humane Society (CHS) to provide diagnostic and medical care for hospice dogs living in foster homes. Funding will also be used to provide screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs. Dogs like Madison, who arrived at CHS as a surrender due to her owner’s health issues, will benefit from this grant. At 11-years-old, she is severely overweight and the extent of her medical issues yet to be diagnosed. But in the meantime, Madison is resting comfortably with her foster family, which includes two humans, several dogs, a cat, chickens, goats and pigs.  

About Columbia Humane Society

The Columbia Humane Society (CHS) is a small shelter that helps approximately 300 animals every year. They serve people and pets from across the state through pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, and animal cruelty intervention programs. Columbia Humane Society programs and services are designed to promote animal welfare, address the reasons animals end up in shelters, find forever adoptive homes for homeless animals, and help keep pets in their homes with the people who love them. 

Learn more about Columbia Humane Society

Community Pet Center

Funded from 2009 - 2011

How we help

Community Pet Center has received grants from Grey Muzzle for their Senior Pets Project. This program rescues senior dogs from the local animal control, and works with Meals on Wheels to provide assistance for low-income owners of senior dogs.

About Community Pet Center

The Community Pet Center serves the rural area of Rutherford County, NC. The organization works with the local animal control agency to safeguard the lives of dogs and cats by providing education to the community about responsible pet ownership, and spay/neuter programs.

Learn more about Community Pet Center
Brown and white short haired pointer sitting on a tile floor. Brianna

Companion Animal Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Fund

Funded in 2017

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle supports the Companion Animal Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Fund's Senior Animal Wellness Program to provide medical and dental care to senior pets. C.A.R.E. Medical Fund's mission is to bring otherwise unadoptable companion animals to an adoptable condition by providing emergency medical funding and assistance to local shelter pets.

Senior pets are often seen as unadoptable regardless of their health condition. We believe that the word "unadoptable" is a relative term and to label a dog unadoptable simply because of its age is wrong. We believe that we can give seniors an advantage to getting them adopted and out of the shelter quickly by providing this program to the shelter.

About Companion Animal Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Fund

Companion Animal Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Fund (C.A.R.E. Medical Fund) was founded in 2013 and brings otherwise unadoptable companion animals to an adoptable condition by providing emergency medical funding and assistance to local shelter pets.

Learn more about Companion Animal Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Fund

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