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:
How we help
Funding from Grey Muzzle will help to support Boykin Spaniel Rescue's new program, "Behavior Therapy & Rehabilitation for Boykin Spaniel Sassy Seniors". BSR is experiencing more dogs with socialization and emotional problems, manifesting in behavioral issues that need to be addressed. With only a limited number of "experienced" fosters capable to take in a permanent charge, this program will specifically work to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome these at-risk, purebred, Boykin Spaniels.
The Sassy Seniors program will provide educational support and advocacy for those who support senior dogs.These funds make sure that every Boykin Spaniel that needs medical or emotional assistance receives that help and then is placed in a forever home.
About Boykin Spaniel Rescue
Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Inc. was founded in 2000. Since that time, the Organization has grown to over 300 volunteers in the US. They have one, part-time, administrator; all other aspects of BSR is done through our network of volunteers. Some foster, some transport, and some lend their talents-- either with the dogs or in various other ways.
Their mission is to raise the funds necessary to make sure that every Boykin Spaniel that needs medical or emotional assistance get that help, and then is placed in a forever home. Sometimes, that home is a Permanent Foster Care home, where that dog will remain for the rest of his/her life, with the support of BSR.
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A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps Brother Wolf increase the number of senior dogs they are able to take in, care for, and find loving homes. Through meaningful partnerships with municipal shelters in western North Carolina, Brother Wolf identifies at-risk senior dogs and brings them to the Brother Wolf Adoption Center for diagnostic testing and needed medical care. With incredible support from their Asheville, NC community and the help of an extensive foster network, Brother Wolf keeps senior dogs out of the shelter and quickly places them in loving, adoptive homes.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue betters the lives of companion animals and the people who love them. They envision a community where all companion animals are valued, cared for and thriving, and where lives are enriched by the special bond between people and animals. Through adoption and pet retention programs, a low-cost mobile spay and neuter clinic, lifesaving shelter transfer partnerships, extensive volunteer and foster networks, and a trap-neuter-vaccinate-return program for community cats, Brother Wolf impacts the lives of thousands of animals each year in Western North Carolina.
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A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to supplement medical costs for their “Seniors for Seniors” adoption program. Even though the cost of Seniors for Seniors adoption is a third of the regular fee, the potential owners may not have the financial ability to absorb additional costs of vet care. By helping with those costs, adoptions will increase.
The mission of the BCHS is to promote the welfare, compassionate care and protection of animals, taking all domestic animals brought to us, finding suitable homes for adoptable animals, providing information, raising public awareness of animal issues, and promoting responsible pet ownership.
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Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization supports C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Mobile Community Medicine program, which provides affordable and critical veterinary care in the organization’s own mobile clinic – the only of its kind on California’s Central Coast. The program saves animals' lives, reduces suffering, and lowers the number of companion pets relinquished to shelters due to their owners’ inability to pay for medical care. C.A.R.E.4Paws assists pet owners in need with health exams, vaccines and basic pet care; treats wounds; skin, ear and eye infections; and performs many types of surgeries. The mobile clinic works directly in Santa Barbara County’s most under-resourced areas, ensuring pet owners have easy access to services. Because of the great need created by the pandemic, C.A.R.E.4Paws has increased the number of services provided in its mobile clinic annually from 10,000 to 15,000. The organization has also distributed more than 400,000 pounds of pet food throughout the pandemic. This includes several tons distributed weekly during mobile clinic events. Since 2020, C.A.R.E.4Paws has tripled the number of pet owners helped in a year to more than 20,000.
C.A.R.E.4Paws—short for Community Awareness, Responsibility & Education—works to reduce pet overpopulation, keep animals out of shelters and improve quality of life for pets and pet owners in need. The organization was founded in 2009 with the goal to promote animal welfare and alleviate the burden of Santa Barbara County shelters by intervening before animals become homeless. Its critical services include free spays/neuters and assistance with veterinary care in C.A.R.E.4Paws’ own mobile veterinary clinic; distribution of pet food and supplies; support for victims of domestic violence and their pets; Paws Up For Pets youth education; bilingual community outreach that inspire compassion and accountability for animals; and Pet Emergency Training (P.E.T.) for First Responders.
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Grey Muzzle's grant will help Cache Humane Society with the Senior Dogs Dental Program - the goal of which is to have the at-risk senior dogs, who are otherwise in good condition, get a complete dental cleaning to make them more attractive to potential adopters.
About Cache Humane Society
The Cache Humane Society aims to use its many programs and services to eliminate pain, fear, suffering, and homelessness for companion animals.
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Grey Muzzle grant monies were used to restart “Sam’s Senior Dog Program” whose purpose is to rescue senior dogs from the local county shelter and rehome them through the following infrastructure:
• The local county shelter notifies C.A.R.L. of all dogs they take in aged 10 or older.
• C.A.R.L. provides medical assistance as needed, foster homes where possible, and indoor pens at C.A.R.L.’s Pet Care Center when foster homes are not available.
• The dogs are cared for and adopted out using existing volunteer programs or entered into their sanctuary foster program for terminal dogs to be fostered indefinitely, with no expectation that they are ever adopted out.
Canine Adoption and Rescue League’s mission is to advocate for animal welfare, seeking to end the needless deaths of companion animals through their adoption, education, and outreach programs.
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Grey Muzzle's funding to CBHR provides medical funding for the at-risk senior dogs CBHR takes into foster homes.
CBHR is a volunteer-staffed nonprofit organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted basset hounds in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will enable Carolina Poodle Rescue (CPR) to continue to expand their "Save Our Seniors" program, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to senior dogs to get them ready for adoption. This year’s focus is all about being able say “Yes!” to senior dogs like Bailey, who need that extra bit of help to address their special needs. Ensuring senior dogs are healthy before going up for adoption greatly increases their chances of finding their forever home.
About Carolina Poodle Rescue
Located in South Carolina, Carolina Poodle Rescue (CPR) has foster homes across the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida. This year, CPR celebrated 21 years of livesaving and helping more than 8,000 dogs find their forever families. Over the past 5 years, the number of senior dogs CPR serves has grown dramatically and now accounts for more than 45% of the total number of dogs they help annually. CPR helps local shelters with hoarding and abuse/neglect cases, partners with breeders seeking humane retirement of their dogs, and 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.”
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Grey Muzzle provides a grant to support four Dachshunds currently in hospice care at this organization.
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.
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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!
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.