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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.

2017 grant recipients include:

Advanced Canine Education Diana Basehart Foundation Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Animal Rescue League of Iowa Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation Main Line Rescue, Inc. (DBA Main Line Animal Rescue)
Animal Rescue, Inc. Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. National Mill Dog Rescue
As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois Fort Valley State University Partners For Pets Humane Society
Asheville Humane Society Foundation for Animal Care and Education Pawmetto Lifeline
Auburn Valley Humane Society Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
Austin Humane Society Helping Hands Humane Society Peak Lab Rescue
Austin Pets Alive! Humane Society of Charlotte Prairie Paws Animal Shelter
Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue Humane Society of Indianapolis, Inc. Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.
Boykin Spaniel Rescue Humane Society of Southeast Missouri Sussex County Fellowship for Animals
Companion Animal Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Fund Humane Society of Summit County The Humane Society of Charles County
Compassion Without Borders Humane Society of Western Montana German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California
Connecticut Humane Society Kentucky Humane Society Tyson's Place Animal Rescue
Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue Knoxville-Knox County Council on Aging- Knox PAWS Virginia Beach SPCA
Cumberland County SPCA and South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter Lab Rescue LRCP Watauga Humane Society
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Leon County Humane Society Young at Heart Pet Rescue
Lionel's Legacy Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center  

Grey Muzzle Grant Recipients

Grant recipients include:

Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center

Funded from 2016 - 2017

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to fund NACC’s Golden Paws Program, taking care of the medical needs of senior dogs relinquished to NACC. 

Since its inception, over 250 senior dogs have found loving homes and this past year saw a 12% increase compared to the prior year. Golden Paws is a community outreach program that focuses on finding forever homes for senior animals.

About Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center

The mission of Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center is to support the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center in sheltering and caring for Norfolk's stray and homeless animals, to promote and facilitate adoptions, to assist with special medical care, to promote and support spay/neuter in the community and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

Learn more about Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center
Stevie, the German Shepherd Stevie

German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption

Funded from 2009 - 2014

How we help

Grey Muzzle has provided a grant to German Shepherd Rescue for a new program, A Moment in Time. The program represents the idea that time shouldn't be measured in minutes, hours, days or even years...but rather moments - special moments that are shared between an owner and their dog. The program has increased the rescue of senior GSD and GSD mixes from area shelters, as well as increased education and awareness of senior dog issues.

About German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption

The mission of German Shepherd Rescue in Raleigh is to provide rescue, rehabilitation and adoption services to purebreds and mixes, and to address our community’s need for real solutions in the fight against animal homelessness, abuse and neglect.

Learn more about German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption

German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (GSRNC)

Funded from 2009 - 2017

How we help

The Thulani Program expands the traditional rescue services of GSRNC by providing comfort and quality of life for dogs with only a short time to live, dogs that generally are not considered adoptable. A Grey Muzzle grant helped to launch this new program, and Leeway was the first beneficiary.

About German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (GSRNC)

The specific purpose of GSRNC is the prevention of cruelty to animals by rescuing and rehoming German Shepherds, educating the public about the advantages of adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, providing proper care and training, and teaching about the need for spaying and neutering to reduce pet overpopulation.

Learn more about German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (GSRNC)
Snickers, a Golden Retriever, now deceased Snickers

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)

Funded from 2008 - 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle has provided a grant for GRNNT's Permanent Foster Program. This program cares for dogs like Snickers that are deemed unadoptable due to medical issues.

About Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas' mission is to rescue, care for, and place neglected or unwanted Golden Retrievers in permanent loving homes, and to educate the general public about responsible pet ownership and the special qualities of the Golden Retriever breed in the North Texas area.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)
Reggie, a Golden Retriever mix Reggie

Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida, Inc.

Funded in 2012

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides financial aid to this rescue's 'Bill Ragatz Seniors Fund'. The primary goal of this fund is to increase the organization's ability to rescue and rehabilitate more senior Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever mixes and support the ongoing intake of seniors who have unique challenges and incur greater medical cost.

About Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida, Inc.

Based in Southwest Florida, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida is dedicated to finding exceptional homes for exceptional Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes that are homeless, abandoned in Shelters or surrendered by their owners into their “forever” homes.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida, Inc.

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Funded from 2014 - 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle's grant is used to further The Golden Years Support Program (“Golden Oldies”) - a combination of existing, expanded and new efforts to ensure senior Golden Retrievers receive the care they need to be placed in loving forever homes or permanent GRRR foster homes.

This program includes five segments:

Senior dog adoptions; Golden Angel Program, focusing on Goldens with extraordinary medical or behavioral needs; Seniors for Seniors Program; Holistic Treatments; and Foster Respite Care.

About Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) is dedicated to the rescue, placement and public awareness to ensure that Golden Retrievers are adopted by people able to provide a safe, loving home. Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies is a mostly volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps place unwanted, abandoned or surrendered Golden Retrievers into loving forever homes. Founded in 1996 by Laura Terroux, they have experienced continued organizational growth while working toward the goal of caring for their breed. GRRR re-homes approximately 300 Golden Retrievers annually.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Great Plains SPCA

Funded from 2013 - 2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Great Plains SPCA with their Canine Geriatric Specialty Assessment Program, covering medical expenses associated with the rehoming of senior dogs living in the shelter and foster care.

About Great Plains SPCA

Great Plains SPCA was formed through the merger of Animal Haven and No More Homeless Pets KC back in 2011. It is Kansas City Metro’s most comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving more than 30,000 needy pets annually – more than any other agency in the area.

Learn more about Great Plains SPCA
Peter, the Greyhound Peter

Greyhound Pets of America - Wisconsin

Funded from 2009 - 2014

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides funding for the medical costs associated with bringing senior Greyhounds from track breeding situations to GPA foster homes, in preparation for adoption.

About Greyhound Pets of America - Wisconsin

Greyhound Pets of America-Wisconsin has been devoted to retired racing greyhound adoption since 1994.  It is a racing neutral, all-volunteer group, with no paid staff, which covers the entire state of Wisconsin.

Learn more about Greyhound Pets of America - Wisconsin
Senior basset hound standing on a deck. Katie

Helping Hands Humane Society

Funded in 2017

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle will support a new program at Helping Hands Humane Society. This program will allow better care for senior dogs by maximizing their health and comfort level, both of which will either increase the dog's chances for adoption or extend and make more comfortable the remainder of their life spent in a hospice foster care situation.

Grant funds will be used to support dental care for seniors - thorough dental exams for all and warranted remediation of identified issues for those in need will be made available to all senior dogs in their care. Dental issues are one of the most prevalent health concerns for senior dogs. Taking action to identify and correct dental issues for senior dogs will remove a barrier for prospective adopters. By implementing a program that addresses the issues of physical, joint and dental health, the physical comfort, adoptability and quality of life of senior dogs in their care will be greatly improved.

About Helping Hands Humane Society

As advocates for animal welfare, Helping Hands Humane Society, Inc. provides sanctuary for animals in need of compassionate care and protection. We accept responsibility for:

  • Fostering the adoption of healthy animals into responsible homes and reuniting lost animals with their owners.
  • Reducing overpopulation by promoting sterilization of animals.
  • Providing an accessible facility with effective leadership and well-trained staff.
  • Serving the community through education and addressing animal welfare issues.
  • Maintaining a fiscally responsible organization by adhering to the highest standards of integrity.
Learn more about Helping Hands Humane Society
Sammy, the toy poodle Sammy

House with a Heart

Funded from 2008-2013

How we help

Grey Muzzle's grant to House with a Heart provides medical care for senior dogs at this in-home sanctuary.

About House with a Heart

House with a Heart provides a loving and caring end-of-life experience for senior dogs who no longer have a human companion to care for them.

Learn more about House with a Heart

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