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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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. The Grey Muzzle grant 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. Dogs like Cleo, an 11-year-old lady who spent the first decade of her life tied up outside and now is a bundle of affectionation and energy, will get the chance to live out their golden years with a loving family.
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 a progressive, solution-oriented animal welfare organization dedicated to saving lives and advancing 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.
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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.
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.
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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.”
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Funding from Grey Muzzle helps Compassion Without Borders expand their rescue missions to include senior dogs, saving the lives of older dogs that would otherwise face certain euthanasia or hardship in overcrowded shelters. This program provides medical and dental care to senior dogs and works to move these animals out of shelters and into loving homes.
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Compassion without Borders brings brighter futures to animals in need on both sides of the border. They focus their efforts where the need is the greatest, but where animals are the very least likely to be helped due to financial, geographic, and cultural barriers.
Their programs include a dog rescue program from Mexico and the Central Valley, along with free veterinary wellness and spay/neuter clinics in underserved communities on both sides of the border. They also have a humane euthanasia program in Mexico, where They are actively working to stop electrocution, a common method of killing unwanted animals south of the border.
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A 2021 Grey Muzzle grant will support the Connecticut Humane Society’s (CHS) efforts in partnership with municipal animal control agencies around the state to provide medical care for senior dogs who are homeless or are at risk of losing their home. This medical care will alleviate suffering, improve senior pets’ quality of life, and help them find-or remain in-loving homes.
With three pet wellness and adoption centers geographically spread across the state, the Connecticut Humane Society enriches the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education and prevention of cruelty. CHS' strategic focus areas include animal sheltering, keeping pets in homes, elevating animal welfare statewide, and providing education on the humane treatment of animals.
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A Grey Muzzle grant to Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue helps with their Dignity Fund, a specialized program that rescues seniors who have been surrendered to the shelter by their owners and lets them pass to the Rainbow Bridge in a loving foster home with peace and dignity. This program provides comfort and one-on-one care to hospice pets by a compassionate foster and in-home veterinarian.
The Dignity Fund focuses efforts on larger, elderly, sick or injured animals in need of extra care to provide them with rehabilitation or long term foster care and give these pets a chance to be safe, comfortable, and loved in their final days.
Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abused and neglected animals. They are dedicated to the welfare of these animals and the gentle eco system that we share. They also educate the public on humane and responsible pet ownership through nonprofit partnerships, public education programs and grass root efforts within communities.
Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue was started in 2006 by our Founder and President, Shannon Steemke after a tragedy involving her beloved dog, Cooper. Every year thousands of shelter dogs are adopted by loving families, hoping to give them a safe place to call home. But because of issues from abuse and neglect, those animals never receive the proper rehabilitation to cure their fears. Most pet owners do not know the how to train their shelter dog, and some issues continue to grow, until they are bigger than the owner can handle. And those dogs are often returned to the shelter, only to be euthanized, and never getting the help they need.
Cooper's Chance rescues those dogs and focuses their efforts on the rehabilitation of the animal, to give them the best chance at a new life.
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Cumberland County SPCA received a grant for their Senior Society for Grey Muzzles. They use some of the money to help seniors who would otherwise have to euthanize or relinquish their senior dog.
About Cumberland County SPCA
The Cumberland County SPCA (CCSPCA) was founded in 1891. The shelter serves as a refuge for thousands of stray, unwanted, abused, abandoned and sick animals.