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:
How we help
Grey Muzzle’s grant funding will help Nuzzles & Co. by subsidizing part of the costs of medical care for senior dogs while in their Senior Dog program or in hospice care.
Nuzzles has rescue partnerships with shelters across the state and a mobile adoption van to bring animals to the ‘Rescue Ranch’ when contacted by shelters with overflow animals.
About Nuzzles And Co.
Nuzzles & Co.'s mission is to protect and provide for animals while fostering an awareness of their importance in our lives. This mission includes a goal of improving the quality of life of animals and placing them into loving and permanent homes through rescue, extraordinary and compassionate care, and humane education. Nuzzles & Co. envisions a community where every pet has a permanent and loving home, every companion animal is spayed or neutered, and all pets are treated with respect and compassion.
How we help
Grey Muzzle provides funding for a very special program at Old Dog Haven. This program helps dogs in shelters who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, by giving them a loving foster home for their final days, weeks, or months.
About Old Dog Haven
Old Dog Haven is a large network of foster homes in western Washington whose mission is to provide a loving, safe home for abandoned senior dogs through adoption or permanent foster care.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helped to start The Senior Package, addressing specific senior dog care medical care issues when they are rescued. Each dog receives the basic care provided to all rescues, but in addition receives dental care, ear care, heartworm treatment, blood work, eye check, urinalysis and grooming as needed.
About Partners For Pets
Partners For Pets is a licensed, 501(c)3, no-kill animal rescue located in Troy, IL. Partners for Pets regularly visits animal control facilities and rescues animals that have used up their time, need medical care, and/or are too fragile for shelter life. Partners for Pets provides care to each animal prior to adoption. This includes, depending on their age: booster shots, deworming, heartworm check & monthly preventative, rabies shot, spay/neuter, grooming, flea/tick prevention, and other necessary care.
How we help
Funding from a Grey Muzzle grant supplements an integral element of Pawmetto Lifeline's Pet Retention Program - Sophie's Good Samaritan Medical Fund, which helps dogs with medical needs, many of which are considered "senior dogs". Specific medical care and treatments are directed to older dogs belonging to owners with limited financial ability to provide the needed care essential for the well-being of their beloved companion.
Pawmetto's focus on senior dogs will serve a segment of pets that deserve the opportunity to enhance their level of health, and even extend their lives.
About Pawmetto Lifeline
Founded in 1999 as Project Pet, Pawmetto Lifeline has been the conscience of compassion for the Midlands community and a vital area resource for humane care for their abandoned and homeless pets. Their legacy is devotion to responsible and compassionate care for the homeless animals of their community, and of fostering the animal-human bond. In 2012, they transitioned into their new home on Bower Parkway. They remain dedicated to the core principle that every life is precious and that euthanasia should not be used as a means to control a domesticated population.
How we help
A Grey Muzzle grant helps pay for medical expenses for senior dogs, and also supports the Helping Paw Program, which helps keep senior dogs with their owners.
About Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue is dedicated to finding new loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them due to illness, death, or other challenging circumstances, and to finding homes for senior dogs in animal shelters.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Peak Lab Rescue's "Labs 4 Life" program. The goal of this program is to end homelessness and improve the lives of senior Labs and Lab mixes in the service area. Funding helps PLR identify, pull, and transport these animals from high-kill shelters. Because of age and the resultant medical issues, senior Labs face a high rate of euthanasia. This program offers these dogs a chance to live their remaining years with a loving family and educates the public about the benefits and joys of adopting or fostering a senior Lab.
Behavioral training, adaptive equipment, and medical treatment is provided that will allow owners to keep their pet in their existing home for the duration of their life. The program targets responsible owners who are either financially or physically unable to care for their beloved senior Lab because we know that finding a way to allow these animals to stay with their family is often a better solution for all involved.
About Peak Lab Rescue
Peak Lab Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that saves Labradors and Lab Mixes from abandonment and high-kill shelters in North Carolina. Our organization is foster-based. This means they do not have a physical facility. They place their Labs in caring foster homes where they can practice the skills needed to become successful family members.
Their Vision is to see every Lab in North Carolina in a happy home where they receive love, shelter, food, water, and regular veterinary care.
How we help
Many senior citizens would love a dog or struggle to keep their dogs but simply cannot afford the health care bills. Grey Muzzle's grant funding helps Penny's Angels Beagle Rescue with medical expenses for adoptable dogs, so that those who can most benefit from their companionship will have assistance in their care. This includes dentals, special food, heartworm tests, meds, arthritis maintenance, and senior blood panels.
Penny Angels Beagle Rescue is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to beagle rescue and community education of the breed. We provide rescue for beagles from New Jersey shelters, stray beagles and beagles from homes that can no longer keep their dog. We rescue purebred beagles and beagle mixes that are puppies, adults and senior beagles. We are based out of South Jersey & serve all of New Jersey and the tri-state area.
How we help
One of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s (PAGO) major goals is to help senior companion animals live long, healthy and happy lives with their human families. Grant funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to support their Pet Food Xpress program (PFX) that provides thousands of nourishing meals each year to senior companion dogs living with homebound elderly families in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Once a month, free of charge, volunteers deliver dog food that has been packaged by PAGO staff and volunteers to the seniors and their pets. All of these seniors are on a fixed income. Through this program, the seniors are able to keep their dogs in their homes while providing them with proper nutrition. PFX volunteers often visit with the seniors, giving them much needed company. During these visits, volunteers are able to identify specific needs of the pets that are then followed up on by PAGO staff.
As the go-to pet experts across Central Florida, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando does good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them. Formerly the SPCA of Central Florida, our goal is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and to be leaders in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine. More than 10,000 homeless dogs and cats will turn to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for caring, compassion, and hope through our animal shelters this year. Our highly skilled veterinarians will help and heal an additional 45,000 animals in our veterinary clinics. Providing shelter for animals in crisis, disaster response efforts, and pet food pantry for dogs and cats in need, we will help thousands of additional animals this year.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps with their “Mutticare” fund. This innovative program seeks to facilitate the adoption of senior dogs by providing a financial “safety net” to pay for any medical issues that arise for older dogs post-adoption. By removing the barrier of potentially high medical expenses, it is hoped that more seniors will find homes.
PAWS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in operation since 1962 by Westport, Connecticut resident Betty Long to rescue homeless dogs and place them in permanent homes. In the early 1980s, rescue efforts were expanded to include cats. PAWS rescues & rehomes approximately 115 dogs and 435 cats annually. Many of the dogs faced euthanasia at local pounds and most of the cats that we help are strays and abandoned cats that roam our streets. A portion of the pets that come to PAWS have been relinquished by their owners who are no longer able to care for them.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization assists Pet Helpers with the costs of medical care for senior dogs with health concerns, sometimes due to abuse and cruelty.
Dogs are either treated to prevent an owner surrender, or moved into foster homes until they recover and are adopted.
About Pet Helpers
Pet Helpers’ is a nonprofit Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Clinic that serves communities across the Lowcountry. Their mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation.