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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:

Peter, the Greyhound Peter

Greyhound Pets of America - Wisconsin

Funded from 2009 to 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
White dog with tan around the eyes. Has a blue leash and standing with grass in the background.

Heartland Animal Shelter

Funded in 2018

How we help

With the grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Heartland will ensure all senior dogs at the shelter receive the medical care they need, including veterinary exams, diagnostics (bloodwork and urinalysis), and dental cleanings. Providing this medical care up front is expected to decrease the length of stay for senior dogs, finding them permanent homes more quickly before they become stressed or sick in the shelter environment. Heartland also intends to allocate a portion of the grant toward helping owned senior dogs remain in their loving homes, who might otherwise be surrendered due to the cost of care.

About Heartland Animal Shelter

Heartland Animal Shelter is a no-kill, nonprofit organization that rescues animals from the Chicagoland area and across the nation. Their mission is to find permanent, loving homes for homeless animals and promote responsible pet ownership through education, community outreach and collaboration while maintaining respect and compassion for all creatures. Heartland has saved more than 10,000 animals since the shelter opened in 2002.

Learn more about Heartland Animal Shelter
dog making eye contact with camera Jethro

Hearts Alive Village

Funded in 2021

How we help

Hearts Alive Village strives to provide a second chance to the old, the sick, and the broken. Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help the rescue provide medical care to senior dogs hoping to live out their golden years in a loving family. Every animal that comes through Hearts Alive Village receives a medical evaluation and any treatment necessary to get them happy, healthy, and comfortable… dogs like Jethro, a 13-year-old pit bull who was left at the shelter with a mouth full of rotted, infected teeth. He received “the works” including a full dental and is now living out his years with a wonderful daddy.  Seniors deserve love, and Hearts Alive Village makes sure they get it!

About Hearts Alive Village

Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas (HAVLV) is a non-breed specific animal rescue whose mission is to nurture a compassionate society where animals are supported both in their homes and on their journey to find a home. The organization provides a variety of community support programs designed to keep pets with their families whenever possible. In 2020, Hearts Alive Village opened the first nonprofit, low-cost, full-service veterinary clinic in Nevada so pet parents could afford the veterinary care their pets need. To date, Hearts Alive Village has rescued and rehomed 5,400 animals and helped thousands stay with their loving families through their community support programs. 

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two dogs smiling at the camera Sheba and Suey

HeARTs Speak

Funded in 2019 and 2021

How we help

Support from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow HeARTs Speak to create marketing and communications resources to help keep more senior pets in their homes. The forthcoming toolkit will be available to all shelters and rescues to customize and use in their own communities, featuring a Senior Pet Resource Guide, editable social media graphics, and a messaging and idea guide for animal welfare agencies, crafted in concert with a social worker. Recent studies suggest that programming and messaging can help keep pets over the age of seven in their homes rather than being surrendered to the shelter

About HeARTs Speak

HeARTs Speak is a nonprofit organization that's uniting art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals across the U.S. For animals awaiting homes in shelters, simply being seen can lead to them being saved. Since 2010, their work has helped to increase adoptions, decrease the length of time animals are in shelters, and ultimately save more lives by providing free tools, training, and partnerships to animal welfare organizations in the areas of photography and marketing.

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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
Tilly Tilly

High Plateau Humane Society

Funded in 2021

How we help

The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will be used to pay for dental care, including preliminary blood work, for both senior dogs whose people can’t afford these services and senior dogs in HPHS' care. The grant will help dogs like Tilly, a senior border collie,who arrived at HPHS at the age of 14 after the death of her elderly owner. Thanks to the HPHS dental program she got the care she needed and is now living happily with her foster family.

About High Plateau Humane Society

The High Plateau Humane Society (HPHS) is an all-volunteer rescue established in 1987 in the northeastern corner of California.  In addition to cat and dog rescue and re-homing, it provides low-cost spay and neuter, immunization, dental and emergency medical care certificates to low-income households in Modoc County. It also offers a free dog and cat food pantry. HPHS is the only organization in Modoc County providing these services.

Learn more about High Plateau Humane Society
Yellow lab laying on deck with mouth open, panting. Tennis ball is between the front paws. Seneca

Highland County Humane Society, Inc.

Funded in 2018

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will supplement and enhance our rescue program, enabling us to provide needed veterinary care and long-term foster care for senior dogs. With additional funding, we will expand our program and prioritize pulling senior pets from open admission shelter and placing them in loving foster homes. Grant funding will be used to cover senior blood work, x-rays, dental care, surgery, and other medical care. Grant funding will also allow us to reduce or eliminate adoption fees for seniors consistent with recent studies that show fees have no bearing on the commitment of adoptive families.

About Highland County Humane Society, Inc.

Highland County Humane Society, Inc. is a foster-based, 100% volunteer animal rescue serving poor, rural mountain communities in VA and WV. Traditional animal control and shelters do not exist in the counties we serve, and Highland County has no permanent veterinarian. Highland County Humane Society is dedicated to promoting health, safety, welfare, compassionate care, and protection of animals through a cooperative engagement with Highland County, its citizens, and other like-minded animal welfare groups.

Learn more about Highland County Humane Society, Inc.
Tan and black dog with mouth open looking at camera and standing in dirt. Henry

Home Fur Good

Funded in 2018

How we help

Funds received from The Grey Muzzle Organization will be used to increase the number of senior dogs Home Fur Good takes in. The grant will help to defray medical costs associated with older dogs such as dental care, senior blood work, and removal of tumors. We will promote adoption of senior dogs through a seniors for seniors program and long-term foster care.  

About Home Fur Good

Home Fur Good Animal Rescue and Placement’s mission is to eliminate euthanasia of treatable, adoptable cats and dogs in Maricopa County through placements, medical treatment, training for correction of behavioral issues, promotion of spay/neuter and increased community awareness.  Since inception in 2009 Home Fur Good has rescued over 4,000 cats and dogs.

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Sammy, the toy poodle Sammy

House with a Heart

Funded from 2008 to 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.

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pit bull dog smiling Talo

Humane Society for Hamilton County

Funded from 2018 to 2019 and 2021

How we help

The Grey Muzzle grant will be used to rescue senior dogs at risk for euthanasia in overburdened shelters, providing them, as needed, with special diets, medications, and emergency vet visits. Funding will enable HSHC to continue to build on the success of 2020, which saw a staggering 65% increase in the number of senior dogs rescued. At-risk dogs like 10-year-old Talo will get their second chance at a loving home with Grey Muzzle’s help.

About Humane Society for Hamilton County

The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is Indiana’s only open admission, truly no-kill shelter. With 3,100 intakes each year and a 98% placement rate, HSHC is a haven for not only animals found in Hamilton County, but also pets at-risk for euthanasia from all over the state. HSHC serves the community through a number of different programs, including Pets Healing Vets, outreach to local school, scout groups and other organizations, and the Survivor Program.

Learn more about Humane Society for Hamilton County

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