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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:

Abandoned Animal Rescue

Funded in 2014

How we help

With help from a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Abandoned Animal Rescue offers financial assistance to owners of senior dogs who can demonstrate financial need.  This financial assistance will be in the form of reduced or waived fees in AAR’s Wellness Clinic to cover needed medical or dental care, aiming to keep more pets with owners.

About Abandoned Animal Rescue

Abandoned Animal Rescue is a Cat & Dog Center that includes an adoption shelter, an affordable spay-neuter clinic, a wellness center, and community education outreach.  Founded in 2002 by three dedicated animal lovers: Angie Fenton, Barbara Schulz, and James Gordon, AAR is entirely managed and maintain by volunteers. 

Learn more about Abandoned Animal Rescue

Advanced Canine Education

Funded from 2016 - 2017

How we help

This grant was made possible by a generous donation from Bill L. in memory of his beloved dog Carlos.

It will help ACE to sustain and hopefully expand its Shelter Dog Swim program, an innovative, unique program that gives senior dogs, medical, specialized physical therapy, and fun swims while making organizations more effective. 

The Shelter Dog Swim program reduces expensive medical treatments/surgery (and is better for dogs), and it provides pre/post medical rehabilitation, at a greatly reduced cost.  Senior dogs are great candidates for dog swimming.   Warm water, indoors, with special ramps, and float coats are life saving for senior dogs, which cannot exercise or socialize like other dogs. 

About Advanced Canine Education

Advanced Canine Education supports dogs by giving services to dogs, and to those who serve them.  They help dog related charitable organizations, rescue groups, first responders, service dogs, therapy dogs, police k9 dogs, and provide training for the staff members of these groups.  They focus on:

1.    American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR training and certification, so the professionals and volunteers working for dog organizations can handle, emergency situations until appropriate veterinary assistance is available. 
2.    Dog swimming in a heated, indoor, specially equipped, saline pool for injured, recuperating, unadoptable, geriatric dogs referred by dog organizations and veterinarians.  
3.    Specialized training and educational opportunities for students, dog owners, and the public.

Learn more about Advanced Canine Education

Aggieland Humane Society

Funded from 2014 - 2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helped with their "Cookie’s Dental Medical Rescue" challenge.  A contributor made a challenge and will match our funds (capped at a certain amount) to provide much needed dental care for senior dogs with dental disease.  Our hope is that, by providing this vital dental treatment, senior dogs will have an increased chance at being adopted.

About Aggieland Humane Society

The Aggieland Humane Society, formerly Brazos Animal Shelter provides: humane shelter, care, and placement for stray and unwanted animals; promotes the human animal bond and promotes responsible pet ownership to enhance the quality of life for the people and animals in our community.

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Almost Home Dog Rescue

Funded in 2012

How we help

Grey Muzzle's grant helps Almost Home with their Seniors for Seniors program and medical costs for senior dogs, thus enabling them to rescue more senior dogs from kill-shelters.

About Almost Home Dog Rescue

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio rescues Collie and Sheltie dogs and mixes from kill-shelters and unhealthy homes in a five-state area consisting of Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Learn more about Almost Home Dog Rescue
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Animal Haven

Funded from 2012-2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle is proud to support Animal Haven's Executive Suite program which aims to increase the adoption of senior dogs. Animal Haven's commitment is to pull at least one older dog per month from a city shelter and give him/her a second chance.

About Animal Haven

Animal Haven is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was founded in 1967 and finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption.  They also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.

Learn more about Animal Haven
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Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Funded in 2017

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle helps Animal Rescue League of Iowa with their Golden Paw Hospice Program, which provides in-home care for animals diagnosed with a terminal illness, but are free from suffering and continue to enjoy quality of life.

The hospice program provides medical care as approved by ARL’s veterinary staff, support for the foster home caring for the hospice pet, as well as one-on-one training and detailed information about the hospice pet’s care, personality, medical needs, and restrictions. These animals can live out their “golden” weeks, months, or years with dignity and quality care in a loving home.

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About Animal Rescue League of Iowa

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more.

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Animal Rescue New Orleans

Funded from 2012-2016

How we help

A Grey Muzzle Grant will help ARNO with their Hospice Foster Program and medical costs.

About Animal Rescue New Orleans

Animal Rescue New Orleans was the local animal first responders after Katrina and decided to make it a permanent mission by opening a no-kill triage shelter to house rescues in 2006. ARNO is dedicated to the most vulnerable — the old, the very young, the sick, the injured, the abandoned, neglected and the abused.

Learn more about Animal Rescue New Orleans

Animal Rescue, Inc.

Funded in 2017

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps American Rescue, Inc. to support their Senior Dog Rescue Program. This program rescues the most vulnerable, at-risk population of dogs – elderly strays, puppy mill victims, and older dogs slated for euthanasia at animal control facilities. The Senior Dog Rescue Program protects and rehabilitates these dogs, both physically and emotionally.

This program provides routine and emergency veterinary care and places these dogs into safe, well-screened homes, nurturing foster families, or they are loved and care for in their Sanctuary for Life.

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About Animal Rescue, Inc.

Since 1976, Animal Rescue, Inc. has been a refuge for homeless cats and dogs. They make a promise to any animal who comes through their gates: they will never be homeless again. They hope our residents will find a loving home with a lifelong companion or a loving family; but if they never find that home, they are welcomed into the ARI family.

ARI is home to several hundred animals between our different locations. They have many adoptable animals as well as animals with varied medical or behavioral needs. No animal is euthanized due to medical expense or the inconvenience of care.

While their main goal is to find a responsible home for our residents, they work hard to ensure all animals receive the level of care they need. Thanks to the help of their loyal staff and charitable volunteers, any animal can find a loving home here. They are always looking for compassionate people to donate their time and help us in our mission to care for our residents.

In addition to being a sanctuary for the unwanted, ARI offers free or discounted emergency medical services. They offer a Crisis Intervention Program, which helps keep the human-animal bond intact by providing assistance to the elderly or infirm. They also offer low-cost spay and neuter clinics to the surrounding community and trap-neuter-release (TNR) clinics for feral cats. Most of their residents are rescued strays, as they offer solace to any creature who needs them. Over the years they have opened our home to mice, cows, chickens, pigs, turkeys, goats and geese.

Learn more about Animal Rescue, Inc.

Arizona Beagle Rescue

Funded in 2016

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Arizona Beagle Rescue provide more comprehensive medical care for more senior dogs.   When senior dogs have clean teeth and a full medical, potential adopters are informed with a thorough report on each dog’s health and condition.  

For some dogs with chronic but treatable ailments, the program provides adoptive families with financial support for medications/dog food as needed.  For dogs that are deemed unfit for adoption (whether it be medical issues or behavioral issues), their Forever Foster program allows senior beagles to live out their natural lives in a foster home, surrounded by the family that they are a part of.  

About Arizona Beagle Rescue

Arizona Beagle Rescue (AZBR) is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to beagle rescue and community education.  AZBR's mission includes:
•    Preventing the euthanization of Beagles throughout the state of Arizona
•    Finding Forever Homes for homeless Beagles
•    Providing beagles and their companions the opportunity to interact with other beagles and beagle fans
•    Helping beagle guardians better understand their beagle's temperament and traits
•    Guiding people who have found a stray beagle in the appropriate and legal step to take
•    Assisting those who need to find their beagle a new home, when they can no longer keep their beagle
•    Educating the public on the importance of spay and neuter

Learn more about Arizona Beagle Rescue

As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois

Funded in 2017

How we help

A Grey Muzzle grant to As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois helps to expand their work through Elsa's Fund. AGaG specializes in the care and rehabilitation of senior dogs with more significant and complicated health needs, allowing the shelters to keep healthy seniors for them to adopt.

Elsa’s Fund uses funds specifically allocated for medical costs of senior dogs, helping senior golden retrievers who lose their homes and providing them with care and rehabilitation to prepare them for adoption.

Read how your donations are making a difference here: 


About As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois

As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of Golden Retrievers and golden mixes who are in need. In addition, As Good as Gold educates Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about the importance of spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, appropriate medical treatment and humane care.

Learn more about As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois

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