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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:

Washington Humane Society

Funded from 2011 to 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle helps to fund the Senior Companions program at WHS, which treats medical needs of senior animals and provides them care either in foster homes or temporarily at the shelter until they are adopted.

About Washington Humane Society

Since 1870, the Washington Humane Society has been the National Capital area’s leading voice of compassion for pets and wildlife. They operate the only open-access shelter in the District.

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Watauga Humane Society

Funded 2017, 2018, and 2021

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization funding will help WHS expand its foster program with an emphasis on senior dogs, including establishing a virtual foster program in which senior dogs get one-on-one attention from a dedicated volunteer. Although the number of animals WHS takes in has decreased in recent years, the dogs that do enter WHS  remain in care longer due to health issues, behavior issues, or age. Expanding the foster program will allow WHS to provide senior dogs with individualized attention and help them find their forever home more quickly.

About Watauga Humane Society

Watauga Humane Society (WHS) is an open admission facility serving rural northwestern North Carolina and caring for animals picked up by Watauga County Animal Control. WHS is committed to diligent work to keep animals in their homes, prevent unwanted litters, and find all animals a forever home. 

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Watermelon Mountain Ranch Inc.

Funded in 2018

How we help

Grant funds from Grey Muzzle will allow Watermelon Mountain Ranch Animal Center (WMRAC) to develop a senior to senior adoption program. This program will expand the number of senior animal transfers that they are able to do and also connect the senior citizens in their community with senior animals that deserve a home in their golden years.  

About Watermelon Mountain Ranch Inc.

Watermelon Mountain Ranch Animal Center (WMRAC) was founded in 2002 with the mindset that "All Who Enter Will Find Love." This motto not only applies to the animals that come through their gates but also to the humans that enter looking to find a companion. WMRAC works diligently to foster the animal-human bond, and to that end, Molly's Mercy Missions were established in 2016 to save some of the most vulnerable lives in at risk municipal shelters across the Southwest. These missions specifically pull and transfer animals that are in danger of euthanasia. Many of the animals saved are seniors that have lost their homes due to no fault of their own.

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West Valley Humane Society

Funded in 2018

How we help

The senior dogs that come into the West Valley Humane Society have been neglected and most have not had regular veterinary care. The Grey Muzzle grant will provide funding to do blood work on our senior dogs and also support dental procedures, as needed. The blood work will allow us to identify underlying conditions and provide medication and treatment. We will also be able to provide this information to prospective adopters so that they are prepared to meet their new family member’s health needs.

About West Valley Humane Society

West Valley Humane Society's mission is to provide professional and compassionate animal services through shelter, adoption, educational programs, population control and health care services while remaining fiscally responsible. We are the only nonprofit, open admission animal shelter in Canyon County, serving a population of 211,698. In 2017 we saw 7,779 animals come through our doors from our own community, as well as out of state transfers into our facility. We welcomed 348 senior dogs into our care, many of whom required dental work before being adopted to loving families. 

Learn more about West Valley Humane Society
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Young at Heart Pet Rescue

Funded from 2011 to 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021

How we help

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps Young at Heart's veterinary team provide the highest quality veterinary care to homeless senior pets. The grant will cover care ranging from blood work to dental treatments  to ultrasounds, ensuring each pet gets the chance to enjoy their golden years in comfort. Young at Heart is grateful to Grey Muzzle for their support and help providing much-needed second chances for the senior pets in their care.

About Young at Heart Pet Rescue

Young At Heart Senior Pet Adoptions is a safe haven for senior dogs and cats in Woodstock, IL. It was founded in 2005 in response to a lack of safe options for older pets in the traditional shelter system. Their mission is to ensure that senior dogs and cats experience comfort, compassion, and companionship in their golden years. Young at Heart operates a 5500 square foot cageless adoption center and sanctuary just for senior dogs and cats, allowing the senior pets a home-like environment while they await forever homes.  

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Young-Williams Animal Center


How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help the Pet Resource Center keep senior dogs in their homes by providing diagnostic services, treatments, and palliative care to low-income families struggling to care for their pets. The Pet Resource Center removes barriers to pet ownership by offering free pet food, preventatives and basic supplies. The Center also  assists with the cost of emergency veterinary care, emergency boarding, and training to address behavioral issues.

About Young-Williams Animal Center

The vision of Young-Williams Animal Center is “a home for every pet.” It is the municipal shelter of the City of Knoxville and Knox County, TN, and takes in nearly 10,000 animals each year. As a nonprofit organization, Young-Williams Animal Center serves the needs of lost, unwanted, abandoned, and neglected animals. The center’s mission is to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare, and enhance the human-animal bond through the shelter and placement of animals, spay/neuter initiatives, and public education on companion animal issues.

Learn more about Young-Williams Animal Center

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