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:
How we help
Grey Muzzle’s grant will help provide veterinary care to senior dogs in animal control, as well as senior pets in the care of private animal shelters and rescues as resources allow.
As New England pet demographics evolve, CHS is seeing less of a prevalence of shelter euthanasia and overcrowding and a dramatic rise of pets in need of extra care such as dentistry, injury treatment, or other illnesses. Senior pets in particular tend to fall into this category of needing extra help. Once brought to full health, these pets make excellent companions.
The Connecticut Humane Society (CHS) is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.
How we help
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.
How we help
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.
How we help
A Grey Muzzle grant provides medical care, senior supplements, and medications for the "old spots" who are part of Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay's "sanctuary" program, for dogs who require hospice or long-term care in a foster home.
The mission of Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home as many Dalmatians from Florida shelters as possible that need their help. Their first and main priority is to take the Dalmatians who are facing euthanasia at animal control facilities.
How we help
Grey Muzzle has provided a grant for medical care for DVGRR senior dogs to help get them ready for adoption. Sebastian was the first dog to be helped by this grant.
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) rescues displaced Golden Retrievers and places them for adoption in carefully matched approved homes.
How we help
Funding from Grey Muzzle helps Diana Basehart Foundation with their new "Smiles to go..." Program, which will provide veterinary dental surgery for senior dogs, restoring their quality of life. The promotion of this program is expected to trickle down to and educate all pet owners as to the importance of veterinary dental care.
By provided relief to suffering dogs and worried low income owners, DBF will be fulfilling its mission to honor the human-animal bond and assist low income older adults (many of whom have older pets) with veterinary care. When an older dog is lethargic due to pain of dental disease, many owners may surrender their beloved dog to the shelter so that it might receive care or they will have their dog euthanized. "Smiles to go..." works to prevent those outcomes by keeping pets with their owners and in good health.
Diana Basehart Foundation provides financial help for essential and critical veterinary care to people on low-fixed incomes; including seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans who have service animals. They keep people and their beloved pets together, while also minimizing the number of animals being turned over to shelters due to financial struggles.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle supports the Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation's "Pandora's Fund" program, a pro-active pet retention program that focuses on assisting fixed income owners of senior dogs to cover the cost of critical vet care. This program allows senior dogs to maintain an improved quality of life in their current home and prevents the high risk of euthanasia at overcrowded kill shelters. Pandora's Fund program also helps with pet food, vaccinations, prescription medications, and micro-chipping.
This program assists in the improvement of the overall health of these pets, as well as the emotional well-being of their owners.
Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation strives to reduce the euthanasia rate of dogs age 7 and older in Central Valley of California kill shelters based on age and age-related health conditions. These dogs are considered less adoptable than their younger counterparts and are the first to be euthanized to make room for the more adoptable younger dogs.
At Elder Paws, they believe all dogs have value regardless of age or health. Seniors deserve a 2nd chance at life and life and that’s what Elder Paws provides for them.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to fund their 'Road to Recovery Project'. In collaboration with other Partners, this project will provide routine and specialty veterinary care and surgeries for pets of seniors, the disabled, HIV positive and the homebound restoring them to comfort and good health so they can continue to provide support to their owners.
Grey Muzzle's piece will support the outreach initiative by funding the cost of veterinary care for senior dogs in the program and we hope that, together, we can strengthen and expand the collective reach, creating positive outcomes for at-risk pets while promoting this emotional bond that is so critical to the health and wellness of these vulnerable populations.
About Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.
Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. is dedicated to helping financially struggling families in Sarasota and Manatee counties keep their pets and provide proper care through financial aid, product and service donations, education and outreach. In short, our mission is to keep WANTED pets healthy, happy and home with the families that love them!
How we help
A Grey Muzzle grant assists the Senior Dog Advocacy Program, a new SAFE Center program at Fort Valley State University.
This program supports the care of senior dogs presented to the SAFE Center by rescue groups striving to find forever homes for these animals, as a last-ditch effort to save them. The Senior Dog Advocacy Program will focus on providing healthcare and emotional support for senior dogs and will work to educate the local public on the joys and benefits of providing a forever home to a senior canine. They hope to assist an increased number of senior dogs have a comfortable and peaceful life.
This program will also serve as an educational outlet for their veterinary technician students to learn and put into practice the appropriate way to advocate for older animals, as well as approach various factors of geriatric medicine and animal care.
Fort Valley State University’s State Animal Facilities for Emergencies (SAFE) Center is the only facility in the state of Georgia that was built for the purpose of co-housing pets with their families while fleeing natural disasters (hurricanes, tropical storms and other wide-spread disturbances which lead to displacement of people and their animals). In addition to the official mission of the SAFE Center, it is utilized for a grant funded reduced cost clinic and to provide assistance with the medical needs of dogs being placed by various rescue groups.The SAFE Center has the capacity to hold 106 dogs, 80 cats or small dogs and 30 horses and is located on the premises of the Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health. Additional pasture lands are available for other livestock. Because the SAFE Center is located within a department that houses an academic, AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program, there is on-site medical and dental care available. The animals fall under the care of three veterinarians, four registered technicians, a full-time caretaker, 5 part-time Student workers and up to 120 student volunteers. To date, since its inception, the SAFE Center has been a haven for animals fleeing Hurricane Matthew and Superstorm Sandy as well as a place of respite for no less than 200 dogs waiting for adoption and placement in forever homes over the past 5 years. All animals that are placed with families are up-to-date on vaccines, dewormed, heartworm free and spayed or neutered – all at no cost to the new owners. Of these 200 dogs, approximately 50% are “seniors” of seven years or older.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to fund their “Senior Dog Health Fund” within the FPO Senior Dog Program. These funds are used to provide the health care senior dogs deserve to live their best lives.
In addition, new processes for intaking, promoting, and adopting senior dogs have been developed to help decrease the amount of time senior dogs stay in the foster program before adoption.
About Foster Pet Outreach
Foster Pet Outreach is a not-for-profit, all volunteer shelter alternative that saves the lives of unwanted pets by rescuing, fostering, and adopting them to responsible forever homes.
Foster Pet Outreach also seeks to educate the community in the topics of pet over-population and the necessity of responsible pet ownership.