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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:

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
Sammy, the toy poodle Sammy

House with a Heart

Funded from 2008-2013

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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Black and white dog standing on the grass Lacy

Humane Society of Charlotte

Funded in 2017

How we help

With a grant from Grey Muzzle, Humane Society of Charlotte will supplement their existing medical voucher program with a new program that focuses on helping senior dogs. Currently, medical vouchers are given to adopters of heartworm positive dogs, and dogs with dental conditions as an incentive to adopt animals with pre-existing medical conditions. Animals with pre-existing medical concerns such as heartworm disease or dental disease have extended stays in shelters, longer than other animals. Being able to incentivize their adoption by deferring the cost of treatment for heartworm and dental disease in senior dogs increases their adoptability.

One of the main concerns in senior dog adoption is the additional medical cost most seniors require. This new program will provide medical vouchers for senior dogs to help place more seniors in loving homes. This means those dogs will be in a new home with a loving family instead of alone in a shelter during the last years of their lives and will allow HSC to transfer in more senior dogs from local municipal shelters.

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About Humane Society of Charlotte

The Humane Society of Charlotte is working with you to create a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals. We are proud to be an “adoption guarantee” shelter. This means saving all cats and dogs that are rehabilitatable and manageable. Euthanasia is reserved only for those cases where an animal is suffering or poses a public safety concern.

They are committed to treating all animals that enter their shelter with love, kindness, and dignity.

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Humane Society of Cherokee County

Funded in 2013

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps HSCC with their Special Care for Senior Dogs Program, funding medical expenses, beds, and food.  By having more comfortable, happier senior dogs, the chance of adoption is increased.

About Humane Society of Cherokee County

The Humane Society of Cherokee County is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to reducing, if not eliminating, pet overpopulation, abuse and neglect within the county. They are a no-kill shelter supported by donations, fund-raising projects, memberships and grants.

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Brown, Black, and Grey dog sitting on tile. Muddy Buddy

Humane Society of Indianapolis, Inc.

Funded in 2017

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle will support Humane Society of Indianapolis' Senior Care program. The Senior Care program ensures that they're prioritizing the needs of the senior dog population, and providing them with all needed high-quality medical rehabilitation and behavioral treatment, with the goal of increasing their chances of a successful adoption and finding the ideal match for each dog in a caring home. Successful care of the senior dog population involves both animal care supplies (vaccines, medications, etc.) and staff time (procedures performed by veterinarians and care by registered vet techs, as well as evaluation and training from behavioral staff), not to mention food, blankets, toys, etc. for the dogs to remain happy and to reduce stress during their stay in the shelter, and more.

The care provided for senior dogs both increases adoption rates and reduces unnecessary pet euthanasia rates. The staff works to educate the public about the many benefits of adopting senior dogs, as we know that the benefits they give to us as our pets can far outweigh the additional time or cost that we may need to provide to care for them as they age. In addition, this program complements IndyHumane's work to keep more senior pets in their homes in the first place, by offering low-cost vaccines and spay/neuter services to the public.

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About Humane Society of Indianapolis, Inc.

Serving Indianapolis and the surrounding counties since 1905, the Humane Society of Indianapolis provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals through our behavior programs, and outreach through our community and shelter programs.

A private, nonprofit organization that receives no public or private government funding, the Humane Society of Indianapolis is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, adoption fees and other fees for service. They receive no tax money, United Way funds, or regular contributions from other animal-welfare organizations such as the ASPCA, Humane Society of the United States, or Peta.

At IndyHumane, their animals don’t have an expiration date - there is no predetermined time limit for how long an animal can remain on the adoption floor. They don't ever put animals down because of space, time or length of stay.

Learn more about Humane Society of Indianapolis, Inc.

Humane Society of North Texas

Funded in 2016

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization supports HSNT’s “Seniors for Seniors” Program, offered at all four of their adoption centers.  

The “Seniors for Seniors” Program would encourage seniors to adopt senior dogs by waiving senior dog adoption fees for seniors. The goal is to adopt 60 senior dogs to senior homes.

About Humane Society of North Texas

HSNT’s mission is to act as an advocate on behalf of all animals and to ensure their legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection; to provide for the well-being of animals who are abandoned, injured, neglected, mistreated or otherwise in need; to promote an appreciation of animals; and to instill respect for all living things.

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Picture of a small brown and black dog with his ears standing up. Chopper

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri

Funded in 2017

How we help

With a grant from Grey Muzzle, Humane Society of Southeast Missouri will create the Medical Fund for Senior Dogs, a new program that will increase community awareness of senior dogs and encourage their adoption by providing the adopting family with a financial credit at their vet of choice. It is not unusual for a senior dog to be considered for adoption, but medical expenses are often a serious deterrent to families that cannot afford to care for their special needs. This method of providing assistance to senior dog families helps ensure the funds are used for dogs that are successfully adopted. Adoptive families will have 60 days to use their vet credit or the credit will be applied back to the balance of the fund for other senior adoptions.

The Medical Fund for Seniors will improve the Humane Society's ability to both improve the health of senior dogs and to find permanent homes. This program will also include marketing to educate people about the joy and value of adopting senior dogs. This will have a positive impact on HSSM's efforts to reduce euthanasia and improve adoption rates. We firmly believe we can find more good homes for senior dogs by assisting with medical care.

About Humane Society of Southeast Missouri

The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri serves the public health by providing quality humane care, adoption, and education for the good of companion animals and humans in our regional service area.


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Humane Society of Summit County

Funded in 2017

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle supports the Humane Society of Summit County's medical program. This program will address the need to adequately diagnose and treat rescued senior dogs by covering the costs necessary to complete a variety of clinical tests. HSSC is dedicated to providing each rescued animal with skilled, compassionate, and effective veterinary care. Due to their focused mission of rescuing animals from abuse, neglect, abandonment, illness, and injury, the majority of the animals come into their care in desperate need of medical services. With often little to no preventative medical care or adequate veterinary treatment prior to their rescue, these animals require and deserve the best medical efforts to bring them health, comfort, and happiness.

Lack of care is especially detrimental for senior animals. Without proper veterinary treatment at the onset of common age-related diseases, a senior animal's condition can quickly decline and cause further health issues and diseases. Clinical testing of senior dogs allows their veterinary team to formulate appropriate treatment plans. In addition to informing intervention, this data provides future adopters with a better understanding of the senior dog's condition and ongoing medical needs. With proper care and treatment at HSSC, these senior dogs will have the opportunity to enjoy futures filled with safety and love as members of adoptive families.

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About Humane Society of Summit County

The Humane Society of Summit County is the trusted caretaker and advocate for the abused, neglected, and abandoned animals of their community.

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Humane Society of The Pikes Peak Region

Funded in 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle’s funding helps HSPPR to provide dental care for senior dogs, which can be expensive.  By providing this dental care, HSPPR can not only improve their quality of life, but also increase their chances of adoption.

About Humane Society of The Pikes Peak Region

Founded in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to the care and protection of domesticated animals in our community. HSPPR rescues and cares for animals in distress, reunites lost pets with their owners, finds loving homes for homeless animals and teaches people how to properly care for and respect animals, as well as enforces licensing and other animal ordinances.

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Humane Society of Warren County

Funded in 2016

How we help

Grey Muzzle grant funding helps to supplement their Hand in Paw program and Olive’s Fund with a focus on senior dogs.

Hand in Paw provides assistance to pet owners that would like to keep their pets by assisting with routine or emergency medical care, offsetting the cost of medications for senior dogs and covering emergency boarding or pet deposit assistance.
Olive’s Fund allows the shelter to provide senior pets with the medical care necessary to make them more appealing to adopters.  Olive’s Fund also covers the medical costs of hospice dogs in foster care.

About Humane Society of Warren County

The Humane Society of Warren County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to abandoned, abused, homeless, and neglected animals in the community.  They aim to educate pet owners on the importance of vaccinations and population control and to place adoptable pets into loving homes.

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