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
The money provided by Grey Muzzle's grant supports K9 Kokua’s “Kupuna (Elder) Dog Project”, the goal of which is to improve the quality of life for at-risk homeless senior dogs. Specifically, this project seeks to provide medical assistance to senior dogs during medical beach rounds. During medical beach rounds, K9 Kokua volunteers and veterinarians travel to homeless campsites and assist dogs residing with their homeless owners. Volunteers perform onsite medical care, conduct wellness examinations, provide dog food, treats, toys, and bedding, as well as nail trims, ear cleaning, and make appointments for spay/neuter and microchipping- a requirement for public housing.
About K9 Kokua
K9 Kokua is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer operated organization that believes every dog deserves a chance at a life of feeling no hunger pains, has access to medical care and the right to live in safety. We visit and provide care for the dogs that live with the houseless population on Oahu and Maui. We also assist dogs of the financially destitute and those affected by domestic violence.
Many are ohana (families) who make the decision about being homeless or going into a shelter and even at times, to stay in a dangerous situation for fear that their dog will be harmed in their absence. We understand their determination to keep their ohana together. We are here to make sure the dogs have a resource for spaying/neutering, Emergency Care response and much more.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization purchased equipment to enable the KC Pet Project to provide senior dogs with in-house dental care, supplementing the lifesaving services provided to approximately 1,000 senior dogs per year. Dental and/or periodontal disease is common to senior dogs and can be very painful for the dog and very expensive for a new adopter! When faced with the adoption of a dog that is going to immediately need dental care and treatment, many potential adopters turn towards a puppy or younger dog.
About KC Pet Project
KC Pet Project is a 501c3, nonprofit charitable organization operating the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter. They care for nearly 10,000 animals a year and work collaboratively with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted, and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community.
How we help
Funding from a Grey Muzzle grant helps Kitty and K-9 Connection to provide dental care for senior dogs. Approximately 98% of their rescued senior dogs require dentals and, because dental costs are expensive, we anticipate this funding will allow them to rescue additional senior dogs from the local shelter.
About Kitty and K-9 Connection
Kitty and K-9 Connection is devoted to saving the lives of homeless and abandoned cats and dogs, finding them loving and lifetime homes, advocating for spay and neuter of all pets, promoting responsible pet ownership and providing pet ownership education.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps with their “Knox PAWS program” of the Knoxville-Knox County CAC Office on Aging that has partnered with local shelters and rescue groups to match adoptable pets with low-income seniors who need a companion and can provide loving homes.
Pets adopted by Knox PAWS’ participants are given an initial medical exam, vaccinated, given a microchip, are spayed or neutered, and are provided with six months of heartworm and flea prevention medication.
The CAC Office on Aging is a public nonprofit agency. It has the major responsibility in Knoxville and Knox County of planning for services for senior citizens; assessing needs of older citizens and developing resources to meet those needs; coordinating services for the elderly to minimize duplication and avoid overlap–whether provided by public, nonprofit, or for-profit organizations; providing information about services and programs to older citizens and their families and connecting them to those services; and advocating on behalf of older citizens.
The Knox PAWS Program has two goals:
· To reduce loneliness and stress as well as improve the physical and mental health of seniors by matching them with a pet that is in need of a loving home.
· To reduce the number of senior pets euthanized at local shelters.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle supports the dental program at Lab Rescue LRCP, as well as their new adoption promotions program. LRCP is committed to providing dental care for senior dogs, which is essential for the well being of the dogs. The high cost procedures these senior dogs require most often is dental cleaning and extraction.
Their adoption promotions program aims to increase adoptions of senior dogs by sending e-newsletters on a monthly basis to rescue supporters. These e-newsletters focus exclusively on the senior dogs available for adoptions and based on a test program, had amazing results in finding homes for seniors.
About Lab Rescue LRCP
Lab Rescue of the LRCP rescues, fosters and place homeless, abused and / or abandoned Labrador Retrievers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA. They provide veterinary care, spay / neuter the Lab and place it with foster families where they are loved while they await adoption.
How we help
Grey Muzzle gave a grant to support Labradors and Friends' Agnes Fund which helps dogs 7 years and older whose owners have passed away, become too ill to continue to care for them, or have been abandoned and left to die in an unforgiving shelter system. We know that our seniors sometimes take a little longer to find their forever homes and hope that this grant will make a difference to several dogs.
Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group, Inc. is dedicated to rescuing Labrador Retrievers and Labrador mixed breed dogs in Southern California and placing them in loving homes.
Founded in 2007, this all-volunteer group is comprised of experienced men and women who work passionately to save dogs from shelters and help dogs whose families can no longer provide for them.
How we help
Grey Muzzle provides medical funding for Last Hope to help at-risk senior dogs.
Last Hope on Long Island is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of death-due pound, stray and abandoned animals.
How we help
A Grey Muzzle grant will supplement Leon County Humane Society's dog rescue, foster, and adoptions program by helping to fund the existing medical and dental programs. Senior dogs are close to the heart of LCHS, but expense is the sole reason for having to limit senior dog intakes. The additional funding made available through Grey Muzzle will allow this organization to rescue more senior dogs from less than ideal situations, commit to the medical treatment required to care for these dogs, educate others about the needs facing at risk senior dogs, and bring attention to the great companions that these animals make and the need for senior dog adopters.
Formed in 1960, LCHS has since been dedicated to matching families with homeless pets and educating the community about responsible pet ownership, including spaying and neutering. Each year, LCHS rescues over 600 animals and provides assistance to pet owners in the form of spay/neuter vouchers and pet food. LCHS is active in the community and leads humane education efforts in Tallahassee. Their dedicated Board of Directors, advisors, staff, and over 600 volunteers work tirelessly to socialize and provide companionship to all of their animals.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle is helping to launch a vital program to help seniors on fixed incomes keep their pets in their home by providing financial support for food and medical, or in the event that seniors are no longer able to care for their pets we would be able to take them under our wing and care for their pets needs. Many elderly people have to let go of their senior pets, sometimes their only companions, and that is hard enough but knowing they can turn to an organization that will support them with resources or a new home for their senior dog will be of great help to senior dogs, our community and keep these loving dogs out of shelters.
About Lionel's Legacy
Lionel's Legacy is a 501c3 non-profit San Diego-based senior dog rescue and humane education program for elementary school children inspired by a senior pit mix named Lionel. It is their goal to save and advocate for ONE senior furbaby at a time, and support anyone who is willing to do the same.
The second component to Lionel’s Legacy is the message shared with children - through their humane education program they are working to provide an educational program to students who have a passion for animals. The goal is for students to become compassionate, advocating, respectful, and educated animal lovers who can share their new found knowledge with their peers and leave a legacy that Lionel will remember!
How we help
With help from a grant from Grey Muzzle, Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center will provide medical care for rescued at-risk senior dogs and work to find them loving homes. They assist other shelters by taking in some of their animals, thereby allowing them to rescue more homeless and unwanted animals. On average, 50% of their dogs are seniors. Continual training, socialization, medical evaluations, rehabilitation, and love is provided until adoption, no matter how long it takes. Each animal receives medical and behavioral evaluations, a warm and safe place to stay, plenty of nutritious food, and personalized attention. These dogs are provided with the comprehensive medical care needed to make them adoptable, saving senior dogs from euthanasia.
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One of Long Island's oldest no-kill shelters, Little Shelter is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes. Located in Huntington, NY. Little Shelter is also a part of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals.
Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter nestled on six wooded acres in Huntington, Long Island. Included on the grounds is Sheltervale Pet Cemetery, which has been the final resting place for companion animals for more than 89 years.