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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:

Tan and black yorkie mix be held by someone wearing a black jacket. Kelly

Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center

Funded in 2017

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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About Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center

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.

Learn more about Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center

Little Victories Animal Shelter

Funded in 2016

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization’s grant will help Little Victories to hire professional dog trainers to train select senior dogs to be service dogs and comfort animals to senior citizens.  Once the dogs are placed in their new homes, they will continue to offer financial support for the dog, while continuing to take care of any medical issues the dogs have.

About Little Victories Animal Shelter

The mission of Little Victories is to rescue homeless animals and provide the means by which they can be rehabilitated and find permanent, loving homes. Little Victories will spread the no-kill philosophy and educate the public about humane care and respect for all living things. Little Victories believes that each animal should be treated for its individual needs and that each one deserves every chance of living a safe, loving and protected life.

Learn more about Little Victories Animal Shelter

Local Animal Shelter Support (“LASSI”)

Funded in 2015

How we help

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to pay for their senior dog health care examination expenses to give a better assessment of a dog’s condition to be able to fully inform potential  adopters and to initiate  veterinary  treatment  if necessary. This will include diagnosis and treatment of heartworm stages 1-3, dental issues, hip dysplasia, broken bones, mastitis, mammary tumors, severe eye and ear infections, hernias, malnutrition, and severe matting and skin infections as well as routine spay/neuter and diagnosis of arthritis, hearing and vision issues. 

About Local Animal Shelter Support (“LASSI”)

LASSI provides veterinary care for pets at the Oceana County Animal Control Shelter, socializes them and prepares them for adoption. They pay for veterinary care including basic veterinary exams, flea and tick treatment, ear, skin and eye infections, catastrophic injury and illness such as broken bones, amputations, hip dysplasia, bladder stones, prolapsed uterus, and heartworm disease.  They maintain adoption websites, hold adoption events and transport pets to new homes outside the local area. When the shelter is full, they place pets in foster homes and other shelters.

Learn more about Local Animal Shelter Support (“LASSI”)
Black dog with greyed muzzle standing in front of a bench. Onyx

Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Funded in 2017

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle supplements the Seniors-for-Seniors program at the Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester. A great concern for the elderly is loneliness and loss of desire to engage in day-to-day life. At the same time, more than six million animals are destroyed annually in the United States because homes are not available - older animals being the hardest to place. Lollypop's Seniors-for-Seniors program is a solution for both issues. The Lollypop Farm ensures that all those who are willing to adopt bring home a healthy animal and that every senior can enjoy the benefits of owning a pet regardless of their income.

Lollypop Farm invests significantly in the pets in their care. This includes spaying/neutering, providing all necessary vaccinations, deworming, flea control, heartworm test, and each adopted animal has a microchip so that they can be easily identified should they become lost. Those who adopt through the Seniors-for-Seniors program receive all services for their adopted pet at no charge and adoption fees are waived. They also receive a free exam from a community veterinarian (once adopted) to encourage regular care for their pet, an ID tag, pet carrier, 30 days of pet health insurance, a discount on pet food, free behavior and training advice, and discount obedience classes for dogs. This program works hard to treat the medical issues that older dogs face and to get them ready for adoption.

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About Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been helping animals and people since 1873. Support from the community enables nearly 100 staff members and more than 600 volunteers to care for around 10,000 homeless animals each year and makes possible a variety of programs to address issues that contribute to pet overpopulation and the surrender of unwanted animals. As an open-admissions shelter, they accept all animals who come through our doors.

Lollypop Farm adopts animals at our main campus and satellite adoption centers. Cats, dogs, rabbits, small pets, birds, horses, pigs, and other farm animals enjoy the comfort of a nurturing environment, veterinary treatment, and expert care while waiting for a new home.

Learn more about Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Long Island Bulldog Rescue

Funded in 2015

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps with their “Shady Paws program”, named after the retirement home on the “Golden Girls” TV show! Long Island Bulldog Rescue works to provide foster families, medical care and 4EvrFamiliesTM for their senior dogs.  They educate people so they better understand their senior dogs and work to promote their happy senior dogs and joyful 4EvrFamilies through extensive social media exposure, and in other electronic, print and school/community presentations and related materials.  

About Long Island Bulldog Rescue

The mission of Long Island Bulldog Rescue is to provide education, prevention, intervention, and adoption services to ensure that all English Bulldogs enjoy long, healthy lives in loving, safe, appropriate homes where they are provided the life-long care they require. They commit to each English Bulldog and adopter(s) served for the life of the dog. In the event that an adoption is unsuccessful, the dog is to be returned to the LIBR.

Learn more about Long Island Bulldog Rescue

Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Inc.

Funded from 2014 - 2015

How we help

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help with their “Senior Pets for Senior People” program. This program will pay the total adoption costs for the senior dog to include; a collar, leash, free pet food, identification tags, a coat and gift package of pet items and a packet of information and referral for assistance with the senior pet.

About Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Inc.

Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Incorporated is an organization designed to save from destruction those usually older pets that have become hard to place because of their age or disabilities. These once great pets and friends are no longer wanted by the general population. We strive to give them a warm, comfortable home and try to place them with a new family that will have the ability and desire to care for such an animal. We will strive to maintain comfortable surroundings for those animals that cannot be placed to insure they are able to live out their natural life.

Learn more about Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Inc.

Main Line Animal Rescue

Funded from 2016 - 2017

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps MLAR with their medical expenses for senior dogs, both in their rescue and in their Medical Foster program.

MLAR is fortunate that they have an onsite veterinarian and a well-equipped clinic to perform most of what is needed for these special animals in-house, such as dental exams and extractions, biopsies, mass removals and orthopedic meds and blood/lab work. Female dogs that come to them from the puppy mills all need to be spayed and require additional care because of the deterioration of their organs because of countless pregnancies. 

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About Main Line Animal Rescue

Main Line Animal Rescue specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals. MLAR works to raise the public’s awareness of the plight of homeless animals as well as realizing the benefits of adopting an animal in need. Animals are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receive any and all medical treatment before they are placed in carefully screened homes.

Main Line Animal Rescue is nationally recognized as a leader in the fight against puppy mill abuse. Their 2008 billboard in Chicago led to Oprah Winfrey’s award winning expose on puppy mills and featured their undercover investigation with acclaimed journalist Lisa Ling. Their efforts with Newsweek led to Whole Foods Markets issuing a directive to all their suppliers: they would no longer source any products from farmers also operating puppy mills. 

Learn more about Main Line Animal Rescue
Max, the Mastiff, now deceased Max

Mastiff Rescue of Florida

Funded from 2014 - 2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps with the "Oldies but Goodies" program to provide medical care for adoptable dogs.  Senior dogs can arrive into their rescue as owner surrenders, abandonment, abuse, puppy mill seizures, shelter drops, etc. and all require medical work up and heartworm prevention - many require medical treatments.

All rescued senior dogs live in a safe loving environment with MRF dedicated fosters. One volunteer states all dogs should “die in the arms of love with fried chicken on their breath.”

About Mastiff Rescue of Florida

Mastiff Rescue of Florida, Inc.(MRF) was formed to help provide needy mastiffs with a second chance for a home and family.  MRF strives to prevent cruelty to Mastiffs and to place cruelty cases, stray or abandoned Mastiffs in adoptive homes which will provide a high level of care. We may also assist Mastiff owners who can no longer provide a home for their dog. We are an all volunteer rescue that works to find forever homes and to educate the public about these gentle giants.

Learn more about Mastiff Rescue of Florida

Monroe County Friends of Animals

Funded in 2015

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to fund the “Second Chance Pals” program.  This program seeks to find foster or other temporary care for senior dogs until a forever home can be found.  All illnesses and injuries are treated except for the medically untreatable.  The program’s future goals are to provide educational material for the community about the benefits of adopting an adult pet and to provide assistance to existing pet owners to help find solutions to keeping their family pet in their home.  

About Monroe County Friends of Animals

Monroe County Friends of Animals (MCFA) is a not-for-profit volunteer organization located in Monroe County, Tennessee. This group was created in 2004 by concerned citizens who recognized a dire need existing throughout the county for animal welfare. They consulted with the County's governing body and entered into negotiations with the Monroe County government. This led to the formation of a county-run animal shelter, which was approved by a narrow commission vote at the end of 2004. The main thrust of MCFA's mission is to support the Monroe County Animal Shelter both monetarily in animal rescue efforts and with hands-on assistance in the shelter. In addition MCFA provides other community services through its volunteers' network. 

Learn more about Monroe County Friends of Animals
Fella, a terrier mix Fella


Funded from 2008 – 2016

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides funding for 6-12 dogs in Muttville's Seniors-for-Seniors adoption program, a program which unites senior citizens with senior companion dogs like Fella. Senior dogs make great companions for elderly people, and we hope to support more of these programs that help senior dogs give back.

About Muttville

Muttville in San Francisco reaches out to seniors and special needs rescue dogs to find suitable homes for those dogs that are adoptable, and offers end-of-life care for those who are not adoptable.

Learn more about Muttville

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