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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:

Pet Animal Welfare Society

Funded in 2015

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps with their “Mutticare” fund.  This innovative program seeks to facilitate the adoption of senior dogs by providing a financial “safety net” to pay for any medical issues that arise for older dogs post-adoption.  By removing the barrier of potentially high medical expenses, it is hoped that more seniors will find homes.  

About Pet Animal Welfare Society

PAWS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in operation since 1962 by Westport, Connecticut resident Betty Long to rescue homeless dogs and place them in permanent homes. In the early 1980s, rescue efforts were expanded to include cats. PAWS rescues & rehomes approximately 115 dogs and 435 cats annually. Many of the dogs faced euthanasia at local pounds and most of the cats that we help are strays and abandoned cats that roam our streets. A portion of the pets that come to PAWS have been relinquished by their owners who are no longer able to care for them.

Learn more about Pet Animal Welfare Society

Pet Helpers

Funded in 2016

How we help

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization assists Pet Helpers with the costs of medical care for senior dogs with health concerns, sometimes due to abuse and cruelty.

Dogs are either treated to prevent an owner surrender, or moved into foster homes until they recover and are adopted.

About Pet Helpers

Pet Helpers’ is a nonprofit Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Clinic that serves communities across the Lowcountry.  Their mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation.

Learn more about Pet Helpers
Black labrador dog with a grey muzzle standing in front of a blue background Grace

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

Funded in 2017

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle allows Prairie Paws Animal Shelter to expand their dental program. Having a dental performed on a senior dog before adoption would remove a huge hurdle for most adopters considering a new senior companion. Dental care will raise their chances of being adopted sooner and allow Prairie Paws to intake in-need animals more quickly. Time is not always on our side with seniors - their mental condition deteriorates fast when taken out of a place they have called home for years.

About Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter Inc. has served Ottawa, KS, and the surrounding counties for over 70 years. In that time, they have cared for countless lost, abandoned, stray or surrendered animals and promoted adoptions as we have continued to grow.

Learn more about Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue

Funded in 2016

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle helps Proverbs 12:10 with medical expenses for senior dogs.  In addition, we help support their goal to recruit more fosters, adopters and funding for senior dogs so they can accept more senior dogs.

The issue of senior dog placement will be highlighted on their Facebook page, newsletter and in their foster recruitment program.  The program aims to target “active retirement communities” in the area by posting flyers on their bulletin boards, sending speakers to their clubs and walking dogs with “adopt me” scarves in their communities.    

About Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue

The mission of Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue is to provide shelter and loving care for animals that have been abused, abandoned, owner surrendered or otherwise destined to be euthanized due to over-crowded shelter conditions. Through the use of foster homes, Proverbs will provide loving care for our animals, to include veterinary care, food and any other necessities until responsible, loving homes can be found for all adoptable pets. All animals shall be spayed or neutered and we will make every effort to encourage those we encounter to do the same.

Learn more about Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue

Pug Rescue of Austin

Funded in 2016

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps with their “Senior Lives Matter” program, which provides needed veterinary care for rescued senior pugs.  Their goal is to help 60 senior pugs with the annual grant.

About Pug Rescue of Austin

Pug Rescue of Austin (PRA) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, healthcare, and placement of abused, neglected, and homeless pugs. All rescued dogs reside in loving foster homes until adopted and receive treatment for all urgent and essential care needs, including vaccinations and spay/neuter. PRA promotes responsible dog ownership through a mandatory sterilization policy and provides public education about the unique needs of pugs.

Learn more about Pug Rescue of Austin
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Quad City Animal Welfare Center

Funded from 2010 - 2013

How we help

Quad City Animal Welfare Center received a grant for their Senior for Senior adoption program.

About Quad City Animal Welfare Center

The mission of the Quad City Animal Welfare Center is to offer a shelter for homeless animals, to offer a low cost spay and neuter program and provide humane education.

Learn more about Quad City Animal Welfare Center

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

Funded from 2014 - 2016

How we help

Grey Muzzle's grant funding supports their ongoing Program of Veterinary Medical/Surgical Care of injured or sick senior dogs. This includes 1) those that have been abused, neglected, abandoned or are strays obtained through our rescue services, many after road injuries, from dog-fighting rings or abandoned hunting dogs, 2) those surrendered by families who cannot afford to provide veterinary care for their sick elderly dogs, 3) or for those aged or disabled or non-adoptable senior dogs living out their lives in our sanctuary.

About Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to the well being of Hawaii's unwanted, rejected, abandoned, abused or otherwise neglected animals, especially companion animals.

Our services include rescuing, fostering, provision of food, medical care and safe sheltering of these creatures until they can be permanently placed into caring and responsible homes. Some animals may live out their lives at the Sanctuary, or foster locations, or be returned to their human companions.

Learn more about Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.

Funded from 2016 - 2017

How we help

Monies from Grey Muzzle support their “Golden Paws” program, dedicated to supporting the special medical needs of seniors in an effort to intake a greater number of senior dogs.  RBARI has the space for housing and demand for adoptions, but was lacking in funding specifically for the special medical needs of seniors.  

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About Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.

RBARI is dedicated to the welfare of companion animals in our community. We protect the abandoned, abused, and unwanted animals in our care by finding them kind and loving homes. We give our cats and dogs food, shelter, medical treatment, and, of course, love. Each year many of the dogs and cats that come to us have medical and behavioral problems. RBARI rehabilitates them and adopts them into loving homes.

Learn more about Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.

Richmond Animal League

Funded in 2016

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle supports their Senior Fund, a medical fund specifically supporting a General Health Profile screening for every senior dog and dental cleaning for most senior dogs rescued by RAL in 2016-17. Funds are used explicitly to prepare senior pets for adoption, removing apprehension from potential adopters, and increasing the chances of senior dog adoption.

About Richmond Animal League

Since 1979, Richmond Animal League has been finding homes for homeless dogs and cats in the Richmond area.  Their mission is: Providing hope, help and homes for animals in need.

RAL provides temporary housing, medical treatment, sterilization, and quality care to over 2,000 companion animals each year until they are adopted into permanent and loving homes.

Learn more about Richmond Animal League

Safe Harbor Lab Rescue

Funded from 2014 - 2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Safe Harbor Lab Rescue with their medical expenses for senior Labs.  Safe Harbor is trying to provide a safe forever home to an increased number of senior dogs and has a commitment to rescue and place well-vetted senior Labs as loved companions, and assure they remain a significant part of their rescue program.

About Safe Harbor Lab Rescue

Safe Harbor Lab Rescue's mission is to rescue and successfully rehome stray, abandoned or surrendered Labrador Retrievers located primarily in Colorado. We partner with professionals to provide medical care, training resources and breed education.

Learn more about Safe Harbor Lab Rescue

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