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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:

Medium sized black dog on left, larger tan dog on right sitting on the grass Rufus & Havoc

Richmond Animal League

Funded in 2016, 2018

How we help

Richmond Animal League (RAL)’s Grey Muzzle grant will be used to provide a more extensive "Senior Screening" (CBC, general health profile, urinalysis, and thyroid test) and preventative care package aimed at identifying senior pet needs and reducing apprehension about adopting a senior dog. As a result, it will decrease senior dogs’ length of stay to less than 30 days while continuing to increase the number senior dogs rescued each year.

About Richmond Animal League

Richmond Animal League (RAL) is Richmond, Virginia’s oldest non-profit, no-kill organization, committed to saving lives by providing hope, help and homes for animals in need. Founded in 1979, RAL's main goal is to reduce euthanasia rates in Central Virginia by transporting pets from partnering animal control agencies. RAL provides temporary housing, medical treatment, sterilization, and quality care to over 2,000 companion animals each year until they are adopted into permanent loving homes. Richmond Animal League also provides low-cost spay and neuter services at the Loving Spay & Neuter Clinic to pet owners throughout the state.

Learn more about Richmond Animal League
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Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter

Funded in 2018

How we help

The Grey Muzzle grant will allow Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter to increase the number of senior dogs we are able to accept into their Silver Tails program. This program was developed to enable them transfer senior dogs surrendered to Indianapolis Animal Care Services into their care. These dogs typically come to them needing varying amounts of medical care. The grant will enable them to provide the medical care needed to prepare them for their forever homes. In cases requiring forever foster/hospice homes, this grant will assist Rosie's in providing life-long care.

About Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter

The mission of Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue dogs and cats and nurture and restore them to happy, healthy lives in loving homes. Approximately 1800 dogs and cats are adopted from their shelter every year. They work closely with their local animal control facility (Indianapolis Animal Care Services) and have transferred 11,000 animals from their overcrowded shelter to Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter since 2009. Their director visits animal control several times each week and has a reputation for being willing to accept medically urgent and senior animals in need. 

Learn more about Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter
Chocolate lab with grey muzzle looking at camera Miss Chaco

Safe Harbor Lab Rescue

Funded from 2014 - 2015

How we help

Safe Harbor Lab Rescue's grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help with the cost of lab work each senior dog receives upon intake. This includes complete senior-specific bloodwork and urinalysis. Like Miss Chaco (pictured) who’s lab work identified liver and urinary issues upon intake, the results of these tests have guided their veterinarians in providing their oldsters with the best possible care as they start on their new life with Safe Harbor, adding years of comfort and longevity to sweet seniors. 

About Safe Harbor Lab Rescue

Safe Harbor Lab Rescue’s mission is to rescue and successfully rehome stray, abandoned or surrendered Labrador Retrievers, giving priority to those in Colorado. They partner with professionals to provide medical care, training resources and breed education. Last year, they rescued and provided care for almost 70 senior Labs, many of whom required significant veterinary attention before they were ready for their forever homes.
 

Learn more about Safe Harbor Lab Rescue
Black dog with white stripe running from forehead to nose on lap Zeek

Safe Haven of Iowa County

Funded in 2018

How we help

The Grey Muzzle grant will enable Safe Haven to provide more extensive medical testing and care to their senior dogs, including senior blood panels. Funding will also be used to support their S.O.S. program which helps families on fixed incomes who could otherwise not afford the medical expenses of a dog they wish to adopt. By helping cover medical expenses, they  enable retirees and others to adopt a senior dog, which in turn provides space for another dog in need of care.

About Safe Haven of Iowa County

The mission of Safe Haven is to rescue, protect, rehabilitate and find good homes for homeless dogs and cats in Iowa County. They assist individuals who find themselves no longer able to properly care for their furry family members either by rehoming, if requested to do so, or providing food or medical care. They strive to significantly reduce the number of stray dogs and cats and improve the lives of humans and pets through public education and low/no-cost spay and neuter programs.     

Learn more about Safe Haven of Iowa County
Black lab mix turned toward person standing up and petting her. Lucie

Saint Frances Animal Center

Funded in 2018

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will provide medical care for the senior dogs in their care. 

About Saint Frances Animal Center

Saint Frances Animal Center's mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for abandoned and mistreated dogs and cats until they can be placed in loving homes. Raising awareness through public education, community outreach and a wellness clinic, we seek to promote respect for the lives of cats and dogs by breaking the cycle of abuse, neglect and pet overpopulation in our community. They provide adoptions, Trap Neuter Return (TNR), a wellness clinic, community outreach and work to reunite lost pets with their families.

Learn more about Saint Frances Animal Center
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Saving Paws Rescue AZ

Funded in 2018

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Saving Paws Rescue AZ develop a Seniors For Seniors program. Residing in Arizona, Saving Paws is surrounded by retirement communities with many active senior residents looking for a hiking partner, a cuddling companion or even a foster houseguest as they spend their winters in the Valley of the Sun. Through collaborative efforts with neighboring senior dog clubs, community centers, and rescue volunteers, they are looking to place senior dogs with mature adults, for either permanent adoption, long- or short-term fostering, or hospice care.

About Saving Paws Rescue AZ

In 2012, Trisha Houlihan, a volunteer at the local county animal control shelter, was saddened by the volume of German Shepherd Dogs being listed for euthanasia. She recognized there were very little resources for the rescue of this breed, so she created a place for them – Saving Paws Rescue Arizona, a place that would be a safe harbor for German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois Dogs. Saving Paws Rescue Arizona is an all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that is dedicated to providing veterinary care, evaluation and adoptive homes for German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois dogs who are left in shelters to await an uncertain fate, are owner surrenders, or are from abusive or negligent situations.

Learn more about Saving Paws Rescue AZ
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Saving Pets One at a Time

Funded from 2014 - 2016

How we help

The SPOT Old-Folks Sanctuary (SOS) Program is launching, in part, with the support of Grey Muzzle's grant funds. This select group of foster homes is dedicated to caring for unadoptable senior dogs with significant health issues or disabilities. Homes are screened carefully and SPOT will identify participating veterinarians and provide lifelong health care for each dog. SPOT will also provide food, treats, and maintenance supplies such as parasite treatments and supplements. This program will address the problem of homeless senior dogs by allowing SPOT to take in older animals that may have significant health issues.

About Saving Pets One at a Time

In the hopes of increasing the animal "adoption options" in Skagit County and beyond, a group of animal lovers got together in the Fall of 1999 and started a non profit alternative animal rescue and placement organization called Saving Pets One at a Time (SPOT). By increasing the options that people have, SPOT hopes that more companion animals will find loving and permanent homes. In addition, SPOT hopes to help reduce the number of homeless pets within Skagit County and beyond by insisting that all animals placed in their care are spayed or neutered.

Learn more about Saving Pets One at a Time

Senior Dog Haven & Hospice

Funded from 2014 - 2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to support their medical fund.  Sadly, many of the senior dogs they rescue have never received any kind of medical attention and now that they are elderly, unattended issues have amplified. The medical funds will cover spays, neuters, dental cleaning, surgeries, medical tests, medications, and office visits.

About Senior Dog Haven & Hospice

Senior Dog Haven and Hospice is a small, dedicated group of fosters and volunteers who have a special place in their hearts for senior dogs. We strive to improve the lives of senior dogs who find themselves without a family to care for them anymore. We do not have a facility – our dogs live in our homes as members of our families until they find their forever home or in the event of a hospice situation, until they cross the Rainbow Bridge. We provide care, comfort, companionship and, most of all, unconditional love.

Learn more about Senior Dog Haven and Hospice
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Senior Dogs 4 Seniors

Funded from 2011 - 2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Senior Dogs 4 Seniors with their veterinary bills.  Without this financial help, fewer senior dogs could be taken in by the rescue.

About Senior Dogs 4 Seniors

Senior Dogs 4 Seniors places older dogs in the homes of older people in the St Louis area.

Learn more about Senior Dogs 4 Seniors

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