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
With help from a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Abandoned Animal Rescue offers financial assistance to owners of senior dogs who can demonstrate financial need. This financial assistance will be in the form of reduced or waived fees in AAR’s Wellness Clinic to cover needed medical or dental care, aiming to keep more pets with owners.
About Abandoned Animal Rescue
Abandoned Animal Rescue is a Cat & Dog Center that includes an adoption shelter, an affordable spay-neuter clinic, a wellness center, and community education outreach. Founded in 2002 by three dedicated animal lovers: Angie Fenton, Barbara Schulz, and James Gordon, AAR is entirely managed and maintain by volunteers.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps ACE to sustain and hopefully expand its Shelter Dog Swim program, an innovative, unique program that gives senior dogs, medical, specialized physical therapy, and fun swims while making organizations more effective.
The Shelter Dog Swim program reduces expensive medical treatments/surgery (and is better for dogs), and it provides pre/post medical rehabilitation, at a greatly reduced cost. Senior dogs are great candidates for dog swimming. Warm water, indoors, with special ramps, and float coats are life saving for senior dogs, which cannot exercise or socialize like other dogs.
Advanced Canine Education supports dogs by giving services to dogs, and to those who serve them. They help dog related charitable organizations, rescue groups, first responders, service dogs, therapy dogs, police k9 dogs, and provide training for the staff members of these groups. They focus on:
1. American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR training and certification, so the professionals and volunteers working for dog organizations can handle, emergency situations until appropriate veterinary assistance is available.
2. Dog swimming in a heated, indoor, specially equipped, saline pool for injured, recuperating, unadoptable, geriatric dogs referred by dog organizations and veterinarians.
3. Specialized training and educational opportunities for students, dog owners, and the public.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helped with their "Cookie’s Dental Medical Rescue" challenge. A contributor made a challenge and will match our funds (capped at a certain amount) to provide much needed dental care for senior dogs with dental disease. Our hope is that, by providing this vital dental treatment, senior dogs will have an increased chance at being adopted.
About Aggieland Humane Society
The Aggieland Humane Society, formerly Brazos Animal Shelter provides: humane shelter, care, and placement for stray and unwanted animals; promotes the human animal bond and promotes responsible pet ownership to enhance the quality of life for the people and animals in our community.
How we help
Grey Muzzle's grant helps Almost Home with their Seniors for Seniors program and medical costs for senior dogs, thus enabling them to rescue more senior dogs from kill-shelters.
About Almost Home Dog Rescue
Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio rescues Collie and Sheltie dogs and mixes from kill-shelters and unhealthy homes in a five-state area consisting of Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
How we help
Grey Muzzle is proud to support Animal Haven's Executive Suite program which aims to increase the adoption of senior dogs. Animal Haven's commitment is to pull at least one older dog per month from a city shelter and give him/her a second chance.
About Animal Haven
Animal Haven is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was founded in 1967 and finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. They also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) to provide diagnostic and medical care for hospice dogs living in our foster homes. Funding will also be used to provide screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs.
The GMO grant will help dogs like Gidget who arrived at ARL as a stray. At 10+ years old, she was diagnosed as being in renal failure and placed in a hospice foster home. She’s now living with her foster family, which includes two humans, two dogs, and several cats. Her favorite pastimes are guarding the perimeter of the backyard, sunbathing, and snuggling on the couch with her foster dad.
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, and animal cruelty intervention. ARL programs and services are designed to promote animal welfare, address the reasons animals end up in shelters, find forever adoptive homes for the animals in our care, and help keep pets in their homes with the people who love them.
How we help
A Grey Muzzle Grant will help ARNO with their Hospice Foster Program and medical costs.
Animal Rescue New Orleans was the local animal first responders after Katrina and decided to make it a permanent mission by opening a no-kill triage shelter to house rescues in 2006. ARNO is dedicated to the most vulnerable — the old, the very young, the sick, the injured, the abandoned, neglected and the abused.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Animal Rescue, Inc.’s (ARI) Senior Dog Rescue Program, which rescues the most vulnerable, at-risk population of dogs: elderly strays, puppy mill victims, and older dogs slated for euthanasia. The Senior Dog Rescue Program protects and rehabilitates these dogs, both physically and emotionally. ARI provides routine and emergency veterinary care and places these dogs in safe adoptive homes, nurturing foster families, or the Sanctuary for Life. Grant funds will help senior dogs like Freddie, who recently arrived at ARI’s Sanctuary for Life after being displaced from three homes through no fault of his own. Now 14 years old, this sweet Papillon mix found himself homeless and in need of extensive veterinary care to get him ready for adoption. Thanks to the Grey Muzzle grant, Freddie and so many more senior dogs just like him will receive the medical care they need and another chance at happiness!
About Animal Rescue, Inc.
Since 1976, Animal Rescue, Inc. (ARI) has been a refuge for homeless cats and dogs. No animal is euthanized due to medical expense or the inconvenience of care. While ARI’s main goal is to find responsible homes for residents, they work hard to ensure all animals receive the level of care they need, thanks to the help of their loyal staff and charitable volunteers. In addition to being a sanctuary for the unwanted, ARI offers free or discounted emergency medical services, a Crisis Intervention Program, low-cost spay/neuter and Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) clinics for free-roaming cats. Over the years, they have also opened their doors to mice, cows, chickens, pigs, turkeys, goats and geese.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Arizona Beagle Rescue provide more comprehensive medical care for more senior dogs. When senior dogs have clean teeth and a full medical, potential adopters are informed with a thorough report on each dog’s health and condition.
For some dogs with chronic but treatable ailments, the program provides adoptive families with financial support for medications/dog food as needed. For dogs that are deemed unfit for adoption (whether it be medical issues or behavioral issues), their Forever Foster program allows senior beagles to live out their natural lives in a foster home, surrounded by the family that they are a part of.
About Arizona Beagle Rescue
Arizona Beagle Rescue (AZBR) is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to beagle rescue and community education. AZBR's mission includes:
• Preventing the euthanization of Beagles throughout the state of Arizona
• Finding Forever Homes for homeless Beagles
• Providing beagles and their companions the opportunity to interact with other beagles and beagle fans
• Helping beagle guardians better understand their beagle's temperament and traits
• Guiding people who have found a stray beagle in the appropriate and legal step to take
• Assisting those who need to find their beagle a new home, when they can no longer keep their beagle
• Educating the public on the importance of spay and neuter
How we help
With a grant from Grey Muzzle, AHS is expanding its senior pet “hospice” fund that assists low-income families who bring their senior pets to AHS for euthanasia simply because they cannot afford to pay for veterinary treatment. To date, this fund has helped 11 qualifying families afford diagnostic treatment like blood testing, medication, surgery and general care, and with with support from Grey Muzzle the program will be able to support 54 senior dogs in the coming year, helping to provide affordable treatment that prolongs lives and keeps these dogs in homes with families who love them.
About Arizona Humane Society
For more than 60 years, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) has been committed to improving the lives of animals in their community. They safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need, while inspiring community action and compassion on their behalf. Just five years ago, Maricopa County was home to the second worst pet overpopulation crisis in the US. AHS led a coalition of partner organizations to solve the crisis, providing resources to keep pets in homes while launching lifesaving and educational programs. The result: AHS’ intake of homeless animals dropped by 57 percent and euthanasia rates have declined by 84 percent - 20,000 lives saved each year! What began as a mission to save more pets ended up transforming an entire community.