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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:

Abandoned Animal Rescue

Funded in 2014

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. 

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Advanced Canine Education

Funded from 2016 - 2017

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. 

About Advanced Canine Education

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.

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Aggieland Humane Society

Funded from 2014 - 2015

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.

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Max the Collie Max

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio

Funded in 2012 and 2020

How we help

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio is fortunate to have received funding toward dental surgeries for senior dogs. Many of the senior dogs taken in may already have serious gum disease causing loss of appetite, weight loss and pain requiring dental surgeries. Not treating advanced dental disease can affect the heart, liver and kidneys. The grant funding will help at least eleven senior dogs with dental cleanings and provide them with the necessary care to bring them back to health so they are comfortable and get adopted faster.

About Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio’s (AHDRO) mission is to provide homeless Collies and Shelties a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition and love until they find their forever home; to reduce the number of unwanted pets by altering all dogs in their rehoming program; to educate the public about the importance of altering pets; and to promote the message that owning a pet is a lifelong commitment. All AHDRO dogs are placed in foster homes until they find their forever families. Upon intake into their program, each dog is examined by a veterinarian and necessary treatment is administered, or a treatment plan is put into place. 

Learn more about Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio
Henry & Paula Henry & Paula

Anderson Humane Society

Funded in 2020

How we help

AHS is honored to receive a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization, which will help it provide medical and dental care for senior dogs at the shelter and in foster care and will also expand the shelter’s ability to offer financial support for medical and emergency care to keep senior dogs in their owners’ homes, where they are most comfortable. This grant will help dogs like Henry, a senior boxer mix who came to AHS as a woefully neglected stray dog. After a medical exam, dental care to remove numerous painful, rotted teeth, bloodwork, and a lot of TLC, Henry found a fabulous new home with his foster mom, Paula.  

About Anderson Humane Society

Serving rural Anderson County in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, Anderson Humane Society (AHS) is a largely volunteer shelter, founded as a grassroots organization in 1975 with a focus on helping stray animals. As membership grew, AHS expanded its role to include addressing animal welfare issues, facilitating adoptions and rescues, and offering education programs and low-cost vaccine and spay/neuter programs. AHS works to make a better world for all animals by providing shelter, educating the community about humane care and treatment, advocating for animal welfare, and linking pets and people to enrich the lives of both.  

Learn more about Anderson Humane Society
Wilbur Wilbur

Animal Care Assistance Program (ACAP)

Funded in 2020

How we help

Thanks to The Grey Muzzle Organization’s grant, ACAP will be able to extend their level of assistance beyond the previously normal monetary limit to help senior dogs like Wilbur receive life-saving veterinary care. Wilbur’s mom was referred to ACAP by an area animal shelter. He was  crying, acting in pain and drinking lots of water. ACAP partnered with another group to get Wilbur to an emergency vet clinic once he had labored breathing. Wilbur was discovered to be newly diabetic with a blood sugar of over 500! After urgent care, insulin therapy and a couple of follow up visits, Wilbur is feeling like a puppy again!

About Animal Care Assistance Program (ACAP)

Serving central Virginia, and with a sanctuary located in Louisa, VA, the Animal Care Assistance Program, or ACAP, is a 501(c)3 organization which was established in 2015 to provide low-income pet owners the opportunity to get their dogs and cats much needed veterinary care, which they would not otherwise be able to afford. ACAP also pulls high risk senior dogs from rural shelters, fully vets them and, depending upon their health needs, places them into loving homes through their foster-to-adopt program. 

Learn more about Animal Care Assistance Program (ACAP)
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Animal Haven

Funded from 2012-2015

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.

Learn more about Animal Haven
Petey Petey

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Funded from 2017 - 2020

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Grant will allow the Animal Rescue League of Iowa to provide diagnostic and medical care for ARL hospice dogs living as a beloved family member with ARL hospice foster families. Funding will also be used to provide diagnostic screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs.

About Animal Rescue League of Iowa

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 our programs and services designed to promote animal welfare, address the reasons animals end up in shelters, find forever adoptive homes for the animals in our care, and to help keep pets in their homes with the people that love them.

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Hops, a Corgi mix Hops

Animal Rescue New Orleans

Funded from 2012-2016

How we help

A Grey Muzzle Grant will help ARNO with their Hospice Foster Program and medical costs.

About Animal Rescue New Orleans

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.

Learn more about Animal Rescue New Orleans
Papillon mix Freddie Freddie

Animal Rescue, Inc.

Funded in 2017 and 2019

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.

Learn more about Animal Rescue, Inc.

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