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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:

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German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (GSRNC)

Funded from 2009 - 2018

How we help

GSRNC's Grey Muzzle grant funds senior health care. Most of their dogs come from shelters and have unmet medical needs. Some are just in need of basic geriatric care such as relief from arthritis pain and updates on their vaccinations. Others have more serious health issues, many of which are treatable, and once addressed greatly improve the dog’s quality of life. Their program is unique in that they provide free adoptions and medical care for life, all you need to add is love.

About German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (GSRNC)

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. (TSGSR) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing very old or terminally ill German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) and mixed breed dogs from life-threatening situations.  They accept shelter dogs and owner-surrender dogs from all of California, providing foster homes and the medical treatment they have been lacking. Their efforts are critically needed as public shelters do not have the resources to care for these large senior dogs, most of whom face uncertain futures as a result.

Learn more about German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (GSRNC)
Brown and white pit bull with green leash and color sitting on the beach Get A Bull Inc

Get A Bull

Funded in 2018

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle will allow Get A Bull to pull more senior dogs from shelters and provide all of the medical care they need, while either waiting for their forever homes or living their best lives in the care of fospice parents. 

About Get A Bull

Get A Bull Inc. rescues and rehabilitates bully breed dogs (and their reputations) in Long Island and surrounding areas. Dogs taken into the Get A Bull program are from municipal shelters or urgent surrender situations. Over the years, the organization’s love of the seniors in their program has led to an additional focus on fospice (foster/hospice) and senior dog rescue.
 

Learn more about Get A Bull
Snickers, a Golden Retriever, now deceased Snickers

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)

Funded from 2008 - 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle has provided a grant for GRNNT's Permanent Foster Program. This program cares for dogs like Snickers that are deemed unadoptable due to medical issues.

About Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas' mission is to rescue, care for, and place neglected or unwanted Golden Retrievers in permanent loving homes, and to educate the general public about responsible pet ownership and the special qualities of the Golden Retriever breed in the North Texas area.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)
Reggie, a Golden Retriever mix Reggie

Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida, Inc.

Funded in 2012

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides financial aid to this rescue's 'Bill Ragatz Seniors Fund'. The primary goal of this fund is to increase the organization's ability to rescue and rehabilitate more senior Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever mixes and support the ongoing intake of seniors who have unique challenges and incur greater medical cost.

About Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida, Inc.

Based in Southwest Florida, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida is dedicated to finding exceptional homes for exceptional Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes that are homeless, abandoned in Shelters or surrendered by their owners into their “forever” homes.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida, Inc.

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Funded from 2014 - 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle's grant is used to further The Golden Years Support Program (“Golden Oldies”) - a combination of existing, expanded and new efforts to ensure senior Golden Retrievers receive the care they need to be placed in loving forever homes or permanent GRRR foster homes.

This program includes five segments:

Senior dog adoptions; Golden Angel Program, focusing on Goldens with extraordinary medical or behavioral needs; Seniors for Seniors Program; Holistic Treatments; and Foster Respite Care.

About Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) is dedicated to the rescue, placement and public awareness to ensure that Golden Retrievers are adopted by people able to provide a safe, loving home. Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies is a mostly volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps place unwanted, abandoned or surrendered Golden Retrievers into loving forever homes. Founded in 1996 by Laura Terroux, they have experienced continued organizational growth while working toward the goal of caring for their breed. GRRR re-homes approximately 300 Golden Retrievers annually.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Great Plains SPCA

Funded from 2013 - 2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Great Plains SPCA with their Canine Geriatric Specialty Assessment Program, covering medical expenses associated with the rehoming of senior dogs living in the shelter and foster care.

About Great Plains SPCA

Great Plains SPCA was formed through the merger of Animal Haven and No More Homeless Pets KC back in 2011. It is Kansas City Metro’s most comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving more than 30,000 needy pets annually – more than any other agency in the area.

Learn more about Great Plains SPCA
Peter, the Greyhound Peter

Greyhound Pets of America - Wisconsin

Funded from 2009 - 2014

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides funding for the medical costs associated with bringing senior Greyhounds from track breeding situations to GPA foster homes, in preparation for adoption.

About Greyhound Pets of America - Wisconsin

Greyhound Pets of America-Wisconsin has been devoted to retired racing greyhound adoption since 1994.  It is a racing neutral, all-volunteer group, with no paid staff, which covers the entire state of Wisconsin.

Learn more about Greyhound Pets of America - Wisconsin
White dog with tan around the eyes. Has a blue leash and standing with grass in the background. Heartland Animal Shelter

Heartland Animal Shelter

Funded in 2018

How we help

With the grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Heartland will ensure all senior dogs at the shelter receive the medical care they need, including veterinary exams, diagnostics (bloodwork and urinalysis), and dental cleanings. Providing this medical care up front is expected to decrease the length of stay for senior dogs, finding them permanent homes more quickly before they become stressed or sick in the shelter environment. Heartland also intends to allocate a portion of the grant toward helping owned senior dogs remain in their loving homes, who might otherwise be surrendered due to the cost of care.
 

About Heartland Animal Shelter

Heartland Animal Shelter is a no-kill, nonprofit organization that rescues animals from the Chicagoland area and across the nation. Their mission is to find permanent, loving homes for homeless animals and promote responsible pet ownership through education, community outreach and collaboration while maintaining respect and compassion for all creatures. Heartland has saved more than 10,000 animals since the shelter opened in 2002.

Learn more about Heartland Animal Shelter
Senior basset hound standing on a deck. Katie

Helping Hands Humane Society

Funded in 2017

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle will support a new program at Helping Hands Humane Society. This program will allow better care for senior dogs by maximizing their health and comfort level, both of which will either increase the dog's chances for adoption or extend and make more comfortable the remainder of their life spent in a hospice foster care situation.

Grant funds will be used to support dental care for seniors - thorough dental exams for all and warranted remediation of identified issues for those in need will be made available to all senior dogs in their care. Dental issues are one of the most prevalent health concerns for senior dogs. Taking action to identify and correct dental issues for senior dogs will remove a barrier for prospective adopters. By implementing a program that addresses the issues of physical, joint and dental health, the physical comfort, adoptability and quality of life of senior dogs in their care will be greatly improved.

About Helping Hands Humane Society

As advocates for animal welfare, Helping Hands Humane Society, Inc. provides sanctuary for animals in need of compassionate care and protection. We accept responsibility for:

  • Fostering the adoption of healthy animals into responsible homes and reuniting lost animals with their owners.
  • Reducing overpopulation by promoting sterilization of animals.
  • Providing an accessible facility with effective leadership and well-trained staff.
  • Serving the community through education and addressing animal welfare issues.
  • Maintaining a fiscally responsible organization by adhering to the highest standards of integrity.
Learn more about Helping Hands Humane Society
Yellow lab laying on deck with mouth open, panting. Tennis ball is between the front paws. Seneca

Highland County Humane Society, Inc.

Funded in 2018

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will supplement and enhance our rescue program, enabling us to provide needed veterinary care and long-term foster care for senior dogs. With additional funding, we will expand our program and prioritize pulling senior pets from open admission shelter and placing them in loving foster homes. Grant funding will be used to cover senior blood work, x-rays, dental care, surgery, and other medical care. Grant funding will also allow us to reduce or eliminate adoption fees for seniors consistent with recent studies that show fees have no bearing on the commitment of adoptive families.

About Highland County Humane Society, Inc.

Highland County Humane Society, Inc. is a foster-based, 100% volunteer animal rescue serving poor, rural mountain communities in VA and WV. Traditional animal control and shelters do not exist in the counties we serve, and Highland County has no permanent veterinarian. Highland County Humane Society is dedicated to promoting health, safety, welfare, compassionate care, and protection of animals through a cooperative engagement with Highland County, its citizens, and other like-minded animal welfare groups.

Learn more about Highland County Humane Society, Inc.

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