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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:

Frosted Faces

Frosted Faces Foundation

Funded in 2020

How we help

Thanks to their Grey Muzzle grant, Frosted Faces Foundation is dedicating funding for the treatment of dental disease, which may change the fates of several senior dogs deemed unadoptable/untreatable in the shelter system,  who would otherwise never have the opportunity to be comfortable and permanently placed with a loving guardian. 

About Frosted Faces Foundation

Frosted Faces Foundation is an organization that advocates for senior animals. Their  mission is to deliver quality veterinary care and the promise of a devoted family for senior animals whose love and lives are in jeopardy.

Learn more about Frosted Faces Foundation
Tilly Tilly

High Plateau Humane Society

Funded in 2021

How we help

The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will be used to pay for dental care, including preliminary blood work, for both senior dogs whose people can’t afford these services and senior dogs in HPHS' care. The grant will help dogs like Tilly, a senior border collie,who arrived at HPHS at the age of 14 after the death of her elderly owner. Thanks to the HPHS dental program she got the care she needed and is now living happily with her foster family.

About High Plateau Humane Society

The High Plateau Humane Society (HPHS) is an all-volunteer rescue established in 1987 in the northeastern corner of California.  In addition to cat and dog rescue and re-homing, it provides low-cost spay and neuter, immunization, dental and emergency medical care certificates to low-income households in Modoc County. It also offers a free dog and cat food pantry. HPHS is the only organization in Modoc County providing these services.

Learn more about High Plateau Humane Society
masked woman holding little dog Anna and Lil Mama

Humane Society of Sonoma County

Funded in 2021

How we help

The Grey Muzzle grant will enable HSSC’s Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) to provide dental procedures for senior dogs whose owners are at risk of having to surrender their beloved companions due to an inability to afford veterinary care. Many senior dogs treated at the CVC have had their dental care deferred for many years, resulting in the need for urgent procedures to address advanced dental disease. Often, they’ve stopped eating due to painful teeth and gums, and their owners are heartsick about their condition.

About Humane Society of Sonoma County

Founded in 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) has a longstanding tradition of offering hope to animals in need of a second chance. Their mission is to ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love, and care. In addition to comprehensive medical care and behavior support for homeless animals on the journey to forever homes, HSSC provides resources including affordable spay/neuter services and veterinary care for low- to no-income pet owners to help keep pets out of the shelter and in the arms of the families who love them.

Learn more about The Humane Society of Sonoma County
Shadow, a black labrador retriever Shadow

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Inc.

Funded in 2012

How we help

Grey Muzzle gave a grant to support Labradors and Friends' Agnes Fund which helps dogs 7 years and older whose owners have passed away, become too ill to continue to care for them, or have been abandoned and left to die in an unforgiving shelter system. We know that our seniors sometimes take a little longer to find their forever homes and hope that this grant will make a difference to several dogs.

About Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Inc.

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group, Inc. is dedicated to rescuing Labrador Retrievers and Labrador mixed breed dogs in Southern California and placing them in loving homes.

Founded in 2007, this all-volunteer group is comprised of experienced men and women who work passionately to save dogs from shelters and help dogs whose families can no longer provide for them.

Learn more about Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Inc.
Fred & Ethel

Lionel's Legacy

Funded from 2014 to 2017

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle is helping to launch a vital program to help seniors on fixed incomes keep their pets in their home by providing financial support for food and medical, or in the event that seniors are no longer able to care for their pets we would be able to take them under our wing and care for their pets needs.  Many elderly people have to let go of their senior pets, sometimes their only companions, and that is hard enough but knowing they can turn to an organization that will support them with resources or a new home for their senior dog will be of great help to senior dogs, our community and keep these loving dogs out of shelters.

About Lionel's Legacy

Lionel's Legacy is a 501c3 non-profit San Diego-based senior dog rescue and humane education program for elementary school children inspired by a senior pit mix named Lionel. It is their goal to save and advocate for ONE senior furbaby at a time, and support anyone who is willing to do the same.

The second component to Lionel’s Legacy is the message shared with children - through their humane education program they are working to provide an educational program to students who have a passion for animals. The goal is for students to become compassionate, advocating, respectful, and educated animal lovers who can share their new found knowledge with their peers and leave a legacy that Lionel will remember!

Learn more about Lionel's Legacy
German Shepherd Magnus Magnus

Live Love Animal Rescue

Funded from 2018 to 2021

How we help

Thanks to the The Grey Muzzle Organization, Live Love will save more senior dogs by providing comprehensive medical care for seniors rescued from the shelter. Live Love helps these dogs heal and enjoy their golden years with a loving adoptive or Forever Foster family. Additionally, a portion of this generous funding supports preventive medical exams and low-cost training workshops for owned senior dogs to keep them in loving homes.

About Live Love Animal Rescue

Live Love Animal Rescue’s mission is to save homeless animals in Long Beach, California by providing a lifelong commitment to their well-being. Live Love places them in safe foster homes, provides comprehensive medical care, and supports their physical and emotional rehabilitation. The ultimate goal is to find all rescue dogs a forever home of their own. For those that are too ill, they will remain as Forever Fosters and be cherished for all of their remaining days. Live to Rescue. Love to Care.

Learn more about Live Love Pet Care and Animal Rescue
White pit bull Sugar Sugar

Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation

Funded in 2019

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control to provide much-needed medical services for senior dogs in its care. This funding will directly save more senior dogs’ lives and, ultimately, more senior dogs, like Sugar, being adopted into loving homes. Sugar is a 15-year old pit bull who was brought to the Carson Animal Care Center as an owner surrender. A medical exam revealed that Sugar had severe arthritis in her hips and knees, as well as a torn ligament. Despite Sugar’s obvious discomfort, her sweet personality continued to shine. To relieve her pain, the veterinarian recommended amputating Sugar’s right hind limb. The procedure was successful, and Sugar was up and walking around soon after. Just a few days after she returned to the care center, she was adopted. Now, Sugar and her father are on a new journey together! 

About Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation

Since 1984, the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation has supported the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) through fundraising for spay-and-neuter programs, pet adoptions, public education and general animal welfare. DACC is the largest animal welfare agency in the nation, serving over 70,000 animals each year. DACC operates seven open-intake animal care centers across Los Angeles County, provides emergency rescue services during disasters, conducts animal cruelty investigations, and enforces all State and local animal control laws. 

Learn more about Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation
scruffy white and grey dog Pepper

Mercy Crusade, Inc.

Funded in 2021

How we help

Affordable senior pet care services are in high demand. The Grey Muzzle grant will help meet this demand by allowing Mercy Crusade to provide veterinary care to prevent the surrender or euthanasia of a pet when the owner cannot afford treatment. Funding will subsidize health screenings and preventative treatments for senior dogs. 

About Mercy Crusade, Inc.

Since 1949, Mercy Crusade Inc., a 501(C)(3) organization, has been devoted to promoting humane treatment and spay/neuter of our domesticated pets. With a significant demand in Ventura County for affordable spay/neuter services, The Spay Neuter Clinic was opened in Oxnard, CA in 2001. In 2011, services were expanded to include the Wellness Clinic. Mercy Crusade is currently the only nonprofit, affordable veterinary clinic in the area.

Learn more about Mercy Crusade
bonded pair of two small dogs Polka and Dottie


Funded from 2008 to 2016 and 2019 to 2021

How we help

Every one of the more than 1,000 senior dogs that Muttville rescues each year needs medical care, and they spend whatever is needed on each dog to prepare them for a successful and comfortable new beginning. The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will increase Muttville's in-house veterinary program capacity, which will reduce pain and suffering by providing care more quickly, lower costs, and minimize the amount of time between intake and adoption. This grant will build on previous Grey Muzzle funding that has supported hundreds of senior dogs through Muttville’s programs, including Seniors for Seniors and hospice. 

About Muttville

Muttville is based in San Francisco, California and since their founding in 2007, they have rescued over 8,000 senior dogs (and counting!). Wonderful dogs with loving personalities are euthanized at shelters at staggeringly high rates, simply because of their age. Muttville's mission is to create better lives for senior dogs (age seven and older) through rescue, foster, adoption, hospice, education and advocacy.  

Learn more about Muttville
Boxer close up Petey

NorCal Boxer Rescue

Funded from 2018 to 2021

How we help

Grey Muzzle funding will allow NorCal Boxer Rescue to continue their program aimed at reducing barriers to senior dog adoption. The funds will be used to subsidize post-adoption financial support packages offered to senior dog adopters. These packages will reimburse veterinary expenses that adopters incur within the first year after adoption.

About NorCal Boxer Rescue

NorCal Boxer Rescue is an entirely volunteer-operated, foster-based rescue for boxers in need throughout northern California. They prioritize the most vulnerable dogs, including those who are old, ill, injured or housed at the shelters where the risk of euthanasia is the greatest. At a minimum, they provide each rescued dog with veterinary care, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a microchip, a temporary foster home at a private residence, lots of love and placement into a forever home.

Learn more about NorCal Boxer Rescue

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