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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:

Dog in desert Duke

Palm Springs Animal Shelter

2021

How we help

In early 2019, PSAS launched a program aimed at helping overcrowded shelters and rescues that may euthanize treatable, adoptable animals because they lack the space to care for them. Since the program’s inception, PSAS has brought in over 600 dogs (including 24 senior dogs in 2019 and 28 senior dogs in 2020) and nearly 150 cats who have been adopted by individuals and families from all over the Coachella Valley. With additional funding from Grey Muzzle for medical and dental care, PSAS will increase the capacity of the transfer program, saving more senior dogs' lives and making them available for adoption--dogs just like Duke.

About Palm Springs Animal Shelter

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter (PSAS) is located in the Coachella Valley area of Southern California.  Committed to being a humane and compassionate animal care and adoption center, the shelter does not euthanize for space or length of stay. As a public, open admission shelter, PSAS provides a safe haven for ALL animals, including those who require rehabilitation, training, and medical treatment.

Learn more about The Palm Springs Animal Shelter
Tan and white dog standing outside wearing a blue "Adopt me!" bandana. Arnold

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

Funded from 2011 to 2015 and 2017

How we help

A Grey Muzzle grant helps pay for medical expenses for senior dogs, and also supports the Helping Paw Program, which helps keep senior dogs with their owners.

Read how your donations are making a difference here: 

 

About Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue is dedicated to finding new loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them due to illness, death, or other challenging circumstances, and to finding homes for senior dogs in animal shelters.

Learn more about Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
Black dog Ziggy

Rancho Coastal Humane Society

2021

How we help

The Grey Muzzle grant will help Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) boost awareness of  adoptable senior dogs. Funds will be used to feature adoptable senior dogs in a series of sponsored advertisements in Ranch & Coast Magazine, a local publication with a large pet-loving audience. The “Adoptable Senior Spotlight – Celebrating the Benefits of a Senior Dog” will  promote a senior dog each month and highlight the benefits of adopting a senior pet. It will help dogs like Ziggy, an 8-year-old hound mix who has been with Rancho Coastal Humane Society since November 2020. It’s Ziggy’s turn to be adopted! If he’s not by the time of the first ad, he will be the first to be featured.

About Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) is dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned companion animals, promoting adoption into loving homes, and offering education programs and support services that inspire and strengthen the human-animal bond. Serving the San Diego County community since 1960, RCHS finds new homes for approximately 1,000 abandoned companion dogs, cats and rabbits each year. The majority of these animals come from shelters throughout the region that are struggling with overcrowding and high euthanasia rates. Bringing these animals to RCHS gives them a second chance. RCHS also is recognized for programs that strengthen the human-animal bond, including the Animal Safehouse Program for victims of domestic violence, seniors, and military veterans; Animal Camps for kids; and the Community Pet Food Bank.

Learn more about Rancho Coastal Humane Society
White fluffy dog Roxy

Sacramento SPCA

Funded in 2020 and 2021

How we help

The Sacramento SPCA is thrilled to receive a second grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization to support their Pawspice program, which helps dogs who have received a terminal diagnosis but still have a good quality of life. By covering the cost of palliative care, the Sacramento SPCA is able to find homes for senior dogs who may not otherwise have been adopted, dogs just like Roxy. Roxy has a terminal heart condition that is being managed with medication. With the help of Grey Muzzle, the Sacramento SPCA will provide Roxy with regular exams,  x-rays, and medication to maintain her quality of life. Roxy—and many other senior dogs  like her—will enjoy their golden years in the loving care of a forever family.

About Sacramento SPCA

The mission of the Sacramento SPCA is to foster a loving and compassionate community for companion animals and people by providing assistance, creating lifelong relationships, and saving lives. Since 1892, the Sacramento SPCA has worked to reduce pet overpopulation through affordable spay/neuter services, promote the humane treatment of animals through education and outreach, and assist pet owners through a variety of programs and services designed to keep pets and their families together for life.

Learn more about Sacramento SPCA
Small dog in cone Betty

Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation

2021

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle will fund 24-hour critical, emergency or extensive veterinary medical care for vulnerable, at-risk senior dogs that arrive at the shelter with life-threatening injuries such as being hit by a car, injured by other animals, or experiencing illness resulting from neglect or abuse. This lifesaving care will help senior dogs recover from their injuries or illness and prepare them for life with a loving forever family. The grant will help dogs like Betty, an 8-year-old very sweet girl who was found with a severely injured left hind paw that required amputation. She recovered well in a foster home and was transferred to a rescue partner. 

About Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation

The Santa Barbara County (SBC) Animal Care Foundation is an all-volunteer nonprofit founded in 2002. Their mission is to promote animal welfare and better the quality of life for animals in Santa Barbara County through, education, outreach, collaboration, and promotion of the humane ethic and responsible treatment of all animals. 

Learn more about Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation
Small white poodle Buddy

Silicon Valley Pet Project

2021

How we help

Over the past year, Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP) has seen an increase in the number of senior pets needing rescue at local shelters. These senior dogs are often surrendered to the shelter because their people cannot afford their medical care. The Grey Muzzle grant will help SVPP pay for the medical services these senior dogs deserve and require. The grant will help dogs like Buddy, an 11-year-old poodle mix who was surrendered to the San Jose Animal Care Center when his person could no longer care for him. Buddy is in SVPP foster care healing from ear and skin infections and will be getting dental care soon. 

 

About Silicon Valley Pet Project

Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP) is a nonprofit organization committed to saving local at-risk shelter pets through rescue, community involvement, and education. SVPP  partners with the San Jose Animal Care Center and TriCity Animal Shelter from which they rescue dogs and cats of all ages and breeds. The focus is on the most vulnerable pets at the shelter, particularly seniors and animals with special needs. 

Learn more about Silicon Valley Pet Project
Lollie, the Shih Tzu, now deceased Lollie

Tails of the City Animal Rescue

Funded from 2011 to 2012

How we help

Grey Muzzle helps Tails of the City by providing a grant to help with their Shelter Intervention Program to help low income families keep their dog in their own home and their Permanent Foster program where some medical costs are covered.

About Tails of the City Animal Rescue

Tails of the City is dedicated to the rescue, treatment and re-homing of animals of all ages in the greater Los Angeles Area.

Learn more about Tails of the City Animal Rescue
German Shepherd Susan T. Susan T.

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

Funded from 2009 to 2020

How we help

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue's Grey Muzzle grant will fund health care for senior dogs. Most of their dogs come from shelters and have unmet medical needs, and some are simply in need of basic geriatric care, such as relief from arthritis pain and updates on 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.

This grant was made possible thanks to the generosity of Sydney C., in memory of her beloved Shepherds Roman and Dakota.

About Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

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

Learn more about Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

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