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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:

Picture of a small brown and black dog with his ears standing up. Chopper

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri

Funded in 2017

How we help

With a grant from Grey Muzzle, Humane Society of Southeast Missouri will create the Medical Fund for Senior Dogs, a new program that will increase community awareness of senior dogs and encourage their adoption by providing the adopting family with a financial credit at their vet of choice. It is not unusual for a senior dog to be considered for adoption, but medical expenses are often a serious deterrent to families that cannot afford to care for their special needs. This method of providing assistance to senior dog families helps ensure the funds are used for dogs that are successfully adopted. Adoptive families will have 60 days to use their vet credit or the credit will be applied back to the balance of the fund for other senior adoptions.

The Medical Fund for Seniors will improve the Humane Society's ability to both improve the health of senior dogs and to find permanent homes. This program will also include marketing to educate people about the joy and value of adopting senior dogs. This will have a positive impact on HSSM's efforts to reduce euthanasia and improve adoption rates. We firmly believe we can find more good homes for senior dogs by assisting with medical care.

About Humane Society of Southeast Missouri

The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri serves the public health by providing quality humane care, adoption, and education for the good of companion animals and humans in our regional service area.


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Humane Society of Summit County

Funded in 2017

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle supports the Humane Society of Summit County's medical program. This program will address the need to adequately diagnose and treat rescued senior dogs by covering the costs necessary to complete a variety of clinical tests. HSSC is dedicated to providing each rescued animal with skilled, compassionate, and effective veterinary care. Due to their focused mission of rescuing animals from abuse, neglect, abandonment, illness, and injury, the majority of the animals come into their care in desperate need of medical services. With often little to no preventative medical care or adequate veterinary treatment prior to their rescue, these animals require and deserve the best medical efforts to bring them health, comfort, and happiness.

Lack of care is especially detrimental for senior animals. Without proper veterinary treatment at the onset of common age-related diseases, a senior animal's condition can quickly decline and cause further health issues and diseases. Clinical testing of senior dogs allows their veterinary team to formulate appropriate treatment plans. In addition to informing intervention, this data provides future adopters with a better understanding of the senior dog's condition and ongoing medical needs. With proper care and treatment at HSSC, these senior dogs will have the opportunity to enjoy futures filled with safety and love as members of adoptive families.

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About Humane Society of Summit County

The Humane Society of Summit County is the trusted caretaker and advocate for the abused, neglected, and abandoned animals of their community.

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Humane Society of The Pikes Peak Region

Funded in 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle’s funding helps HSPPR to provide dental care for senior dogs, which can be expensive.  By providing this dental care, HSPPR can not only improve their quality of life, but also increase their chances of adoption.

About Humane Society of The Pikes Peak Region

Founded in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to the care and protection of domesticated animals in our community. HSPPR rescues and cares for animals in distress, reunites lost pets with their owners, finds loving homes for homeless animals and teaches people how to properly care for and respect animals, as well as enforces licensing and other animal ordinances.

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Humane Society of Warren County

Funded in 2016

How we help

Grey Muzzle grant funding helps to supplement their Hand in Paw program and Olive’s Fund with a focus on senior dogs.

Hand in Paw provides assistance to pet owners that would like to keep their pets by assisting with routine or emergency medical care, offsetting the cost of medications for senior dogs and covering emergency boarding or pet deposit assistance.
Olive’s Fund allows the shelter to provide senior pets with the medical care necessary to make them more appealing to adopters.  Olive’s Fund also covers the medical costs of hospice dogs in foster care.

About Humane Society of Warren County

The Humane Society of Warren County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to abandoned, abused, homeless, and neglected animals in the community.  They aim to educate pet owners on the importance of vaccinations and population control and to place adoptable pets into loving homes.

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pug mix smiling at the camera Spike

Humane Society of West Michigan

Funded in 2022

How we help

Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is thrilled to receive assistance for dental care for senior dogs like 10-year-old Spike, whose teeth had been sorely neglected his entire life. These funds will allow the purchase of new equipment that will make lengthy dental procedures safer. Pre-procedure blood work will ensure senior dogs can tolerate the anesthesia needed for their dental procedures. Healthy smiles and improved overall health will help senior dogs find a forever home more quickly. After his dental treatment, Spike showed a completely new side of himself, playing with toys and basking in the staff’s attention. He’s now awaiting his forever family.

About Humane Society of West Michigan

Humane Society of West Michigan is one of the longest continually running shelters in Michigan. Their goal is to promote the humane treatment and responsible care of animals in West Michigan through education, example, placement, and protection.

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Humane Society of Western Montana

Funded from 2014 to 2018

How we help

Grant funds from The Grey Muzzle Organization help support the Nandi Wishcamper Senior Veterinarian Assistance Fund. With the goal of keeping senior pets in their homes, the Nandi Fund offers financial assistance to low-income families for veterinary care. This assistance can often be the deciding factor when a family is faced with providing medical attention or surrendering their pet. 

About Humane Society of Western Montana

The Humane Society of Western Montana (HSWM) is committed to Saving Every Animal Every Time by serving as a leading resource for companion animals and their people throughout Western Montana. In support of this mission, they help pets stay in their homes by providing accessible and affordable programs, provide physical, emotional and medical care for the animals in the shelter, match people with pets to enrich each other’s lives, engage the community and advocate on issues affecting the welfare of companion animals, and improve every animal's chance to find a lifelong home by addressing each pet's unique needs.

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smiling grey pitbull Filly

Jacksonville Humane Society

Funded from 2019 to 2022

How we help

A Grey Muzzle grant will support the transfer of senior dogs from municipal and rural shelters in Florida to the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS). By providing advanced veterinary care and behavior support, JHS will find new, loving homes for these senior dogs. The grant will give a much-needed second chance to senior dogs like seven-year-old Filly, who wound up in a city shelter with her puppies. After her puppies were adopted, Filly struggled with life in the shelter, showing signs of severe kennel stress. She was transferred to JHS where she goes to playgroup and has already had sleepovers with two potential adopters. Thanks to Grey Muzzle, her new family will find her soon!

About Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) provides care, comfort, and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands, and minds of their community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.

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K9 Kokua

Funded from 2014 to 2015

How we help

The money provided by Grey Muzzle's grant supports K9 Kokua’s “Kupuna (Elder) Dog Project”, the goal of which is to improve the quality of life for at-risk homeless senior dogs. Specifically, this project seeks to provide medical assistance to senior dogs during medical beach rounds. During medical beach rounds, K9 Kokua volunteers and veterinarians travel to homeless campsites and assist dogs residing with their homeless owners. Volunteers perform onsite medical care, conduct wellness examinations, provide dog food, treats, toys, and bedding, as well as nail trims, ear cleaning, and make appointments for spay/neuter and microchipping- a requirement for public housing.

About K9 Kokua

K9 Kokua is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer operated organization that believes every dog deserves a chance at a life of feeling no hunger pains, has access to medical care and the right to live in safety. We visit and provide care for the dogs that live with the houseless population on Oahu and Maui.  We also assist dogs of the financially destitute and those affected by domestic violence.

Many are ohana (families) who make the decision about being homeless or going into a shelter and even at times, to stay in a dangerous situation for fear that their dog will be harmed in their absence. We understand their determination to keep their ohana together.  We are here to make sure the dogs have a resource for spaying/neutering, Emergency Care response and much more. 

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Chocolate brown pit bull  with white paws standing with tongue open on wood floor. Goliath

Kane's Krusade

Funded in 2018

How we help

The generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable Kane’s Krusade to enhance and expand their veterinary assistance services to the senior dogs like Goliath in their Canine Assistance, Resource and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Kit program. Goliath is a nine-year-old pit bull mix who lives with his human Gricel, a woman with disabilities. Goliath's first owners were dog fighters and Gricel's son David rescued Goliath when he witnessed the dog being beaten because he wouldn't fight. David convinced the dog fighters to sell Goliath and he has been a cherished family member ever since. Goliath suffers from severe food and environmental allergies which require a special limited ingredient diet which Kane's Krusade is able to provide to keep him with his family.

About Kane's Krusade

Kane's Krusade keeps pet families together in the Greater Springfield, Massachusetts area through the distribution of Canine Assistance, Resource and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Kits to low-income families at risk of surrendering their dogs due to economic, behavioral and/or housing issues. C.A.R.E. Kits are delivered monthly right to the pet family's home and include food, treats, toys and equipment like crates and leashes. Additional services include spay/neuter, veterinary and vaccination assistance; dog training and tenant advocacy for pet families seeking dog-friendly housing. Kane’s Krusade works with the most vulnerable and underserved in their community - elderly, disabled, veterans and others.

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Douglas Douglas

Kauai Humane Society

Funded in 2019 and 2020

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization’s grant will assist the Kaua`i Humane Society (KHS) in providing not only routine, but also life-saving medical care to senior dogs in need. The senior dogs that end up at KHS often need a little extra help getting ready for adoption, including dental work, mass removals, eye medications, etc. By providing that special care senior dogs sometimes need, KHS will help reduce potential future vet costs to senior dog adopters, thereby removing barriers for more people to adopt senior dogs like Douglas. 

Sweet, small Douglas came to KHS as a stray at the end of April with dental decay forming on his teeth and clouding in both eyes.  He was able to spend a week in a short-term foster home where KHS learned valuable information on his affinity for living well with dogs and cats!  At such a cute size and with these great in-home notes, they figured an adoption would come quickly for Douglas. Yet, he remained at KHS for almost two months before finally finding his forever home. With a grant from Grey  Muzzle, KHS will have more resources for dogs like Douglas, to clean up his teeth and provide an adopter with a better treatment plan for his clouding eyes, making adoption much less intimidating for many homes! 

About Kauai Humane Society

Since 1952, the Kaua`i Humane Society has served the County of Kaua‘i as the only open-admission animal shelter on the island. Their average annual intake is over 3,500 animals. They work tirelessly to save the lives of shelter animals through adoptions and transfers while supporting and educating pet owners in the community about responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter. They work hard to keep animals with their owners when life circumstances threaten to separate them. KHS runs a variety of programs to serve both two and four-legged island residents, including bi-monthly, low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics, low cost spay/neuter for owned pets, humane education and Critter Camp for Kids, dog training classes, a community dog park, free boarding for owned pets in emergency situations, lost pet services, a free community food bank and Direct Release Services for people trying to bring their pets into the rabies-free state. In addition, KHS operates the only crematorium for animals on the island and provides pet bereavement support meetings.  

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