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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:


KC Pet Project

Funded in 2016

How we help

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization purchased equipment to enable the KC Pet Project to provide senior dogs with in-house dental care, supplementing the lifesaving services provided to approximately 1,000 senior dogs per year.  Dental and/or periodontal disease is common to senior dogs and can be very painful for the dog and very expensive for a new adopter!  When faced with the adoption of a dog that is going to immediately need dental care and treatment, many potential adopters turn towards a puppy or younger dog.

About KC Pet Project

KC Pet Project is a 501c3, nonprofit charitable organization operating the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter. They care for nearly 10,000 animals a year and work collaboratively with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted, and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community.

Learn more about KC Pet Project
Bubbles Bubbles

Kentucky Humane Society

Funded from 2014 to 2020

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization allows Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) to help approximately 51 financially struggling pet owners so they can keep their beloved senior dogs happy, healthy and in their homes. Funds will be used for such resources as emergency medical vouchers, routine veterinary care, dentals and other retention services for senior dogs. 

About Kentucky Humane Society

Located in Louisville, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is Kentucky’s largest pet adoption agency and spay/neuter provider. KHS also provides a variety of proactive programs that help keep pets in their homes and out of shelters.

Learn more about Kentucky Humane Society
smiling tan and white chihuahua Ginger

Kitsap Humane Society

Funded in 2018 and 2021

How we help

Grant funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) launch Supporting Our Seniors, an initiative developed to integrate and increase services for senior dogs in anticipation of a new community clinic opening at KHS in 2023. Supporting Our Seniors includes medical and dental services; an expanded foster care program; and support for owned senior dogs, especially those owned by seniors and low-income pet owners. This initiative aims to provide a higher level of care for senior dogs like 15-year-old Ginger and help them find their forever homes more quickly. 

About Kitsap Humane Society

Sheltering animals since 1908, Kitsap Humane Society (KHS), in Silverdale, Washington envisions a time when all adoptable pets have loving homes. As an open-admission shelter, they are the principal animal shelter and safety net organization for lost and homeless animals in Kitsap County and neighboring Mason County. KHS advances animal welfare through compassionate, individualized, lifesaving veterinary care and sheltering to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome thousands of homeless animals every year. Since 2015, KHS has achieved a 96% or better lifesaving rate.  Their comprehensive veterinary medicine (including reduced-fee spay/neuter and other services to low-income families), behavior rehabilitation, and foster care programs follow best practices in the field and enable KHS to rescue and save the lives of over 6,000 animals each year. 

Learn more about Kitsap Humane Society

Kitty and K-9 Connection

Funded in 2016

How we help

Funding from a Grey Muzzle grant helps Kitty and K-9 Connection to provide dental care for senior dogs.  Approximately 98% of their rescued senior dogs require dentals and, because dental costs are expensive, we anticipate this funding will allow them to rescue additional senior dogs from the local shelter.

About Kitty and K-9 Connection

Kitty and K-9 Connection is devoted to saving the lives of homeless and abandoned cats and dogs, finding them loving and life­time homes, advocating for spay and neuter of all pets, promoting responsible pet ownership and providing pet ownership education.

Learn more about Kitty and K-9 Connection
senior man holding senior dog Mr. N and Melanie

Knoxville-Knox County Council on Aging (Knox PAWS)

Funded from 2015 to 2019 and 2021

How we help

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow KnoxPAWS to provide at least 12 new senior pet placements this year, completely covering the costs of the adoption and veterinary visits for our participants, including much needed dental work, laboratory diagnostics, and preventative care. The grant will also allow many of these senior pets to be professionally groomed several times throughout the year. Human senior participants will not have to worry about providing anything but love to their senior furry friends.

About Knoxville-Knox County Council on Aging (Knox PAWS)

KnoxPAWS is a program of the Knoxville Knox County CAC/Office on Aging in Knoxville, Tennessee. Since 2004 KnoxPAWS has been matching eligible seniors with adoptable older pets. Companionship is crucial for older adults to help prevent isolation and depression.  Research indicates that pets improve seniors’ physical, emotional, and mental health.  The Knox PAWS does not house animals, but rather works with area animal shelters to match older pets with qualified senior citizens.

Learn more about Knoxville-Knox County Council on Aging
black and white dog Jenga


Funded in 2021

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will increase the number of senior dogs KodiakCare can save. KodiakCare works with Angell Animal Medical Center to serve pet owners with great financial need from Boston and Western Massachusetts. KodiakCare knows that the best place for a dog, especially a senior dog, is with their loving family, and finances should not be a barrier for that bond. Jenga, a 10-year-old beagle mix, is just one example of a senior dog saved by KodiakCare. He needed surgery that his family simply could not afford. They were heartbroken to say goodbye, but KodiakCare stepped in and kept the family whole. KodiakCare thanks the Grey Muzzle Organization for helping save dogs like Jenga and bringing them back home.

About KodiakCare

KodiakCare saves the lives of dogs by providing funding for critical veterinary care to families who lack financial means. KodiakCare partners with animal hospitals - to helps families avoid the tragic decisions to either surrender or euthanize because they can’t afford medical care to alleviate their suffering. With KodiakCare’s help, owners can save their dogs and keep their beloved pets. 

Learn more about KodiakCare
dog laying in bed Ringo

Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service (KARES)

Funded from 2020 to 2022

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will support medical, surgical, and dental care for senior dogs. By providing needed care, KARES will enhance senior dogs’ chance for adoption and help them live healthier lives in their forever homes. A discount voucher program will also be offered to owned senior dogs to promote dental health awareness and encourage preventative dental care. The grant will help dogs like Ringo, an eight-year-old English bulldog who is deaf. Ringo spent half of his life on a heavy chain that caused severe throat damage. As a result, he required multiple surgeries to open his airway. With the help of KARES, he is now thriving in a loving home.

About Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service (KARES)

Founded in 2009, Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service (KARES) serves the Big Island of Hawaii, rescuing and relocating abused, abandoned and stray dogs; providing temporary housing through a foster care network; and facilitating adoptions into caring, permanent homes. KARES focuses on community education and outreach to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal cruelty. KARES also raises awareness about the causes of animal overpopulation and advocates for spay/neuter surgeries, which are provided free to owned dogs of all ages.

Learn more about Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service (KARES)
Yellow dog with white face sitting in grass. Kingston

Lab Rescue LRCP

Funded in 2017

How we help

About Lab Rescue LRCP

Lab Rescue of the LRCP rescues, fosters and place homeless, abused and / or abandoned Labrador Retrievers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA. They provide veterinary care, spay / neuter the Lab and place it with foster families where they are loved while they await adoption.

Learn more about Lab Rescue LRCP
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.

Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation

Funded from 2009 to 2014

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides medical funding for Last Hope to help at-risk senior dogs.

About Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation

Last Hope on Long Island is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of death-due pound, stray and abandoned animals.

Learn more about Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation

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