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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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League for Animal Welfare

Funded in 2021

How we help

The League is excited to partner with The Grey Muzzle Organization to expand the number of senior dogs they can take into their facility and find homes for as part of the None Left Behind program. This program helps place senior pets like 10-year-old Cindy Lou into homes quickly, by covering the cost of post-adoption veterinary care. None Left Behind allows adopters to bring a senior into their home, without worrying about the possibility of prohibitively expensive vet care. The Grey Muzzle Organization will help the League provide that security.

About League for Animal Welfare

Founded in 1949, the League for Animal Welfare is a privately-funded, nonprofit organization in Batavia, Ohio. As the oldest and one of the largest no-kill shelters in the greater Cincinnati area, the League serves its community through initiatives to reduce the number of homeless animals and to help people better care for their pets. The League shelters more than 1,000 homeless cats and dogs each year; and provides spay/neuter, and pet food support to our community.

Learn more about League for Animal Welfare
dog on a green couch Simba

Leave No Paws Behind

Funded in 2022

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will support Leave No Paws Behind, Inc.’s “People Helping People, Helping Paws” low-cost veterinary hospital program, providing lifesaving veterinary care for 30 senior dogs in Southern  California. 

About Leave No Paws Behind

Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. (LNPB) is an all-breed animal rescue specializing in seniors, terminally ill, and special needs shelter pets. LNPB provides hospice care, comfort, love, and a safe haven for animals with life-limiting conditions. Since its founding in 2011, LNPB has rescued over 1,500 shelter dogs. Their newest program, “People, Helping People, Helping Paws” low-cost veterinary hospital, serves under-resourced communities to ensure pets stay with their families and out of shelters. To date, the program has provided over 8,000 families and their pets with high quality medical care at affordable rates. LNPB will never turn a pet guardian away for lack of funds.

Learn more about Leave No Paws Behind
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Legacy Boxer Rescue

Funded in 2020

How we help

The generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will support and expand the Legacy Silver and Legacy Keepers programs. Keepers are boxers that find a new lease on life through Legacy Boxer Rescue (LBR), but are not available for adoption typically due to age-related and health issues. These boxers are considered to be in hospice care and will be loved and cared for by their foster families for the remainder of their lives. 

About Legacy Boxer Rescue

Since 2004, Legacy Boxer Rescue's (LBR) all-volunteer mission has been to seek out boxers in need in North Texas, and create the legacy they deserve– a loving family and home of their own. To achieve this mission, LBR pulls dogs in need from shelters and accepts surrendered dogs directly from owners without regard to age or health. LBR has 233 active volunteers and averages 100-150 adoptions each year. All dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. 

Learn more about Legacy Boxer Rescue
Small daschund standing in front of a blue background Coco

Leon County Humane Society

Funded from 2017 to 2018

How we help

The grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization will help Leon County Humane Society (LCHS) to continue the growth of our senior dog program with a goal of accepting 50 senior dogs into their care within a 12 month period.  Most senior dogs entering LCHS have multiple issues requiring medical attention.  This grant will help to care for and find loving adoptive homes for senior dogs like Coco, a 10- year-old dachshund who was transferred from a high-intake animal shelter and, with help from the Grey Muzzle Organization, received dental care with extractions and surgery to repair a hernia. 

About Leon County Humane Society

Founded in 1960, the Leon County Humane Society (LCHS) is a private rescue organization serving Florida's capital city of Tallahassee, as well as the surrounding rural counties.  LCHS receives between 600-800 animals every year with an emphasis on those animals in need of more extensive medical or behavioral attention.  Formed in 1960, LCHS has since been dedicated to matching families with homeless pets and educating the community about responsible pet ownership, including spaying and neutering. Each year, LCHS rescues over 600 animals and provides assistance to pet owners in the form of spay/neuter vouchers and pet food. LCHS is active in the community and leads humane education efforts in Tallahassee. Their dedicated Board of Directors, advisors, staff, and over 600 volunteers work tirelessly to socialize and provide companionship to all of their animals.

Learn more about Leon County Humane Society
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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

Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center

Funded from 2017 to 2022

How we help

Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center will provide medical care for rescued, at-risk senior dogs and find them loving homes. This medical grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help offset the costs of blood work, surgery, and diagnostic testing for dogs like Cookie, a 15-year-old shih-tzu who needed a senior blood panel and dental care. The screening ensured Cookie’s new family would understand her health needs.

About Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center

Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center has been dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and cats and placing them in loving homes since 1927. Age, physical condition, and socialization issues are never criteria for rescuing a dog or cat whose life is in jeopardy. Little Shelter serves as a refuge for abandoned and homeless animals by providing food, quality medical care, behavioral training, and shelter until a loving, permanent home can be found.

Learn more about Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center

Little Victories Animal Shelter

Funded in 2016

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization’s grant will help Little Victories to hire professional dog trainers to train select senior dogs to be service dogs and comfort animals to senior citizens.  Once the dogs are placed in their new homes, they will continue to offer financial support for the dog, while continuing to take care of any medical issues the dogs have.

About Little Victories Animal Shelter

The mission of Little Victories is to rescue homeless animals and provide the means by which they can be rehabilitated and find permanent, loving homes. Little Victories will spread the no-kill philosophy and educate the public about humane care and respect for all living things. Little Victories believes that each animal should be treated for its individual needs and that each one deserves every chance of living a safe, loving and protected life.

Learn more about Little Victories Animal Shelter
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Live Like Roo Foundation

Funded in 2022

How we help

Live Like Roo will use this grant to help families, rescues, and shelters to cover the cost of chemotherapy treatment for senior dogs diagnosed with cancer. Chemo is incredibly costly and help paying for it is one of the most common requests Live Like Roo receives. The grant will pay for chemotherapy to help dogs like 13-year-old Chopper, who, thanks to lifesaving treatments, lived another year after his diagnosis.

About Live Like Roo Foundation

The Live Like Roo Foundation provides emotional support and financial assistance to families whose pet faces a cancer diagnosis. Since 2016, they have granted over $1,600,000 to families, rescues, and shelters with about 90% of their funding being used to support dogs. The organization was founded in memory of Roo, a sweet boy who spent far too long in a shelter and then most of his remaining months battling an aggressive form of cancer. But he went on the bucket list journey of a lifetime and enjoyed every last day. Although Roo lost his cancer battle in 2015, his legacy lives on through Live Like Roo. Everyone should live every day as if it is their last....live like Roo.

Learn more about Live Like Roo Foundation
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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

Local Animal Shelter Support

Funded in 2015

How we help

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to pay for their senior dog health care examination expenses to give a better assessment of a dog’s condition to be able to fully inform potential  adopters and to initiate  veterinary  treatment  if necessary. This will include diagnosis and treatment of heartworm stages 1-3, dental issues, hip dysplasia, broken bones, mastitis, mammary tumors, severe eye and ear infections, hernias, malnutrition, and severe matting and skin infections as well as routine spay/neuter and diagnosis of arthritis, hearing and vision issues. 

About Local Animal Shelter Support

LASSI provides veterinary care for pets at the Oceana County Animal Control Shelter, socializes them and prepares them for adoption. They pay for veterinary care including basic veterinary exams, flea and tick treatment, ear, skin and eye infections, catastrophic injury and illness such as broken bones, amputations, hip dysplasia, bladder stones, prolapsed uterus, and heartworm disease.  They maintain adoption websites, hold adoption events and transport pets to new homes outside the local area. When the shelter is full, they place pets in foster homes and other shelters.

Learn more about Local Animal Shelter Support (“LASSI”)

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