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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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Pet Community Center

Funded in 2022

With funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Pet Community Center (PCC) will offer free vaccines (e.g., canine influenza, rabies) for 200 senior dogs like Girlfriend. All Davidson County, Tennessee residents who demonstrate need through government assistance, unemployment, or other hardship are eligible.

Pet Community Center (PCC) believes every animal deserves high-quality veterinary care. Providing affordable and accessible vaccines and spay/neuter services is the key to PCC’s success. Their goal is to provide low-cost, high-quality care so that pets stay happy, healthy, and in a home with people who love them. PCC is also tackling barriers to veterinary care by providing outreach and support to pet owners who live in vet deserts (i.e., areas with no vet services).

Pet Helpers

Funded in 2016

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization assists Pet Helpers with the costs of medical care for senior dogs with health concerns, sometimes due to abuse and cruelty.

Dogs are either treated to prevent an owner surrender, or moved into foster homes until they recover and are adopted.

Pet Helpers’ is a nonprofit Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Clinic that serves communities across the Lowcountry.  Their mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation.

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Pet Rescue Pilots

Funded in 2022

Support from Grey Muzzle will allow Pet Rescue Pilots to perform a seniors-only rescue mission, flying precious furry passengers eight years of age and older out of overcrowded rural California shelters, where they have less than a 25% adoption rate, and landing them where they belong: directly in loving arms. Funds will cover costs associated with the flight carrying between 20 and 30 at-risk senior shelter dogs like Nell, who found himself in an overcrowded facility in rural California with a slim chance of being adopted. With more families looking to adopt in the Pacific Northwest than pets available in shelters, Nell hopped a flight with Pet Rescue Pilots to Oregon where his forever family was waiting for him on the tarmac. A seniors-only flight will not only land at-risk senior shelter pets in loving homes, but will also raise awareness that senior shelter pets need foster and forever families, highlight the many benefits of welcoming a senior pet into your home, and increase adoptions  of even more senior shelter pets beyond those on this very special rescue flight.

Pet Rescue Pilots is a nonprofit organization that helps with the immediate needs of pet relocation by air, while helping shape long-term solutions to manage the increasing number of pets in need of forever homes. With a network of pilots and pet rescue groups going the distance to help homeless pets in need, Pet Rescue Pilots transports pets from overcrowded rural shelters in California and lands them in loving homes up the west coast of the United States and in Canada.

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Pets Alive

Funded in 2018

The Grey Muzzle Grant is enabling Pets Alive to start a new program - the Senior Canine Tooth Fairy Program, a dental program for senior dogs. While dogs receive dental treatments as needed, no formal program has existed that solely focuses on providing routine dentals for senior dogs as way to increase their chances at adoption and to maintain optimum health in their golden years.

Pets Alive is a no kill animal rescue organization situated on over 80 acres of property, located at 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY.  It is surrounded by woods and pastures, creating a tranquil environment for the animals within our care. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education. In 2017, Pets Alive rescued 602 cats, dogs and 1 horse and found forever homes for 505 cats and dogs, and 1 pig.

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Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati

Funded in 2019 and 2021

Treatment of dental disease is a vital part of senior pet health care and can dramatically improve an animal’s quality of life as well as prevent other serious health issues. Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will subsidize the cost of dental care for 50 senior dogs. Services will be provided in-house by a veterinarian and trained registered veterinary technicians. Each GMO dog will receive all needed dental treatments,including scaling, polishing, digital x-rays, and/or extractions, for a maximum copay of $100.

Pets In Need provides affordable veterinary care for pets in families living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. The clinic is the only resource of its kind anywhere in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana tri-state area and one of only a handful of stand-alone clinics anywhere in the country that provides comprehensive veterinary care for pet families who lack access to veterinarians.  

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Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

Funded from 2019 to 2022

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to both help at-risk senior dogs remain in their homes where they are loved and to rescue senior dogs that enter the city shelter. This program will offer subsidized (free or reduced-cost) veterinary care to 40 senior dog owners who could not otherwise afford it and support the rescue and care of 15 senior dogs like Aunt Fern who could not remain with their previous owners.

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to both help at-risk senior dogs remain in their homes where they are loved and to rescue senior dogs that enter the city shelter. This program will offer subsidized (free or reduced-cost) veterinary care to 40 senior dog owners who could not otherwise afford it and support the rescue and care of 15 senior dogs like Aunt Fern who could not remain with their previous owners.

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Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida

Funded from 2019 to 2022

The Grey Muzzle grant allows Poodle and Pooch Rescue (PPR) to expand the Saving Seniors Program, take in more senior dogs, and give them the medical care needed to get them ready for adoption. Funding helps dogs like Ami, who was completely matted and had inflamed skin and mammary masses when PPR rescued her from a neglect situation. After two surgeries and lots of TLC, this 11-year-old girl is now loving life in her foster home. Ami loves car rides, long naps in her comfy dog bed, and lots of cuddles. In between naps, this sweetheart of a senior girl is looking for the forever home that she so deserves.

Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida (PPR) rescues dogs in need with a focus on seniors and those with special needs. The PPR mission is to save as many “leftover” dogs as possible. These are dogs that were passed over by adopters and other rescue groups and usually they have a special medical need or are older, or fearful due to past abuse/neglect.

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Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

Funded from 2017 to 2019

The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help with the cost of lab work and dentals for 30 senior dogs. This includes complete senior-specific blood work and dentals through vet partner, Louisburg Animal Clinic. For senior dogs like Bam Bam, who made his way to Prairie Paws from the Kansas Department of Agriculture as part of a hoarding case, this will be his first wellness exam and the first time he’s ever had a dental cleaning. Exam results will guide Prairie Paws in providing high quality care for senior dogs at the shelter and the best possible information on the seniors’ health as they start their new life in their forever home. Providing this information up front removes barriers to adopting a senior pet for adopters that are concerned about senior dogs’ health.

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter’s mission is to provide compassionate care and placement for animals in need. They have served Ottawa, Kansas, and the surrounding counties for over 70 years. In 2018, they cared for 1200 pets.

Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue

Funded in 2016

Funding from Grey Muzzle helps Proverbs 12:10 with medical expenses for senior dogs.  In addition, we help support their goal to recruit more fosters, adopters and funding for senior dogs so they can accept more senior dogs.

The issue of senior dog placement will be highlighted on their Facebook page, newsletter and in their foster recruitment program.  The program aims to target “active retirement communities” in the area by posting flyers on their bulletin boards, sending speakers to their clubs and walking dogs with “adopt me” scarves in their communities.    

The mission of Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue is to provide shelter and loving care for animals that have been abused, abandoned, owner surrendered or otherwise destined to be euthanized due to over-crowded shelter conditions. Through the use of foster homes, Proverbs will provide loving care for our animals, to include veterinary care, food and any other necessities until responsible, loving homes can be found for all adoptable pets. All animals shall be spayed or neutered and we will make every effort to encourage those we encounter to do the same.

Pug Rescue of Austin

Funded in 2016

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps with their “Senior Lives Matter” program, which provides needed veterinary care for rescued senior pugs.  Their goal is to help 60 senior pugs with the annual grant.

Pug Rescue of Austin (PRA) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, healthcare, and placement of abused, neglected, and homeless pugs. All rescued dogs reside in loving foster homes until adopted and receive treatment for all urgent and essential care needs, including vaccinations and spay/neuter. PRA promotes responsible dog ownership through a mandatory sterilization policy and provides public education about the unique needs of pugs.