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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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Stop the Suffering

Funded from 2018 to 2022

In the last year Stop the Suffering (STS) has treated and found forever families for over 45 senior dogs looking for their second chance.  Lillie was found roaming southern Ohio and was transported and fostered through STS. The Grey Muzzle grant helped fund Lillie’s heartworm treatment and get this senior girl adopted into a loving home. STS looks forward to serving many more senior dogs like Lillie who deserve rest, relaxation, and love in their golden years. 

Since 2002, Stop the Suffering has operated transport, sponsorship, foster, and adoption programs for animals in need in rural Ohio. They assist all companion pets but focus on animals overlooked by other groups, including seniors, pit bull type dogs, black dogs, and hounds.  Their hearts are with senior dogs who are the ones most often left behind.  

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Stray Hearts Animal Shelter

Funded in 2019

The Grey Muzzle grant will provide needed medical and dental care for the senior dogs who come into the care of Stray Hearts Animal Shelter (aka the Humane Society of Taos). Providing these senior dogs the care they need and deserve will ready them for adoption faster and give their new families a better idea of their health needs. 

The Humane Society of Taos (dba Stray Hearts Animal Shelter) is an open-admission shelter serving Taos County, NM. Stray Hearts serves people and pets through its programs, including pet adoption, humane education and animal cruelty intervention. They have an active foster care program, which includes hospice foster care for seniors and terminally ill animals as well as short-term care for puppies, kittens and injured animals. Stray Hearts also takes in many feral and semi-feral animals and provides placement for many through training, transfer to ranches and barn cat programs.

Suncoast Basset Rescue

Funded from 2014 to 2015

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to fund a Senior Wellness Package for adopters of a Senior Basset to a Senior Person. This will include spay & neuter, vaccinations and taking care of any medical needs they basset may have so that it is ready for adoption.

Suncoast Basset Rescue is a not-for-profit, volunteer effort that rescues Basset Hounds from abusive, abandoned and unwanted situations just for the love of the breed. Our organization gives bassets a second chance to live, as they were intended as someone's best animal friend.  We have rescued over 2000 bassets since 1997.

Sussex County Fellowship for Animals

Funded in 2017

Grey Muzzle funding helps Sussex County Fellowship for Animals (aka Father John's Animal House) with medical and dental expenses for their new "Still a Best Friend!" Program to highlight the needs of senior animals and how much love they still have to offer to the right family.

Senior dogs tend to have a unique set of medical problems well beyond what is typically seen in younger dogs. An adoptive family is more likely to overlook a dog that will require expensive surgeries. SCFA receives discounted services from the veterinarians they partner with. Typically, once healed from the procedures, the dogs are more comfortable, ready to meet new people, and have a renewed and higher quality of life.

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It is the mission of Father John’s Animal House to provide quality loving care to the cats and dogs that arrive at our shelter. They are advocates against cruelty and neglect, encourage a strong animal-human bond, find quality loving families for otherwise homeless animals, and promote and facilitate spay/neuter procedures to reduce the over population and suffering of unwanted or homeless animals.

Tails of the City Animal Rescue

Funded from 2011 to 2012

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.

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

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The Animal Foundation

Funded in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022

A generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will support high-quality food and medical care for senior dogs in the Keeping Every Person & Pet Together (KEPPT) program at The Animal Foundation. KEPPT will ensure cost is not a barrier to providing senior dogs special diets to keep them healthy. The program will offer pet parents, who could otherwise not afford it, options such as wet and dry food (with a variety of kibble sizes) to accommodate the needs and diets of their senior dogs. This grant will also help senior dogs in the community to get the medical care they need to remain healthy, happy, and at home with the people who love them.

The Animal Foundation is Las Vegas’ only open admission animal shelter and one of the highest volume single-site shelters in the country. In 2019 alone, The Animal Foundation admitted over 27,000 animals. As an open admission shelter, they are committed to taking in every animal who comes to them in need, no matter their age, health, behavior, or species. In 2020, they achieved their five-year Mission Possible: 2020 goal and now save all healthy and treatable animals that enter their care. Every day they work to reduce the overall number of animals who need services in the first place.


The Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, Inc. (APF)

Funded from 2018 to 2020

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant helps the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) to provide diagnostic and medical care for senior dogs, including mass removals and dentals, while they await their forever homes. This funding along with subsequent tests and treatments ensure both pets and families are prepared for their new life together. 

The Animal Protective Foundation (APF) promotes and protects the human-animal bond by providing resources to the community and humane care to companion animals. They are a humane society providing services to Schenectady County and the greater Capital Region. Since 1931, the APF has held true to the mission of its founders. They have an open admission policy, which ensures that animals are not turned away based on their breed, age, condition, or circumstance. 

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The Anti-Cruelty Society

Funded in 2018

The Anti-Cruelty Society received a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization to help fund in-depth cleanings and extractions for older dogs at the Society. The Society provides veterinary services to senior dogs which often includes minor cleaning and extractions of unhealthy, rotting teeth. Currently, the Society does not have a designated dental program, but this grant will help fund more oral procedures for older dogs to help their quality of life in their new forever homes.

Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society (The Society) is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited-stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, their comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E.


The Buddy Foundation of Maryland

Funded in 2020

The Buddy Foundation of Maryland (TBFMD) will use Grey Muzzle funds to serve senior “applicants” and will be allocated in the following manner: 30% for diagnostic needs—exams, radiology, bloodwork and 70% for treatment needs. Oral surgeries top the list of those treatments as few things compromise the quality of life and health of senior dogs like oral issues that interfere with eating habits, overall comfort and increase the risk for infection. Cost is high for those procedures and owners, often seniors themselves on fixed incomes, are without the means to secure treatment. TBFMD helps dogs like Holly, a seven-year-old Basset Hound, who received treatment for mass removals.

The Buddy Foundation of Maryland (TBFMD) provides emotional and monetary support for those struggling to save a canine companion in need of urgent care. The stories are many and varied, but each one carries a common denominator: a dog that is suffering and an owner who is exhausting all available means to save them. Our “Buddy System” moves applicants through a process that starts their pups off as “Buddies-in-Need” and completes once they become “Buddies-for-Life” and a treatment/cure has been achieved, giving dogs and their owners many more years of life and love together.

The Dahlonega Lumpkin County Humane Society (“TLC”)

Funded in 2015

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to pay for their Senior Pre-Adoption and Medical Treatment program.  This may include medical and dental diagnostics, testing or treatment, emergency treatment, spay-neuter, vaccinations, heartworm treatment, medications and other veterinary care related to the care of the seniors that they take in.

TLC Humane Society, legally recognized as Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society, was founded in 1977 and is a licensed non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue organization with both dogs and cats available for adoption, all of them need to find a good home.