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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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The Heartworm Foundation

Funded in 2018 and 2019

Currently dogs that are heartworm positive in Montgomery County, Texas, qualify for treatment through The Heartworm Foundation after they have been in the shelter for 30 days. The Grey Muzzle grant will allow The Heartworm Foundation to offer a seniors program that waives the 30-day wait period for dogs seven years and older. Their aim is to help heartworm-positive senior dogs get healthy and find happy, loving homes as quickly as possible.

Thousands of homeless dogs enter the Montgomery County, Texas, shelter system every year, and up to 40% of them are heartworm positive. A heartworm positive dog is 75% less likely to be adopted than a heartworm negative dog. The Heartworm Foundation’s mission is to remove heartworms as a barrier to adoption for dogs from Montgomery County animal shelters by working with adopters and other nonprofit rescues to supply treatment. Since their inception, hundreds of dogs have been successfully treated for heartworms and went on to find loving, forever homes.

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The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County

Funded in 2018 and 2020 to 2022

The Grey Muzzle Organization’s generous grant will provide dental care for senior dogs at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County (HSTPC), improving their quality of life and preventing other serious health issues. Funding will help senior dogs like nine-year-old Tilly, who came to HSTPC as a stray suffering from hair loss, fleas, tapeworms, and severe dental disease. With compassionate care from the HSTPC veterinary team, Tilly had surgery to extract nine teeth and was placed in a loving foster home. With Grey Muzzle’s support,  more senior dogs like Tilly will receive comprehensive medical treatment and find new forever homes.

Founded in 1888, the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County (HSTPC) is Washington state’s largest open admission animal welfare agency. Each year, HSTPC cares for around 10,000 dogs, cats, and small animals from rural Pierce County to the city of Tacoma. HSTPC strives to ensure they give every animal that comes through their doors a chance at finding happiness. Their spay/neuter assistance program, Pet Food Pantry, and Pet Support program empower thousands of  people to keep and care for their pets.

The Humane Society of Charles County

Funded in 2017 and 2021

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help The Humane Society of Charles County expand their Honey's Fund for senior dogs.

Many animals are admitted to the local shelter because they need costly medical care, their medical issues are chronic (often the case in senior animals), or they are found as strays. HSCC's Honey's Fund, a limited pool of money for medical treatment, is used to help these at-risk animals. Grey Muzzle grant funding will expand Honey's Fund, helping senior dogs who need support to live out their golden years in comfort.

The Humane Society of Charles County started in 1978 with the single objective to rescue dogs and cats hit by cars. Their services have expanded over the years, and they now offer shelter and care for homeless, injured and neglected animals, as well as adoption services, fostering, community partnerships, humane education, no-to-low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine services, and affordable well-pet veterinary services.

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The Pet Cottage

Funded in 2022

Support from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow The Pet Cottage to keep its forever promise of a loving home for life for the senior dogs who enter their pack because of death, disability, or deployment. Funds will help cover the cost of medical care for dogs like 15-year-old Petey, a Yorkshire terrier who arrived with severe dental disease and Addison’s disease. Oral surgery was performed, and he receives daily medications and monthly injections to keep him comfortable and happy while enjoying his life with his forever guardian, Kathi.

The Pet Cottage celebrates and protects the magical relationship between people and their pets by providing homestyle care for pets who lose their humans due to death, disability, or deployment. Through their two unique programs, The Sanctuary Residency Program and The Lifelong Guardianship Program, they ensure pets have the home, care, and love they deserve--for life. The Pet Cottage has a proud commitment to senior dogs and pays for all medical expenses, including medications and preventatives.


The Pet Project

Funded in 2020

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will provide for more adoptions of mature dogs through the Senior Paws program, a partnership between The Pet Project and Broward County Animal Care (BCAC), to encourage the adoptions of senior dogs. BCAC showcases older dogs who are eligible for adoption through Senior Paws and their adoption fees, food, supplies, immunizations and needed veterinary care are provided by The Pet Project for the rest of their lives. This grant from Grey Muzzle will enable 40 older dogs, who would otherwise be passed over for adoption, to be placed in homes of their own with loving people who will care for them the rest of their lives.

The Pet Project for Pets, Inc., is one of the largest pet retention organizations in Florida. With headquarters in Broward County, The Pet Project enables people with limited incomes who are elderly, disabled, seriously ill or temporarily unemployed to keep their pets at home with them rather than surrender to shelters due to financial hardship.


The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

Funded from 2008 to 2015

Grey Muzzle supports the senior therapy dog program at The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs. We pay medical expenses for dogs who have passed their therapy dog exam, and help The Sanctuary expand this important program that shows us how much old dogs have to give.

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs rescues senior dogs abandoned in shelters and pounds; provides lifelong care for rescued senior dogs; adopts appropriate dogs into loving, permanent homes; develops programs that match senior dogs and senior people to their mutual benefit; fosters an awareness of our lifelong responsibility to our companion animals; and strengthens the bond between humans and animals by teaching respect and compassion for all living things.

The Shade Tree

Funded in 2016

Grey Muzzle funding helps with the medical/dental care for the senior pets at Noah's Animal House.  Noah’s is designed to house the pets of women and families who are fleeing abuse or escaping homelessness. For these fragile and distressed clients, the human and animal bond is a vital source of strength and the necessary motivation to make the difficult changes involved in crafting a new life. In domestic violence situations, a safe haven for pets is even more important. Abusers often injure these innocent animals as a means of control. Commonly, women will not leave an abuser until they are certain their pets will be safe.

The Shade Tree is a shelter for homeless and abused women and children in crisis. TST has been serving the needs of homeless and abused women and children in Southern Nevada since 1990. Noah's Animal House is a pet sanctuary on the campus of TST.

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Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

Funded from 2009 to 2020

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue's Grey Muzzle grant will fund health care for senior dogs. Most of their dogs come from shelters and have unmet medical needs, and some are simply in need of basic geriatric care, such as relief from arthritis pain and updates on vaccinations. Others have more serious health issues, many of which are treatable and, once addressed, greatly improve the dog’s quality of life. Their program is unique in that they provide free adoptions and medical care for life, all you need to add is love.

This grant was made possible thanks to the generosity of Sydney C., in memory of her beloved Shepherds Roman and Dakota.

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. (TSGSR) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing very old or terminally ill German Shepherd Dogs and mixed breed dogs from life-threatening situations. They accept shelter dogs and owner-surrender dogs from all of California, providing foster homes and medical treatment the dogs may have been lacking. Their efforts are critically needed as many shelters do not have the resources to provide in-depth care for large senior dogs, most of whom face uncertain futures as a result.


Top Dog Foundation

Funded in 2020

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will provide diagnostic and medical treatment as dogs enter Top Dog’s care. Many dogs are surrendered when owners pass away or move to assisted living. Others arrive from shelters and rescue groups, and still others have been abandoned. In the majority of cases they have not received ongoing veterinary care. Top Dog’s commitment is to restore their health to the best level possible prior to adoption. Grey Muzzle’s support will help at least 14 senior dogs receive exams, medications, dental care and whatever else is needed by each individual dog.  

Top Dog Foundation rescues and ensures safe, loving homes for senior dogs who otherwise face uncertain futures due to age and health issues. From its beginning in 2004, Top Dog set out to change at least two lives when saving a senior dog. When they adopt an elder pup into a senior citizen home, the health benefits for the senior citizen skyrocket.

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Two by Two Rescue

Funded from 2020 to 2022

Two by Two is committed to saving as many senior dogs as possible in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Grumplestein’s Legacy is named after a senior Chihuahua whose deformed leg, advanced age, and lack of teeth put him at risk in the local shelter. The program in his honor will give senior dogs the second chance they deserve by providing comprehensive medical care, including vaccinations, blood work, and any needed medication. The Grey Muzzle grant will enable Two by Two to save more than 220 older dogs during the grant period.

Two by Two serves abandoned, abused, stray, and distressed animals without regard to age, breed, color, or medical condition, and aims to keep pets in their homes by offering relief to people in crisis. One of the nonprofit’s main goals is to improve lifesaving throughout Alabama, a state with one of the highest euthanasia rates in the country. Two by Two provides animals in need with necessary medical care, a loving foster home, and a loving forever home when possible.