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:
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will enable Carolina Poodle Rescue (CPR) to continue to expand their "Save Our Seniors" program, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to senior dogs to get them ready for adoption. This year’s focus is all about being able say “Yes!” to senior dogs like Bailey, who need that extra bit of help to address their special needs. Ensuring senior dogs are healthy before going up for adoption greatly increases their chances of finding their forever home.
About Carolina Poodle Rescue
Located in South Carolina, Carolina Poodle Rescue (CPR) has foster homes across the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida. This year, CPR celebrated 21 years of livesaving and helping more than 8,000 dogs find their forever families. Over the past 5 years, the number of senior dogs CPR serves has grown dramatically and now accounts for more than 45% of the total number of dogs they help annually. CPR helps local shelters with hoarding and abuse/neglect cases, partners with breeders seeking humane retirement of their dogs, and acts as a safety net when life circumstances force owners to surrender beloved pets. Their mantra is simple, “One by one, until there are none.”
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Grey Muzzle provides a grant to support four Dachshunds currently in hospice care at this organization.
The mission of Central Texas Dachshund Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dachshunds and most dachshund mixes that need a second chance at life and love.
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Charleston Animal Society’s team is honored to partner with The Grey Muzzle Organization to create an innovative and easily shared media kit to increase senior adoptions throughout South Carolina. Dogs like Roxy have so much energy and love to give much like a 40- or 50-year-old learning to stand-up paddle board or trying to date again. Pick Me! SC is a statewide adoption event coordinated with No-Kill South Carolina community partners that connects 46 counties in seven media markets. The Grey Muzzle Organization media kit will be shared with all to help senior shelter animals shine!
Since its founding in 1874, Charleston Animal Society’s mission has remained the same: The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Their vision is one where all healthy and treatable animals are saved. It’s a vision where all people and animals are treated with respect and kindness, and it envisions a world where cruelty is not tolerated.
Charleston Animal Society (CAS) is the only open-admission shelter and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited veterinary clinic in South Carolina. They take in nearly 10,000 of the community’s homeless and unwanted animals each year, and are the only animal welfare organization named in the South Carolina Emergency Support Function (ESF 17) for disaster preparedness and response. Using a 10-point lifesaving strategy, CAS has sustained a No-Kill community for seven years with a live release rate of over 90%. Through the No -ill South Carolina Initiative, they partner with shelters in every county in the state to improve the care of companion animals, to increase lifesaving and promote adoptions.
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Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA provide high-quality medical care to senior dogs who arrive at the shelter looking for a second chance at finding a forever home. The Grey Muzzle grant will enable the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA to transfer in more senior dogs from shelters where they may be at risk for euthanasia due to their age and medical conditions. Dogs like Cleo, an 11-year-old lady who spent the first decade of her life tied up outside and now is a bundle of affectionation and energy, will get the chance to live out their golden years with a loving family.
The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a private animal shelter based in Charlottesville, VA, whose purpose is finding permanent adoptive homes for animals. They also serve as the contracted public animal shelter for Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville to impound or shelter seized, stray, abandoned, unwanted or surrendered animals. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a progressive, solution-oriented animal welfare organization dedicated to saving lives and advancing the compassionate treatment of animals by providing sheltering, medical care and behavioral services for dogs and cats; promoting permanent, caring homes,; and furthering education and outreach.
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The Grey Muzzle grant will support a new Silver Paws & Senior Hearts Program, which allows seniors 55 and older to adopt a senior dog or cat seven years and older without paying an adoption fee. Thanks to the program, Larry and Calli are now fast friends. The program also provides spay/neuter surgery, microchip, food and water bowls, a collar, a leash, a bed and/or crate, food and veterinary visits at no cost to the adopter. If the senior adopter lives within 10 miles of the rescue and cannot provide transportation to and from veterinary appointments, the rescue also provides transportation for the adopted animal.
This support is offered for the lifetime of the pet or until the adopter can no longer provide care. At that time, the person’s family can apply to adopt the pet or return them to Charming Pet Rescue. The program is currently offered in the Texas counties of Bexar, Comal, and Kendall.
About Charming Pet Rescue
Charming Pet Rescue is a home-based rescue with a fenced main yard where dogs are free to run and three separate yards for dogs that prefer a more relaxed environment. All have food and water stations throughout. Every evening the dogs are tucked into the rescue’s climate-controlled kennel building with soft bedding. About 50 foster families also provide loving homes and lots of TLC.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle supports their “Senior Aid” program, allowing them to advertise, through the local papers, senior dogs needing homes. Medical issues are also addressed and in-depth exams performed so a potential adopter is informed of any health issues the senior dog may have.
The Cheboygan County Humane Society is dedicated to promoting kindness to animals; the prevention of cruelty to animals; the extension of humane education to the community; the encouragement of spay and neuter programs and responsible pet ownership.
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Thanks to the generosity of The Grey Muzzle Organization, Pets Forever will be able to provide health and happiness for the senior dogs in their care. Recognizing that senior pets have unique needs, Pets Forever provides a full range of health and well-being services, including help with veterinary care, a food program that includes veterinary diets, in-home services such as dog walking and yard clean up, grooming services and more. The grant will help dogs like Zanthi and her mother, Oonah. Zanthi is an adorable ten-year old Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix who came to Oonah after needing to have one of her legs amputated. “She needed me as much as I needed her,” explained Oonah. “Without Pets Forever services, I would never have been able to give her a home.”
Pets Forever is a unique, service-learning program offered through the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. They provide support and resources for low-income older adults and those with disabilities in Larimer County, Colorado, with the goal of helping them keep their pets at home for as long as possible. Seventy percent of the dogs in their care are seniors. Their mission is founded on the belief that companion animals are vital members of families and keeping human/animal families intact adds value to life, helps avoid the problem of abandoned animals, and ultimately strengthens communities.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Columbia Humane Society (CHS) to provide diagnostic and medical care for hospice dogs living in foster homes. Funding will also be used to provide screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs. Dogs like Madison, who arrived at CHS as a surrender due to her owner’s health issues, will benefit from this grant. At 11-years-old, she is severely overweight and the extent of her medical issues yet to be diagnosed. But in the meantime, Madison is resting comfortably with her foster family, which includes two humans, several dogs, a cat, chickens, goats and pigs.
About Columbia Humane Society
The Columbia Humane Society (CHS) is a small shelter that helps approximately 300 animals every year. They serve people and pets from across the state through pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, and animal cruelty intervention programs. Columbia Humane Society programs and services are designed to promote animal welfare, address the reasons animals end up in shelters, find forever adoptive homes for homeless animals, and help keep pets in their homes with the people who love them.
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Community Pet Center has received grants from Grey Muzzle for their Senior Pets Project. This program rescues senior dogs from the local animal control, and works with Meals on Wheels to provide assistance for low-income owners of senior dogs.
About Community Pet Center
The Community Pet Center serves the rural area of Rutherford County, NC. The organization works with the local animal control agency to safeguard the lives of dogs and cats by providing education to the community about responsible pet ownership, and spay/neuter programs.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle will enable C-SNIP to provide subsidies to offset the cost of dental care for senior dogs like Shadow. Shadow became a patient at C-SNIP’s Community Well Pet Clinic when her human, Della, could no longer afford her full-service veterinarian. C-SNIP vets diagnosed Shadow with severe dental disease. Della could cover the cost of Shadow’s initial dental appointments that included x-rays, cleaning, and polishing, but she simply couldn’t afford the extractions her beloved Shadow needed. The Grey Muzzle grant will ensure Shadow–and even more dogs just like her—get the dental care needed to be healthy and pain-free.
C-SNIP prevents pet overpopulation and improves the quality of life for dogs, cats, and their caregivers by providing accessible, high-quality, reduced-cost veterinary care. Founded in 2001, CSNIP has spayed/neutered more than 210,000 dogs and cats in western Michigan. Their programs are designed to create a world in which all dogs and cats are healthy, happy, and in loving homes.