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
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Arizona Beagle Rescue provide more comprehensive medical care for more senior dogs. When senior dogs have clean teeth and a full medical, potential adopters are informed with a thorough report on each dog’s health and condition.
For some dogs with chronic but treatable ailments, the program provides adoptive families with financial support for medications/dog food as needed. For dogs that are deemed unfit for adoption (whether it be medical issues or behavioral issues), their Forever Foster program allows senior beagles to live out their natural lives in a foster home, surrounded by the family that they are a part of.
About Arizona Beagle Rescue
Arizona Beagle Rescue (AZBR) is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to beagle rescue and community education. AZBR's mission includes:
• Preventing the euthanization of Beagles throughout the state of Arizona
• Finding Forever Homes for homeless Beagles
• Providing beagles and their companions the opportunity to interact with other beagles and beagle fans
• Helping beagle guardians better understand their beagle's temperament and traits
• Guiding people who have found a stray beagle in the appropriate and legal step to take
• Assisting those who need to find their beagle a new home, when they can no longer keep their beagle
• Educating the public on the importance of spay and neuter
How we help
With a grant from Grey Muzzle, AHS is expanding its senior pet “hospice” fund that assists low-income families who bring their senior pets to AHS for euthanasia simply because they cannot afford to pay for veterinary treatment. To date, this fund has helped 11 qualifying families afford diagnostic treatment like blood testing, medication, surgery and general care, and with with support from Grey Muzzle the program will be able to support 54 senior dogs in the coming year, helping to provide affordable treatment that prolongs lives and keeps these dogs in homes with families who love them.
About Arizona Humane Society
For more than 60 years, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) has been committed to improving the lives of animals in their community. They safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need, while inspiring community action and compassion on their behalf. Just five years ago, Maricopa County was home to the second worst pet overpopulation crisis in the US. AHS led a coalition of partner organizations to solve the crisis, providing resources to keep pets in homes while launching lifesaving and educational programs. The result: AHS’ intake of homeless animals dropped by 57 percent and euthanasia rates have declined by 84 percent - 20,000 lives saved each year! What began as a mission to save more pets ended up transforming an entire community.
How we help
A Grey Muzzle grant to As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois helps to expand their work through Elsa's Fund. AGaG specializes in the care and rehabilitation of senior dogs with more significant and complicated health needs, allowing the shelters to keep healthy seniors for them to adopt.
Elsa’s Fund uses funds specifically allocated for medical costs of senior dogs, helping senior golden retrievers who lose their homes and providing them with care and rehabilitation to prepare them for adoption.
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As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of Golden Retrievers and golden mixes who are in need. In addition, As Good as Gold educates Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about the importance of spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, appropriate medical treatment and humane care.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization support allows Asheville Humane Society to provide critical veterinary care for senior dogs in their community. By providing veterinary care for those who might otherwise not be able to afford it, they keep pets out of the shelter and in their homes with the people who love them most. GMO also helps AHS provide Adoption Care Packages for senior dogs waiting for their forever homes. The packages often include needed medication, veterinary or behavior vouchers, or prescription food to help adopters willing to care for a senior dog.
About Asheville Humane Society
Asheville Humane Society (AHS) rescues, reunites, rehabilitates and re-homes thousands of homeless animals each year. We are dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through education, sheltering, and adoption. AHS operates the only open-admission shelter in the county. We are here for animals who are lost, surrendered, neglected or mistreated, and who all deserve a loving family of their very own. We provide a soft bed, food, comfort, medical evaluation, medical treatment, vaccinations, and behavioral testing for each. We place all animals who can humanely and safely be adopted into a loving home.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Auburn Valley Humane Society to provide diagnostic and medical treatment for senior dogs in their care--dogs just like Presley. At 14-years-old, Presley's family could not afford the extensive medical care he required and felt he was suffering, so they brought him to AVHS as a public euthanasia request. AVHS staff gently convinced Presley’s family that he was not a good candidate for euthanasia and offered to take him into their program and give him the medical care he needed. Presley's family made the heart-wrenching decision to give him up, so that he could receive months of treatment and eventually land in a new forever home.
Opening its doors in 2013, Auburn Valley Humane Society (AVHS) enriches the lives of companion animals and people through animal sheltering, programs, and community engagement. AVHS is a community education and resource center where pets and people can come together for learning and assistance. They also provide programs and services 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.
How we help
This grant was made possible thanks to the generosity of Bill L. in memory of his beloved dog Carlos.
The funds will allow Austin Humane Society to improve the health of senior dogs and give them positive adoption outcomes. Specifically, funds will cover the costs associated with completing blood work and analysis on all senior dogs as they come into the shelter, dogs just like Casey (pictured) who arrived at AHS after his owner passed away. This screening will detect health issues as soon as possible and provide a comprehensive medical history to potential adopters of senior dogs. Funds will also help cover any emergency or non-routine medical expenses the increased screening identifies.
About Austin Humane Society
The Austin Humane Society (AHS) is the largest, longest-standing no-kill shelter in Austin, Texas. From humble roots as a small organization founded in 1952, they are now a leader in the nation’s largest no-kill community. They currently serve more than 11,000 animals every year through life-saving and life-enhancing programs, including adoption, spay and neuter, and disaster-relief in times of natural and man-made crises, and engaging their community to be part of meaningful and sustainable solutions for animal care.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Austin Pets Alive! provide medical care to senior dogs rescued from shelters lacking the resources to save older pets. All senior dogs at APA! receive routine wellness care, and many also need treatment for illnesses, injuries, and chronic conditions to improve their quality of life and remove potential barriers to adoption. By treating their issues, APA! helps older dogs find loving homes faster — and can then rescue other at-risk seniors, like bonded pair Christina and Meredith. These 11-year-old darlings came to APA! both needing heartworm treatment and mass removal surgery to give them a true second chance and help them find a new forever home together.
About Austin Pets Alive!
Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a nonprofit animal shelter and foster-based rescue organization that’s pioneering comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the most at-risk homeless companion animals, and educate others to do the same through its American Pets Alive! nationwide education and outreach division. Being a leader in no kill sheltering in America’s largest no kill city, APA! helps more than 10,000 dogs and cats annually in Central Texas and beyond, getting them a chance at the life they deserve. Since 2008, APA! has saved over 80,000 lives by rescuing, treating, and finding forever homes for vulnerable shelter pets, including sick and injured animals, animals with behavioral issues, neonates, and seniors.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle will supplement Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue's existing Senior program. BBAR is committed to saving adoptable, loving dogs regardless of their age, breed, and medical needs. Since medical expenses tend to be higher for seniors, increased funding will allow BBAR to rescue more seniors, rehabilitate them, train them, and place them in loving homes.
These additional resources from Grey Muzzle help ensure that fewer vulnerable dogs in need are left behind. Their Senior program works to change the public's perspective and understanding of the joys of adopting a senior dog.
Learn more about the great things Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is doing in this video: "The Difference You Make". You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/AULHwzGOaco
Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit network of rescuers, fosters and volunteers who work together to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for sweet, loving, adoptable dogs from pounds in the rural south. The dogs they rescue are in danger of imminent death as they are on the kill lists at very high volume, high kill pounds. Some of these animal control facilities use extremely inhumane practices like gas chambers and heartstick to euthanize the dogs and many have kill rates over 90% before rescues get involved.
When they commit to rescuing a dog, they make sure the dog is well cared for and properly vetted. They spay/neuter, vaccinate, test for heartworm, provide flea and heartworm preventative, and deworm at private vets local to the shelter they come from. They treat illnesses before adoption, most often heartworm, but have also treated parvo and distemper, and provided for necessary surgeries for dogs with serious injuries. The dogs stay in local fosters or boarding for at least 2 weeks or until they are healthy enough to travel. Then they ride up north with professional rescue transporters who make sure their ride is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
When they arrive, the dogs go into foster homes where they get training and experience living in a home environment before adoption. Some of the lucky ones even get adopted upon arrival!
How we help
Beagles of New England States (B.O.N.E.S.) developed the Sensational Senior Beagles (SSB) program over a decade ago to ease concerns about adopting senior beagles. B.O.N.E.S. was founded in 2003 for the purpose of rescuing beagles and placing them in forever homes and is registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a nonprofit organization. Their mission is to rescue, rehome, spay/neuter and provide necessary medical care to beagles in need in the New England Area. They endeavor to improve the quality of life for beagles in New England through outreach and education programs. B.O.N.E.S. is an all-volunteer organization, comprised of dedicated people who want what is best for beagles in their area.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Best of Friends Humane Society to provide dental procedures for senior dogs owned by individuals with limited income. Most dogs receive a quick dental evaluation as part of an annual exam, but the cost for a full dental can be prohibitive to many owners. This grant will allow Best of Friends to provide needed dental care to senior dogs regardless of their owner’s ability to pay, greatly increasing the dog’s comfort and quality of life. Dogs like Duchess, who desperately needed a dental cleaning and help losing weight, will benefit from this grant. After her dental pain was relieved with care and treatment, she went on a low-calorie diet and regular exercise program. In no time at all, Duchess was feeling much better.
The Best of Friends Humane Society helps with veterinary care for low income pet owners with the goal that no pet will suffer or be surrendered to a shelter because its owner cannot afford treatment.