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 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.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Asheville Humane Society to provide veterinary care for senior dogs in our community. In the last six months we have received almost 900 calls to our community Helpline requesting assistance. Many of the requests are for help with senior pets. The needs range from minor medical issues to very serious health concerns. By providing veterinary care for those who might otherwise not be able to afford it, we keep pets out of the shelter and in their homes with the people who love them most.
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 supports Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Public Veterinary Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to low income Auburn residents for non-routine medical care of their dogs and cats. This program aims to enrich and maintain the human animal bond and keep loved pets in their homes. The goal is to reduce the risk of unwarranted euthanasia due to the inability of pet owners to fund needed costs for medical care. Grey Muzzle funding is earmarked for dogs aged 7+ whose owners qualify for the program.
The Auburn Valley Humane Society enriches the lives of companion animals and people through animal sheltering, programs, services and community engagement.
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Funding from Grey Muzzle supports Austin Humane Society's intake and adoption programs, helping vulnerable senior dogs with medical needs, enabling AHS to transfer in, assist, and find lifelong homes for more of these dogs.
Grant funds will be used to offset the in-house veterinary costs and out-of-house medical/specialty treatment costs. Funds will be used for on-site preventative care and off-site surgery, medical, and/or dental care. This program provides comprehensive, humane, and life-saving services to animals in need from intake to adoption, giving them a second chance at the life they deserve.
About Austin Humane Society
The Austin Humane Society (AHS) offers comprehensive, humane, life-saving animal services, transforming the lives of animals and those who love them.
How we help
Funding from Grey Muzzle will provide in-house dental treatment for some 21 senior dogs that were previously at risk of euthanasia before finding safe haven at Austin Pets Alive!. The dental care funded by this grant will not only improve the quality of life for these dogs by supporting good oral health, but also remove a barrier to adoption by eliminating the need for costly post-adoption treatment. The faster these dogs are able to find forever families, the sooner they can start living out their golden years in the comfort of a permanent home. And as they move through APA!’s shelter/foster network into loving homes, this will create space for APA! to save even more lives.
About Austin Pets Alive!
Since 2008, Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) has rescued, treated and adopted out more than 50,000 dogs and cats at risk of needless euthanasia in traditional shelters. APA!’s role in Austin is to provide a vital safety net for homeless pets through programs designed to save the key demographics of animals that previously weren’t making it out of the city shelter alive—unweaned kittens, ringworm kitties, cats with feline leukemia, parvo puppies, other sick and injured pets, pets with behavioral issues, and seniors. Because of APA!’s groundbreaking programs, Austin has been No Kill since 2011 and is now saving virtually all treatable and healthy homeless pets. Over the years, APA!’s capacity has grown to take in around 10,000 at-risk pets yearly from shelters in Austin, surrounding counties, and a growing number of outlying communities. Plus, APA!’s successful lifesaving programs are now being taught to shelter professionals from around the country. Recently, APA! has been experiencing an increase in senior dog intake as it continues to build out services for older pets. Dental disease is one of the most common health problems among APA!’s senior dog population, and often requires time-intensive surgical treatment in the on-site medical clinic.
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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!
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Grey Muzzle provides medical funding to Blind Dog Rescue Alliance for long-term care, as well as adoptable dogs.
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance is a group of volunteers spread throughout the United States and Canada dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired dogs by rescuing dogs in shelters, assisting blind dog owners, and educating the public about these wonderful dogs.
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Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help with their “The Chew on This” program. Senior dogs often arrive at shelters and rescues with severe dental issues. As Bob’s House for Dogs receives these seniors to foster, the dental issues are evaluated and addressed which, in turn, makes the seniors more attractive to prospective adopters as possible costly medical procedures are eliminated.
About Bob’s House for Dogs
Bob’s House for Dogs: From kennel to couch, where love doesn’t have an age limit.
The main goal at Bob’s House for Dogs is to make senior dogs more adoptable. They provide foster care to senior and special-needs dogs in a kennel-free, home-like environment. The dogs in their care receive loving attention, high-quality food and meticulous health care. They provide end-of-life care to dogs with terminal illness or advanced age, making them comfortable as they pass on. They give back to the community through a number of programs, reaching out to the elderly and children.
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Funding from Grey Muzzle provides dog training sessions, pet food assistance, and veterinary care financial assistance. The goal is to encourage pet owners not to relinquish their pet to the local animal shelter. Often, surrendering a pet is a last resort when there is no other option. Bound Fur Life provides an option and wants to see the pets remain with their owner.
The Bound Fur Life Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to keep pets with their owners through dog training sessions, pet food assistance, and veterinary care financial assistance programs.
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Funding from Grey Muzzle will help to support Boykin Spaniel Rescue's new program, "Behavior Therapy & Rehabilitation for Boykin Spaniel Sassy Seniors". BSR is experiencing more dogs with socialization and emotional problems, manifesting in behavioral issues that need to be addressed. With only a limited number of "experienced" fosters capable to take in a permanent charge, this program will specifically work to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome these at-risk, purebred, Boykin Spaniels.
The Sassy Seniors program will provide educational support and advocacy for those who support senior dogs.These funds make sure that every Boykin Spaniel that needs medical or emotional assistance receives that help and then is placed in a forever home.
About Boykin Spaniel Rescue
Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Inc. was founded in 2000. Since that time, the Organization has grown to over 300 volunteers in the US. They have one, part-time, administrator; all other aspects of BSR is done through our network of volunteers. Some foster, some transport, and some lend their talents-- either with the dogs or in various other ways.
Their mission is to raise the funds necessary to make sure that every Boykin Spaniel that needs medical or emotional assistance get that help, and then is placed in a forever home. Sometimes, that home is a Permanent Foster Care home, where that dog will remain for the rest of his/her life, with the support of BSR.