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
Grey Muzzle's grant to House with a Heart provides medical care for senior dogs at this in-home sanctuary.
About House with a Heart
House with a Heart provides a loving and caring end-of-life experience for senior dogs who no longer have a human companion to care for them.
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The Humane Society for Hamilton County in Indiana had a 20% increase in senior dogs (ages seven to nine) and a 16% increase in super senior dogs (ages 10+) abandoned or surrendered in 2021. Funding from Grey Muzzle will provide medical care needed for many of these dogs. That means dogs like Meshack, who needed medical treatment for his ears, are given the best possible care while they wait for their forever families.
The Humane Society for Hamilton County is an open admission facility for Hamilton County, Indiana, that’s working to save lives, complete families, and educate communities. They believe every animal deserves a chance to live, love, and be loved—regardless of age, breed, disability, special medical needs, time, or space. In 2021, they saved the lives of over 4,000 animals—including 457 senior dogs.
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A generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help senior dogs in SW Washington in two ways. First, approxiately 25 senior dogs, who otherwise would have gone without, will receive necessary dental care, helping them find forever homes faster. Second, funds will support HSSW's HELP! Fund, providing medical care to owned animals--keeping senior dogs happy, healthy and in the homes of the people who love them most.
As the largest open-admission shelter in the area, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW) has been caring for animals since 1897. Through the work of their committed staff and volunteers, HSSW offers a variety of programs including pet adoptions, community education, pet behavior advice, spay/neuter assistance, low-cost programs for qualifying families and much more.
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A grant from Grey Muzzle will provide 50 to 100 percent reduction in pre-surgical bloodwork cost to Humane Society of Catawba County’s (HSCC) patients’ families who wish to have their senior dog spayed/neutered at their low-cost Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic. With this grant, all senior patients’ owners will receive 50% off the cost of bloodwork, and those owners who are seniors themselves or Disabled American Veterans will have no charge for their pet’s bloodwork (normally $100 for dogs 6 and up). Their hope is that by providing reduced or no-charge pre-surgical bloodwork, more senior dogs will receive spay/neuter surgery, enhancing their overall health and reducing pet overpopulation.
Founded in 1998, the Humane Society of Catawba County’s (HSCC) mission is to make the Catawba County (North Carolina) community a better place by serving as an advocate for companion animals. HSCC’s vision for the future is that no adoptable animal will be euthanized in Catawba County, and that animal cruelty and inhumane treatment of animals will cease to exist. HSCC’s facility features the Pat Anderson Center for Animal Adoption and Humane Education Center as well as the Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic. HSCC provides shelter, medical treatment (including spay/neuter surgery) and adoption placement for stray and unwanted animals. HSCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO) 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. This grant helps dogs like Squidward who arrived at the Humane Society of Central Oregon as a stray with no known history. While at HSCO, he was diagnosed with dental disease, painful hips, and a small growth that needed removal. After receiving the care he needed, a local veterinarian saw him and fell in love. Squidward (now Charlie) is enjoying his forever home with his two human and feline siblings!
The Humane Society of Central Oregon is one of Oregon’s largest nonprofit animal shelters, caring for thousands of animals each year. The Humane Society of Central Oregon serves people and pets from across the state through its programs, which include pet adoption, animal fostering and humane education. These 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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With support from The Grey Muzzle Organization, the Humane Society of Charlotte will increase pet retention rates for senior dogs in their community and provide medical care for senior dogs in the shelter. Their goal is to prevent the surrender of senior dogs by helping pet owners. By providing veterinary care, behavior and training assistance, and end- of- life care for at least 75 senior dogs, they will increase the community’s pet retention rate by 3% during 2021 and keep senior dogs in their homes with the people who love them. Grant funding will also provide 100 senior dogs in HSC’s shelter with the special medical care they need to find new loving families.
The Humane Society of Charlotte (HSC) was founded in 1978 as a community resource committed to delivering effective, innovative services that strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the lives of companion animals and the people who care about them. They are one of the leading animal welfare agencies in the Southeast, and have provided ongoing support and care to thousands of pets and people. They offer an adoption program, wellness clinic services, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, and community outreach efforts, including a pet food bank and youth programming initiatives. They believe in working to improve their community by creating new, loving families, and building a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals.
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A grant from Grey Muzzle helps HSCC with their Special Care for Senior Dogs Program, funding medical expenses, beds, and food. By having more comfortable, happier senior dogs, the chance of adoption is increased.
The Humane Society of Cherokee County is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to reducing, if not eliminating, pet overpopulation, abuse and neglect within the county. They are a no-kill shelter supported by donations, fund-raising projects, memberships and grants.
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IndyHumane’s Senior Care program was launched in 2017 with the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization and expanded with Grey Muzzle’s support in 2021. The goal of the Senior Care program is to increase positive outcomes for senior dogs in central Indiana by taking in those most at risk in the Indianapolis municipal shelter and other central Indiana shelters, dogs like eight-year-old Zelda. To date, the program has helped rescue and adopt out more than 570 senior dogs. A 2022 grant from Grey Muzzle will help the program serve at least 123 senior dogs with approximately 25 served directly through grant funds.
The Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) provides direct services for cats and dogs, including adoption, foster homes, behavior support, medical care, and affordable spay/neuter and vaccine services. In a typical year, they provide veterinary services to 10,500 animals, find loving homes for 3,800 homeless pets, and achieve a live release rate of 96%. They are proud to have served Indianapolis since 1905.
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A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) to provide much-needed dental care to senior dogs like 12-year-old Grady. Funding will help HSNT invest in dental and surgical equipment that will expand their capacity to perform dental cleanings and extractions, improving senior dogs’ overall health. Providing senior dogs with needed dental care in-house will not only save money, but also help get older pups into loving forever homes more quickly.
The Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) is much more than an animal shelter; they are a resource to the entire community. Their goal is to improve the lives of North Texas pets and the people who love them by offering a variety of innovative, affordable, and lifesaving services to the community. Services include pet adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations, returning lost pets to their owners, and cruelty investigations. In 2021, HSNT touched the lives of more than 17,000 pets and achieved a live release rate of 96%.
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A Grey Muzzle grant will enable HSSC’s Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) to provide dental procedures for senior dogs whose owners are at risk of having to surrender their beloved companions because they can’t afford veterinary care. Many senior dogs treated at the CVC have had their dental care deferred for years, necessitating urgent procedures to address advanced dental disease. Often, they’ve stopped eating due to painful teeth and gums, and their owners are heartsick over their condition. HSSC’s partnership with Grey Muzzle helps senior dogs like Bobby get their smiles back and keeps them in the arms of the families who love them.
Founded in 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) has a longstanding tradition of offering hope to animals in need of a second chance. Their mission is to ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love, and care. HSSC strives for positive outcomes for every animal by providing lifesaving medical care, individualized behavior support, and adoption into loving homes. Additionally, they endeavor to preserve the human-animal bond with programs such as low-cost spay/neuter services, a donation-supported pet food pantry, and access to low- or no-cost veterinary care for low-income pet guardians.