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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:

North Shore Animal League America

Funded in 2018

How we help

The Seniors for Seniors Program encourages the adoption of senior pets by senior citizens. In addition to a deeply discounted adoption fee, North Shore Animal League America pledges to provide preventive care for no cost to members of the Seniors for Seniors Program, absorbing the significant fees for these services into their operating budget. The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will cover the costs for 40 animals to have annual check-ups, vaccinations, and blood work.

About North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America is committed to saving and rehabilitating the lives of homeless companion animals and educating the public about the joys and responsibilities of rescue. Founded in 1944, we are a comprehensive no-kill rescue and adoption organization with shelter partners across the country and around the globe. Headquartered in Port Washington, NY, we rescue, nurture, and adopt nearly 18,000 pets annually into responsible loving homes through a variety of local, regional, national, and international programs. We’ve introduced such lifesaving best practices as mobile off-site adoptions, puppy mill rescue, national low-cost spay/neuter referral, humane relocation, and Seniors for Seniors. Most recently, we developed the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, a transformative humane education program based on social and emotional learning and the natural affinity between children and animals.

Learn more about North Shore Animal League America

Nuzzles And Co.

Funded in 2016

How we help

Grey Muzzle’s grant funding will help Nuzzles & Co. by subsidizing part of the costs of medical care for senior dogs while in their Senior Dog program or in hospice care.

Nuzzles has rescue partnerships with shelters across the state and a mobile adoption van to bring animals to the ‘Rescue Ranch’ when contacted by shelters with overflow animals. 

About Nuzzles And Co.

Nuzzles & Co.'s mission is to protect and provide for animals while fostering an awareness of their importance in our lives. This mission includes a goal of improving the quality of life of animals and placing them into loving and permanent homes through rescue, extraordinary and compassionate care, and humane education. Nuzzles & Co. envisions a community where every pet has a permanent and loving home, every companion animal is spayed or neutered, and all pets are treated with respect and compassion.

Learn more about Nuzzles And Co.
Leena, a small, white, fluffy dog, now deceased Lena

Old Dog Haven

Funded from 2008 - 2014

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides funding for a very special program at Old Dog Haven. This program helps dogs in shelters who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, by giving them a loving foster home for their final days, weeks, or months.

About Old Dog Haven

Old Dog Haven is a large network of foster homes in western Washington whose mission is to provide a loving, safe home for abandoned senior dogs through adoption or permanent foster care.

Learn more about Old Dog Haven
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Oregon Humane Society

Funded in 2018

How we help

Through a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization, Oregon Humane Society (OHS) will be able to offer waived adoption fees on all senior dogs to adopters 60 years and older on Senior Tuesdays. Because of The Grey Muzzle Organization’s support, they will be able to admit more senior dogs into their shelter with the goal of finding them loving homes and families.

About Oregon Humane Society

Founded in 1868 by noted humanitarian Thomas Lamb Eliot, Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is the third-oldest humane society in the nation and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. Each year, OHS finds homes for more than 11,000 pets – more than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast. OHS never puts a time on how long animals remain at the shelter. A pet stays available for adoption for as long as needed to find a loving home. OHS Humane Officers rescue neglected and abused animals, investigating approximately 1,000 cases annually. Additional services include low-cost or free spay/neuter surgeries to cats and dogs from low-income families, pet behavior and training, and humane education for children and youth.

Learn more about Oregon Humane Society
Black & white long haired dog standing on grass with mouth open Hazel

Partners For Pets

Funded from 2016 - 2018

How we help

The funds awarded by The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Partners for Pets continue to rescue and rehabilitate senior dogs. Each year Partners for Pets rescues hundreds of senior dogs who are need of dental care, grooming, blood work, surgeries, and other care. With these funds Partners for Pets is able to provide this care to our seniors and help them prepare for their new life in a loving forever home.

About Partners For Pets

Partners for Pets' mission is to rescue dogs and cats from local animal control facilities who are at highest risk for euthanasia. Priority is given to animals who are injured, sick, elderly, terrified, and frail. All medical care is provided to each animal before he or she is placed in a forever home.

Learn more about Partners For Pets
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Pawmetto Lifeline

Funded from 2017 - 2018

How we help

Funding from a Grey Muzzle grant will be directed to Sophie’s Good Samaritan Medical Fund, which helps dogs with medical needs, many of which are considered “senior dogs” for their respective breeds. The money will be applied to specific medical care and treatment of older dogs belonging to owners with limited financial ability to provide the needed care essential for the well-being of their beloved companion.

About Pawmetto Lifeline

Pawmetto Lifeline is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue organization with a plan to end pet overpopulation in the Midlands through education, legislation, spay/neuter programs, and responsible pet adoptions. Pawmetto Lifeline’s long-term goal is to transform the Midlands into a no-kill community, meaning no healthy and adoptable pet is euthanized simply because it is homeless.

Learn more about Pawmetto Lifeline
Tan boxer with grey muzzle in nature background PAWS Atlanta

PAWS Atlanta, Inc.

Funded in 2018

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle helps support PAWS Atlanta’s Seniors4Seniors Program, which waives the adoption fee for anyone over 65 who adopts a senior dog. By removing this critical financial barrier to adoption, the program is able to help even more senior dogs in their care find their “forever home” more quickly and to substantially reduce their length of stay at the shelter. The Seniors4Seniors Program works to increase the number of senior dogs adopted, to provide all the necessary health screenings and preventative care for all senior dogs in the program, to build new partnerships with other organization and groups in support of senior dogs, to minimize the number of senior dogs who are returned after adoption, and to reduce the length of seniors dogs at the shelter by almost half.  

About PAWS Atlanta, Inc.

PAWS Atlanta believes that people and pets bring out the best in each other, and it works each day to build a community of caring - by people helping pets and pets helping people. To accomplish this vision, their programs include pet adoption and foster services, bi-monthly pet wellness clinics, full-time veterinary services for the public, low-cost spay/neuter services to reduce pet overpopulation, discount health preventatives and pet dentals, behavioral training, a pet food bank for loving owners going through hard times, senior support and pet matching assistance, summer camps for children, and community outreach and education. PAWS Atlanta is a very special place that includes veterinary facilities and an adoption center, along with a unique 3.5 acre wooded walking trail and off-leash area. These areas not only provide a peaceful place for prospective pet-parents to walk through pathways and interact with their animals, but also a special area for the animals waiting to be adopted to enjoy times to run free, play with other dogs, and check out the agility equipment and numerous toys. For over 50 years, PAWS Atlanta has been working tirelessly to care for animals in need and place them into loving families.

Learn more about PAWS Atlanta, Inc.
Tan and white dog standing outside wearing a blue "Adopt me!" bandana. Arnold

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

Funded from 2011 - 2015 and 2017

How we help

A Grey Muzzle grant helps pay for medical expenses for senior dogs, and also supports the Helping Paw Program, which helps keep senior dogs with their owners.

Read how your donations are making a difference here: 


About Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue is dedicated to finding new loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them due to illness, death, or other challenging circumstances, and to finding homes for senior dogs in animal shelters.

Learn more about Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
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Peak Lab Rescue

Funded from 2017 - 2018

How we help

The Grey Muzzle grant will support the Labs 4 Life program, which, since its inception in 2016, has sought to end homelessness and improve the lives of senior Labs and Lab mixes in North Carolina. The program has four goals: (1) identify, pull, and transport senior Labs who face uncertain futures in shelters throughout North Carolina; (2) provide behavioral training, adaptive equipment, and medical treatment that will allow owners who are either financially or physically unable to care for their beloved dogs to keep their senior Labs in their homes; (3) address the medical and dental needs of the senior Labs we rescue, including providing senior-specific diagnostic testing such as blood work, x-rays and urinalysis, as well as heartworm treatment; and (4) educate the public about the benefits and joys of adopting or fostering a senior Lab.

About Peak Lab Rescue

Peak Lab Rescue saves Labs and Lab mixes throughout North Carolina from abuse, neglect, and abandonment. In 2017, they saved more than 850 dogs, making Peak Lab the largest foster-based dog rescue in the state. They are committed to saving as many senior Labs as possible and giving them the best quality of life in their final years.

Learn more about Peak Lab Rescue
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Penny Angel's Beagle Rescue

Funded from 2014 - 2015

How we help

Many senior citizens would love a dog or struggle to keep their dogs but simply cannot afford the health care bills. Grey Muzzle's grant funding helps Penny's Angels Beagle Rescue with medical expenses for adoptable dogs, so that those who can most benefit from their companionship will have assistance in their care. This includes dentals, special food, heartworm tests, meds, arthritis maintenance, and senior blood panels. 

About Penny Angel's Beagle Rescue

Penny Angels Beagle Rescue is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to beagle rescue and community education of the breed. We provide rescue for beagles from New Jersey shelters, stray beagles and beagles from homes that can no longer keep their dog. We rescue purebred beagles and beagle mixes that are puppies, adults and senior beagles. We are based out of South Jersey & serve all of New Jersey and the tri-state area.

Learn more about Penny Angel's Beagle Rescue

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