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
One of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s (PAGO) major goals is to help senior companion animals live long, healthy and happy lives with their human families. Grant funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to support their Pet Food Xpress program (PFX) that provides thousands of nourishing meals each year to senior companion dogs living with homebound elderly families in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Once a month, free of charge, volunteers deliver dog food that has been packaged by PAGO staff and volunteers to the seniors and their pets. All of these seniors are on a fixed income. Through this program, the seniors are able to keep their dogs in their homes while providing them with proper nutrition. PFX volunteers often visit with the seniors, giving them much needed company. During these visits, volunteers are able to identify specific needs of the pets that are then followed up on by PAGO staff.
As the go-to pet experts across Central Florida, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando does good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them. Formerly the SPCA of Central Florida, our goal is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and to be leaders in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine. More than 10,000 homeless dogs and cats will turn to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for caring, compassion, and hope through our animal shelters this year. Our highly skilled veterinarians will help and heal an additional 45,000 animals in our veterinary clinics. Providing shelter for animals in crisis, disaster response efforts, and pet food pantry for dogs and cats in need, we will help thousands of additional animals this year.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps with their “Mutticare” fund. This innovative program seeks to facilitate the adoption of senior dogs by providing a financial “safety net” to pay for any medical issues that arise for older dogs post-adoption. By removing the barrier of potentially high medical expenses, it is hoped that more seniors will find homes.
PAWS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in operation since 1962 by Westport, Connecticut resident Betty Long to rescue homeless dogs and place them in permanent homes. In the early 1980s, rescue efforts were expanded to include cats. PAWS rescues & rehomes approximately 115 dogs and 435 cats annually. Many of the dogs faced euthanasia at local pounds and most of the cats that we help are strays and abandoned cats that roam our streets. A portion of the pets that come to PAWS have been relinquished by their owners who are no longer able to care for them.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization assists Pet Helpers with the costs of medical care for senior dogs with health concerns, sometimes due to abuse and cruelty.
Dogs are either treated to prevent an owner surrender, or moved into foster homes until they recover and are adopted.
About Pet Helpers
Pet Helpers’ is a nonprofit Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Clinic that serves communities across the Lowcountry. Their mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Grant is enabling Pets Alive to start a new program - the Senior Canine Tooth Fairy Program, a dental program for senior dogs. While dogs receive dental treatments as needed, no formal program has existed that solely focuses on providing routine dentals for senior dogs as way to increase their chances at adoption and to maintain optimum health in their golden years.
About Pets Alive
Pets Alive is a no kill animal rescue organization situated on over 80 acres of property, located at 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY. It is surrounded by woods and pastures, creating a tranquil environment for the animals within our care. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education. In 2017, Pets Alive rescued 602 cats, dogs and 1 horse and found forever homes for 505 cats and dogs, and 1 pig. The organization often takes in local stray cats and dogs as well as animals from shelters that face overcrowding so they do not have to resort to killing. Additionally, they work with local law enforcement on rescuing animals involved in cruelty cases. Animals that come within their care and continue their lives at the sanctuary until they are adopted. For some, it may take years due to behavioral challenges, however, through their unique training and adoptability programs, they continue to work with these animals to help them overcome these challenges. This is particularly the case with their 15 senior dogs, most of whom have been with Pets Alive for three, four, or more years.
How we help
The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help with the cost of lab work and dentals for 30 senior dogs. This includes complete senior-specific blood work and dentals through our vet partner, Louisburg Animal Clinic. For senior dogs like Bam Bam, who made his way to Prairie Paws from the Kansas Department of Agriculture as part of a hoarding case, this will be his first wellness exam and the first time he’s ever had a dental cleaning. Exam results will guide Prairie Paws in providing high quality care for senior dogs at the shelter and the best possible information on the seniors’ health as they start their new life in their forever home. Providing this information up front removes barriers to adopting a senior pet for adopters that are concerned about senior dogs’ health.
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter’s mission is to provide compassionate care and placement for animals in need. They have served Ottawa, Kansas, and the surrounding counties for over 70 years. In 2018, they cared for 1200 pets.
How we help
Funding from Grey Muzzle helps Proverbs 12:10 with medical expenses for senior dogs. In addition, we help support their goal to recruit more fosters, adopters and funding for senior dogs so they can accept more senior dogs.
The issue of senior dog placement will be highlighted on their Facebook page, newsletter and in their foster recruitment program. The program aims to target “active retirement communities” in the area by posting flyers on their bulletin boards, sending speakers to their clubs and walking dogs with “adopt me” scarves in their communities.
The mission of Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue is to provide shelter and loving care for animals that have been abused, abandoned, owner surrendered or otherwise destined to be euthanized due to over-crowded shelter conditions. Through the use of foster homes, Proverbs will provide loving care for our animals, to include veterinary care, food and any other necessities until responsible, loving homes can be found for all adoptable pets. All animals shall be spayed or neutered and we will make every effort to encourage those we encounter to do the same.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps with their “Senior Lives Matter” program, which provides needed veterinary care for rescued senior pugs. Their goal is to help 60 senior pugs with the annual grant.
About Pug Rescue of Austin
Pug Rescue of Austin (PRA) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, healthcare, and placement of abused, neglected, and homeless pugs. All rescued dogs reside in loving foster homes until adopted and receive treatment for all urgent and essential care needs, including vaccinations and spay/neuter. PRA promotes responsible dog ownership through a mandatory sterilization policy and provides public education about the unique needs of pugs.
How we help
Quad City Animal Welfare Center received a grant for their Senior for Senior adoption program.
The mission of the Quad City Animal Welfare Center is to offer a shelter for homeless animals, to offer a low cost spay and neuter program and provide humane education.
How we help
Rainbow Friends is the recipient of the first-ever grant from the House with a Heart Fund for Seriously Senior Dogs. This grant will supplement our existing program that provides dental and medical care to senior dogs to include the special needs of “Seriously Senior Dogs,” dogs who are age 12 and older. The funding will also be used to provide medical treatment for seriously senior dogs that remain with their low-income owners. Finally, we will develop and implement a lecture program called “Aging is Not a Disease” to educate pet owners and sanctuary volunteers about the canine aging process and encourage their partnership in the care of their aging dogs. The free lectures will be provided quarterly by Sabina Wenner, DVM.
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well being of Hawaii’s unwanted, rejected, abandoned, abused or otherwise neglected animals, especially companion animals. Their services include rescuing, fostering, provision of food, medical care, and safe sheltering of these creatures until they can be permanently placed into caring and responsible homes. Some animals may live out their lives at the Sanctuary and others are placed in loving foster homes until their forever families are found.
How we help
Monies from Grey Muzzle support their “Golden Paws” program, dedicated to supporting the special medical needs of seniors in an effort to intake a greater number of senior dogs. RBARI has the space for housing and demand for adoptions, but was lacking in funding specifically for the special medical needs of seniors.
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RBARI is dedicated to the welfare of companion animals in our community. We protect the abandoned, abused, and unwanted animals in our care by finding them kind and loving homes. We give our cats and dogs food, shelter, medical treatment, and, of course, love. Each year many of the dogs and cats that come to us have medical and behavioral problems. RBARI rehabilitates them and adopts them into loving homes.