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
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to pay for their senior dog health care examination expenses to give a better assessment of a dog’s condition to be able to fully inform potential adopters and to initiate veterinary treatment if necessary. This will include diagnosis and treatment of heartworm stages 1-3, dental issues, hip dysplasia, broken bones, mastitis, mammary tumors, severe eye and ear infections, hernias, malnutrition, and severe matting and skin infections as well as routine spay/neuter and diagnosis of arthritis, hearing and vision issues.
LASSI provides veterinary care for pets at the Oceana County Animal Control Shelter, socializes them and prepares them for adoption. They pay for veterinary care including basic veterinary exams, flea and tick treatment, ear, skin and eye infections, catastrophic injury and illness such as broken bones, amputations, hip dysplasia, bladder stones, prolapsed uterus, and heartworm disease. They maintain adoption websites, hold adoption events and transport pets to new homes outside the local area. When the shelter is full, they place pets in foster homes and other shelters.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Greater Rochester, to continue providing special medical attention to senior dogs until they find their forever homes. Last year, 195 senior dogs were brought to the shelter, with adopters often passing them by in search of a younger dog. Their average length of stay was 31 days. For these precious dogs who have spent most of their lives in a home, a month is an eternity for them. It is because of the kindhearted and compassionate people at The Grey Muzzle Organization that Lollypop Farm can sustain medical care and costs associated with their stay until these little angels find their final homes. The grant will help dogs like Rocky, a 12-year-old Chihuahua who was surrendered by his owner who requested euthanasia due to weight loss. Rocky was extremely fearful during his exam, was missing teeth, had a cough, was vomiting excessivly and was just not well. The vets did a full exam, x-rays, dental work (with additional extractions) and were not going to give up on this little guy who weighed only six pounds. Medical staff worked feverishly to treat him for seveal months. With proper attention, the right food, and lots of love, Lollypop Farm was able to save this senior dog’s life.
Lollypop Farm is the third oldest SPCA in New York State. For more than a century, they have been a beacon of hope for homeless and neglected pets. They are committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach programs and the prevention of cruelty. Lollypop Farm envisions a time when the community celebrates the human-animal bond; embraces the mutual benefits therein; and treats all fellow beings with care, compassion, and respect. Over 100 staff and nearly 800 volunteers not only provide food, shelter and adoptions for homeless animals, but also a variety of services and program including pet assisted therapy, dog obedience training, low-income veterinary services, end of life services, fee-free adoptions for senior citizens, humane education programming, and animal cruelty investigations.
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A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps with their “Shady Paws program”, named after the retirement home on the “Golden Girls” TV show! Long Island Bulldog Rescue works to provide foster families, medical care and 4EvrFamiliesTM for their senior dogs. They educate people so they better understand their senior dogs and work to promote their happy senior dogs and joyful 4EvrFamilies through extensive social media exposure, and in other electronic, print and school/community presentations and related materials.
The mission of Long Island Bulldog Rescue is to provide education, prevention, intervention, and adoption services to ensure that all English Bulldogs enjoy long, healthy lives in loving, safe, appropriate homes where they are provided the life-long care they require. They commit to each English Bulldog and adopter(s) served for the life of the dog. In the event that an adoption is unsuccessful, the dog is to be returned to the LIBR.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control to provide much-needed medical services for senior dogs in its care. This funding will directly save more senior dogs’ lives and, ultimately, more senior dogs, like Sugar, being adopted into loving homes. Sugar is a 15-year old pit bull who was brought to the Carson Animal Care Center as an owner surrender. A medical exam revealed that Sugar had severe arthritis in her hips and knees, as well as a torn ligament. Despite Sugar’s obvious discomfort, her sweet personality continued to shine. To relieve her pain, the veterinarian recommended amputating Sugar’s right hind limb. The procedure was successful, and Sugar was up and walking around soon after. Just a few days after she returned to the care center, she was adopted. Now, Sugar and her father are on a new journey together!
Since 1984, the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation has supported the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) through fundraising for spay-and-neuter programs, pet adoptions, public education and general animal welfare. DACC is the largest animal welfare agency in the nation, serving over 70,000 animals each year. DACC operates seven open-intake animal care centers across Los Angeles County, provides emergency rescue services during disasters, conducts animal cruelty investigations, and enforces all State and local animal control laws.
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This grant was made possible by the generosity of Ms. Swanson's third grade class at Discovery Elementary School.
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) to provide needed bloodwork, dental care and cleaning, and essential medications for senior dogs. This will empower potential adopters to make informed decisions about their ability to provide care for a new family member and have the security of knowing that key elements have already been taken care of. Support from Grey Muzzle will help dogs like Sugar Baby, who was brought to a partner shelter in West Virginia after her owner passed away, and then transported to LDCRF. She arrived with cataracts, periodontal disease, ear infections, skin issues, and spine issues. The veterinary visit LDCRF provided for her also confirmed she had kidney and thyroid issues. Sugar Baby is on ten different medications and special food, at least some of which she will require over the long-term.
The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) was established in 2001 and has worked tirelessly since to rescue dogs and cats in need from rural shelters, crisis situations, and the threat of euthanasia — and give them loving temporary care until they find homes. For over 18 years, they have remained committed to rescuing animals in need, finding homes for more than 30,000 dogs and cats, and have been forerunners in people-friendly adoption practices like same day adoptions and easily accessible volunteer opportunities. Since their inception, LDCRF has dedicated a portion of all resources to the rescue and care of senior pets.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Louie’s Legacy to continue rescuing at-risk senior dogs, like Penelope, from shelters and providing whatever necessary medical care needed to get them healthy and prep them for adoption into their perfectly matched forever home. Penelope, a 15-year-old Shih Tzu, was rescued from a New York shelter. She needed both of her eyes removed due to untreated issues, but is now healthy and well on her way to finding her forever home.
Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue, Inc. is a nonprofit and no-kill animal rescue based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Staten Island, New York. It began in 2006 with a special little dog named Louie, who was rescued by Louie’s Legacy’s founder from a shelter that had a high euthanasia rate. Now, rescuing approximately 2,500 animals per year on average, Louie’s Legacy is one of the largest foster-based rescues in the country.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help with their “Senior Pets for Senior People” program. This program will pay the total adoption costs for the senior dog to include; a collar, leash, free pet food, identification tags, a coat and gift package of pet items and a packet of information and referral for assistance with the senior pet.
Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Incorporated is an organization designed to save from destruction those usually older pets that have become hard to place because of their age or disabilities. These once great pets and friends are no longer wanted by the general population. We strive to give them a warm, comfortable home and try to place them with a new family that will have the ability and desire to care for such an animal. We will strive to maintain comfortable surroundings for those animals that cannot be placed to insure they are able to live out their natural life.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (LDAR) to provide diagnostic and medical care for senior 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 will help dogs like Marcus who was rescued by Lucky Dog Animal Rescue from a shelter in rural Virginia. At seven years old, he had been passed over for adoption again and again. But now Marcus is getting his second chance. After receiving a full medical workup, he’ll be transported to a Washington, DC area foster family where he’ll have a better shot at finding his forever home.
About Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (LDAR) is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals from euthanasia and finding them loving forever homes. Since 2009, they have been a dedicated and driving community force in the DC Metro area. Their reach has spread as far as rural Virginia, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico, where they now have volunteer teams and partners. They are committed to educating all pet parents on responsible pet parenting, including the importance of enrichment exercises, obedience training, routine vet care, spay/neuter, and good nutrition. Each year, LDAR rescues approximately 2,000 animals and has rescued more than 14,000 cats and dogs total since their founding.
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A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Main Line Animal Rescue provide medical care for senior dogs in its care, to keep them healthy and comfortable while they wait for their forever homes. Main Line Animal Rescue’s veterinary clinic provides both preventative and comprehensive veterinary care such as: spay/neuter, vaccinations, blood panels, urinalyses, x-rays, ultrasounds, dentals, orthopedic medications and more. Main Line Animal Rescue offers individualized care for its animals and is committed to providing for their well-being until they find a forever home to enjoy their golden years.
About Main Line Animal Rescue
Since 1999, Main Line Animal Rescue has rehabilitated some of the most at-risk and neglected animals, especially those that are victims of cruel puppy mills. They have worked tirelessly to help shine a bright light on the deplorable conditions of Pennsylvania’s “puppy mills." Main Line Animal Rescue is more than an adoption center - they work to end the cycle of animal homelessness and improve the treatment of companion animals through innovative care and advocacy. Their programming includes a volunteer-led adoptions program, an in-house veterinary clinic for shelter animals, powerful animal welfare advocacy work, and innovative animal care and enrichment activities. Main Line Animal Rescue helps care for and place over 1,000 dogs and cats every year at its sprawling 60-acre facility in Chester County, Pennsylvania. They are proud to operate under a no-kill philosophy.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps with the "Oldies but Goodies" program to provide medical care for adoptable dogs. Senior dogs can arrive into their rescue as owner surrenders, abandonment, abuse, puppy mill seizures, shelter drops, etc. and all require medical work up and heartworm prevention - many require medical treatments.
All rescued senior dogs live in a safe loving environment with MRF dedicated fosters. One volunteer states all dogs should “die in the arms of love with fried chicken on their breath.”
Mastiff Rescue of Florida, Inc.(MRF) was formed to help provide needy mastiffs with a second chance for a home and family. MRF strives to prevent cruelty to Mastiffs and to place cruelty cases, stray or abandoned Mastiffs in adoptive homes which will provide a high level of care. We may also assist Mastiff owners who can no longer provide a home for their dog. We are an all volunteer rescue that works to find forever homes and to educate the public about these gentle giants.