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 funding will allow NorCal Boxer Rescue to implement a pilot program aimed at increasing their rate and volume of senior dog adoptions. The funds will be used to reduce barriers to senior dog adoption by providing one year of post-adoption veterinary expense support to adopters of senior dogs.
About NorCal Boxer Rescue
NorCal Boxer Rescue (NCBR) is an entirely volunteer-operated, foster-based rescue for boxers in need throughout Northern California. They prioritize the most vulnerable dogs, including those who are old, ill, injured or housed at the shelters where the risk of euthanasia is the greatest. At a minimum, they provide each rescued dog with veterinary care, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a microchip, a temporary foster home at a private residence, lots of love and placement into a forever home.
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Thanks to the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization, the Norfolk SPCA’s Senior Dog Dental Program will provide dental exams and cleaning for senior dogs awaiting adoption. Potential adopters often overlook senior dogs and prefer to adopt young puppies because of perceived high healthcare costs and medical needs. These senior dogs still have a lot of love and companionship to give. The Norfolk SPCA will use Grey Muzzle’s $5,000 in grant funding to provide dental services to 50 senior pets and help increase their likelihood of finding their forever family.
Established in 1892, the Norfolk SPCA is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the country. The SPCA shelters, treats, rehabilitates, and rehomes household companion animals from throughout the Norfolk-Virginia Beach region and gives them the extra time and care needed to find a forever home. Our no-kill adoption center finds new homes for 1,000 homeless dogs and cats each year. The Norfolk SPCA’s affordable veterinary clinic is open to the public with no residency or income restrictions, and provides spay/neuter surgeries, exams, dentistry, orthopedics, heartworm treatments, and a walk-in vaccine clinic.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization's support will provide medical care for senior dogs in One Tail at a Time’s isolation (ISO) program, which focuses on rescue for dogs in Chicago’s most heavily populated, open-admission shelters. In 2019, The Grey Muzzle Organization's support helped OTAT increase its number of senior dogs rescued by over 90 percent! Grey Muzzle's renewed support in 2020 will continue to provide care for the most vulnerable senior dogs in Chicago's shelter system.
One Tail at a Time received the first annual Susan Piskorski Grant, generously made in honor of her love for her precious dogs Abbee, Josie, Ski and Barree.
About One Tail at a Time
One Tail at a Time’s (OTAT) mission is to end pet homelessness by making pet ownership a joyful and accessible experience for all. As of 2020, OTAT manages; a bustling dog adoption program at its Adoption Center, an ISO Program focusing on Chicago’s dogs, a Kitten Team that cares for neonate kittens, vaccine/resource clinics in underserved neighborhoods, and leads the Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program (CRISP), which prevents pets from being surrendered to the city shelter and keeps them with their loving families.
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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.
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A grant from Grey Muzzle helps the Oshkosh Area Humane Society provide needed medical testing and procedures for senior dogs prior to adoption, so that potential adopters can have peace of mind and not face immediate financial barriers for needed pet healthcare. The grant will assist in funding diagnostic senior blood panels and dental cleanings/extractions, two of the most common costs associated with senior care. By providing these services prior to adoption and investing in senior pets, they remove the need for an initial investment from the adopter and encourage more people to consider senior pet adoption.
Founded in 1991, the Oshkosh Area Humane Society provides care for an average of 2,300 animals every year through adoption, lost and found, community education, and more. The Mission of the Oshkosh Area Humane Society is to promote the bond between animals and people, to provide community outreach and education, and to enhance the quality of lives of animals in need through compassionate sheltering, responsible adoptions, programs and services.
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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.
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The Grey Muzzle grant funding goes to Pawmetto Lifeline’s medical fund which helps dogs with medical needs, many of which are considered senior dogs for their respective breeds. The grant is 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 companions. The in-house Wellness Clinic at Pawmetto Lifeline provides the majority of these medical – and dental – services. Grey Muzzle funds are also directed to cover medical needs of senior dogs that they rescue from municipal shelters and prepare them for our adoption program.
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. Its 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. The organization also works to solve companion pet homelessness through its pet retention programs. Pawmetto Lifeline’s Pet Retention Program was established in 2015 to assist people and their pets with medical services so their pet can stay with the family. This program combines services that have already been in place, and further expands its offering of programs and services to provide a full range of resources that help individuals with limited financial ability to keep their pets and avoid surrendering animals to municipal shelters.