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:
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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.
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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.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will help the MSPCA provide low-cost urgent outpatient veterinary care to senior dogs in Massachusetts. Without access to low-cost veterinary care in times of crisis, families are often left with few options beyond euthanasia, surrendering their dog to a shelter, or foregoing treatment against medical advice. By providing subsidized, urgent veterinary care, the MSPCA helps families facing a medical crisis get the care they need to save their beloved, four-legged family members. Twelve-year-old Ferrara is thankful for the care she received and her second chance at life.
The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, the MSPCA is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. The MSPCA comprises our Animal Care and Adoption Centers as well as our Advocacy and Law Enforcement departments, operating the largest network of animal clinics in the Northeast. Angell Animal Medical Center is our nonprofit veterinary hospital.
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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.
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Maui Humane Society (MHS) is proud to receive a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, whose extraordinary accomplishments of improving the status of senior dogs have served as an inspiration and role model for their efforts to improve the lives of senior dogs on Maui. The funding will be used to provide dental care for senior dogs like Brindi who is partially paralyzed and came to MHS when her owner died. On arrival, Brindi was listless and unresponsive and her intake form read "euthanasia request." Fortunately, the MHS veterinarian took matters in hand and removed 22 decayed and broken teeth, leaving Brindi with only two big canines. The veterinary staff then built Brindi a home-made wheelchair out of PVC pipe and caster wheels. But Brindi decided she knew better and refused to use the wheelchair, surprising everyone by pulling herself around using her front legs and dragging the back ones or cruising around in her new stroller. This lucky girl was so irresistible and adorable that she became a staff favorite and ultimately a “foster failure” when her foster mom (also the MHS Development Director) made it official and adopted her. Now healthy and no longer in constant pain, Brindi has the second chance she so richly deserves. She is an example of the senior, disabled and chronically ill dogs that Maui Humane Society is determined to save.
About Maui Humane Society
Maui Humane Society (MHS), the only open-admission animal shelter on the island of Maui, has been in existence for 67 years, working to protect and save the lives of Maui’s animals as well as to support and educate Maui pet owners. MHS programs and services provide care and shelter for Maui’s homeless animals; increase community awareness of the importance of spaying/neutering; make free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries accessible to the public; prevent animal cruelty and improve animal health and safety through public education; and work to prevent animal relinquishment due to financial hardship. MHS is also committed to helping homeless senior and disabled animals find new forever homes and second chances at life. MHS’ success is reflected in positive changes in community attitudes and behavior toward animals and has resulted in record numbers of lives saved.
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Affordable senior pet care services are in high demand. The Grey Muzzle grant will help meet this demand by allowing Mercy Crusade to provide veterinary care to prevent the surrender or euthanasia of a pet when the owner cannot afford treatment. Funding will subsidize health screenings and preventative treatments for senior dogs.
About Mercy Crusade, Inc.
Since 1949, Mercy Crusade Inc., a 501(C)(3) organization, has been devoted to promoting humane treatment and spay/neuter of our domesticated pets. With a significant demand in Ventura County for affordable spay/neuter services, The Spay Neuter Clinic was opened in Oxnard, CA in 2001. In 2011, services were expanded to include the Wellness Clinic. Mercy Crusade is currently the only nonprofit, affordable veterinary clinic in the area.
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With help from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Michigan Humane will be able to serve senior dogs belonging to low-income and struggling families in Detroit through its “Pets for Life” program. This program is designed to support members of the community and their pets by offering accessible options for care and much needed resources. This grant will provide assistance with pet food, veterinary care and other needs to help remove barriers for families with senior dogs, improving quality of life for pets and keep families together with their beloved companions.
About Michigan Humane Society
Founded in 1877, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state of Michigan. The organization’s mission is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for animals. MHS celebrates a 100% placement rate for all healthy and treatable pets who come into their care – including more than 8,000 adoptions in 2019 alone. Furthermore, MHS is committed to serving the community through its full-service veterinary clinics, cruelty investigation and emergency rescue teams and innovative service programs like the Judith Caplan Philips Pet Pantry and its recently-launched “Pets for Life” initiative.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will make it possible for the Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue Organization (MAESSR) to provide a Seniors for Seniors adoption program that enables adults age 60+ to experience the joys of adopting wonderful senior dogs. Funding from this grant will allow MAESSR to pay for canine screenings and needed medical and dental treatment upon rescue, supplement reduced adoption fees, and place a significant number of senior springers (age 9+) in loving forever homes with ongoing support and resources. This grant will help dogs like Warlord who arrived at MAESSR as a senior dog in poor health after having been used to sire many litters of puppies. At nine years old, Warlord’s medical exam indicated neglected health and dental care; many teeth were rotted to the root, while others were broken and almost falling out of his mouth. Thanks to MAESSR, Warlord received all the care he had gone without and is a candidate for the Seniors for Seniors adoption program.
The Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue Organization (MAESSR) is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing Springers. MAESSR is active primarily in PA, DE, NJ, MD, VA, WV, NC, NY, and the District of Columbia. However, when it comes to rescuing English Springer Spaniels, there are no borders as they will go anywhere, anytime, to save a Springer. MAESSR is committed to providing excellent medical and dental treatment and foster care for Springers, while screening potential homes interested in adopting. Their primary goals are to protect English Springer Spaniels, encourage rescue, promote spay/neuter programs, and educate the public about the joys of English Springer Spaniels of all ages.