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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:

Otis Otis

Misty Eyes Animal Center

Funded in 2020 and 2021

How we help

Misty Eyes Animal Center (aka Misty Eyes) accepts many senior pets each year who require blood work, dental care, and extensive medical treatment to improve their quality of life. This Grey Muzzle grant will be used to provide this important care for senior dogs, improving their chances for adoption.

About Misty Eyes Animal Center

Misty Eyes is a nonprofit, 100% volunteer-led animal rescue and humane education center located in Avon, Indiana (just five miles west of Indianapolis). Since their founding in 2011, they have rescued more than 3,000 dogs and cats and provided humane education to hundreds of community residents. In addition to taking in pets that the county shelter and other local agencies cannot care for, they have expanded to help rural, under-resourced agencies across Indiana that are struggling with overpopulation.  Many of these animals are seniors or have medical needs. In 2020, Misty Eyes rescued 600 dogs and cats, nearly double the number served in 2019 and 30% over the goal for the year.

Learn more about Misty Eyes Animal Center

Monroe County Friends of Animals

Funded in 2015

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to fund the “Second Chance Pals” program.  This program seeks to find foster or other temporary care for senior dogs until a forever home can be found.  All illnesses and injuries are treated except for the medically untreatable.  The program’s future goals are to provide educational material for the community about the benefits of adopting an adult pet and to provide assistance to existing pet owners to help find solutions to keeping their family pet in their home.  

About Monroe County Friends of Animals

Monroe County Friends of Animals (MCFA) is a not-for-profit volunteer organization located in Monroe County, Tennessee. This group was created in 2004 by concerned citizens who recognized a dire need existing throughout the county for animal welfare. They consulted with the County's governing body and entered into negotiations with the Monroe County government. This led to the formation of a county-run animal shelter, which was approved by a narrow commission vote at the end of 2004. The main thrust of MCFA's mission is to support the Monroe County Animal Shelter both monetarily in animal rescue efforts and with hands-on assistance in the shelter. In addition MCFA provides other community services through its volunteers' network. 

Learn more about Monroe County Friends of Animals
smiling brown pit bull Hailey

Montreal SPCA

Funded in 2021

How we help

A Grey Muzzle grant will enable the Montreal SPCA to accept three more dogs into their Palliative Foster Program. The overarching goal of the program is to provide end-of-life care for animals like Hailey who have a terminal condition but still enjoy a good quality of life. Foster families who take in a hospice dog are provided with food and medical care. Significant barriers to placing these animals in a loving home are removed by covering the cost of their care. 

About Montreal SPCA

Founded in Montreal in 1869, the Montreal SPCA was the first animal- welfare organization in Canada. The SPCA has come a long way since then. Today, it is the largest animal-protection organization in Quebec, speaking on behalf of animals wherever there is ignorance, cruelty, exploitation or neglect.

Learn more about Montreal SPCA
Charles Charles

Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue

Funded in 2020 and 2021

How we help

Thanks to the grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Mostly Mutts will be able to provide dental cleanings to all senior dogs, who can now go to their forever homes with shiny healthy teeth. Grant funding will also help pay for heartworm treatments for those seniors that need it.

About Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue

Since 2004, Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue & Adoptions has been working to reduce the number of animals euthanized at local shelters in metro Atlanta. They work closely with animal control officers to save adoptable dogs that are moments away from being put to sleep. Often, these dogs are sick and injured and require rehabilitation. Mostly Mutts provides housing, health care, training and physical and emotional care to them until they can be placed in a new home.  

Learn more about Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue
bonded pair of two small dogs Polka and Dottie


Funded from 2008 to 2016 and 2019 to 2021

How we help

Every one of the more than 1,000 senior dogs that Muttville rescues each year needs medical care, and they spend whatever is needed on each dog to prepare them for a successful and comfortable new beginning. The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will increase Muttville's in-house veterinary program capacity, which will reduce pain and suffering by providing care more quickly, lower costs, and minimize the amount of time between intake and adoption. This grant will build on previous Grey Muzzle funding that has supported hundreds of senior dogs through Muttville’s programs, including Seniors for Seniors and hospice. 

About Muttville

Muttville is based in San Francisco, California and since their founding in 2007, they have rescued over 8,000 senior dogs (and counting!). Wonderful dogs with loving personalities are euthanized at shelters at staggeringly high rates, simply because of their age. Muttville's mission is to create better lives for senior dogs (age seven and older) through rescue, foster, adoption, hospice, education and advocacy.  

Learn more about Muttville
brown and white dog laying in the grass Angel

Naperville Area Humane Society

Funded in 2021

How we help

The Naperville Area Humane Society is grateful for a generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization to support the Lucky 7 Fund, which provides diagnostic and medical treatment to all senior dogs in their care. This grant will ensure 20 senior dogs receive medical, dental, and preventative services that will not only make them feel better but also help them find forever homes more quickly. 

About Naperville Area Humane Society

For more than 40 years, the Naperville Area Humane Society (NAHS) has been helping homeless animals in Naperville, IL and surrounding cities, delivering services that reflect integrity, respect, compassion, and joy for all people and animals. NAHS accepts animals from owners who can no longer care for their pets and from organizations, both near and far, that lack resources to offer the animals a second chance. 

Learn more about Naperville Area Humane Society
small scrappy dog laying on ground Mitzi

Nate's Honor Animal Rescue

Funded in 2021

How we help

Nate's Honor Animal Rescue (NHAR) provides a loving haven for rescued dogs and cats on their way to finding their forever homes. NHAR saves lives and works to create a supportive, family-friendly environment that inspires a bond between animals and those who love them. In the past 10 years, NHAR has worked collaboratively with local agencies to increase adoption rates from 500 animals a year, to more than 2000. 

About Nate's Honor Animal Rescue

With support from Grey Muzzle, Nate's Honor Animal Rescue is able to provide post-adoption support to adopters of senior pets with special needs. Typically, it takes 90 days for adopters to fully bond with their new pet, and medical expenses during that time often mean a return to the shelter. By providing three months of medication or follow-up treatment for a medical or behavioral issue, adopters have time to bond with their senior pet without worrying about unforeseen costs. 

Learn more about Nate's Honor Animal Rescue
Tri color beagle with mouth open sitting among branches and green leaves Rosey

National Mill Dog Rescue

Funded from 2016 to 2017

How we help

Funding provided by a Grey Muzzle grant helps with the considerable medical expenses faced in treating and rehabilitating dogs from puppy mill environments.  Most dogs in puppy mills have received minimal or nonexistent veterinary care.  

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About National Mill Dog Rescue

To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome discarded breeding dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry. 

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Nevada Humane Society

Funded from 2012 to 2015 and 2019

How we help

A Grey Muzzle grant will provide dental care to senior dogs in the care of Nevada Humane Society, ensuring they are healthy and happy and ready for a forever home.

About Nevada Humane Society

Nevada Humane Society is a charitable, nonprofit organization that accepts all pets and makes every effort to save each and every one. They have been bringing people and pets together for nearly 90 years. Thanks to the tireless efforts of their employees, veterinarians, volunteers, supporters, donors, community partners and board of directors, they have been named one of the safest communities in the nation for homeless pets (Washoe County, NV). To date, they have saved over 100,000 animals and are dedicated to continuing and growing their lifesaving efforts not just in Northern Nevada, but within the entire State.

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handsome pitbull with crown Sterling


Funded from 2018 to 2021

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow NMDOG to provide initial and ongoing medical care to the senior dogs who are Forever Fosters in the NMDOG Home Sanctuary Program. This program allows previously chained senior dogs like Sterling, who have special medical or behavioral needs, to live out their lives with a forever family. Funding will cover the costs of emergency services, diagnostics, medical care, supplements, and prescription medications for the senior dogs placed with Home Sanctuary providers. 


Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, NMDOG was established in 2010 and has saved thousands of dogs’ lives over its ten-year history. NMDOG reaches out across the state of New Mexico to the dogs who need help the most: the chained, the abandoned, the victims of the most horrific cases of cruelty, and lastly, the forgotten ones. NMDOG focuses their efforts on rescue, community outreach, education, rehabilitation, adoption and networking. When called upon, NMDOG works closely with Law Enforcement Agencies, shelters throughout New Mexico and rescues in surrounding states. They have also been integral in passing anti-tethering legislation. In recent years, NMDOG has developed a Home Sanctuary program for senior dogs who have lifetime and costly behavioral and/or medical needs, providing the loving home they deserve for the rest of their days.    

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