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
PAWS Atlanta is proud to receive funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization to provide medical care for senior dogs in need. Their veterinary team works hard every day to provide for the dogs in their care and their diagnostic and surgical needs always remain high. Unaddressed medical needs can be a major barrier to adoption. PAWS Atlanta’s work to provide medical care for seniors makes an immediate and direct impact on their adoptability.
About PAWS Atlanta, Inc.
PAWS Atlanta’s work and mission is about building a community of caring, by people helping pets and pets helping people. For over 54 years, they have been working tirelessly to care for animals in need and place them into loving families. Each year, their shelter accepts more than 1,000 at-risk dogs and cats that need a home. Whether abandoned, abused, or simply surrendered for a multitude of reasons, these pets are loved and cared for by a devoted staff and amazing volunteers as they await adoption. Programs also include vaccine clinics for the public, a pet food bank for loving owners going through hard times, senior support and pet matching assistance, summer camps for children, and community outreach and education.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow Paws Humane Society to provide medical, dental and preventative care to at least 25 senior dogs in Paws’ care to improve quality of life and ensure that these senior dogs find forever homes to live out their remaining years.
About Paws Humane Society
Paws Humane Society is the largest companion animal welfare organization in the region. Paws’ mission is to enrich the lives of both animals and people as a solution-based community resource for animal welfare by providing high-volume and high quality spay/neuter, rescue and adoption services, volunteer opportunities, outreach and education. The vision of Paws is to be the regional leader for animal welfare in adoption, spay/neuter, outreach and education to ultimately create a No-Kill Community.
Founded in 2009, Paws has been saving the lives of animals in need for over 10 years. Although Paws has only been in existence for a decade, its roots date back to 1969 when Colonel Syd Sacerdote established the first animal shelter in Muscogee County called the Muscogee County Humane Society. Then, in 1999, a group of animal welfare advocates who were dedicated to helping save even more animals created and started PAWS Columbus. By the year 2009, these two groups decided to merge together to form Paws Humane Society as it is known today.
How we help
A Grey Muzzle grant helps pay for medical expenses for senior dogs, and also supports the Helping Paw Program, which helps keep senior dogs with their owners.
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About Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue is dedicated to finding new loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them due to illness, death, or other challenging circumstances, and to finding homes for senior dogs in animal shelters.
How we help
This grant is made possible by the generosity of Laurel H. in memory of her beloved dog Rosie.
The Grey Muzzle grant will support the Labs 4 Life program, which, since its inception in 2016, has sought to end homelessness and improve the lives of senior Labs and Lab mixes in North Carolina. The program has four goals: (1) identify, pull, and transport senior Labs who face uncertain futures in shelters throughout North Carolina; (2) provide behavioral training, adaptive equipment, and medical treatment that will allow owners who are either financially or physically unable to care for their beloved dogs to keep their senior Labs in their homes; (3) address the medical and dental needs of the senior Labs rescued, including providing senior-specific diagnostic testing such as blood work, x-rays and urinalysis, as well as heartworm treatment; and (4) educate the public about the benefits and joys of adopting or fostering a senior Lab.
About Peak Lab Rescue
Peak Lab Rescue saves Labs and Lab mixes throughout North Carolina from abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Last year, they saved more than 850 dogs, making Peak Lab the largest foster-based dog rescue in the state. They are committed to saving as many senior Labs as possible and giving them the best quality of life in their final years.
How we help
Many senior citizens would love a dog or struggle to keep their dogs but simply cannot afford the health care bills. Grey Muzzle's grant funding helps Penny's Angels Beagle Rescue with medical expenses for adoptable dogs, so that those who can most benefit from their companionship will have assistance in their care. This includes dentals, special food, heartworm tests, meds, arthritis maintenance, and senior blood panels.
Penny Angels Beagle Rescue is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to beagle rescue and community education of the breed. We provide rescue for beagles from New Jersey shelters, stray beagles and beagles from homes that can no longer keep their dog. We rescue purebred beagles and beagle mixes that are puppies, adults and senior beagles. We are based out of South Jersey & serve all of New Jersey and the tri-state area.
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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
Thanks to the Grey Muzzle grant, PAWS can help more senior dogs like Snowball find loving homes through their Senior Pension Plan. As medical cost is the biggest deterrent to senior dog adoptions, PAWS’ Senior Pension Plan addresses this issue by 1) waiving adoption fees and 2) offering a free annual exam, vaccinations and annual blood work analysis for the life of the dog! Seniors like Snowball, a 12-year-old toy poodle looking for a place to spend his retirement years and who requires a much-needed dental surgery, is eligible for the Senior Pension Plan. Again, thanks to the Grey Muzzle grant, Snowball has a chance to live out the rest of his years as a great cuddle buddy for some lucky adopter.
Pet Animal Welfare Society of Connecticut (PAWS) is a no-kill 501(c)3 animal shelter dedicated to the rescue and adoption of the community’s homeless and abused dogs and cats. PAWS, founded in 1962 by Westport resident Betty Long and with seed money from her neighbor Paul Neuman, operates an in-house medical department to treat PAWS pets before they are available for adoption. Recently, PAWS implemented a new in-house spay/neuter clinic to defray the costs of medical care and reduce animal stress during transport.
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
Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati feels a special concern toward senior clients who have senior pets. For many of them, their pet is the only consistent source of comfort and support. Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow senior pets to get preventive screening bloodwork for only $5.00 as part of a regular well-check visit. This is a service that would be recommended for senior pets at a private veterinary practice, but one that couldn’t otherwise be provided without grant funding to underwrite the majority of the cost. The grant will help pet families like Joyce and Snowy Biscuit. Joyce is an 86-year-old widow who lives alone on disability benefits and Snowy is her 15-year-old devoted companion. She says, “he’s my life. He keeps me going.”
Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati provides subsidized, comprehensive veterinary care to make it possible for low-income pet parents to keep their pets healthy, safe, and in a loving home. Their clinic is the only resource of its kind anywhere in the region and serves the entire Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana tristate area.