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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:

Boxer close up Petey

NorCal Boxer Rescue

Funded from 2018 to 2021

How we help

Grey Muzzle funding will allow NorCal Boxer Rescue to continue their program aimed at reducing barriers to senior dog adoption. The funds will be used to subsidize post-adoption financial support packages offered to senior dog adopters. These packages will reimburse veterinary expenses that adopters incur within the first year after adoption.

About NorCal Boxer Rescue

NorCal Boxer Rescue 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.

Learn more about NorCal Boxer Rescue
Brown and black dog Cleveland

Norfolk Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Norfolk SPCA)

Funded in 2018 and 2021

How we help

Thanks to the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization, the Norfolk Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Norfolk SPCA) will provide dental exams, cleanings, and other necessary procedures for 60 senior dogs awaiting adoption--dogs just like Cleveland. Unfortunately, many senior dogs that arrive at the shelter have teeth that have been neglected by their previous owner, due to cost or lack of awareness of the importance of dental care. With this generous grant, the Norfolk SPCA’s veterinary staff will provide expert care that will alleviate suffering and ultimately increase these senior dogs’ likelihood of finding their forever family.

About Norfolk Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Norfolk SPCA)

Established in 1892, the Norfolk SPCA in Norfolk, VA is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the country. The Norfolk Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Norfolk SPCA) shelters, treats, rehabilitates, and rehomes 2,000 companion animals annually from Greater Hampton Roads and gives them the extra time and care needed to find a forever home. The Norfolk SPCA’s community veterinary services are open to the public with no residency or income restrictions, providing spay/neuter surgeries, exams, dentistry, heartworm treatments, and a curbside vaccine clinic for more than 15,000 community clients every year.

Learn more about Norfolk Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Norfolk SPCA)

North Shore Animal League America

Funded in 2018

How we help

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.

About North Shore Animal League America

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.

Learn more about North Shore Animal League America

Nuzzles And Co.

Funded in 2016

How we help

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.

Learn more about Nuzzles And Co.
Leena, a small, white, fluffy dog, now deceased Lena

Old Dog Haven

Funded from 2008 to 2014

How we help

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.

Learn more about Old Dog Haven

One Tail at a Time

Funded in 2019 and 2020

How we help

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.   

Learn more about One Tail at a Time
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Oregon Humane Society

Funded in 2018

How we help

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.

Learn more about Oregon Humane Society
Black and white dog close up Lexa

Oshkosh Area Humane Society

Funded in 2019 and 2021

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will support the Silver Paws Program. The Silver Paws Program allows Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) to provide medical, dental, emergency, and prevention and wellness care for senior dogs who are age eight years and older. When senior dogs receive the medical care they need, they spend less time in the stressful shelter environment and find their forever homes more quickly. Dogs just like Lexa will benefit from this program.

About Oshkosh Area Humane Society

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS), located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, provides shelter and care to lost, homeless, unwanted, abandoned, and abused animals. In accordance with our Life Saving Mission, OAHS pledges every healthy and treatable animal will receive the opportunity to find a loving home. 

Learn more about Oshkosh Area Humane Society
Dog in desert Duke

Palm Springs Animal Shelter


How we help

In early 2019, PSAS launched a program aimed at helping overcrowded shelters and rescues that may euthanize treatable, adoptable animals because they lack the space to care for them. Since the program’s inception, PSAS has brought in over 600 dogs (including 24 senior dogs in 2019 and 28 senior dogs in 2020) and nearly 150 cats who have been adopted by individuals and families from all over the Coachella Valley. With additional funding from Grey Muzzle for medical and dental care, PSAS will increase the capacity of the transfer program, saving more senior dogs' lives and making them available for adoption--dogs just like Duke.

About Palm Springs Animal Shelter

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter (PSAS) is located in the Coachella Valley area of Southern California.  Committed to being a humane and compassionate animal care and adoption center, the shelter does not euthanize for space or length of stay. As a public, open admission shelter, PSAS provides a safe haven for ALL animals, including those who require rehabilitation, training, and medical treatment.

Learn more about The Palm Springs Animal Shelter
Black & white long haired dog standing on grass with mouth open Hazel

Partners For Pets

Funded from 2016 to 2018

How we help

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.

Learn more about Partners For Pets

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