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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:

Little white fluffy dog Blizzard Blizzard

SPCA Florida

Funded in 2019

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow SPCA Florida to provide diagnostic and medical care for hospice 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 Blizzard, who arrived at SPCA Florida as a stray. Not much is known about him, but he is a cheerful older gentleman who loves sitting on laps. He’s around eight years old and has dental issues. Thanks to the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization, he will be able to go to his forever home and enjoy a good meal without pain. 

About SPCA Florida

SPCA Florida is a no-kill organization in Polk County – the largest county in Florida. They care for thousands of pets every year and cooperate with local organizations as well as shelters in other states to improve the outcome for homeless dogs and cats. Their programs include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, a pet food bank, and a low-cost medical center. SPCA Florida exists to eliminate animal suffering and to engage the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. 

Learn more about SPCA Florida

SPCA of Wake County

Funded from 2009 - 2012

How we help

The SPCA received a grant from Grey Muzzle for their Senior Wellness Program. Each elderly dog will be given a health screening including blood work, urinalysis, fecal exams, and radiographs to give an overall health picture of the dog.  The SPCA will be using this health package to remove any apprehension of adopting a senior dog.

About SPCA of Wake County

The SPCA of Wake County is a non-profit animal welfare organization whose mission is to protect, shelter and promote adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership; and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs.

Learn more about SPCA of Wake County
Brody, a yellow lab mix, now deceased Brody

St. Louis Senior Dog Project

Funded from 2008 - 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides financial aid to this rescue's senior dogs.

About St. Louis Senior Dog Project

The St. Louis Senior Dog Project rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes dogs (and a few cats) with an emphasis on the adoption of older dogs.

Learn more about St. Louis Senior Dog Project
Black and tan fluffy dog Peebles

Stop the Suffering

Funded in 2018 and 2019

How we help

With a Grey Muzzle grant, Stop the Suffering’s Silver Paws Program will increase the number of senior dogs receiving veterinary care, transport, and adoption services from rural shelters by 50%. These efforts will help dogs like nine-year-old Peebles who arrived at the shelter testing positive for Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, and heartworm, showing signs of serious dental decay, and needing surgery for an eyelid mass and a hip injury. With her medical needs now met, Peebles is excited about her new life. Stop the Suffering looks forward to serving many more senior dogs just like Peebles who deserve rest, relaxation, and love in their golden years. 


About Stop the Suffering

Founded in 2002, Stop the Suffering operates transport, sponsorship, foster and adoption programs for animals in need in rural Ohio. They assist all companion pets, but focus on animals overlooked by other groups, including seniors, pit bull type dogs, black dogs, and hounds. Their hearts are with senior dogs who are the ones most often left behind. 

Learn more about Stop the Suffering
German Shepherd Doris Doris

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter

Funded in 2019

How we help

The Grey Muzzle grant will provide needed medical and dental care for the senior dogs who come into the care of Stray Hearts Animal Shelter (aka the Humane Society of Taos). Providing these senior dogs the care they need and deserve will ready them for adoption faster and give their new families a better idea of their health needs. 

About Stray Hearts Animal Shelter

The Humane Society of Taos (dba Stray Hearts Animal Shelter) is an open-admission shelter serving Taos County, NM. Stray Hearts serves people and pets through its programs, including pet adoption, humane education and animal cruelty intervention. They have an active foster care program, which includes hospice foster care for seniors and terminally ill animals as well as short-term care for puppies, kittens and injured animals. Stray Hearts also takes in many feral and semi-feral animals and provides placement for many through training, transfer to ranches and barn cat programs.

Learn more about Stray Hearts Animal Shelter

Suncoast Basset Rescue

Funded from 2014 -2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to fund a Senior Wellness Package for adopters of a Senior Basset to a Senior Person. This will include spay & neuter, vaccinations and taking care of any medical needs they basset may have so that it is ready for adoption.

About Suncoast Basset Rescue

Suncoast Basset Rescue is a not-for-profit, volunteer effort that rescues Basset Hounds from abusive, abandoned and unwanted situations just for the love of the breed. Our organization gives bassets a second chance to live, as they were intended as someone's best animal friend.  We have rescued over 2000 bassets since 1997.

Learn more about Suncoast Basset Rescue

Sussex County Fellowship for Animals

Funded in 2017

How we help

Grey Muzzle funding helps Sussex County Fellowship for Animals (aka Father John's Animal House) with medical and dental expenses for their new "Still a Best Friend!" Program to highlight the needs of senior animals and how much love they still have to offer to the right family.

Senior dogs tend to have a unique set of medical problems well beyond what is typically seen in younger dogs. An adoptive family is more likely to overlook a dog that will require expensive surgeries. SCFA receives discounted services from the veterinarians they partner with. Typically, once healed from the procedures, the dogs are more comfortable, ready to meet new people, and have a renewed and higher quality of life.

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About Sussex County Fellowship for Animals

It is the mission of Father John’s Animal House to provide quality loving care to the cats and dogs that arrive at our shelter. They are advocates against cruelty and neglect, encourage a strong animal-human bond, find quality loving families for otherwise homeless animals, and promote and facilitate spay/neuter procedures to reduce the over population and suffering of unwanted or homeless animals.

Learn more about Sussex County Fellowship for Animals
Lollie, the Shih Tzu, now deceased Lollie

Tails of the City Animal Rescue

Funded from 2011 - 2012

How we help

Grey Muzzle helps Tails of the City by providing a grant to help with their Shelter Intervention Program to help low income families keep their dog in their own home and their Permanent Foster program where some medical costs are covered.

About Tails of the City Animal Rescue

Tails of the City is dedicated to the rescue, treatment and re-homing of animals of all ages in the greater Los Angeles Area.

Learn more about Tails of the City Animal Rescue
Black dog Diamond Diamond

The Animal Foundation

Funded in 2018 and 2019

How we help

This generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will provide training to the Veterinary Services team at The Animal Foundation (TAF), enabling them to treat dental trauma and disease in senior dogs in their care. Their program, The Veterinary Services Dental Health Initiative for Senior Dogs, aims to alleviate the dental issues and associated problems senior dogs endure, which will increase their quality of life and chance of being adopted. Grey Muzzle funds will help dogs like Diamond, a radiant seven-year-old lab/pit bull mix, who found herself in need of new home through no fault of her own. Having received the dental care she needed, she’s all smiles now and looking forward to finding her forever family.  

About The Animal Foundation

The Animal Foundation (TAF) is Las Vegas’ only open-admission animal shelter and one of the highest volume single-site shelters in the country. In 2018 alone, TAF admitted over 26,000 animals. As an open-admission shelter, they are committed to taking in every animal who comes to them in need, no matter their age, health, behavior, or species. They are also committed to Mission: Possible 2020, a five-year plan to become a shelter that saves all healthy and treatable animals entering their care by the end of 2020. Every day they work to reduce the overall number of animals who need services in the first place. Through focused outreach, creative programming, and affordable services, they are addressing the root causes of animal overpopulation and homelessness in the community.  

Learn more about The Animal Foundation

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