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
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to support their medical fund. Sadly, many of the senior dogs they rescue have never received any kind of medical attention and now that they are elderly, unattended issues have amplified. The medical funds will cover spays, neuters, dental cleaning, surgeries, medical tests, medications, and office visits.
Senior Dog Haven and Hospice is a small, dedicated group of fosters and volunteers who have a special place in their hearts for senior dogs. We strive to improve the lives of senior dogs who find themselves without a family to care for them anymore. We do not have a facility – our dogs live in our homes as members of our families until they find their forever home or in the event of a hospice situation, until they cross the Rainbow Bridge. We provide care, comfort, companionship and, most of all, unconditional love.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Senior Dogs 4 Seniors with their veterinary bills. Without this financial help, fewer senior dogs could be taken in by the rescue.
About Senior Dogs 4 Seniors
Senior Dogs 4 Seniors places older dogs in the homes of older people in the St Louis area.
How we help
With the Grey Muzzle grant, SPAN will provide extra help to senior dogs who are in their program, age 7 or older, by offering each one a "senior" exam, checking for age-related illnesses and dental issues, and paying for the medications and care that go along with aging, such as arthritis medication, dental exams, cleanings and extractions as needed.
Seniors’ Pet Assistance Network (SPAN) is an innovative program whose mission is to foster the joy of companionship. SPAN supports the relationship and bond between low-income Dallas County seniors and their pets. SPAN’s clients are low-income seniors, age 67 or older, who live in Dallas County and have a companion animal. For many of these senior citizens, their pet is the only companionship they will have for weeks on end.
It is important to SPAN and their clients to be able to keep companion pets as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Senior dogs have specific needs and, sometimes, higher costs of care. SPAN buys all pet food and supplies for each client as well as pays for basic veterinary care, including annual exams, tests, vaccinations and preventatives for heartworms and fleas. SPAN has helped more than 100 dogs remain in their homes by providing these supportive services.
How we help
The Sergey Foundation has received grants to support senior dogs as part of their Companion Animal Wellness Program.
About Sergey Foundation
The Sergey Foundation's "Companion Animal Wellness Program” goal is to respond to the needs of person(s) in Whatcom County on a limited income by subsidizing necessary medical funds for their companion animals' care when they are unable to do so.
How we help
Thanks to a Grey Muzzle grant, Shelby Humane’s “Save the Seniors” program will address poor senior dog outcomes, including euthanasia and adoption rates, in their county by focusing on senior pet retention and promoting senior adoption. Save the Seniors will offer financial assistance and treatment to senior dog owners requesting euthanasia due to treatable illness or to those who may benefit from other types of care. This program will also promote senior pet retention by offering financial assistance to mitigate any pet affordability issues. Public education about the joys of senior pet ownership/adoption will be provided and relationships forged with local senior housing complexes to encourage pet friendly housing.
About Shelby Humane Society
The Shelby Humane is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1977 with the mission of rescuing and rehoming the neglected and homeless pets of Shelby County, Alabama. They now provide care to over 5,000 dogs and cats each year. They house 200-350 adoptable cats and dogs at any given time and have developed an extensive network of foster homes to care for adoptable dogs and cats. In 2008, they started a low-cost spay/neuter program (Shelby Spay Neuter). Through this program, Shelby Humane will work with local veterinarians to provide deeply discounted spay/neuter programs. They now provide spay/neuter services to more than 2,300 pets per year. Other services include hosting low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics, providing public education about responsible pet ownership and operating Shelby SafePet, a statewide program that assists survivors of domestic violence maintain the health and ownership of their family pets.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will help Shelter from the Storm provide medical care to senior dogs, including dental procedures, blood work and mass removals. This enhanced medical and dental care—in addition to the routine medical services provided at intake—will encourage more adoptions of deserving senior canine companions like Angelica, a 13-year-old Mastiff who was seized as a result of neglect and cruelty.
About Shelter from the Storm
Shelter from the Storm Animal Rescue’s mission is to reduce the euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals and to improve the lives of companion animals. They give priority to animals in the Wisconsin area and work with both dogs and cats of all ages, but give senior and special needs animals special consideration.
How we help
Shelter to Home's Grey Muzzle grant will help them provide additional services for senior dogs such as dental care, screening blood tests, laser treatments for arthritis, and costly medications. They will be able to help more animals like Laney, who was rescued with a grapefruit-sized mammary tumor hanging from her groin. Laney is at least 10 years old and now has several spots of cancer in her chest. Despite her illness, she is very happy and living life to the fullest in her hospice foster home.
About Shelter to Home
Founded in 2007, Shelter to Home, Inc. is an animal rescue organization that works to save animals from shelters in their community by placing them into foster care until permanent homes are found, and to create sustainable solutions to achieve a no‑kill community. Thanks to their supporters, including volunteers, veterinarians and donors, they are able to help seriously ill and injured animals of all ages.
How we help
The dog population at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Cattaraugus County is usually comprised of at least 1/3 or more senior dogs, and since approximately 75% of the senior dogs display behavioral issues, the SPCA is looking to remove that obstacle of adoption for senior dogs. They have a defined behavioral program and protocols for using a strong, positive, approach in their management of these dogs who need training. Their Grey Muzzle grant will be used to provide training for their staff with an expert canine trainer who specializes in positive training for difficult dogs. He will work onsite with shelter staff to train how to identify and work with specific kinds of behavioral issues as well as provide follow up guidance to the shelter manager and the lead dog staff. Their goal is to remove barriers of senior dog adoption and place as many seniors in loving homes as possible.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Cattaraugus County, is a private, nonprofit, no-kill charity animal shelter founded in 1905. They are dedicated to saving the lives of animals in need, and providing adoption services for homeless and neglected animals. The SPCA in Cattaraugus County is the only shelter in the area that provides contracted intake services to the county and to several other municipalities. The SPCA in Cattaraugus County focuses on saving the lives of stray, abandoned, and neglected pets to make their lives better.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to pay for medical expenses and provide dental care for senior dogs to encourage people to consider them for adoption.
The South Suburban Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of animals in Chicago's south suburbs. Through the care and sheltering of animals needing protection, investigative practices which will prevent abuse, education of the public as to ownership duties and responsibilities, vetted and thorough adoption services, and targeted, high-impact spay/neuter policies, the South Suburban Humane Society will make every effort towards ending animal homelessness, reducing pet overpopulation, and ending cruel, inhumane treatment and abuse towards pets.
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Funding from Grey Muzzle will help Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) increase the prospects for senior dog fosters and adoptions, as well as keep senior dogs in their homes. By providing additional support to those caring for older dogs with age-related medical conditions SASF expects to impact up to 150 senior dogs, like Cheddar, annually. Cheddar, a 9-year-old Korean Jindo, was pulled from an overcrowded municipal shelter. She arrived undernourished, dehydrated and with chemical burns to her face, obviously abused and neglected. She also suffered from numerous age-related conditions that had gone untreated. At SASF, she received care for dental issues, arthritis and an ulcerating eye, as well as removal of a mammary tumor. Thanks to the SASF team and programs, Cheddar is recovering in a loving foster-to-adopt home, and continues to receive ongoing medical care and support from the shelter.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of homeless pets in their community and, in turn, placing them in permanent, caring homes. Their mission is to provide for the welfare of animals and to reduce the number of homeless pets. Their goal is to promote and nourish the bond between people and animals through adoption, education and community outreach. As an open intake shelter, SASF welcomes stray pets regardless of age, breed, or health and provides them with compassionate care, food, training and medical attention. No animal is left behind!