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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:

Jane, a Golden Retriever, now deceased Jane

Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization (SPARRO)

Funded from 2009 - 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides medical funds to help SPARRO bring at-risk senior dogs into their care.

About Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization (SPARRO)

SPARRO is not your standard rescue. It is a temporary home for wayward, abandoned, unwanted or abused dogs. All dogs that enter their organization are treated as members of the family.

Learn more about Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization (SPARRO)
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
Tulah Tulah

SPCA of Texas

Funded in 2020

How we help

The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow the SPCA of Texas to increase the number of senior dogs in their Fospice (Foster + Hospice) program. These dogs have a good quality of life, but the costs of their ongoing medical care are extensive, historically deterring adopters. In Fospice, the organization covers the cost of their medical care and foster volunteers take the dogs into their home, giving them loving care for the rest of their lives. 

About SPCA of Texas

The SPCA of Texas is one of the oldest and largest comprehensive nonprofit animal welfare organizations in Texas with locations in Dallas and McKinney. The SPCA of Texas operates two animal care and adoption centers, one animal rescue center, three low-cost care clinics and two mobile clinics to fulfill its mission of providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. The clinics provide low-cost or free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and preventative healthcare services to the public and shelter animals. Animal Cruelty Investigations investigates reports of animal cruelty and neglect in multiple North Texas counties. Staff veterinary teams and animal behaviorists, along with an active corps of volunteers, care for all animals brought in through seizure, transfer or owner-surrender. 

Learn more about SPCA of Texas

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
Maggie Maggie

Stop the Suffering

Funded from 2018 - 2020

How we help

With a Grey Muzzle grant, Stop the Suffering’s Senior Program will continue to increase the number of senior dogs receiving veterinary care, transport and adoption services from rural shelters. These efforts will help dogs like Maggie, a ten-year-old boxer, abandoned by her owner at rural shelter. Maggie needed significant TLC including surgery for a severely broken jaw and treatments for severe dental disease, ear infections, severe UTI, and arthritis. With her medical needs met, Maggie will have a wonderful outcome thanks to this program. Stop the Suffering looks forward to serving many more senior dogs like Maggie who deserve rest, relaxation and love in their golden years. 

About Stop the Suffering

Beginning transport operations as early as 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

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