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
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant helps the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) to provide diagnostic and medical care for senior dogs, including mass removals and dentals, while they await their forever homes. This funding along with subsequent tests and treatments ensure both pets and families are prepared for their new life together.
The Animal Protective Foundation (APF) promotes and protects the human-animal bond by providing resources to the community and humane care to companion animals. They are a humane society providing services to Schenectady County and the greater Capital Region. Since 1931, the APF has held true to the mission of its founders. They have an open admission policy, which ensures that animals are not turned away based on their breed, age, condition, or circumstance.
How we help
The Anti-Cruelty Society received a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization to help fund in-depth cleanings and extractions for older dogs at the Society. The Society provides veterinary services to senior dogs which often includes minor cleaning and extractions of unhealthy, rotting teeth. Currently, the Society does not have a designated dental program, but this grant will help fund more oral procedures for older dogs to help their quality of life in their new forever homes.
About The Anti-Cruelty Society
Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society (The Society) is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited-stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, their comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (Short-term Accommodations For Emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center.
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The Buddy Foundation of Maryland (TBFMD) will use Grey Muzzle funds to serve senior “applicants” and will be allocated in the following manner: 30% for diagnostic needs—exams, radiology, bloodwork and 70% for treatment needs. Oral surgeries top the list of those treatments as few things compromise the quality of life and health of senior dogs like oral issues that interfere with eating habits, overall comfort and increase the risk for infection. Cost is high for those procedures and owners, often seniors themselves on fixed incomes, are without the means to secure treatment. TBFMD helps dogs like Holly, a seven-year-old Basset Hound, who received treatment for mass removals.
The Buddy Foundation of Maryland (TBFMD) provides emotional and monetary support for those struggling to save a canine companion in need of urgent care. The stories are many and varied, but each one carries a common denominator: a dog that is suffering and an owner who is exhausting all available means to save them. Our “Buddy System” moves applicants through a process that starts their pups off as “Buddies-in-Need” and completes once they become “Buddies-for-Life” and a treatment/cure has been achieved, giving dogs and their owners many more years of life and love together. TBFMD is not breed specific and serves Maryland in its entirety--with a high concentration in Baltimore City. They partner with other area organizations in an effort to provide comprehensive support for both owner and pet.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to pay for their Senior Pre-Adoption and Medical Treatment program. This may include medical and dental diagnostics, testing or treatment, emergency treatment, spay-neuter, vaccinations, heartworm treatment, medications and other veterinary care related to the care of the seniors that they take in.
TLC Humane Society, legally recognized as Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society, was founded in 1977 and is a licensed non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue organization with both dogs and cats available for adoption, all of them need to find a good home.
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Currently dogs that are heartworm positive in Montgomery County, Texas, qualify for treatment through The Heartworm Foundation after they have been in the shelter for 30 days. The Grey Muzzle grant will allow The Heartworm Foundation to offer a seniors program that waives the 30-day wait period for dogs seven years and older. Their aim is to help heartworm-positive senior dogs get healthy and find happy, loving homes as quickly as possible.
About The Heartworm Foundation
Thousands of homeless dogs enter the Montgomery County, Texas, shelter system every year, and up to 40% of them are heartworm positive. A heartworm positive dog is 75% less likely to be adopted than a heartworm negative dog. The Heartworm Foundation’s mission is to remove heartworms as a barrier to adoption for dogs from Montgomery County animal shelters by working with adopters and other nonprofit rescues to supply treatment. Since their inception, hundreds of dogs have been successfully treated for heartworms and went on to find loving, forever homes.
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The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County (HSTPC) cover the costs associated with completing blood work on all senior dogs as they come into the shelter—dogs like 9-year-old Jake who was found wandering a busy highway and brought to HSTPC for medical care. The diagnostic testing will detect health issues and provide a comprehensive medical history to potential adopters of senior dogs, helping them to find loving homes more quickly.
Founded in 1888, the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County (HSTPC) is Washington state’s largest open admission animal welfare agency. Each year, HSTPC cares for nearly 10,000 dogs, cats, and small animals in need– from rural Pierce County, to Tacoma’s inner -city. HSTPC works hard every day to make sure they are giving every animal that comes through their doors a chance at finding happiness. Their Community Veterinary Clinic, Pets for Life program, Pet Food Pantry and Pet Support program empowers thousands of owners and care for their pets.
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A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help The Humane Society of Charles County expand their Honey's Fund for senior dogs.
Many animals are admitted to the local shelter because they need costly medical care, their medical issues are chronic (often the case in senior animals), or they are found as strays. HSCC's Honey's Fund, a limited pool of money for medical treatment, is used to help these at-risk animals. Grey Muzzle grant funding will expand Honey's Fund, helping senior dogs who need support to live out their golden years in comfort.
The Humane Society of Charles County started in 1978 with the single objective to rescue dogs and cats hit by cars. Their services have expanded over the years, and they now offer shelter and care for homeless, injured and neglected animals, as well as adoption services, fostering, community partnerships, humane education, no-to-low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine services, and affordable well-pet veterinary services.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will provide for more adoptions of mature dogs through the Senior Paws program, a partnership between The Pet Project and Broward County Animal Care (BCAC), to encourage the adoptions of senior dogs. BCAC showcases older dogs who are eligible for adoption through Senior Paws and their adoption fees, food, supplies, immunizations and needed veterinary care are provided by The Pet Project for the rest of their lives. This grant from Grey Muzzle will enable 40 older dogs, who would otherwise be passed over for adoption, to be placed in homes of their own with loving people who will care for them the rest of their lives.
About The Pet Project
The Pet Project for Pets, Inc., is one of the largest pet retention organizations in Florida. With headquarters in Broward County, The Pet Project enables people with limited incomes who are elderly, disabled, seriously ill or temporarily unemployed to keep their pets at home with them rather than surrender to shelters due to financial hardship.
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Grey Muzzle supports the senior therapy dog program at The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs. We pay medical expenses for dogs who have passed their therapy dog exam, and help The Sanctuary expand this important program that shows us how much old dogs have to give.
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs rescues senior dogs abandoned in shelters and pounds; provides lifelong care for rescued senior dogs; adopts appropriate dogs into loving, permanent homes; develops programs that match senior dogs and senior people to their mutual benefit; fosters an awareness of our lifelong responsibility to our companion animals; and strengthens the bond between humans and animals by teaching respect and compassion for all living things.
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Grey Muzzle funding helps with the medical/dental care for the senior pets at Noah's Animal House. Noah’s is designed to house the pets of women and families who are fleeing abuse or escaping homelessness. For these fragile and distressed clients, the human and animal bond is a vital source of strength and the necessary motivation to make the difficult changes involved in crafting a new life. In domestic violence situations, a safe haven for pets is even more important. Abusers often injure these innocent animals as a means of control. Commonly, women will not leave an abuser until they are certain their pets will be safe.
About The Shade Tree
The Shade Tree is a shelter for homeless and abused women and children in crisis. TST has been serving the needs of homeless and abused women and children in Southern Nevada since 1990. Noah's Animal House is a pet sanctuary on the campus of TST.