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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:

Compassion Without Borders

Funded in 2017

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle helps Compassion Without Borders expand their rescue missions to include senior dogs, saving the lives of older dogs that would otherwise face certain euthanasia or hardship in overcrowded shelters. This program provides medical and dental care to senior dogs and works to move these animals out of shelters and into loving homes.

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About Compassion Without Borders

Compassion without Borders brings brighter futures to animals in need on both sides of the border. They focus their efforts where the need is the greatest, but where animals are the very least likely to be helped due to financial, geographic, and cultural barriers.

Their programs include a dog rescue program from Mexico and the Central Valley, along with free veterinary wellness and spay/neuter clinics in underserved communities on both sides of the border. They also have a humane euthanasia program in Mexico, where They are actively working to stop electrocution, a common method of killing unwanted animals south of the border.

Learn more about Compassion Without Borders
Black french bulldog with a bottom snaggletooth sitting in grass. Wearing an orange harness with a red leash and looking directly into the camera. Max

Connecticut Humane Society

Funded from 2016 - 2018

How we help

Connecticut Humane Society is proud to receive funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization to provide pro bono veterinary services to senior dogs in the care of municipal animal control, and as resources allow, offer medical support for those in the care of private animal shelters and rescues as well. Doing so seeks to alleviate suffering, improve these senior pets’ quality of life, and get them into new, loving homes faster.

About Connecticut Humane Society

With three Pet Wellness and Adoption Centers geographically spread across the state, the Connecticut Humane Society enriches the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education and prevention of cruelty. Thanks to the success of spay/neuter initiatives, the Northeastern US is seeing a dramatic drop in the number of pets entering shelters. While overpopulation was the old problem in Connecticut, the current problem and, one forecasted to continue, is that pets entering shelters have more and more medical needs, especially senior pets.

Learn more about Connecticut Humane Society
Medium sized grey & white dog laying on pillow. Gracie

Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue

Funded in 2017

How we help

A Grey Muzzle grant to Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue helps with their Dignity Fund, a specialized program that rescues seniors who have been surrendered to the shelter by their owners and lets them pass to the Rainbow Bridge in a loving foster home with peace and dignity. This program provides comfort and one-on-one care to hospice pets by a compassionate foster and in-home veterinarian.

The Dignity Fund focuses efforts on larger, elderly, sick or injured animals in need of extra care to provide them with rehabilitation or long term foster care and give these pets a chance to be safe, comfortable, and loved in their final days.

About Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue

Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abused and neglected animals. They are dedicated to the welfare of these animals and the gentle eco system that we share. They also educate the public on humane and responsible pet ownership through nonprofit partnerships, public education programs and grass root efforts within communities.

Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue was started in 2006 by our Founder and President, Shannon Steemke after a tragedy involving her beloved dog, Cooper. Every year thousands of shelter dogs are adopted by loving families, hoping to give them a safe place to call home. But because of issues from abuse and neglect, those animals never receive the proper rehabilitation to cure their fears. Most pet owners do not know the how to train their shelter dog, and some issues continue to grow, until they are bigger than the owner can handle. And those dogs are often returned to the shelter, only to be euthanized, and never getting the help they need.

Cooper's Chance rescues those dogs and focuses their efforts on the rehabilitation of the animal, to give them the best chance at a new life.

Learn more about Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue
Small black and grey dog sitting on a blue blanket. Nena

Cumberland County SPCA

Funded 2010 - 2015 and 2017

How we help

Cumberland County SPCA received a grant for their Senior Society for Grey Muzzles. They use some of the money to help seniors who would otherwise have to euthanize or relinquish their senior dog.

About Cumberland County SPCA

The Cumberland County SPCA (CCSPCA) was founded in 1891. The shelter serves as a refuge for thousands of stray, unwanted, abused, abandoned and sick animals.

Learn more about Cumberland County SPCA
Mason, the Dalmation Mason

Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay

Funded from 2009 - 2014

How we help

A Grey Muzzle grant provides medical care, senior supplements, and medications for the "old spots" who are part of Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay's "sanctuary" program, for dogs who require hospice or long-term care in a foster home.

About Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay

The mission of Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home as many Dalmatians from Florida shelters as possible that need their help. Their first and main priority is to take the Dalmatians who are facing euthanasia at animal control facilities.

Learn more about Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay
White dog with black head and ears standing on grass. Dog is looking straight into the camera. Dane County Humane Society

Dane County Humane Society

Funded in 2018

How we help

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) to provide senior dogs with much needed lab work prior to adoption. This will help DCHS’s medical team immediately identify and address common diseases that affect senior animals more frequently, ensuring their medical needs are cared for prior to adoption.

About Dane County Humane Society

As an open admission shelter, Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) accepts all animals regardless of age, health status or temperament, and cares for nearly 9,000 companion animals, farm animals, and ill, orphaned or injured wild animals each year. DCHS has an adoption guarantee, meaning all healthy or treatable animals can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home. As one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, DCHS also offers humane education programs, community spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, foster care for animals for victims of domestic abuse, a pet food pantry, dog training classes, and much more.

Learn more about Dane County Humane Society
Sebastian sitting in a car, now deceased Sebastian

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue

Funded from 2009 - 2015 and 2017

How we help

Grey Muzzle has provided a grant for medical care for DVGRR senior dogs to help get them ready for adoption. Sebastian was the first dog to be helped by this grant.

About Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) rescues displaced Golden Retrievers and places them for adoption in carefully matched approved homes.

Learn more about Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue
Large white dog looking up at camera Guera

Detroit Animal Welfare Group (D.A.W.G.)

Funded in 2018

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle organization will help Detroit Animal Welfare Group (D.A.W.G.) provide dental care to senior dogs. D.A.W.G. has witnessed that senior dogs requiring dental work are not adopted quickly due to the cost of canine dental cleaning/work. By having specific funds for senior dogs that can provide dental care, their rescue can get senior dogs in tip-top shape for adoption and potential adopters will not be faced with the immediate expense of dental treatment. In some cases this can tip the scales and turn a potential adopter into a senior dog owner.

About Detroit Animal Welfare Group (D.A.W.G.)

Detroit Animal Welfare Group (D.A.W.G.) is a nonprofit, “no-kill” rescue in Macomb County, Michigan. They are a registered shelter and composed of over 100 volunteers. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals in need. Their pets come from local shelters, owner surrenders and strays. They focus on saving stray dogs of Detroit and hold regular outreach missions to take in injured, starved, neglected and abused animals. Every animal is provided a loving home, full veterinary care including spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccines, fecal testing, heartworm testing, feline leukemia/FIV testing, deworming, and microchip in addition to any other non-routine medical needs. They accept all breeds and species including farm animals into their program.

Learn more about Detroit Animal Welfare Group (D.A.W.G.)
Small black and white dog laying the grass of a fenced area. Cha-Cha

Detroit Dog Rescue

Funded in 2018

How we help

The grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization will support Detroit Dog Rescue’s Forever Foster Home program, which provides Detroit's senior dogs with medical and dental care, enrichment, and shelter. Through this program, Detroit Dog Rescue covers each dog's medical and dental expenses, the cost of food and supplies, and any transportation needed to and from foster homes. Last year, Detroit Dog Rescue rescued more than 20 senior dogs and successfully placed them in forever foster homes. We anticipate that our Forever Foster Home program will serve approximately 50 senior dogs in 2018-2019, doubling the number of senior dogs served in the previous year.

About Detroit Dog Rescue

Detroit Dog Rescue focuses on raising awareness of the mounting homeless and stray dog problem in Detroit, along with advocating for humane rescue alternatives such as no-kill sheltering, foster care and adoptions, pet identification and healthy pet population control through spay and neutering. Detroit Dog Rescue also specializes in community outreach, and we work closely with local, city and statewide organizations in order to educate and involve people in this cause.

Learn more about Detroit Dog Rescue
Small cream colored dog sitting up a colorful child's blanket Joey

Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs

Funded in 2018

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will fund both routine and emergency medical procedures for senior dogs, including ongoing bloodwork, urinalysis and teeth cleaning. 

About Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs

Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs rescues dogs and cats, especially those who are elderly and disabled, from high-kill shelters and provides them with the best quality of life. At Dharma Rescue, animals are provided with with shelter, spay/neuter surgery, medical care and rehabilitation. If they need assistance to walk, they are fitted for a specialized wheelchair as part of the D.A.W.G.S. program (Disabled Animals Who Generously Serve), which also certifies them as therapy animals. Through this program, Dharma dogs have provided comfort to the elderly, veterans, college students and children with disabilities.

Learn more about Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs

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