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Who We Help

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:
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Woods Humane Society

Funded in 2023

Support from Grey Muzzle will allow Woods Humane Society to provide needed veterinary care and find loving forever homes for more senior dogs. Funds will cover the cost of a spay or neuter surgery, a health exam, vaccinations, a microchip, and any needed treatments, such as dental procedures, for 18 senior dogs in Woods Humane Society’s adoption program. With Grey Muzzle’s support, more dogs like Holly, an adorable 13-year-old Bichon Frisé who came to the shelter with stage two kidney disease and significant dental disease, will receive the loving care they deserve. Woods started Holly on a prescription diet to stabilize her kidneys, performed a dental cleaning, and extracted nine painful teeth before helping her find a loving home where she could live out her golden years in comfort and love.

Founded in 1955, Woods Humane Society is a privately funded, non‐profit, animal sheltering and welfare organization that annually places up to 3,000 dogs and cats into loving homes. All animals in their adoption program are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before being placed for adoption. In addition, Woods serves more than 6,000 animals annually through lifesaving and life-enhancing programs, including adoption, low-cost spay and neuter, pet pantry resources, and affordable dog training classes.

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York County SPCA

Funded in 2022

Barriers to senior dog adoption include uncertainty about the dog’s medical history and cost of care. A Grey Muzzle grant will enable the York County SPCA to provide senior dogs a special Double-Digit Dog Adoption Package to help overcome these barriers. The package includes advanced blood work, up to four months of medication, and up to two grooming sessions. Grey Muzzle’s support will help dogs like Scully find a permanent, loving home.

The York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing long-term human and animal services to residents of York County through programs that find permanent, loving homes for displaced and stray animals, help control animal population growth, investigate and prosecute cruelty offenders, and educate the general public about animal wellness and safety.

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Young at Heart Pet Rescue

Funded from 2011 to 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023

Support from Grey Muzzle will allow Young at Heart (YAH) to rescue and provide "super senior" homeless dogs with loving homes, lowering the rate at which much older dogs are euthanized in community shelters. Funds will help "super senior" dogs like 15-year-old Lincoln get the advanced veterinary care he needs, including much-needed dental care and the extraction of decayed teeth, before matching him with a loving forever home. 

Young At Heart Senior Pet Adoptions’ mission is to provide senior dogs and cats with a safe haven to ensure they live comfortably, with compassion and companionship in their golden years. Young at Heart saves the lives of homeless senior dogs and cats from situations where their age puts them at risk of euthanasia, finds loving homes for adoptable senior pets, and offers a peaceful sanctuary for less adoptable ones.

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Young-Williams Animal Center

Funded in 2021

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help the Pet Resource Center keep senior dogs in their homes by providing diagnostic services, treatments, and palliative care to low-income families struggling to care for their pets. The Pet Resource Center removes barriers to pet ownership by offering free pet food, preventatives and basic supplies. The Center also  assists with the cost of emergency veterinary care, emergency boarding, and training to address behavioral issues.

The vision of Young-Williams Animal Center is “a home for every pet.” It is the municipal shelter of the City of Knoxville and Knox County, TN, and takes in nearly 10,000 animals each year. As a nonprofit organization, Young-Williams Animal Center serves the needs of lost, unwanted, abandoned, and neglected animals. The center’s mission is to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare, and enhance the human-animal bond through the shelter and placement of animals, spay/neuter initiatives, and public education on companion animal issues.