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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:

Diana Basehart Foundation

Funded in 2017

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle helps Diana Basehart Foundation with their new "Smiles to go..." Program, which will provide veterinary dental surgery for senior dogs, restoring their quality of life. The promotion of this program is expected to trickle down to and educate all pet owners as to the importance of veterinary dental care.

By provided relief to suffering dogs and worried low income owners, DBF will be fulfilling its mission to honor the human-animal bond and assist low income older adults (many of whom have older pets) with veterinary care. When an older dog is lethargic due to pain of dental disease, many owners may surrender their beloved dog to the shelter so that it might receive care or they will have their dog euthanized. "Smiles to go..." works to prevent those outcomes by keeping pets with their owners and in good health.

About Diana Basehart Foundation

Diana Basehart Foundation provides financial help for essential and critical veterinary care to people on low-fixed incomes; including seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans who have service animals. They keep people and their beloved pets together, while also minimizing the number of animals being turned over to shelters due to financial struggles.

Learn more about Diana Basehart Foundation
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East Coast Corgi Rescue

Funded in 2018

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will support East Coast Corgi Rescue (ECCR)’s hospice program, providing medical attention, supplies, comfort and care to senior Corgis for the rest of their lives.

About East Coast Corgi Rescue

East Coast Corgi Rescue (ECCR) locates, rescues, fosters and transports Corgis in need for immediate or eventual adoption into their forever homes. Comprised of a network of volunteers, ECCR rescues Corgi and Corgi mixes from surrounding states (Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, and New Jersey), works with people looking to rehome or adopt and collaborates with several other Corgi rescues on the East Coast to help rescue as many Corgis as possible.

Learn more about East Coast Corgi Rescue
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Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation

Funded in 2017

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle supports the Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation's "Pandora's Fund" program, a pro-active pet retention program that focuses on assisting fixed income owners of senior dogs to cover the cost of critical vet care. This program allows senior dogs to maintain an improved quality of life in their current home and prevents the high risk of euthanasia at overcrowded kill shelters. Pandora's Fund program also helps with pet food, vaccinations, prescription medications, and micro-chipping.

This program assists in the improvement of the overall health of these pets, as well as the emotional well-being of their owners.

About Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation

Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation strives to reduce the euthanasia rate of dogs age 7 and older in Central Valley of California kill shelters based on age and age-related health conditions. These dogs are considered less adoptable than their younger counterparts and are the first to be euthanized to make room for the more adoptable younger dogs.

At Elder Paws, they believe all dogs have value regardless of age or health. Seniors deserve a 2nd chance at life and life and that’s what Elder Paws provides for them.

Learn more about Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation
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Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.

Funded from 2014 - 2018

How we help

Fairy Tail Endings (FTE)’s Silver Dollars Fund, supported by a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, pays for single surgeries for senior pets, concentrating on conditions that profoundly affect their basic comfort and quality of life and/or increase their risk for surrender or euthanasia including: bladder stones/blockages, orthopedic disease/injuries, mass removals and severe dental disease. In short, FTE helps keep wanted pets out of shelters and healthy, happy and home with the families that love them. 

About Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.

Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. (FTE) is dedicated to helping financially struggling families in Sarasota and Manatee counties keep their pets and provide proper care through financial aid, product and service donations, education and outreach. Pet parents already struggling to afford routine veterinary care, often feel forced to choose between surrender, euthanasia and neglect when faced with the escalating costs associated with senior and special-needs pets. FTE is dedicated to helping financially struggling families in Sarasota and Manatee counties keep their pets and provide proper care through financial aid, product and service donations, education and outreach. In short, our mission is to keep WANTED pets healthy, happy and home with the families that love them!

Learn more about Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.
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Fort Valley State University

Funded in 2017

How we help

A Grey Muzzle grant assists the Senior Dog Advocacy Program, a new SAFE Center program at Fort Valley State University.

This program supports the care of senior dogs presented to the SAFE Center by rescue groups striving to find forever homes for these animals, as a last-ditch effort to save them. The Senior Dog Advocacy Program will focus on providing healthcare and emotional support for senior dogs and will work to educate the local public on the joys and benefits of providing a forever home to a senior canine. They hope to assist an increased number of senior dogs have a comfortable and peaceful life.

This program will also serve as an educational outlet for their veterinary technician students to learn and put into practice the appropriate way to advocate for older animals, as well as approach various factors of geriatric medicine and animal care.

About Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University’s State Animal Facilities for Emergencies (SAFE) Center is the only facility in the state of Georgia that was built for the purpose of co-housing pets with their families while fleeing natural disasters (hurricanes, tropical storms and other wide-spread disturbances which lead to displacement of people and their animals). In addition to the official mission of the SAFE Center, it is utilized for a grant funded reduced cost clinic and to provide assistance with the medical needs of dogs being placed by various rescue groups.The SAFE Center has the capacity to hold 106 dogs, 80 cats or small dogs and 30 horses and is located on the premises of the Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health. Additional pasture lands are available for other livestock. Because the SAFE Center is located within a department that houses an academic, AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program, there is on-site medical and dental care available. The animals fall under the care of three veterinarians, four registered technicians, a full-time caretaker, 5 part-time Student workers and up to 120 student volunteers. To date, since its inception, the SAFE Center has been a haven for animals fleeing Hurricane Matthew and Superstorm Sandy as well as a place of respite for no less than 200 dogs waiting for adoption and placement in forever homes over the past 5 years. All animals that are placed with families are up-to-date on vaccines, dewormed, heartworm free and spayed or neutered – all at no cost to the new owners. Of these 200 dogs, approximately 50% are “seniors” of seven years or older.

Learn more about Fort Valley State University

Foster Pet Outreach

Funded in 2016

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to fund their “Senior Dog Health Fund” within the FPO Senior Dog Program.  These funds are used to provide the health care senior dogs deserve to live their best lives.

In addition, new processes for intaking, promoting, and adopting senior dogs have been developed to help decrease the amount of time senior dogs stay in the foster program before adoption.  

About Foster Pet Outreach

Foster Pet Outreach is a not-for-profit, all volunteer shelter alternative that saves the lives of unwanted pets by rescuing, fostering, and adopting them to responsible forever homes.

Foster Pet Outreach also seeks to educate the community in the topics of pet over-population and the necessity of responsible pet ownership. 

Learn more about Foster Pet Outreach

Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE)

Funded from 2015 - 2017

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will launch a “Grey Muzzle Fund” to offer financial assistance specifically for older dogs with life-threatening illness or injuries. Specifically for older dogs, this program will work in tandem with the Save-a-Life Program which focuses on life-saving medical treatment for pets of all ages to prevent “economic euthanasia.”

About Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE)

FACE’s mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Based on established criteria, FACE provides financial grants for animal owners who are unable to cover the cost of their ill/injured pet's emergency or critical veterinary care.  With a tagline of Saving Pets and Helping Families, the goal of FACE is to make sure that no pet-parent ever has to make the heartbreaking decision to put their beloved four-legged companion to sleep due to financial hardship. 

Learn more about Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE)
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Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS)

Funded in 2018

How we help

With the funding provided by The Grey Muzzle Organization, Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS) is establishing a program called Senior Dogs Rock, which will provide medical care needed by senior dogs at the shelter. Through Senior Dogs Rock, FFOCAS will enable the shelter to provide veterinary care for senior dogs with the goal of either increasing their chances of adoption or, for those with a terminal illness, ensuring their comfort and well-being in a hospice foster home. In sharing the success stories made possible by Senior Dogs Rock and Grey Muzzle, we expect to encourage people to adopt or foster senior dogs and to find donors and corporate sponsors interested in helping us sustain the progra

About Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS)

Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS) supports the underfunded open-admission animal shelter of Frederick County, Maryland. FFOCAS provides the financial and volunteer resources to enable medical and behavioral support for the county’s neediest pets.

Learn more about Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS)

Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center

Funded from 2016 - 2017

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to fund NACC’s Golden Paws Program, taking care of the medical needs of senior dogs relinquished to NACC. 

Since its inception, over 250 senior dogs have found loving homes and this past year saw a 12% increase compared to the prior year. Golden Paws is a community outreach program that focuses on finding forever homes for senior animals.

About Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center

The mission of Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center is to support the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center in sheltering and caring for Norfolk's stray and homeless animals, to promote and facilitate adoptions, to assist with special medical care, to promote and support spay/neuter in the community and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

Learn more about Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center
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German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption

Funded from 2009 - 2014

How we help

Grey Muzzle has provided a grant to German Shepherd Rescue for a new program, A Moment in Time. The program represents the idea that time shouldn't be measured in minutes, hours, days or even years...but rather moments - special moments that are shared between an owner and their dog. The program has increased the rescue of senior GSD and GSD mixes from area shelters, as well as increased education and awareness of senior dog issues.

About German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption

The mission of German Shepherd Rescue in Raleigh is to provide rescue, rehabilitation and adoption services to purebreds and mixes, and to address our community’s need for real solutions in the fight against animal homelessness, abuse and neglect.

Learn more about German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption

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