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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will provide evaluation, testing and medical care for senior dogs in DVGRR’s adoption program. Located in Pennsylvania near many puppy breeding farms, DVGRR takes in the breeding dogs, mostly senior females, who are given up when they can no longer produce puppies. Most have never seen a veterinarian and need spay/neuter surgery, removal of mammary masses, treatment of severe periodontal disease, and other costly medical care. Providing much- needed medical care not only improves the well-being of these senior dogs, it also helps them find loving homes more quickly.
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) was founded in 1995 as a breed-specific rescue; however, with significantly more dogs needing homes, DVGRR has expanded to include rescuing Labrador Retrievers, Goldendoodles, Labradoodles and some mixed breeds. Since their inception, they have successfully found homes for more than 6,000 dogs.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps the East Bay SPCA expand their senior dog adoption program, which currently includes waived fees for Seniors-for-Seniors adoptions, Pawspice care, and needed medical and dental treatment for senior dogs. With this additional funding, the East Bay SPCA will transfer 30 additional at-risk senior dogs from municipal shelters to their facility, provide necessary care and help them find forever homes.
About East Bay SPCA
Founded in 1874, the East Bay SPCA is one of the nation’s oldest animal welfare organizations. The East Bay SPCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa counties (in California). Its mission is to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals, which in return enriches the human-animal bond.
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The Grey Muzzle grant will help provide East Coast Corgi Rescue’s (ECCR) senior dogs with screening and medical care prior to adoption. Funding will also be used for the hard-to-place senior dogs with ongoing health issues. These dogs will stay in the Sanctuary Program where ECCR provides continuous medical support for the rest of their lives in loving foster homes. Gus-Gus is one of those dogs. This 14-year-old was rescued from a neglectful situation after being left outside on one of the coldest days in 2019. Gus-Gus has multiple benign tumors all over his body, limited mobility, and is in renal failure, which prevents him from having a surgery to remove tumors. He is currently in a sanctuary foster home enjoying the indoor life with his new family and dog brother. He enjoys going out on the cart gifted by a volunteer and continues to broaden his horizons and see the world he missed while he was stuck in the backyard. The Grey Muzzle grant provides dogs like Gus-Gus the continuous medical care needed to live as comfortably as he deserves.
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, Delaware, and New Jersey), works with people looking to rehome or adopt, and collaborates with several other Corgi rescues on the East Coast and beyond to help rescue as many Corgis as possible.
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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.
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.