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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:
Madison the beagle

Columbia Humane Society

Funded in 2019

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Columbia Humane Society (CHS) to provide diagnostic and medical care for hospice dogs living in foster homes. Funding will also be used to provide screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs. Dogs like Madison, who arrived at CHS as a surrender due to her owner’s health issues, will benefit from this grant. At 11-years-old, she is severely overweight and the extent of her medical issues yet to be diagnosed. But in the meantime, Madison is resting comfortably with her foster family, which includes two humans, several dogs, a cat, chickens, goats and pigs.  

The Columbia Humane Society (CHS) is a small shelter that helps approximately 300 animals every year. They serve people and pets from across the state through pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, and animal cruelty intervention programs. Columbia Humane Society programs and services are designed to promote animal welfare, address the reasons animals end up in shelters, find forever adoptive homes for homeless animals, and help keep pets in their homes with the people who love them. 

Community Pet Center

Funded from 2009 - 2011

Community Pet Center has received grants from Grey Muzzle for their Senior Pets Project. This program rescues senior dogs from the local animal control, and works with Meals on Wheels to provide assistance for low-income owners of senior dogs.

The Community Pet Center serves the rural area of Rutherford County, NC. The organization works with the local animal control agency to safeguard the lives of dogs and cats by providing education to the community about responsible pet ownership, and spay/neuter programs.

tan dog being pet by woman

Community Spay Neuter Initiative Partnership (C-SNIP)

Funded in 2022 and 2023

A grant from Grey Muzzle will enable CSNIP to provide subsidies to offset the cost of care for senior dogs like Dallas. Thirteen-year-old Dallas was adopted as a puppy from the Capital Area Humane Society in Lansing, MI. His mom brought him to the CSNIP Community Well Pet Clinic in March 2023 to check his teeth. She knew he needed dental care but could not afford the cost at a full-service vet clinic. The CSNIP team updated Dallas’  vaccinations, provided flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives, and did pre-anesthetic bloodwork. Because of generous support from Grey Muzzle, CSNIP could cover half the cost of removing 12 of Dallas’ teeth, with his mom paying the balance. Dallas feels much better and remains at home with the family who loves him.

CSNIP prevents pet overpopulation and improves the quality of life for dogs, cats, and their caregivers with accessible, high-quality, reduced-cost veterinary care. Founded in 2001, CSNIP has spayed/neutered more than 220,000 dogs and cats in West Michigan and helps over 20,000 pets annually through its various programs. CSNIP’s programs aim to create a world in which all dogs and cats are healthy, happy, and in loving homes.

Brown and white short haired pointer sitting on a tile floor.

Companion Animal Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Fund

Funded in 2017

A grant from Grey Muzzle supports the Companion Animal Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Fund's Senior Animal Wellness Program to provide medical and dental care to senior pets. C.A.R.E. Medical Fund's mission is to bring otherwise unadoptable companion animals to an adoptable condition by providing emergency medical funding and assistance to local shelter pets.

Senior pets are often seen as unadoptable regardless of their health condition. We believe that the word "unadoptable" is a relative term and to label a dog unadoptable simply because of its age is wrong. We believe that we can give seniors an advantage to getting them adopted and out of the shelter quickly by providing this program to the shelter.

Companion Animal Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Fund (C.A.R.E. Medical Fund) was founded in 2013 and brings otherwise unadoptable companion animals to an adoptable condition by providing emergency medical funding and assistance to local shelter pets.

black dog outside

Compassion Without Borders

Funded in 2017 and 2023

Compassion Without Borders will use this grant to help more senior dogs like Tenoch get adopted by providing dental care, waiving adoption fees, and promoting available senior dogs on social media. The funding will also support reduced-cost preventative care for adopted senior dogs.

Compassion Without Borders brings brighter futures to animals in need. They rescue homeless dogs in Mexico; operate a rescue facility, Muttopia, in Northern California; and provide free veterinary, wellness, and spay/neuter clinics in underserved communities on both sides of the border. They serve communities with high poverty rates where people and animals are most at risk. By addressing the needs of animals and people through sheltering and mobile clinics, they keep pets with their loving guardians and prevent dogs from being surrendered to shelters.

Big Max Connecticut Humane

Connecticut Humane Society

Funded from 2016 to 2022

Grey Muzzle supports the Connecticut Humane Society’s (CHS) efforts in partnership with municipal animal control agencies around the state, providing medical care for senior dogs who are homeless or at risk of losing their home. Leveraging CHS’ veterinary team and collaborating with other area veterinarians and rescues as needed, this program connects elderly, at-risk pups with resources to tackle unaddressed medical needs, improve their quality of life, and get on track for a fresh start to a new home, or a journey back to the home they already know and love.

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. CHS' strategic focus areas include animal sheltering, keeping pets in homes, elevating animal welfare statewide, and providing education on the humane treatment of animals. 

Medium sized grey & white dog laying on pillow.

Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue

Funded in 2017

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.

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ 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.

Small black and grey dog sitting on a blue blanket.

Cumberland County SPCA

Funded from 2010 - 2015 and 2017

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.

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.

grey dog with red bandana

Czar's Promise

Funded in 2023

A Grey Muzzle grant will help Czar’s Promise support senior dogs diagnosed with cancer and receiving chemotherapy, radiation, or palliative care. Families struggling or unable to afford treatment will improve the quality of their senior dog’s life and give them the ultimate gift: time. The grant will help dogs like Dexter, who was diagnosed with mast cell cancer in the fall of 2022. With the help of Czar’s Promise, his mom started him on chemotherapy treatment to help slow the progression of the disease, allowing Dexter to be comfortable and enjoy more day-to-day adventures and snuggles. 

Czar’s Promise, founded in 2018, was inspired by a promise that founder Beth Viney made to her Great Pyrenees, Czar, on the day he transitioned to the rainbow bridge after a 19-month journey with bone cancer.  The promise was based on the path they traveled together and the realization that no resources were available to help families whose canines and felines were facing a cancer diagnosis. The cancer path with a pet impacts every area of one’s life and is devastating in many ways.

Black Chihuahua Shadow

Dakin Humane Society

Funded in 2019

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Dakin Humane Society to provide diagnostic, screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs and removing barriers to finding their forever homes. These funds will help dogs like Shadow, who arrived at Dakin as a stray. When he was brought in, the 15-year-old Chihuahua mix was medically evaluated and found to have dental disease that required the removal of his remaining teeth. He also needed to be neutered and a significant heart murmur was detected. Shadow received all the care he needed and bounced back quickly, rolling delightedly on his back in the grass within days.  

Dakin Humane Society delivers effective, innovative services that improve the lives of animals in need (and the people who care about them) from its two locations in Leverett and Springfield, MA. The organization shelters, treats and fosters more than 12,000 animals each year and has performed more than 86,000 spay/neuter surgeries since 2009, making it New England’s largest spay/neuter provider. Dakin is a local nonprofit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses.