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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:

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Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.

Funded from 2014 - 2019

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.

About Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.

Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. (FTE) is dedicated to helping financially struggling families in Sarasota and Manatee counties (FL) 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. 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
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Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE)

Funded from 2015 - 2017 and 2019

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will support FACE's Grey Muzzle Fund, which offers financial assistance to pet owners specifically for older dogs with life-threatening illness or injuries. This program works in tandem with the Save-a-Life Program, which focuses on life-saving medical treatment for pets of all ages, to ensure pets can stay in their homes healthy and happy and prevent unwanted euthanasia.

About Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE)

The mission of the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) 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 pet 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 and 2019

How we help

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to fund Norfolk Animal Care Center's (NACC) Golden Paws Program, which takes care of the medical needs of senior dogs relinquished to NACC and then finds them loving, forever homes. Since the program's inception, over 250 senior dogs have had a second chance at happiness.

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 (NACC) 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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Get A Bull

Funded in 2018 and 2019

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle will allow Get A Bull to pull more senior dogs from shelters and provide all of the medical care they need, while either waiting for their forever homes or living their best lives in the care of fospice parents. 

About Get A Bull

Get A Bull Inc. rescues and rehabilitates bully breed dogs (and their reputations) in Long Island and surrounding areas. Dogs taken into the Get A Bull program are from municipal shelters or urgent surrender situations. Over the years, the organization’s love of the seniors in their program has led to an additional focus on fospice (foster/hospice) and senior dog rescue.

Learn more about Get A Bull
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Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS)

Funded in 2019

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS) to provide comprehensive dental therapy for senior dogs in cases where it is medically warranted and feasible. This preventative measure can effectively slow or even halt advancement of periodontal disease allowing for a better quality of life for the dogs and potentially a significant decrease in medical maintenance costs over the rest of their lives. With Grey Muzzle's help, GRASS will be more effective in giving seniors more healthful enjoyment of their Golden years!

About Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS)

Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2012 serving primarily as a refuge for senior and special needs Goldens by providing a clean, safe and loving sanctuary in which to live out their golden years. They also facilitate foster and adoption placements for able residents. Their kennel-free facility is situated on a beautiful two acres in Texas. Their staff and board work with dozens of volunteers to provide for the needs of all residents and coordinate with multiple high school groups and Girl/Boy Scout troops to instill the joys of responsible dog ownership.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS)
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Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)

Funded from 2008 - 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle has provided a grant for GRNNT's Permanent Foster Program. This program cares for dogs like Snickers that are deemed unadoptable due to medical issues.

About Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas' mission is to rescue, care for, and place neglected or unwanted Golden Retrievers in permanent loving homes, and to educate the general public about responsible pet ownership and the special qualities of the Golden Retriever breed in the North Texas area.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)

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