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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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Friends of Homeless Animals

Funded from 2021 to 2023

With generous funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) is expanding its Senior Care Plan, which waives adoption fees for senior dogs and provides reimbursement for qualifying medical expenses or pet insurance premiums. The Senior Care Plan also includes senior-specific preventative healthcare before adoption, which results in healthier senior dogs with fewer long-term health issues. The plan assures adopters they can confidently adopt a senior dog like seven-year-old Lambert, a beautiful shepherd mix who has a big heart and loves a good walk. Supporting and encouraging senior dog adoptions will allow FOHA to take in more senior dogs from overcrowded shelters. 

Friends of Homeless Animals saves and improves lives one paw at a time. FOHA provides rescue, medical care, and adoption services in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC metropolitan areas. More than 16,000 cats and dogs have found a haven with FOHA over the last 47 years. FOHA’s mission statement is Home with us until they’re home with you.

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Friends of Madison County Animals

Funded in 2023

Thanks to a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization, Friends of Madison County Animals will be able to help senior dogs with veterinarian assistance, giving them the medical care they need, and enabling them to remain in their homes as healthy, senior canine family members. Funding will help dogs like Bella, who received treatment for a broken leg.

Friends of Madison County Animals' mission is to improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing low-cost spay-neuter, a pet food pantry, veterinary care assistance, free flea and tick treatments, dog houses and straw, and fencing as an alternative to permanent chaining.

Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center

Funded from 2016 to 2017, 2019, and 2023

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps keep senior dogs in their homes with their families by creating a fund to help pet owners struggling to afford medical care, behavior help, or pet deposits. Eligible pet owners will participate in a consultation with a Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center team member to determine their need for assistance and the likelihood that such aid will result in the pet staying in the home. Once qualified, funds will be distributed directly to the veterinary care provider, trainer, or landlord. The intended outcome is a reduction in senior dogs surrendered due to the cost of medical care, behavior concerns, or pet deposits.

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, promote and facilitate adoptions, assist with special medical care, promote and support spay/neuter in the community, and educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

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Friends of the Animal Community

Funded in 2023

Support from Grey Muzzle will allow Friends of the Animal Community (FOAC) to expand its Seniors for Seniors Program. This program provides free or low-cost adoption fees and covers medical costs when seniors adopt dogs like Charlie. A senior dog with medical needs, Charlie was abandoned in a rural area of Tuolumne County in Northern California. FOAC’s program covered the adoption fees and medical costs for Charlie. Now, he is living in comfort with someone that loves him. 

FOAC is a small, non-profit, primarily volunteer organization that meets adoptable animals' medical and social needs. FOAC gives dogs in Northern California another chance at a better life. They relieve overcrowding at Tuolumne County Animal Control, promote the health of abused and abandoned animals, reduce unnecessary euthanasia, and help homeless dogs find permanent, loving homes. 

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Frosted Faces Foundation

Funded in 2020

Thanks to their Grey Muzzle grant, Frosted Faces Foundation is dedicating funding for the treatment of dental disease, which may change the fates of several senior dogs deemed unadoptable/untreatable in the shelter system,  who would otherwise never have the opportunity to be comfortable and permanently placed with a loving guardian. 

Frosted Faces Foundation is an organization that advocates for senior animals. Their  mission is to deliver quality veterinary care and the promise of a devoted family for senior animals whose love and lives are in jeopardy.

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Fur Ever Yours Dog Rescue

Funded in 2023

The Grey Muzzle grant will help prepare senior dogs for adoption. As needed, seniors will receive dental, medical, preventive treatment, behavioral assistance, and emergency intervention. Funds will prepare dogs like Chulito to thrive in their new forever home. 

Fur Ever Yours Dog Rescue is a foster-based and volunteer-run organization in rural Washington State that saves homeless dogs, cats, and horses from overcrowded shelters and owner relinquishments. They strive to make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs by giving them a chance to find a forever home. 

German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption

Funded from 2009 to 2014

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.

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.

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Get A Bull

Funded in 2018 and 2019

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. 

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.

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Gold Ribbon Rescue

Funded in 2022 and 2023

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable Gold Ribbon Rescue (GRR) to treat periodontal disease in senior dogs, restoring their health, improving their chances of adoption, and improving their quality of life. Grant funds will be used to provide a comprehensive dental exam, blood work and treatment for old dogs with acute dental health problems. Sady, an 11-year-old golden retriever, is typical of the kind of dogs that GRR will rehabilitate with Grey Muzzle’s support. When she arrived at GRR, her mouth was in horrible condition, with fractured teeth that were likely very painful. After dental exams, x-rays, blood work, and extractions, Sady now leads the best, healthy life that any grey muzzle could hope for. Her forever family reports that she is a spunky, happy, pain-free, and outgoing lady who is loving life in her new home.

Gold Ribbon Rescue (GRR) is an all-volunteer organization  based in Austin, Texas, that was founded   on a dream to provide safe, loving, lifetime homes for golden retrievers in need, regardless of age or medical condition. GRR provides a network for rescuing, sheltering, rehabilitating, and placing golden retrievers in permanent homes in central Texas. GRR also provides public education about responsible dog ownership and, in particular, about the golden retriever breed.

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Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS)

Funded in 2019

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!

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.