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:
How we help
The grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization will help Leon County Humane Society (LCHS) to continue the growth of our senior dog program with a goal of accepting 50 senior dogs into their care within a 12 month period. Most senior dogs entering LCHS have multiple issues requiring medical attention. This grant will help to care for and find loving adoptive homes for senior dogs like Coco, a 10- year-old dachshund who was transferred from a high-intake animal shelter and, with help from the Grey Muzzle Organization, received dental care with extractions and surgery to repair a hernia.
Founded in 1960, the Leon County Humane Society (LCHS) is a private rescue organization serving Florida's capital city of Tallahassee, as well as the surrounding rural counties. LCHS receives between 600-800 animals every year with an emphasis on those animals in need of more extensive medical or behavioral attention. Formed in 1960, LCHS has since been dedicated to matching families with homeless pets and educating the community about responsible pet ownership, including spaying and neutering. Each year, LCHS rescues over 600 animals and provides assistance to pet owners in the form of spay/neuter vouchers and pet food. LCHS is active in the community and leads humane education efforts in Tallahassee. Their dedicated Board of Directors, advisors, staff, and over 600 volunteers work tirelessly to socialize and provide companionship to all of their animals.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle is helping to launch a vital program to help seniors on fixed incomes keep their pets in their home by providing financial support for food and medical, or in the event that seniors are no longer able to care for their pets we would be able to take them under our wing and care for their pets needs. Many elderly people have to let go of their senior pets, sometimes their only companions, and that is hard enough but knowing they can turn to an organization that will support them with resources or a new home for their senior dog will be of great help to senior dogs, our community and keep these loving dogs out of shelters.
About Lionel's Legacy
Lionel's Legacy is a 501c3 non-profit San Diego-based senior dog rescue and humane education program for elementary school children inspired by a senior pit mix named Lionel. It is their goal to save and advocate for ONE senior furbaby at a time, and support anyone who is willing to do the same.
The second component to Lionel’s Legacy is the message shared with children - through their humane education program they are working to provide an educational program to students who have a passion for animals. The goal is for students to become compassionate, advocating, respectful, and educated animal lovers who can share their new found knowledge with their peers and leave a legacy that Lionel will remember!
How we help
With a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center will provide medical care for rescued, at-risk senior dogs and find them loving homes. On average, 50% of their dogs are seniors. Continual training, socialization, medical evaluations, rehabilitation, and love is provided until adoption, no matter how long it takes. Each animal receives medical and behavioral evaluations, a warm and safe place to stay, plenty of nutritious food, and personalized attention. Dogs are provided with comprehensive medical care needed to make them adoptable, saving senior dogs from euthanasia.
One of Long Island's oldest no-kill shelters, Little Shelter is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy and has been voted Best of Long Island for the past nine years (2010-2018) for Best Rescue/Animal Shelter. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and unsocialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes. They are also part of the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization’s grant will help Little Victories to hire professional dog trainers to train select senior dogs to be service dogs and comfort animals to senior citizens. Once the dogs are placed in their new homes, they will continue to offer financial support for the dog, while continuing to take care of any medical issues the dogs have.
The mission of Little Victories is to rescue homeless animals and provide the means by which they can be rehabilitated and find permanent, loving homes. Little Victories will spread the no-kill philosophy and educate the public about humane care and respect for all living things. Little Victories believes that each animal should be treated for its individual needs and that each one deserves every chance of living a safe, loving and protected life.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Live Love Animal Rescue increase their commitment to saving more senior dogs from the shelter and from owner surrenders by growing the Senior Hero Fund. This fund provides comprehensive medical care for senior dogs, many of whom have untreated medical conditions. Portions of the Grey Muzzle grant will also go toward inspiring supporters and donors via matching challenges, leading to more senior dogs served.
Live Love Animal Rescue’s mission is to save homeless animals by providing a lifelong commitment to their well-being. They are placed in safe foster homes, provided comprehensive medical care, supplied physical and emotional rehabilitation, and showered with love through their rescue journey. The ultimate goal is to find rescued dogs forever homes and, for those that are too ill, to remain in care as Forever Fosters and be cherished for all of their days. Live to Rescue. Love to Care.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to pay for their senior dog health care examination expenses to give a better assessment of a dog’s condition to be able to fully inform potential adopters and to initiate veterinary treatment if necessary. This will include diagnosis and treatment of heartworm stages 1-3, dental issues, hip dysplasia, broken bones, mastitis, mammary tumors, severe eye and ear infections, hernias, malnutrition, and severe matting and skin infections as well as routine spay/neuter and diagnosis of arthritis, hearing and vision issues.
LASSI provides veterinary care for pets at the Oceana County Animal Control Shelter, socializes them and prepares them for adoption. They pay for veterinary care including basic veterinary exams, flea and tick treatment, ear, skin and eye infections, catastrophic injury and illness such as broken bones, amputations, hip dysplasia, bladder stones, prolapsed uterus, and heartworm disease. They maintain adoption websites, hold adoption events and transport pets to new homes outside the local area. When the shelter is full, they place pets in foster homes and other shelters.
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A grant from Grey Muzzle supplements the Seniors-for-Seniors program at the Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester. A great concern for the elderly is loneliness and loss of desire to engage in day-to-day life. At the same time, more than six million animals are destroyed annually in the United States because homes are not available - older animals being the hardest to place. Lollypop's Seniors-for-Seniors program is a solution for both issues. The Lollypop Farm ensures that all those who are willing to adopt bring home a healthy animal and that every senior can enjoy the benefits of owning a pet regardless of their income.
Lollypop Farm invests significantly in the pets in their care. This includes spaying/neutering, providing all necessary vaccinations, deworming, flea control, heartworm test, and each adopted animal has a microchip so that they can be easily identified should they become lost. Those who adopt through the Seniors-for-Seniors program receive all services for their adopted pet at no charge and adoption fees are waived. They also receive a free exam from a community veterinarian (once adopted) to encourage regular care for their pet, an ID tag, pet carrier, 30 days of pet health insurance, a discount on pet food, free behavior and training advice, and discount obedience classes for dogs. This program works hard to treat the medical issues that older dogs face and to get them ready for adoption.
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Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been helping animals and people since 1873. Support from the community enables nearly 100 staff members and more than 600 volunteers to care for around 10,000 homeless animals each year and makes possible a variety of programs to address issues that contribute to pet overpopulation and the surrender of unwanted animals. As an open-admissions shelter, they accept all animals who come through our doors.
Lollypop Farm adopts animals at our main campus and satellite adoption centers. Cats, dogs, rabbits, small pets, birds, horses, pigs, and other farm animals enjoy the comfort of a nurturing environment, veterinary treatment, and expert care while waiting for a new home.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps with their “Shady Paws program”, named after the retirement home on the “Golden Girls” TV show! Long Island Bulldog Rescue works to provide foster families, medical care and 4EvrFamiliesTM for their senior dogs. They educate people so they better understand their senior dogs and work to promote their happy senior dogs and joyful 4EvrFamilies through extensive social media exposure, and in other electronic, print and school/community presentations and related materials.
The mission of Long Island Bulldog Rescue is to provide education, prevention, intervention, and adoption services to ensure that all English Bulldogs enjoy long, healthy lives in loving, safe, appropriate homes where they are provided the life-long care they require. They commit to each English Bulldog and adopter(s) served for the life of the dog. In the event that an adoption is unsuccessful, the dog is to be returned to the LIBR.
How we help
With a grant from Grey Muzzle, Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue will develop a cadre of experienced fosters to provide care for our senior dogs and a strategy for promoting the seniors on our website and social media. The program, tentatively named “Louie’s Senior Legacy,” will help dogs like Parsely, a perfectly precious Plott hound who is 8 years old and one big (70 lb) bundle of brindle. She is working on losing a little weight to improve her mobility, but, darn it, she loves to eat! Now that she has completed the necessary cage rest following heartworm treatment, she is able to get out for exercise and long walks. She loves her foster siblings, her big soft bed, and snuggling with her people. She’s looking forward to finding a forever home where she can spend her golden years.
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue is one of the largest 501(c)(3) foster-based rescue organizations in the U.S. We help our community and shelter partners save more animals by providing temporary care for them in our loving foster homes and matching them with their new pet parents, thus making room in shelters for more animals in need. We primarily serve the Midwest and the Northeast, with bases of operations in Ohio, New York, and Connecticut. In 2017 we rescued and placed over 2300 animals (125 of them were senior dogs) and we’d love to do more! We do not shy away from taking older or terminally ill dogs and are committed to offering the love, care and dignity they deserve.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help with their “Senior Pets for Senior People” program. This program will pay the total adoption costs for the senior dog to include; a collar, leash, free pet food, identification tags, a coat and gift package of pet items and a packet of information and referral for assistance with the senior pet.
Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Incorporated is an organization designed to save from destruction those usually older pets that have become hard to place because of their age or disabilities. These once great pets and friends are no longer wanted by the general population. We strive to give them a warm, comfortable home and try to place them with a new family that will have the ability and desire to care for such an animal. We will strive to maintain comfortable surroundings for those animals that cannot be placed to insure they are able to live out their natural life.