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
Grant funds from The Grey Muzzle Organization help support the Nandi Wishcamper Senior Veterinarian Assistance Fund. With the goal of keeping senior pets in their homes, the Nandi Fund offers financial assistance to low-income families for veterinary care. This assistance can often be the deciding factor when a family is faced with providing medical attention or surrendering their pet.
The Humane Society of Western Montana (HSWM) is committed to Saving Every Animal Every Time by serving as a leading resource for companion animals and their people throughout Western Montana. In support of this mission, they help pets stay in their homes by providing accessible and affordable programs, provide physical, emotional and medical care for the animals in the shelter, match people with pets to enrich each other’s lives, engage the community and advocate on issues affecting the welfare of companion animals, and improve every animal's chance to find a lifelong home by addressing each pet's unique needs.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) to expand the Pet Safety Net program, which provides resources to families and pets in crisis. This grant will provide compassionate veterinary care to senior dogs to help them stay in homes with the families who love them. This not only helps JHS serve senior dogs and their families, but also helps reserve kennel space and veterinary resources for senior dogs in the care of JHS who are lost, abandoned, or neglected and looking for a new family.
The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of their community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.
How we help
The money provided by Grey Muzzle's grant supports K9 Kokua’s “Kupuna (Elder) Dog Project”, the goal of which is to improve the quality of life for at-risk homeless senior dogs. Specifically, this project seeks to provide medical assistance to senior dogs during medical beach rounds. During medical beach rounds, K9 Kokua volunteers and veterinarians travel to homeless campsites and assist dogs residing with their homeless owners. Volunteers perform onsite medical care, conduct wellness examinations, provide dog food, treats, toys, and bedding, as well as nail trims, ear cleaning, and make appointments for spay/neuter and microchipping- a requirement for public housing.
About K9 Kokua
K9 Kokua is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer operated organization that believes every dog deserves a chance at a life of feeling no hunger pains, has access to medical care and the right to live in safety. We visit and provide care for the dogs that live with the houseless population on Oahu and Maui. We also assist dogs of the financially destitute and those affected by domestic violence.
Many are ohana (families) who make the decision about being homeless or going into a shelter and even at times, to stay in a dangerous situation for fear that their dog will be harmed in their absence. We understand their determination to keep their ohana together. We are here to make sure the dogs have a resource for spaying/neutering, Emergency Care response and much more.
How we help
The generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable Kane’s Krusade to enhance and expand their veterinary assistance services to the senior dogs like Goliath in their Canine Assistance, Resource and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Kit program. Goliath is a nine-year-old pit bull mix who lives with his human Gricel, a woman with disabilities. Goliath's first owners were dog fighters and Gricel's son David rescued Goliath when he witnessed the dog being beaten because he wouldn't fight. David convinced the dog fighters to sell Goliath and he has been a cherished family member ever since. Goliath suffers from severe food and environmental allergies which require a special limited ingredient diet which Kane's Krusade is able to provide to keep him with his family.
About Kane's Krusade
Kane's Krusade keeps pet families together in the Greater Springfield, Massachusetts area through the distribution of Canine Assistance, Resource and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Kits to low-income families at risk of surrendering their dogs due to economic, behavioral and/or housing issues. C.A.R.E. Kits are delivered monthly right to the pet family's home and include food, treats, toys and equipment like crates and leashes. Additional services include spay/neuter, veterinary and vaccination assistance; dog training and tenant advocacy for pet families seeking dog-friendly housing. Kane’s Krusade works with the most vulnerable and underserved in their community - elderly, disabled, veterans and others.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization’s grant will assist the Kaua`i Humane Society (KHS) in providing not only routine, but also life-saving medical care to senior dogs in need. The senior dogs that end up at KHS often need a little extra help getting ready for adoption, including dental work, mass removals, eye medications, etc. By providing that special care senior dogs sometimes need, KHS will help reduce potential future vet costs to senior dog adopters, thereby removing barriers for more people to adopt senior dogs like Douglas.
Sweet, small Douglas came to KHS as a stray at the end of April with dental decay forming on his teeth and clouding in both eyes. He was able to spend a week in a short-term foster home where KHS learned valuable information on his affinity for living well with dogs and cats! At such a cute size and with these great in-home notes, they figured an adoption would come quickly for Douglas. Yet, he remained at KHS for almost two months before finally finding his forever home. With a grant from Grey Muzzle, KHS will have more resources for dogs like Douglas, to clean up his teeth and provide an adopter with a better treatment plan for his clouding eyes, making adoption much less intimidating for many homes!
About Kauai Humane Society
Since 1952, the Kaua`i Humane Society has served the County of Kaua‘i as the only open-admission animal shelter on the island. Their average annual intake is over 3,500 animals. They work tirelessly to save the lives of shelter animals through adoptions and transfers while supporting and educating pet owners in the community about responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter. They work hard to keep animals with their owners when life circumstances threaten to separate them. KHS runs a variety of programs to serve both two and four-legged island residents, including bi-monthly, low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics, low cost spay/neuter for owned pets, humane education and Critter Camp for Kids, dog training classes, a community dog park, free boarding for owned pets in emergency situations, lost pet services, a free community food bank and Direct Release Services for people trying to bring their pets into the rabies-free state. In addition, KHS operates the only crematorium for animals on the island and provides pet bereavement support meetings.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization purchased equipment to enable the KC Pet Project to provide senior dogs with in-house dental care, supplementing the lifesaving services provided to approximately 1,000 senior dogs per year. Dental and/or periodontal disease is common to senior dogs and can be very painful for the dog and very expensive for a new adopter! When faced with the adoption of a dog that is going to immediately need dental care and treatment, many potential adopters turn towards a puppy or younger dog.
About KC Pet Project
KC Pet Project is a 501c3, nonprofit charitable organization operating the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter. They care for nearly 10,000 animals a year and work collaboratively with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted, and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization allows Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) to help approximately 51 financially struggling pet owners so they can keep their beloved senior dogs happy, healthy and in their homes. Funds will be used for such resources as emergency medical vouchers, routine veterinary care, dentals and other retention services for senior dogs.
About Kentucky Humane Society
Located in Louisville, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is Kentucky’s largest pet adoption agency and spay/neuter provider. KHS also provides a variety of proactive programs that help keep pets in their homes and out of shelters.
How we help
Grant funding from Grey Muzzle will help Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) provide diagnostics and medical care, as well as dental cleanings and more extensive dental care such as extractions, for at least 30 more senior dogs over the next year. KHS regularly takes in senior dogs with a variety of medical issues that have been undiagnosed and/or untreated. Being able to provide needed diagnostics and medical treatment for the senior dogs in their shelter will not only provide a higher level of care, but also help them get adopted quicker.
About Kitsap Humane Society
Sheltering animals since 1908, Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) envisions a time when all adoptable pets have loving homes. They are an open admissions shelter, and the only brick-and-mortar shelter serving Kitsap County and neighboring Mason County. KHS is committed to maintaining a low euthanasia rate and providing individualized, comprehensive care for each of the over 7,000 animals they take in each year. Their mission is to provide positive life-changing solutions to people and animals in need by: Accepting, sheltering and rehabilitating companion animals in need; Providing humane rescue, protection, prevention, adoption and education services; Implementing progressive life-saving and life-affirming programs; and Collaborating and partnering with their region and supporters to build a model humane community.
How we help
Funding from a Grey Muzzle grant helps Kitty and K-9 Connection to provide dental care for senior dogs. Approximately 98% of their rescued senior dogs require dentals and, because dental costs are expensive, we anticipate this funding will allow them to rescue additional senior dogs from the local shelter.
About Kitty and K-9 Connection
Kitty and K-9 Connection is devoted to saving the lives of homeless and abandoned cats and dogs, finding them loving and lifetime homes, advocating for spay and neuter of all pets, promoting responsible pet ownership and providing pet ownership education.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to support Knox PAWS seniors for seniors adoption program. Pets adopted by Knox PAWS participants are given an initial medical exam, vaccinated, microchiped, spayed or neutered, and provided with six months of heartworm and flea prevention medication.
Knox PAWS is a program of Knoxville-Knox County Council on Aging, which provides services for senior citizens in Knoxville and Knox County, TN. The program works with area animal shelters to match senior pets with senior citizens. Program participants must be 60 years of age or older, residents of Knox County, income-eligible, and live independently in a pet-friendly environment. If participants cannot afford pet food, it is provided through the Feed A Pet Project (a partnership of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and RSVP). Knox PAWS works to: (1) reduce loneliness and stress as well as improve the physical and mental health of seniors by matching them with a pet that is in need of a loving home, and (2) reduce the number of senior pets euthanized at local shelters.