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.
A Grey Muzzle grant will help Seattle Humane provide dental care to senior dogs like Nibblets, supporting them on their journey to loving families. Shortly after his procedure and additional medical work, Nibblets found a loving family to call his own and is now settling into his new life with a pain-free mouth.
Founded in 1897, Seattle Humane proudly promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need. They are one of the region’s leaders in animal adoption, education, and welfare. As a community resource center, Seattle Humane facilitates adoptions, operates a pet food bank, supports pet owners, offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and wellness exams, and provides humane education for all ages. Through outreach, advocacy, and services, they strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all.
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will help Animal Protection Society-Friday Harbor (APS-FH) provide care and treatment for senior dogs in need, preparing them for their best next home.
The grant will help dogs like nine-year-old Princess, who came to APS-FH via an emergency relief transport flight from an overcrowded Louisiana shelter. At APS-FH, she was spayed, underwent several diagnostic tests, had multiple biopsies on mammary masses, was given treatment for parasites and ear infections, and received a thorough dental including many tooth extractions. After completing treatment and gaining 10 pounds, Princess was adopted into a wonderful home.
Grey Muzzle funding will also help APS-FH expand their “Community Pet Support Services” to keep senior dogs in their homes. New services include a fund to help low-income families afford lifesaving medical and dental care for their senior dogs, two annual Community Pet Wellness Clinics, and short-term emergency boarding and foster placement for the pets of families experiencing temporary transition or crisis. Services will be offered in collaboration with several local human service organizations providing referrals.
The Animal Protection Society-Friday Harbor (APS-FH) is part of a small community of 6000 year-round residents living on a remote island in Pacific Northwest Washington. Founded in 1982, it proudly serves San Juan County, Washington's people and pets through various programs, including affordable adoptions, a spay/neuter clinic, and a pet food pantry. Through outreach, advocacy, and support services, they strive to ensure that all pets are protected and provided for and that pet companionship is accessible to all.
Thanks to grant funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization, two exciting things will happen for SpokAnimal C.A.R.E.’s Hearts & Paws program: 1) Seniors living in skilled nursing at Sullivan Park Care Center will have a sense of purpose created by fostering, and finding a home for, one senior dog at a time. 2) Grey Muzzle funding will help up to 30 senior dogs become adoption-ready for the program – dogs like Rico. This handsome 10-year old was overwhelmed at a shelter when his owner passed. Once his vaccines were current and he had a dental check-up, the Hearts & Paws team surrounded him with love until they found him a new home.
SpokAnimal is Eastern Washington’s largest humane society for adoptions. Last year, it placed over 4,000 animals in loving homes. They promote adoptions via partnerships with seven retail locations, participation in community events, and unique relationships like the one with Sullivan Park Care Center.
A generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help senior dogs in SW Washington in two ways. First, approxiately 25 senior dogs, who otherwise would have gone without, will receive necessary dental care, helping them find forever homes faster. Second, funds will support HSSW's HELP! Fund, providing medical care to owned animals--keeping senior dogs happy, healthy and in the homes of the people who love them most.
As the largest open-admission shelter in the area, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW) has been caring for animals since 1897. Through the work of their committed staff and volunteers, HSSW offers a variety of programs including pet adoptions, community education, pet behavior advice, spay/neuter assistance, low-cost programs for qualifying families and much more.
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Seattle Humane to provide one-time financial assistance toward non-routine veterinary care for senior dogs through their Pet Project program. Seattle Humane’s Pet Project supports pets of low-income clients affected by HIV/AIDS or cancer residing in King County, WA. Pet Project has served people like Steven & Peach. Steven and his Jack Russell Terrier, Peach, are inseparable. Steven was able to take Peach to the Pet Project clinic at Seattle Humane when Peach began having a hard time getting around. Peach was given medication for her painful arthritis. Steven later told us, “Pet Project has made it possible for me to keep my dog and make sure she is healthy and comfortable. She is everything to me. I am grateful to have the support of Pet Project.” Steven also receives a monthly supply of dog food and arthritis medication for Peach.
Seattle Humane is a private nonprofit dedicated to saving and serving pets in need, with a strong history of saving thousands of animals each year. Seattle Humane’s mission is to promote the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance or geography. Seattle Humane is dedicated to providing quality, compassionate service to animals and the community through veterinary services, education, and activities that promote animal welfare.
The Grey Muzzle Organization’s generous grant will provide dental care for senior dogs at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County (HSTPC), improving their quality of life and preventing other serious health issues. Funding will help senior dogs like nine-year-old Tilly, who came to HSTPC as a stray suffering from hair loss, fleas, tapeworms, and severe dental disease. With compassionate care from the HSTPC veterinary team, Tilly had surgery to extract nine teeth and was placed in a loving foster home. With Grey Muzzle’s support, more senior dogs like Tilly will receive comprehensive medical treatment and find new forever homes.
Founded in 1888, the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County (HSTPC) is Washington state’s largest open admission animal welfare agency. Each year, HSTPC cares for around 10,000 dogs, cats, and small animals from rural Pierce County to the city of Tacoma. HSTPC strives to ensure they give every animal that comes through their doors a chance at finding happiness. Their spay/neuter assistance program, Pet Food Pantry, and Pet Support program empower thousands of people to keep and care for their pets.
Grant funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) launch Supporting Our Seniors, an initiative developed to integrate and increase services for senior dogs in anticipation of a new community clinic opening at KHS in 2023. Supporting Our Seniors includes medical and dental services; an expanded foster care program; and support for owned senior dogs, especially those owned by seniors and low-income pet owners. This initiative aims to provide a higher level of care for senior dogs like 15-year-old Ginger and help them find their forever homes more quickly.
Sheltering animals since 1908, Kitsap Humane Society (KHS), in Silverdale, Washington envisions a time when all adoptable pets have loving homes. As an open-admission shelter, they are the principal animal shelter and safety net organization for lost and homeless animals in Kitsap County and neighboring Mason County. KHS advances animal welfare through compassionate, individualized, lifesaving veterinary care and sheltering to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome thousands of homeless animals every year.
With the Grey Muzzle grant, AVHS will help cover the costs of crucial veterinary care (routine or urgent) that senior dog pet parents could not otherwise afford. Most owners want to do the best for their senior dog, but some feel they have no choice but to relinquish their pet when the cost of care is beyond their means. By keeping senior dogs healthy and in homes where they are loved, AVHS will reduce the number of older pups entering shelter.
Auburn Valley Humane Society (AVHS), since opening its doors in 2013, has become so much more than an adoption agency and spay/neuter resource.
The Sergey Foundation has received grants to support senior dogs as part of their Companion Animal Wellness Program.
The Sergey Foundation's "Companion Animal Wellness Program” goal is to respond to the needs of person(s) in Whatcom County on a limited income by subsidizing necessary medical funds for their companion animals' care when they are unable to do so.