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
Funding from Grey Muzzle helps Compassion Without Borders expand their rescue missions to include senior dogs, saving the lives of older dogs that would otherwise face certain euthanasia or hardship in overcrowded shelters. This program provides medical and dental care to senior dogs and works to move these animals out of shelters and into loving homes.
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Compassion without Borders brings brighter futures to animals in need on both sides of the border. They focus their efforts where the need is the greatest, but where animals are the very least likely to be helped due to financial, geographic, and cultural barriers.
Their programs include a dog rescue program from Mexico and the Central Valley, along with free veterinary wellness and spay/neuter clinics in underserved communities on both sides of the border. They also have a humane euthanasia program in Mexico, where They are actively working to stop electrocution, a common method of killing unwanted animals south of the border.
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The Connecticut Humane Society is proud to partner with The Grey Muzzle Organization to offer pro-bono veterinary services for senior dogs from municipal animal control agencies statewide. Doing so alleviates suffering, improves these senior pets’ quality of life and enables their journey onward into loving homes through placement by CHS, animal control or a private rescue.
With three pet wellness and adoption centers geographically spread across the state, the Connecticut Humane Society enriches the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education and prevention of cruelty. CHS' strategic focus areas include animal sheltering, keeping pets in homes, elevating animal welfare statewide and humane education.
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A Grey Muzzle grant to Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue helps with their Dignity Fund, a specialized program that rescues seniors who have been surrendered to the shelter by their owners and lets them pass to the Rainbow Bridge in a loving foster home with peace and dignity. This program provides comfort and one-on-one care to hospice pets by a compassionate foster and in-home veterinarian.
The Dignity Fund focuses efforts on larger, elderly, sick or injured animals in need of extra care to provide them with rehabilitation or long term foster care and give these pets a chance to be safe, comfortable, and loved in their final days.
Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abused and neglected animals. They are dedicated to the welfare of these animals and the gentle eco system that we share. They also educate the public on humane and responsible pet ownership through nonprofit partnerships, public education programs and grass root efforts within communities.
Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue was started in 2006 by our Founder and President, Shannon Steemke after a tragedy involving her beloved dog, Cooper. Every year thousands of shelter dogs are adopted by loving families, hoping to give them a safe place to call home. But because of issues from abuse and neglect, those animals never receive the proper rehabilitation to cure their fears. Most pet owners do not know the how to train their shelter dog, and some issues continue to grow, until they are bigger than the owner can handle. And those dogs are often returned to the shelter, only to be euthanized, and never getting the help they need.
Cooper's Chance rescues those dogs and focuses their efforts on the rehabilitation of the animal, to give them the best chance at a new life.
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Cumberland County SPCA received a grant for their Senior Society for Grey Muzzles. They use some of the money to help seniors who would otherwise have to euthanize or relinquish their senior dog.
About Cumberland County SPCA
The Cumberland County SPCA (CCSPCA) was founded in 1891. The shelter serves as a refuge for thousands of stray, unwanted, abused, abandoned and sick animals.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Dakin Humane Society to provide diagnostic, screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs and removing barriers to finding their forever homes. These funds will help dogs like Shadow, who arrived at Dakin as a stray. When he was brought in, the 15-year-old Chihuahua mix was medically evaluated and found to have dental disease that required the removal of his remaining teeth. He also needed to be neutered and a significant heart murmur was detected. Shadow received all the care he needed and bounced back quickly, rolling delightedly on his back in the grass within days.
About Dakin Humane Society
Dakin Humane Society delivers effective, innovative services that improve the lives of animals in need (and the people who care about them) from its two locations in Leverett and Springfield, MA. The organization shelters, treats and fosters more than 12,000 animals each year and has performed more than 86,000 spay/neuter surgeries since 2009, making it New England’s largest spay/neuter provider. Dakin is a local nonprofit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses.
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A Grey Muzzle grant provides medical care, senior supplements, and medications for the "old spots" who are part of Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay's "sanctuary" program, for dogs who require hospice or long-term care in a foster home.
The mission of Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home as many Dalmatians from Florida shelters as possible that need their help. Their first and main priority is to take the Dalmatians who are facing euthanasia at animal control facilities.
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Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) to provide senior dogs with much needed lab work prior to adoption. This will help DCHS’s medical team immediately identify and address common diseases that affect senior animals more frequently, ensuring their medical needs are cared for prior to adoption.
As an open admission shelter, Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) accepts all animals regardless of age, health status or temperament, and cares for nearly 9,000 companion animals, farm animals, and ill, orphaned or injured wild animals each year. DCHS has an adoption guarantee, meaning all healthy or treatable animals can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home. As one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, DCHS also offers humane education programs, community spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, foster care for animals for victims of domestic abuse, a pet food pantry, dog training classes, and much more.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will provide extensive evaluation, testing and medical care for senior dogs in DVGRR’s adoption program. DVGRR is located in Pennsylvania near many puppy breeding farms and the breeding dogs, mostly senior females, are given up once they have outlived their usefulness to produce. Most have never received veterinary care and all need spay/neuter, have mammary masses, severe periodontal disease and require extensive medical care. Thorough vetting helps these homeless senior dogs by painting a clear picture of the senior’s needs (if any) to potential adopters and helping them find homes faster.
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) was founded in 1995 as a breed-specific rescue; however, with significantly more dogs needing homes, DVGRR has expanded to include rescuing Labrador Retrievers, Goldendoodles, Labradoodles and some mixed breeds. Since their inception, they have successfully found homes for more than 5,600 dogs. They run their 24/7/365 rescue with an experienced leadership team, full- and part-time employees and dozens of dedicated volunteers.
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A grant from The Grey Muzzle organization will help Detroit Animal Welfare Group (D.A.W.G.) provide dental care to senior dogs. D.A.W.G. has witnessed that senior dogs requiring dental work are not adopted quickly due to the cost of canine dental cleaning/work. By having specific funds for senior dogs that can provide dental care, their rescue can get senior dogs in tip-top shape for adoption and potential adopters will not be faced with the immediate expense of dental treatment. In some cases this can tip the scales and turn a potential adopter into a senior dog owner.
Detroit Animal Welfare Group (D.A.W.G.) is a nonprofit, “no-kill” rescue in Macomb County, Michigan. They are a registered shelter and composed of over 100 volunteers. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals in need. Their pets come from local shelters, owner surrenders and strays. They focus on saving stray dogs of Detroit and hold regular outreach missions to take in injured, starved, neglected and abused animals. Every animal is provided a loving home, full veterinary care including spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccines, fecal testing, heartworm testing, feline leukemia/FIV testing, deworming, and microchip in addition to any other non-routine medical needs. They accept all breeds and species including farm animals into their program.
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The grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization will support Detroit Dog Rescue’s Forever Foster Home program, which provides Detroit's senior dogs with medical and dental care, enrichment, and shelter. Through this program, Detroit Dog Rescue covers each dog's medical and dental expenses, the cost of food and supplies, and any transportation needed to and from foster homes. Last year, Detroit Dog Rescue rescued more than 20 senior dogs and successfully placed them in forever foster homes. We anticipate that our Forever Foster Home program will serve approximately 50 senior dogs in 2018-2019, doubling the number of senior dogs served in the previous year.
About Detroit Dog Rescue
Detroit Dog Rescue focuses on raising awareness of the mounting homeless and stray dog problem in Detroit, along with advocating for humane rescue alternatives such as no-kill sheltering, foster care and adoptions, pet identification and healthy pet population control through spay and neutering. Detroit Dog Rescue also specializes in community outreach, and we work closely with local, city and statewide organizations in order to educate and involve people in this cause.