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
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will fund both routine and emergency medical procedures for senior dogs, including ongoing bloodwork, urinalysis and teeth cleaning.
Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs rescues dogs and cats, especially those who are elderly and disabled, from high-kill shelters and provides them with the best quality of life. At Dharma Rescue, animals are provided with with shelter, spay/neuter surgery, medical care and rehabilitation. If they need assistance to walk, they are fitted for a specialized wheelchair as part of the D.A.W.G.S. program (Disabled Animals Who Generously Serve), which also certifies them as therapy animals. Through this program, Dharma dogs have provided comfort to the elderly, veterans, college students and children with disabilities.
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Funding from Grey Muzzle helps Diana Basehart Foundation with their new "Smiles to go..." Program, which will provide veterinary dental surgery for senior dogs, restoring their quality of life. The promotion of this program is expected to trickle down to and educate all pet owners as to the importance of veterinary dental care.
By provided relief to suffering dogs and worried low income owners, DBF will be fulfilling its mission to honor the human-animal bond and assist low income older adults (many of whom have older pets) with veterinary care. When an older dog is lethargic due to pain of dental disease, many owners may surrender their beloved dog to the shelter so that it might receive care or they will have their dog euthanized. "Smiles to go..." works to prevent those outcomes by keeping pets with their owners and in good health.
Diana Basehart Foundation provides financial help for essential and critical veterinary care to people on low-fixed incomes; including seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans who have service animals. They keep people and their beloved pets together, while also minimizing the number of animals being turned over to shelters due to financial struggles.
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A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps the East Bay SPCA expand their senior dog adoption program, which currently includes waived fees for Seniors-for-Seniors adoptions, Pawspice care, and needed medical and dental treatment for senior dogs. With this additional funding, the East Bay SPCA will transfer 30 additional at-risk senior dogs from municipal shelters to their facility, provide necessary care and help them find forever homes.
About East Bay SPCA
Founded in 1874, the East Bay SPCA is one of the nation’s oldest animal welfare organizations. The East Bay SPCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa counties (in California). Its mission is to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals, which in return enriches the human-animal bond.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle grant will help provide East Coast Corgi Rescue’s (ECCR) senior dogs with screening and medical care prior to adoption. Funding will also be used for the hard-to-place senior dogs with ongoing health issues. These dogs will stay in the Sanctuary Program where ECCR provides continuous medical support for the rest of their lives in loving foster homes. Gus-Gus is one of those dogs. This 14-year-old was rescued from a neglectful situation after being left outside on one of the coldest days in 2019. Gus-Gus has multiple benign tumors all over his body, limited mobility, and is in renal failure, which prevents him from having a surgery to remove tumors. He is currently in a sanctuary foster home enjoying the indoor life with his new family and dog brother. He enjoys going out on the cart gifted by a volunteer and continues to broaden his horizons and see the world he missed while he was stuck in the backyard. The Grey Muzzle grant provides dogs like Gus-Gus the continuous medical care needed to live as comfortably as he deserves.
About East Coast Corgi Rescue
East Coast Corgi Rescue (ECCR) locates, rescues, fosters, and transports Corgis in need for immediate or eventual adoption into their forever homes. Comprised of a network of volunteers, ECCR rescues Corgi and Corgi mixes from surrounding states (Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey), works with people looking to rehome or adopt, and collaborates with several other Corgi rescues on the East Coast and beyond to help rescue as many Corgis as possible.
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A grant from Grey Muzzle supports the Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation's "Pandora's Fund" program, a pro-active pet retention program that focuses on assisting fixed income owners of senior dogs to cover the cost of critical vet care. This program allows senior dogs to maintain an improved quality of life in their current home and prevents the high risk of euthanasia at overcrowded kill shelters. Pandora's Fund program also helps with pet food, vaccinations, prescription medications, and micro-chipping.
This program assists in the improvement of the overall health of these pets, as well as the emotional well-being of their owners.
Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation strives to reduce the euthanasia rate of dogs age 7 and older in Central Valley of California kill shelters based on age and age-related health conditions. These dogs are considered less adoptable than their younger counterparts and are the first to be euthanized to make room for the more adoptable younger dogs.
At Elder Paws, they believe all dogs have value regardless of age or health. Seniors deserve a 2nd chance at life and life and that’s what Elder Paws provides for them.
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Fairy Tail Endings (FTE)’s Silver Dollars Fund, supported by a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, pays for single surgeries for senior pets, concentrating on conditions that profoundly affect their basic comfort and quality of life and/or increase their risk for surrender or euthanasia including: bladder stones/blockages, orthopedic disease/injuries, mass removals and severe dental disease.
About Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.
Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. (FTE) is dedicated to helping financially struggling families in Sarasota and Manatee counties (FL) keep their pets and provide proper care through financial aid, product and service donations, education and outreach. Pet parents already struggling to afford routine veterinary care, often feel forced to choose between surrender, euthanasia and neglect when faced with the escalating costs associated with senior and special-needs pets. In short, our mission is to keep WANTED pets healthy, happy and home with the families that love them!
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The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow First Coast No More Homeless Pets to provide charitable veterinary care to approximately 32 senior dogs whose owners cannot afford it. This is especially significant in these challenging economic times as so many people are struggling financially and cannot afford the critical care their beloved family members need. Thanks to The Grey Muzzle Organization, senior dogs like Daisy Mae will not have to suffer.
The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets is to make veterinary care affordable and accessible to all, save lives by keeping dogs and cats in homes and out of shelters, provide low cost spay/neuter services with emphasis on feral/community cats and deliver a broad range of related programs and services. Its veterinary clinic and hospital, both located in low-income neighborhoods of Jacksonville, Florida, serve approximately 90,000 clients annually.
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A Grey Muzzle grant assists the Senior Dog Advocacy Program, a new SAFE Center program at Fort Valley State University.
This program supports the care of senior dogs presented to the SAFE Center by rescue groups striving to find forever homes for these animals, as a last-ditch effort to save them. The Senior Dog Advocacy Program will focus on providing healthcare and emotional support for senior dogs and will work to educate the local public on the joys and benefits of providing a forever home to a senior canine. They hope to assist an increased number of senior dogs have a comfortable and peaceful life.
This program will also serve as an educational outlet for their veterinary technician students to learn and put into practice the appropriate way to advocate for older animals, as well as approach various factors of geriatric medicine and animal care.
Fort Valley State University’s State Animal Facilities for Emergencies (SAFE) Center is the only facility in the state of Georgia that was built for the purpose of co-housing pets with their families while fleeing natural disasters (hurricanes, tropical storms and other wide-spread disturbances which lead to displacement of people and their animals). In addition to the official mission of the SAFE Center, it is utilized for a grant funded reduced cost clinic and to provide assistance with the medical needs of dogs being placed by various rescue groups.The SAFE Center has the capacity to hold 106 dogs, 80 cats or small dogs and 30 horses and is located on the premises of the Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health. Additional pasture lands are available for other livestock. Because the SAFE Center is located within a department that houses an academic, AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program, there is on-site medical and dental care available. The animals fall under the care of three veterinarians, four registered technicians, a full-time caretaker, 5 part-time Student workers and up to 120 student volunteers. To date, since its inception, the SAFE Center has been a haven for animals fleeing Hurricane Matthew and Superstorm Sandy as well as a place of respite for no less than 200 dogs waiting for adoption and placement in forever homes over the past 5 years. All animals that are placed with families are up-to-date on vaccines, dewormed, heartworm free and spayed or neutered – all at no cost to the new owners. Of these 200 dogs, approximately 50% are “seniors” of seven years or older.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to fund their “Senior Dog Health Fund” within the FPO Senior Dog Program. These funds are used to provide the health care senior dogs deserve to live their best lives.
In addition, new processes for intaking, promoting, and adopting senior dogs have been developed to help decrease the amount of time senior dogs stay in the foster program before adoption.
About Foster Pet Outreach
Foster Pet Outreach is a not-for-profit, all volunteer shelter alternative that saves the lives of unwanted pets by rescuing, fostering, and adopting them to responsible forever homes.
Foster Pet Outreach also seeks to educate the community in the topics of pet over-population and the necessity of responsible pet ownership.
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A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will support FACE's Grey Muzzle Fund, which offers financial assistance to pet owners specifically for older dogs with life-threatening illness or injuries. This program works in tandem with the Save-a-Life Program, which focuses on life-saving medical treatment for pets of all ages, to ensure pets can stay in their homes healthy and happy and prevent unwanted euthanasia.
The mission of the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Based on established criteria, FACE provides financial grants for pet owners who are unable to cover the cost of their ill/injured pet's emergency or critical veterinary care. With a tagline of Saving Pets and Helping Families, the goal of FACE is to make sure that no pet parent ever has to make the heartbreaking decision to put their beloved four-legged companion to sleep due to financial hardship.