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.
2017 grant recipients include:
|Advanced Canine Education||Diana Basehart Foundation||Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Greater Rochester|
|Animal Rescue League of Iowa||Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation||Main Line Rescue, Inc. (DBA Main Line Animal Rescue)|
|Animal Rescue, Inc.||Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.||National Mill Dog Rescue|
|As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois||Fort Valley State University||Partners For Pets Humane Society|
|Asheville Humane Society||Foundation for Animal Care and Education||Pawmetto Lifeline|
|Auburn Valley Humane Society||Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center||Peace of Mind Dog Rescue|
|Austin Humane Society||Helping Hands Humane Society||Peak Lab Rescue|
|Austin Pets Alive!||Humane Society of Charlotte||Prairie Paws Animal Shelter|
|Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue||Humane Society of Indianapolis, Inc.||Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.|
|Boykin Spaniel Rescue||Humane Society of Southeast Missouri||Sussex County Fellowship for Animals|
|Companion Animal Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Fund||Humane Society of Summit County||The Humane Society of Charles County|
|Compassion Without Borders||Humane Society of Western Montana||German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California|
|Connecticut Humane Society||Kentucky Humane Society||Tyson's Place Animal Rescue|
|Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue||Knoxville-Knox County Council on Aging- Knox PAWS||Virginia Beach SPCA|
|Cumberland County SPCA and South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter||Lab Rescue LRCP||Watauga Humane Society|
|Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue||Leon County Humane Society||Young at Heart Pet Rescue|
|Lionel's Legacy||Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center|
Grey Muzzle Grant Recipients
Grant recipients include:
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
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.
How we help
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.
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
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.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps MLAR with their medical expenses for senior dogs, both in their rescue and in their Medical Foster program.
MLAR is fortunate that they have an onsite veterinarian and a well-equipped clinic to perform most of what is needed for these special animals in-house, such as dental exams and extractions, biopsies, mass removals and orthopedic meds and blood/lab work. Female dogs that come to them from the puppy mills all need to be spayed and require additional care because of the deterioration of their organs because of countless pregnancies.
About Main Line Animal Rescue
Main Line Animal Rescue specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals. MLAR works to raise the public’s awareness of the plight of homeless animals as well as realizing the benefits of adopting an animal in need. Animals are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receive any and all medical treatment before they are placed in carefully screened homes.
Main Line Animal Rescue is nationally recognized as a leader in the fight against puppy mill abuse. Their 2008 billboard in Chicago led to Oprah Winfrey’s award winning expose on puppy mills and featured their undercover investigation with acclaimed journalist Lisa Ling. Their efforts with Newsweek led to Whole Foods Markets issuing a directive to all their suppliers: they would no longer source any products from farmers also operating puppy mills.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps with the "Oldies but Goodies" program to provide medical care for adoptable dogs. Senior dogs can arrive into their rescue as owner surrenders, abandonment, abuse, puppy mill seizures, shelter drops, etc. and all require medical work up and heartworm prevention - many require medical treatments.
All rescued senior dogs live in a safe loving environment with MRF dedicated fosters. One volunteer states all dogs should “die in the arms of love with fried chicken on their breath.”
Mastiff Rescue of Florida, Inc.(MRF) was formed to help provide needy mastiffs with a second chance for a home and family. MRF strives to prevent cruelty to Mastiffs and to place cruelty cases, stray or abandoned Mastiffs in adoptive homes which will provide a high level of care. We may also assist Mastiff owners who can no longer provide a home for their dog. We are an all volunteer rescue that works to find forever homes and to educate the public about these gentle giants.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to fund the “Second Chance Pals” program. This program seeks to find foster or other temporary care for senior dogs until a forever home can be found. All illnesses and injuries are treated except for the medically untreatable. The program’s future goals are to provide educational material for the community about the benefits of adopting an adult pet and to provide assistance to existing pet owners to help find solutions to keeping their family pet in their home.
Monroe County Friends of Animals (MCFA) is a not-for-profit volunteer organization located in Monroe County, Tennessee. This group was created in 2004 by concerned citizens who recognized a dire need existing throughout the county for animal welfare. They consulted with the County's governing body and entered into negotiations with the Monroe County government. This led to the formation of a county-run animal shelter, which was approved by a narrow commission vote at the end of 2004. The main thrust of MCFA's mission is to support the Monroe County Animal Shelter both monetarily in animal rescue efforts and with hands-on assistance in the shelter. In addition MCFA provides other community services through its volunteers' network.
How we help
Grey Muzzle provides funding for 6-12 dogs in Muttville's Seniors-for-Seniors adoption program, a program which unites senior citizens with senior companion dogs like Fella. Senior dogs make great companions for elderly people, and we hope to support more of these programs that help senior dogs give back.
Muttville in San Francisco reaches out to seniors and special needs rescue dogs to find suitable homes for those dogs that are adoptable, and offers end-of-life care for those who are not adoptable.
How we help
Funding provided by a Grey Muzzle grant helps with the considerable medical expenses faced in treating and rehabilitating dogs from puppy mill environments. Most dogs in puppy mills have received minimal or nonexistent veterinary care.
About National Mill Dog Rescue
To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome discarded breeding dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry.