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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:

Abandoned Animal Rescue

Funded in 2014

With help from a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Abandoned Animal Rescue offered financial assistance to owners of senior dogs in financial need. The financial assistance included reduced or waived fees in AAR’s Wellness Clinic to cover medical or dental care, aiming to keep more pets with owners.

Abandoned Animal Rescue offers an adoption shelter, an affordable spay-neuter clinic, a wellness center, and community education outreach.  Founded in 2002 by three dedicated animal lovers, AAR is entirely managed and maintain by volunteers. 

Advanced Canine Education

Funded from 2016 - 2017

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps ACE to sustain and hopefully expand its Shelter Dog Swim program, an innovative, unique program that gives senior dogs, medical, specialized physical therapy, and fun swims while making organizations more effective. 

The Shelter Dog Swim program reduces expensive medical treatments/surgery (and is better for dogs), and it provides pre/post medical rehabilitation, at a greatly reduced cost.  Senior dogs are great candidates for dog swimming.   Warm water, indoors, with special ramps, and float coats are life saving for senior dogs, which cannot exercise or socialize like other dogs. 

Advanced Canine Education supports dogs by giving services to dogs, and to those who serve them.  They help dog related charitable organizations, rescue groups, first responders, service dogs, therapy dogs, police k9 dogs, and provide training for the staff members of these groups.  They focus on:

Aggieland Humane Society

Funded from 2014 - 2015

A grant from Grey Muzzle helped with their "Cookie’s Dental Medical Rescue" challenge.  A contributor made a challenge and will match our funds (capped at a certain amount) to provide much needed dental care for senior dogs with dental disease.  Our hope is that, by providing this vital dental treatment, senior dogs will have an increased chance at being adopted.

The Aggieland Humane Society, formerly Brazos Animal Shelter provides: humane shelter, care, and placement for stray and unwanted animals; promotes the human animal bond and promotes responsible pet ownership to enhance the quality of life for the people and animals in our community.

smiling collie dog

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio

Funded in 2012, 2020, and 2021

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio is fortunate to have received funding toward dental surgeries for senior dogs. Many of the senior dogs taken in may already have serious gum disease causing loss of appetite, weight loss and pain requiring dental surgeries. Not treating advanced dental disease can affect the heart, liver and kidneys. The grant funding will help at least eleven senior dogs with dental cleanings and provide them with the necessary care to bring them back to health so they are comfortable and get adopted faster.

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio’s (AHDRO) mission is to provide homeless Collies and Shelties a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition and love until they find their forever home; to reduce the number of unwanted pets by altering all dogs in their rehoming program; to educate the public about the importance of altering pets; and to promote the message that owning a pet is a lifelong commitment. All AHDRO dogs are placed in foster homes until they find their forever families.

Henry & Paula

Anderson Humane Society

Funded in 2020

AHS is honored to receive a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization, which will help it provide medical and dental care for senior dogs at the shelter and in foster care and will also expand the shelter’s ability to offer financial support for medical and emergency care to keep senior dogs in their owners’ homes, where they are most comfortable. This grant will help dogs like Henry, a senior boxer mix who came to AHS as a woefully neglected stray dog. After a medical exam, dental care to remove numerous painful, rotted teeth, bloodwork, and a lot of TLC, Henry found a fabulous new home with his foster mom, Paula.  

Serving rural Anderson County in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, Anderson Humane Society (AHS) is a largely volunteer shelter, founded as a grassroots organization in 1975 with a focus on helping stray animals. As membership grew, AHS expanded its role to include addressing animal welfare issues, facilitating adoptions and rescues, and offering education programs and low-cost vaccine and spay/neuter programs.

scruffy dog with diaper

Angel's Retreat

Funded in 2021

Angel’s Retreat’s mission is to help all homeless dogs, regardless of breed, age or size, to find their forever home. Dogs receive basic medical care, including spay/neuter, vaccinations and a microchip, prior to adoption. A senior/hospice program ensures older dogs get needed medical care to live out their lives happily and pain-free. 

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will help Angel’s Retreat provide medical care to senior dogs. Whether the dogs are adopted into forever homes or remain in foster care, they will be happy and loved during their golden years. 


Animal Care Assistance Program (ACAP)

Funded in 2020

Thanks to The Grey Muzzle Organization’s grant, ACAP will be able to extend their level of assistance beyond the previously normal monetary limit to help senior dogs like Wilbur receive life-saving veterinary care. Wilbur’s mom was referred to ACAP by an area animal shelter. He was  crying, acting in pain and drinking lots of water. ACAP partnered with another group to get Wilbur to an emergency vet clinic once he had labored breathing. Wilbur was discovered to be newly diabetic with a blood sugar of over 500! After urgent care, insulin therapy and a couple of follow up visits, Wilbur is feeling like a puppy again!

Serving central Virginia, and with a sanctuary located in Louisa, VA, the Animal Care Assistance Program, or ACAP, is a 501(c)3 organization which was established in 2015 to provide low-income pet owners the opportunity to get their dogs and cats much needed veterinary care, which they would not otherwise be able to afford. ACAP also pulls high risk senior dogs from rural shelters, fully vets them and, depending upon their health needs, places them into loving homes through their foster-to-adopt program. 

black dog with grey muzzle

Animal Fix Clinic

Funded from 2021 to 2023

Grey Muzzle's grant funding helps families in need keep senior dogs like Lili at home. Nine-year-old Lili came to Animal Fix Clinic to be spayed, but an exam showed that she also had hernias and numerous skin masses. With the help of Grey Muzzle, she was spayed and had her hernias repaired and masses removed. Her family reports she is like a new dog--happier and more active. 

Animal Fix Clinic is a non-profit veterinary practice specializing in surgical care for dogs and cats of all ages. They keep animals happy, healthy, and at home with those who love them by providing routine and preventive care, including spay/neuter surgeries, microchips, and vaccines, which prevent many medical issues that can become life-threatening. They also keep animals out of shelters by providing life-enhancing and life-saving surgeries for many urgent medical conditions, preventing the need for surrender for financial reasons.

black and tan dog

Animal Friends, Inc.

Funded in 2023

Funding from the Grey Muzzle Organization will help Animal Friends provide high-quality medical and dental care to senior shelter dogs, reducing barriers to adoption and helping them find loving homes. All senior dogs at Animal Friends receive routine wellness care, but many also require additional medical treatment. With the GMO grant, each dog will receive a senior bloodwork panel and dental care as part of their comprehensive intake process. These procedures will allow Animal Friends to diagnose and treat medical issues, helping dogs like McCartney find loving adoptive homes more quickly.

Animal Friends is a companion animal welfare organization serving the pets and people of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Since 1943, Animal Friends has been impacting the lives of thousands of pets and people each year by rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming animals in crisis, ensuring healthy pets through education, advocacy, and affordable services, and inspiring a community where the animal-human bond is celebrated and nurtured.


Animal Haven

Funded from 2012-2015

Grey Muzzle is proud to support Animal Haven's Executive Suite program which aims to increase the adoption of senior dogs. Animal Haven's commitment is to pull at least one older dog per month from a city shelter and give him/her a second chance.

Animal Haven is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was founded in 1967 and finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption.  They also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.