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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:
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Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor

Funded in 2023

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.

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Animal Rescue Foundation

Funded in 2022

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) sustain its medical and dental care program for senior dogs. With the funds provided by Grey Muzzle, ARF will provide senior dogs with routine medical services, including a wellness examination, spaying/neutering, medications, vaccinations, microchipping, and dental care. Providing timely medical care will help reduce pain, improve mobility, and prepare senior dogs like Spot for adoption.


ARF is an all-volunteer, foster-based organization in Wheaton, Illinois dedicated to rescuing and rehoming homeless dogs and cats, including animals that other rescue groups often cannot take in due to advanced age or exceptional medical needs. They are committed to enhancing the lives of animals by promoting affordable, responsible pet ownership and public awareness of animal welfare.


Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Funded from 2017 - 2020

The Grey Muzzle Grant will allow the Animal Rescue League of Iowa to provide diagnostic and medical care for ARL hospice dogs living as a beloved family member with ARL hospice foster families. Funding will also be used 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.

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Animal Rescue Mission

Funded in 2022

With Grey Muzzle’s support, the Animal Rescue Mission (ARM) will provide senior dogs with needed behavioral and medical services. The senior dogs ARM rescues have often survived extreme abuse and neglect, and their medical needs are extensive and costly. The grant will not only help the senior dogs currently in ARM's care, but will also make it possible for them to rescue more senior dogs like Max.

The Animal Rescue Mission (ARM) was created to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome unwanted pets while educating the public on how to provide a safer, happier world for all animals. Their goal is to ensure that every formerly homeless, abused, and neglected animal receives the rehabilitation they need and is matched with a permanent loving home.

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Animal Rescue New Orleans

Funded 2012-2016 and 2021

ARNO's Grey Muzzle grant will provide 28 senior dogs like little Pearl with much-needed dental care. Dental care not only improves senior dogs’ overall health, it also increases the likelihood of their adoption.

Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) opened its doors in March 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and strives to enrich the lives of people and pets through adoption services, volunteering, and community engagement. As a volunteer-based organization, ARNO especially seeks to rescue and provide medical care for companion animals most in need: the old, very young, the sick, and those who have been neglected and deprived of love. Through our community outreach program, ARNO helps people keep their beloved pets by providing vet services, food, and supplies. 

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Animal Rescue, Inc.

Funded in 2017, 2019, and 2021 to 2023

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Animal Rescue, Inc.’s (ARI) Senior Dog Rescue Program, which aids the most vulnerable, at-risk populations of dogs – elderly strays, puppy mill victims, and older dogs slated for euthanasia. The Senior Dog Rescue Program protects and rehabilitates these dogs physically and emotionally.  ARI provides routine and emergency veterinary care and places these dogs in safe adoptive homes with nurturing foster families or cares for them in their Sanctuary for Life.  Grant funds will aid senior dogs like Scrappy, a senior dachshund rescued from the streets of Philadelphia who is now thriving in a forever home.

Since 1976, Animal Rescue, Inc. has been a refuge for homeless cats and dogs. They promise every animal who comes through our gates that they will never be homeless again. They hope residents will find a loving home with a lifelong companion or a loving family, but if they never find that home, they are cared for in ARI’s sanctuary. ARI also offers crisis intervention services to pet caregivers in times of hardship to keep pets and families together, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, and Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) clinics for free-roaming cats. 

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Arizona Animal Welfare League

Funded in 2023

Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) is committed to increasing the annual intake of senior dogs to help alleviate strain on our partner shelters and allow these dogs to live in loving homes. Thanks to the Grey Muzzle grant, AAWL will waive the adoption fee for senior dogs, provide 60+ days of medication, and offer a $250 credit at the community veterinary clinic to treat chronic medical conditions. Removing barriers to senior dog adoption will encourage adopters to open their hearts and homes to older dogs. The grant will help 22 senior dogs find loving homes.

Since 1971, AAWL has offered programs and services that support animals and people in Maricopa County, serving an impoverished area of Phoenix, where nearly 65% of the residents live at or below the poverty level. Whether providing shelter and adoption services for homeless animals, enriching young minds with humane education, or providing behavioral classes to enhance the human-animal bond, AAWL meets the needs of animals and those who love them.

Arizona Beagle Rescue

Funded in 2016

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Arizona Beagle Rescue provide more comprehensive medical care for more senior dogs.   When senior dogs have clean teeth and a full medical, potential adopters are informed with a thorough report on each dog’s health and condition.  

For some dogs with chronic but treatable ailments, the program provides adoptive families with financial support for medications/dog food as needed.  For dogs that are deemed unfit for adoption (whether it be medical issues or behavioral issues), their Forever Foster program allows senior beagles to live out their natural lives in a foster home, surrounded by the family that they are a part of.  

Arizona Beagle Rescue (AZBR) is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to beagle rescue and community education.  AZBR's mission includes:
•    Preventing the euthanization of Beagles throughout the state of Arizona
•    Finding Forever Homes for homeless Beagles
•    Providing beagles and their companions the opportunity to interact with other beagles and beagle fans
•    Helping beagle guardians better understand their beagle's temperament and traits

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Arizona Humane Society

Funded in 2018, 2022 and 2023

Support from Grey Muzzle will help the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) prevent at least 40 senior dogs from being needlessly surrendered to their shelter. This grant will help strengthen the organization’s Bridge the Gap program, which supports lower-income pet owners struggling to keep their families intact. For example, pet parent Colleen contacted AHS when she could not afford to update her 14-year-old dog’s vaccinations. Without proof of vaccination, she could not move into a pet-friendly rental home, putting Lotus Pod at risk of being needlessly surrendered to an animal shelter. This grant will help remove financial barriers for other Maricopa County pet owners and keep beloved senior dogs in their homes.

Since 1957, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) has believed every pet deserves a good life. AHS is Arizona’s largest animal welfare and protection agency and the state’s designated responder for animals in distress during disasters. Guided by their Ethical No-Kill Philosophy™, AHS saves thousands of pets annually. Their services include a level I trauma hospital and intensive care units for homeless pets, comprehensive medical and foster programs, and behavior intervention programs.

As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois

Funded in 2017

A Grey Muzzle grant to As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois helps to expand their work through Elsa's Fund. AGaG specializes in the care and rehabilitation of senior dogs with more significant and complicated health needs, allowing the shelters to keep healthy seniors for them to adopt.

Elsa’s Fund uses funds specifically allocated for medical costs of senior dogs, helping senior golden retrievers who lose their homes and providing them with care and rehabilitation to prepare them for adoption.

Read how your donations are making a difference here: 

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As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of Golden Retrievers and golden mixes who are in need. In addition, As Good as Gold educates Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about the importance of spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, appropriate medical treatment and humane care.