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
Grey Muzzle’s funding helps HSPPR to provide dental care for senior dogs, which can be expensive. By providing this dental care, HSPPR can not only improve their quality of life, but also increase their chances of adoption.
Founded in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to the care and protection of domesticated animals in our community. HSPPR rescues and cares for animals in distress, reunites lost pets with their owners, finds loving homes for homeless animals and teaches people how to properly care for and respect animals, as well as enforces licensing and other animal ordinances.
How we help
Grey Muzzle grant funding helps to supplement their Hand in Paw program and Olive’s Fund with a focus on senior dogs.
Hand in Paw provides assistance to pet owners that would like to keep their pets by assisting with routine or emergency medical care, offsetting the cost of medications for senior dogs and covering emergency boarding or pet deposit assistance.
Olive’s Fund allows the shelter to provide senior pets with the medical care necessary to make them more appealing to adopters. Olive’s Fund also covers the medical costs of hospice dogs in foster care.
The Humane Society of Warren County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to abandoned, abused, homeless, and neglected animals in the community. They aim to educate pet owners on the importance of vaccinations and population control and to place adoptable pets into loving homes.
How we help
Grant funds from The Grey Muzzle Organization help support the Nandi Wishcamper Senior Veterinarian Assistance Fund. With the goal of keeping senior pets in their homes, the Nandi Fund offers financial assistance to low-income families for veterinary care. This assistance can often be the deciding factor when a family is faced with providing medical attention or surrendering their pet.
The Humane Society of Western Montana (HSWM) is committed to Saving Every Animal Every Time by serving as a leading resource for companion animals and their people throughout Western Montana. In support of this mission, they help pets stay in their homes by providing accessible and affordable programs, provide physical, emotional and medical care for the animals in the shelter, match people with pets to enrich each other’s lives, engage the community and advocate on issues affecting the welfare of companion animals, and improve every animal's chance to find a lifelong home by addressing each pet's unique needs.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) to address the increasing number of senior dogs who arrive at our shelters as strays. “Home Stray Holds” will enable the dog to stay with the family who found him or her and still be viewed on the JHS website and through other lost/found programs. This means that senior dogs do not have to endure the stress of shelter life. Also, if the original family cannot be found and the finder wishes to adopt, Grey Muzzle makes it possible! This not only helps JHS serve senior dogs and their families, but also helps reserve kennel space and veterinary resources for senior dogs in the care of JHS who are lost, abandoned, or neglected and looking for a new family. Nine-year-old Jake was reunited with his family during his Home Stray Hold.
The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of their community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.
How we help
The money provided by Grey Muzzle's grant supports K9 Kokua’s “Kupuna (Elder) Dog Project”, the goal of which is to improve the quality of life for at-risk homeless senior dogs. Specifically, this project seeks to provide medical assistance to senior dogs during medical beach rounds. During medical beach rounds, K9 Kokua volunteers and veterinarians travel to homeless campsites and assist dogs residing with their homeless owners. Volunteers perform onsite medical care, conduct wellness examinations, provide dog food, treats, toys, and bedding, as well as nail trims, ear cleaning, and make appointments for spay/neuter and microchipping- a requirement for public housing.
About K9 Kokua
K9 Kokua is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer operated organization that believes every dog deserves a chance at a life of feeling no hunger pains, has access to medical care and the right to live in safety. We visit and provide care for the dogs that live with the houseless population on Oahu and Maui. We also assist dogs of the financially destitute and those affected by domestic violence.
Many are ohana (families) who make the decision about being homeless or going into a shelter and even at times, to stay in a dangerous situation for fear that their dog will be harmed in their absence. We understand their determination to keep their ohana together. We are here to make sure the dogs have a resource for spaying/neutering, Emergency Care response and much more.
How we help
The generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable Kane’s Krusade to enhance and expand their veterinary assistance services to the senior dogs like Goliath in their Canine Assistance, Resource and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Kit program. Goliath is a nine-year-old pit bull mix who lives with his human Gricel, a woman with disabilities. Goliath's first owners were dog fighters and Gricel's son David rescued Goliath when he witnessed the dog being beaten because he wouldn't fight. David convinced the dog fighters to sell Goliath and he has been a cherished family member ever since. Goliath suffers from severe food and environmental allergies which require a special limited ingredient diet which Kane's Krusade is able to provide to keep him with his family.
About Kane's Krusade
Kane's Krusade keeps pet families together in the Greater Springfield, Massachusetts area through the distribution of Canine Assistance, Resource and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Kits to low-income families at risk of surrendering their dogs due to economic, behavioral and/or housing issues. C.A.R.E. Kits are delivered monthly right to the pet family's home and include food, treats, toys and equipment like crates and leashes. Additional services include spay/neuter, veterinary and vaccination assistance; dog training and tenant advocacy for pet families seeking dog-friendly housing. Kane’s Krusade works with the most vulnerable and underserved in their community - elderly, disabled, veterans and others.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization’s grant will assist the Kaua`i Humane Society (KHS) in providing not only routine, but also life-saving medical care to senior dogs in need. The senior dogs that end up at KHS often need a little extra help getting ready for adoption, including dental work, mass removals, eye medications, etc. By providing that special care senior dogs sometimes need, KHS will help reduce potential future vet costs to senior dog adopters, thereby removing barriers for more people to adopt senior dogs like Douglas.
Sweet, small Douglas came to KHS as a stray at the end of April with dental decay forming on his teeth and clouding in both eyes. He was able to spend a week in a short-term foster home where KHS learned valuable information on his affinity for living well with dogs and cats! At such a cute size and with these great in-home notes, they figured an adoption would come quickly for Douglas. Yet, he remained at KHS for almost two months before finally finding his forever home. With a grant from Grey Muzzle, KHS will have more resources for dogs like Douglas, to clean up his teeth and provide an adopter with a better treatment plan for his clouding eyes, making adoption much less intimidating for many homes!
About Kauai Humane Society
Since 1952, the Kaua`i Humane Society has served the County of Kaua‘i as the only open-admission animal shelter on the island. Their average annual intake is over 3,500 animals. They work tirelessly to save the lives of shelter animals through adoptions and transfers while supporting and educating pet owners in the community about responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter. They work hard to keep animals with their owners when life circumstances threaten to separate them. KHS runs a variety of programs to serve both two and four-legged island residents, including bi-monthly, low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics, low cost spay/neuter for owned pets, humane education and Critter Camp for Kids, dog training classes, a community dog park, free boarding for owned pets in emergency situations, lost pet services, a free community food bank and Direct Release Services for people trying to bring their pets into the rabies-free state. In addition, KHS operates the only crematorium for animals on the island and provides pet bereavement support meetings.
How we help
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization purchased equipment to enable the KC Pet Project to provide senior dogs with in-house dental care, supplementing the lifesaving services provided to approximately 1,000 senior dogs per year. Dental and/or periodontal disease is common to senior dogs and can be very painful for the dog and very expensive for a new adopter! When faced with the adoption of a dog that is going to immediately need dental care and treatment, many potential adopters turn towards a puppy or younger dog.
About KC Pet Project
KC Pet Project is a 501c3, nonprofit charitable organization operating the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter. They care for nearly 10,000 animals a year and work collaboratively with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted, and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization allows Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) to help approximately 51 financially struggling pet owners so they can keep their beloved senior dogs happy, healthy and in their homes. Funds will be used for such resources as emergency medical vouchers, routine veterinary care, dentals and other retention services for senior dogs.
About Kentucky Humane Society
Located in Louisville, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is Kentucky’s largest pet adoption agency and spay/neuter provider. KHS also provides a variety of proactive programs that help keep pets in their homes and out of shelters.
How we help
Grant funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) launch Supporting Our Seniors, an initiative developed to integrate and increase services for senior dogs in anticipation of a new community clinic opening at KHS in 2023. Supporting Our Seniors includes medical and dental services; an expanded foster care program; and support for owned senior dogs, especially those owned by seniors and low-income pet owners. This initiative aims to provide a higher level of care for senior dogs like 15-year-old Ginger and help them find their forever homes more quickly.
About Kitsap Humane Society
Sheltering animals since 1908, Kitsap Humane Society (KHS), in Silverdale, Washington envisions a time when all adoptable pets have loving homes. As an open-admission shelter, they are the principal animal shelter and safety net organization for lost and homeless animals in Kitsap County and neighboring Mason County. KHS advances animal welfare through compassionate, individualized, lifesaving veterinary care and sheltering to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome thousands of homeless animals every year. Since 2015, KHS has achieved a 96% or better lifesaving rate. Their comprehensive veterinary medicine (including reduced-fee spay/neuter and other services to low-income families), behavior rehabilitation, and foster care programs follow best practices in the field and enable KHS to rescue and save the lives of over 6,000 animals each year.