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 Grey Muzzle is helping to launch a vital program to help seniors on fixed incomes keep their pets in their home by providing financial support for food and medical, or in the event that seniors are no longer able to care for their pets we would be able to take them under our wing and care for their pets needs. Many elderly people have to let go of their senior pets, sometimes their only companions, and that is hard enough but knowing they can turn to an organization that will support them with resources or a new home for their senior dog will be of great help to senior dogs, our community and keep these loving dogs out of shelters.
About Lionel's Legacy
Lionel's Legacy is a 501c3 non-profit San Diego-based senior dog rescue and humane education program for elementary school children inspired by a senior pit mix named Lionel. It is their goal to save and advocate for ONE senior furbaby at a time, and support anyone who is willing to do the same.
The second component to Lionel’s Legacy is the message shared with children - through their humane education program they are working to provide an educational program to students who have a passion for animals. The goal is for students to become compassionate, advocating, respectful, and educated animal lovers who can share their new found knowledge with their peers and leave a legacy that Lionel will remember!
How we help
With a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center will provide medical care for rescued, at-risk senior dogs and find them loving homes. Each senior dog receives medical and behavioral evaluations, a warm and safe place to stay, plenty of nutritious food, and personalized attention. Additionally, senior dogs are provided with all comprehensive medical care needed to make them adoptable.
Since 1927, Little Shelter has been saving abandoned dogs and cats and placing them in loving, forever homes. Age, physical condition and socialization issues are never criteria for rescuing a dog or cat whose life in jeopardy. Through rescue from high-euthanasia facilities, rehabilitation of sick or unsocialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end overpopulation and place all dogs and cats into loving forever homes.
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
Thanks to the The Grey Muzzle Organization, Live Love will save more senior dogs by providing comprehensive medical care for seniors rescued from the shelter. Live Love helps these dogs heal and enjoy their golden years with a loving adoptive or Forever Foster family. Additionally, a portion of this generous funding supports preventive medical exams and low-cost training workshops for owned senior dogs to keep them in loving homes.
About Live Love Animal Rescue
Live Love Animal Rescue’s mission is to save homeless animals in Long Beach, California by providing a lifelong commitment to their well-being. Live Love places them in safe foster homes, provides comprehensive medical care, and supports their physical and emotional rehabilitation. The ultimate goal is to find all rescue dogs a forever home of their own. For those that are too ill, they will remain as Forever Fosters and be cherished for all of their remaining days. Live to Rescue. Love to Care.
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
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Greater Rochester, to continue providing special medical attention to senior dogs until they find their forever homes. Last year, 195 senior dogs were brought to the shelter, with adopters often passing them by in search of a younger dog. Their average length of stay was 31 days. For these precious dogs who have spent most of their lives in a home, a month is an eternity for them. It is because of the kindhearted and compassionate people at The Grey Muzzle Organization that Lollypop Farm can sustain medical care and costs associated with their stay until these little angels find their final homes. The grant will help dogs like Rocky, a 12-year-old Chihuahua who was surrendered by his owner who requested euthanasia due to weight loss. Rocky was extremely fearful during his exam, was missing teeth, had a cough, was vomiting excessivly and was just not well. The vets did a full exam, x-rays, dental work (with additional extractions) and were not going to give up on this little guy who weighed only six pounds. Medical staff worked feverishly to treat him for seveal months. With proper attention, the right food, and lots of love, Lollypop Farm was able to save this senior dog’s life.
Lollypop Farm is the third oldest SPCA in New York State. For more than a century, they have been a beacon of hope for homeless and neglected pets. They are committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach programs and the prevention of cruelty. Lollypop Farm envisions a time when the community celebrates the human-animal bond; embraces the mutual benefits therein; and treats all fellow beings with care, compassion, and respect. Over 100 staff and nearly 800 volunteers not only provide food, shelter and adoptions for homeless animals, but also a variety of services and program including pet assisted therapy, dog obedience training, low-income veterinary services, end of life services, fee-free adoptions for senior citizens, humane education programming, and animal cruelty investigations.
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.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control to provide much-needed medical services for senior dogs in its care. This funding will directly save more senior dogs’ lives and, ultimately, more senior dogs, like Sugar, being adopted into loving homes. Sugar is a 15-year old pit bull who was brought to the Carson Animal Care Center as an owner surrender. A medical exam revealed that Sugar had severe arthritis in her hips and knees, as well as a torn ligament. Despite Sugar’s obvious discomfort, her sweet personality continued to shine. To relieve her pain, the veterinarian recommended amputating Sugar’s right hind limb. The procedure was successful, and Sugar was up and walking around soon after. Just a few days after she returned to the care center, she was adopted. Now, Sugar and her father are on a new journey together!
Since 1984, the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation has supported the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) through fundraising for spay-and-neuter programs, pet adoptions, public education and general animal welfare. DACC is the largest animal welfare agency in the nation, serving over 70,000 animals each year. DACC operates seven open-intake animal care centers across Los Angeles County, provides emergency rescue services during disasters, conducts animal cruelty investigations, and enforces all State and local animal control laws.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) to provide needed medical treatment to our senior dogs. This will empower potential adopters to make informed decisions about their ability to provide care for a new family member. Support from Grey Muzzle will help dogs like 10-year-old Santos, who is blind and was rescued after his elderly owner could no longer care for him. Santos arrived malnourished, with severely matted fur, glaucoma in both eyes, skin issues, and a broken spirit. Currently in foster care with LDCRF, he is getting the extensive veterinary care he needs to regain his health and be ready for adoption.
The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) was established in 2001 and has worked tirelessly since to rescue dogs and cats in need from rural shelters, crisis situations, and the threat of euthanasia — and give them loving temporary care until they find homes. For over 18 years, they have remained committed to rescuing animals in need, finding homes for more than 30,000 dogs and cats, and have been forerunners in people-friendly adoption practices like same day adoptions and easily accessible volunteer opportunities. Since their inception, LDCRF has dedicated a portion of all resources to the rescue and care of senior pets.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will provide medical care for senior pets in the Lost Our Home Temporary Care and Adoption Programs. Both programs provide senior pets with medical examinations, spay/neutering, vaccinations, microchips and additional medical care as needed, such as dental care and blood work.
About Lost Our Home
Lost Our Home Pet Rescue (LOH) was founded in 2008 in Arizona as a grassroots response to help the thousands of pets in need as a result of the economic downturn, providing compassionate services for pets and families in crisis that go beyond the traditional rescue or shelter. LOH recognizes how pets enrich the lives of people and the importance of the human-animal bond, particularly in times of crisis. In addition to adopting pets into new, loving families, LOH specializes in supporting the most vulnerable of pet parents to keep their pets by helping victims of domestic violence, individuals experiencing homelessness or hospitalization, and the elderly. Often the families they help also have the most vulnerable of pets, usually seniors or large-breed dogs.