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
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will provide support to locally owned dogs, age 7 and older, in need of diagnostics and/or treatment. Families, like that of Edgar Allan Poe who needed surgery to remove a mass from his leg, often face challenges paying for emergency or unexpected veterinary care. As a medical alert dog for his owner, eight-year-old Edgar is a cherished family member. By covering the cost of his surgery, NKPC was able to restore his health and keep Edgar at home where he belongs. Supporting families in need ensures pets receive veterinary care and decreases the number of senior dogs surrendered to shelters simply because their guardians could not afford the cost of their treatment.
About No Kill Pima County
No Kill Pima County (NKPC) is an all-volunteer, grassroots community nonprofit. Since 2012 NKPC has implemented strategies to build and support a community that saves the savable pets. Initiatives have focused on keeping pets out of shelters, supporting those in shelters, and promoting adoption and rescue efforts. Currently, efforts are aimed at offering options to owners and “finders” of stray dogs that enable pets to stay with their families and in their community, reserving shelter space for those who truly have no other options.
How we help
Grey Muzzle funding will allow NorCal Boxer Rescue to continue their program aimed at reducing barriers to senior dog adoption. The funds will be used to subsidize post-adoption financial support packages offered to senior dog adopters. These packages will reimburse veterinary expenses that adopters incur within the first year after adoption.
About NorCal Boxer Rescue
NorCal Boxer Rescue is an entirely volunteer-operated, foster-based rescue for boxers in need throughout northern California. They prioritize the most vulnerable dogs, including those who are old, ill, injured or housed at the shelters where the risk of euthanasia is the greatest. At a minimum, they provide each rescued dog with veterinary care, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a microchip, a temporary foster home at a private residence, lots of love and placement into a forever home.
How we help
Thanks to the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization, the Norfolk Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Norfolk SPCA) will provide dental exams, cleanings, and other necessary procedures for 60 senior dogs awaiting adoption--dogs just like Cleveland. Unfortunately, many senior dogs that arrive at the shelter have teeth that have been neglected by their previous owner, due to cost or lack of awareness of the importance of dental care. With this generous grant, the Norfolk SPCA’s veterinary staff will provide expert care that will alleviate suffering and ultimately increase these senior dogs’ likelihood of finding their forever family.
Established in 1892, the Norfolk SPCA in Norfolk, VA is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the country. The Norfolk Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Norfolk SPCA) shelters, treats, rehabilitates, and rehomes 2,000 companion animals annually from Greater Hampton Roads and gives them the extra time and care needed to find a forever home. The Norfolk SPCA’s community veterinary services are open to the public with no residency or income restrictions, providing spay/neuter surgeries, exams, dentistry, heartworm treatments, and a curbside vaccine clinic for more than 15,000 community clients every year.
How we help
The Seniors for Seniors Program encourages the adoption of senior pets by senior citizens. In addition to a deeply discounted adoption fee, North Shore Animal League America pledges to provide preventive care for no cost to members of the Seniors for Seniors Program, absorbing the significant fees for these services into their operating budget. The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will cover the costs for 40 animals to have annual check-ups, vaccinations, and blood work.
North Shore Animal League America is committed to saving and rehabilitating the lives of homeless companion animals and educating the public about the joys and responsibilities of rescue. Founded in 1944, we are a comprehensive no-kill rescue and adoption organization with shelter partners across the country and around the globe. Headquartered in Port Washington, NY, we rescue, nurture, and adopt nearly 18,000 pets annually into responsible loving homes through a variety of local, regional, national, and international programs. We’ve introduced such lifesaving best practices as mobile off-site adoptions, puppy mill rescue, national low-cost spay/neuter referral, humane relocation, and Seniors for Seniors. Most recently, we developed the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, a transformative humane education program based on social and emotional learning and the natural affinity between children and animals.
How we help
Grey Muzzle’s grant funding will help Nuzzles & Co. by subsidizing part of the costs of medical care for senior dogs while in their Senior Dog program or in hospice care.
Nuzzles has rescue partnerships with shelters across the state and a mobile adoption van to bring animals to the ‘Rescue Ranch’ when contacted by shelters with overflow animals.
About Nuzzles And Co.
Nuzzles & Co.'s mission is to protect and provide for animals while fostering an awareness of their importance in our lives. This mission includes a goal of improving the quality of life of animals and placing them into loving and permanent homes through rescue, extraordinary and compassionate care, and humane education. Nuzzles & Co. envisions a community where every pet has a permanent and loving home, every companion animal is spayed or neutered, and all pets are treated with respect and compassion.
How we help
Grey Muzzle provides funding for a very special program at Old Dog Haven. This program helps dogs in shelters who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, by giving them a loving foster home for their final days, weeks, or months.
About Old Dog Haven
Old Dog Haven is a large network of foster homes in western Washington whose mission is to provide a loving, safe home for abandoned senior dogs through adoption or permanent foster care.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization's support will provide medical care for senior dogs in One Tail at a Time’s isolation (ISO) program, which focuses on rescue for dogs in Chicago’s most heavily populated, open-admission shelters. In 2019, The Grey Muzzle Organization's support helped OTAT increase its number of senior dogs rescued by over 90 percent! Grey Muzzle's renewed support in 2020 will continue to provide care for the most vulnerable senior dogs in Chicago's shelter system.
One Tail at a Time received the first annual Susan Piskorski Grant, generously made in honor of her love for her precious dogs Abbee, Josie, Ski and Barree.
About One Tail at a Time
One Tail at a Time’s (OTAT) mission is to end pet homelessness by making pet ownership a joyful and accessible experience for all. As of 2020, OTAT manages; a bustling dog adoption program at its Adoption Center, an ISO Program focusing on Chicago’s dogs, a Kitten Team that cares for neonate kittens, vaccine/resource clinics in underserved neighborhoods, and leads the Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program (CRISP), which prevents pets from being surrendered to the city shelter and keeps them with their loving families.
How we help
Through a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization, Oregon Humane Society (OHS) will be able to offer waived adoption fees on all senior dogs to adopters 60 years and older on Senior Tuesdays. Because of The Grey Muzzle Organization’s support, they will be able to admit more senior dogs into their shelter with the goal of finding them loving homes and families.
About Oregon Humane Society
Founded in 1868 by noted humanitarian Thomas Lamb Eliot, Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is the third-oldest humane society in the nation and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. Each year, OHS finds homes for more than 11,000 pets – more than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast. OHS never puts a time on how long animals remain at the shelter. A pet stays available for adoption for as long as needed to find a loving home. OHS Humane Officers rescue neglected and abused animals, investigating approximately 1,000 cases annually. Additional services include low-cost or free spay/neuter surgeries to cats and dogs from low-income families, pet behavior and training, and humane education for children and youth.
How we help
A Grey Muzzle grant will help Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) prepare senior dogs like eight-year-old Khloe for their new homes. Every senior canine will receive a senior blood panel in addition to a veterinary examination, vaccinations, flea and tick preventative, and heartworm preventative. Many seniors also require dental procedures and, with a new in-house dental suite, the OAHS staff veterinarian and medical team are ready to give senior dogs healthy smiles.
The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) has been serving animals and their people in the Oshkosh, WI community since 1992. Dedicated to providing compassionate care to animals in need, OAHS serves an average of 2,500 animals every year with a variety of programs and services, including animal adoption and rehoming, reuniting stray animals with their families, community education programs, and low-cost vaccination and microchip clinics.
How we help
In early 2019, PSAS launched a program aimed at helping overcrowded shelters and rescues that may euthanize treatable, adoptable animals because they lack the space to care for them. Since the program’s inception, PSAS has brought in over 600 dogs (including 24 senior dogs in 2019 and 28 senior dogs in 2020) and nearly 150 cats who have been adopted by individuals and families from all over the Coachella Valley. With additional funding from Grey Muzzle for medical and dental care, PSAS will increase the capacity of the transfer program, saving more senior dogs' lives and making them available for adoption--dogs just like Duke.
The Palm Springs Animal Shelter (PSAS) is located in the Coachella Valley area of Southern California. Committed to being a humane and compassionate animal care and adoption center, the shelter does not euthanize for space or length of stay. As a public, open admission shelter, PSAS provides a safe haven for ALL animals, including those who require rehabilitation, training, and medical treatment.