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Who We Help

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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Asheville Humane Society

Funded from 2017 to 2023

The Grey Muzzle Organization’s support allows Asheville Humane Society to provide critical veterinary care for senior dogs in their community. By providing veterinary care for those who might otherwise not be able to afford it, they keep pets out of the shelter and in their homes with the people who love them most. GMO also helps AHS provide Adoption Care Packages for senior dogs waiting for their forever homes. The packages include needed medication, veterinary or behavior vouchers, or prescription food to help adopters care for senior dogs like Deohgee. 

Sweet senior hound Deohgee had been in and out of the shelter since 2019. To set his adopter up for success, the AHS Adoption Team provided an Adoption Care Package that included a Freedom harness, treat pouch, and two months of medication and supplements. Thanks to The Grey Muzzle Organization, Deohgee is now living his best life with a new mom who loves him and lets him hog the bed!

Asheville Humane Society (AHS) rescues, reunites, rehabilitates, and rehomes thousands of homeless animals each year. They are dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in the community through education, sheltering, and adoption. AHS operates the only open admission shelter in the county. They are there for animals who are lost, surrendered, neglected or mistreated, and who all deserve a loving family of their very own. They provide a soft bed, food, comfort, medical evaluation, medical treatment, vaccinations, and behavioral testing for each.

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Atlanta Lab Rescue

Funded in 2021

A grant from Grey Muzzle will supplement Atlanta Lab Rescue’s existing program for the rescue, adoption, and care of senior dogs. Each Atlanta Lab Rescue dog is examined by our veterinarians, has a comprehensive blood profile, and is updated on all vaccinations, spayed or neutered, and micro chipped. Health issues that require additional treatment are addressed prior to adoption Each adoption includes free access to our Atlanta Lab Rescue trainer because training is critical to helping a rescued dog integrate into a new family and become a wonderful, loving companion. 

Atlanta Lab Rescue (ALR) is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to identify and rescue Labrador Retrievers and large breed mixes of all ages from overwhelmed shelters and abusive situations and place them in secure, loving homes. ALR specializes in rescuing older dogs, heart worm-positive dogs, dogs with injuries, and those most likely to be euthanized. 

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Auburn Valley Humane Society

Funded from 2017 to 2019 and 2022

With the Grey Muzzle grant, AVHS will help cover the costs of crucial veterinary care (routine or urgent) that senior dog pet parents could not otherwise afford. Most owners want to do the best for their senior dog, but some feel they have no choice but to relinquish their pet when the cost of care is beyond their means. By keeping senior dogs healthy and in homes where they are loved, AVHS will reduce the number of older pups entering shelter.

Auburn Valley Humane Society (AVHS), since opening its doors in 2013, has become so much more than an adoption agency and spay/neuter resource.

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Austin Boxer Rescue

Funded in 2021

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Austin Boxer Rescue (ABR) provide nutrition, preventive medication and medical care to rescued senior dogs. All ABR senior dogs receive medical evaluation, treatment for illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions to improve their quality of life, and preventive care to avoid new health issues and prepare them for adoption. By providing socialization, training and a healthy environment for recovery ABR helps older dogs like Winston find loving homes. Sweet Winston was surrendered to a community shelter at age 10. He was confused and frightened, but with the help of a loving ABR foster family he is now prepared to find his forever home. 

Austin Boxer Rescue (ABR) is a nonprofit, volunteer-led dog rescue established in 2006 and serving the entire state of Texas. ABR rescues dogs from community shelter partners and individual owners who can no longer care for their dogs. ABR provides safe, clean, comfortable shelter in the ABR kennel or in volunteer foster homes, nutritious food, medical treatment through 17 veterinary practice partners, rehabilitation and care to prepare each dog for adoption.

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Austin Humane Society

Funded from 2017 to 2023

Support from Grey Muzzle will allow the Austin Humane Society to improve the health of senior dogs and help them find forever homes. Grant funds will cover blood work costs for senior dogs like Red as they come into the shelter. Funds will also help pay for any emergency or non-routine medical expenses that the increased screening identifies and allow AHS to expand dental services to senior dogs in their care. Grey Muzzle funding will enable AHS to train veterinary student externs on the unique needs of senior dogs.  

Founded in 1952, the Austin Humane Society is the largest, longest-standing no-kill shelter in Austin, Texas. From humble roots as a small organization founded in 1952, they are now a leader in the nation’s largest no-kill community. They serve more than 11,000 animals annually through lifesaving and life-enhancing programs, including adoption, spay and neuter, and disaster relief. Their work also includes engaging the community to be part of meaningful and sustainable solutions for animal care.

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Austin Pets Alive!

Funded from 2017 to 2023

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) provide medical care to senior dogs rescued from shelters lacking the resources to save older pets. All senior dogs at APA! receive routine wellness care, and many also need treatment for illnesses, injuries, and chronic conditions to improve their quality of life and remove potential barriers to adoption. By treating their issues, APA! helps older dogs find loving homes faster—and can then rescue other at-risk seniors like Casper. This 11.5-years-young pup came to APA! with heartworms and in need of some serious TLC after living on the street for quite some time. Thanks to the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization, Casper got the medical treatments he needed for a second chance at happily ever after with his new family.

APA! is a nonprofit animal shelter and foster-based rescue organization pioneering comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the most at-risk homeless companion animals and educate others to do the same through their national education and outreach division. As a leader in no-kill sheltering in America’s largest no-kill city, APA! helps more than 12,000 dogs and cats annually in central Texas and beyond, giving them a chance at the life they deserve. Since 2008, APA!

Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue

Funded in 2017

A grant from Grey Muzzle will supplement Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue's existing Senior program. BBAR is committed to saving adoptable, loving dogs regardless of their age, breed, and medical needs. Since medical expenses tend to be higher for seniors, increased funding will allow BBAR to rescue more seniors, rehabilitate them, train them, and place them in loving homes.

These additional resources from Grey Muzzle help ensure that fewer vulnerable dogs in need are left behind. Their Senior program works to change the public's perspective and understanding of the joys of adopting a senior dog.

Learn more about the great things Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is doing in this video: "The Difference You Make". You can watch the video here:


/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit network of rescuers, fosters and volunteers who work together to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for sweet, loving, adoptable dogs from pounds in the rural south. The dogs they rescue are in danger of imminent death as they are on the kill lists at very high volume, high kill pounds.

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Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter

Funded in 2021

The BARCS Intake Prevention Program team spends time on the phone with thousands of Baltimoreans each year, providing resources so they may keep their beloved pets at home with them. The primary reason for surrender is the family’s inability to pay for necessary medical care, especially when senior dogs are concerned. With the Grey Muzzle grant BARCS can provide vital medical care to more underserved senior dogs so they can happily remain with the families who love them.

Once nicknamed the “underdog,” the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) has been working tirelessly to make big strides for Baltimore’s homeless animals. Guided by compassion and dedication to our community, we have cared for more than 170,000 animals since our inception in 2005 along with thousands more that we have prevented from becoming homeless and having to enter our doors.

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Beagles of New England States (B.O.N.E.S.)

Funded in 2019
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will help B.O.N.E.S. increase public awareness about Sensational Senior Beagles (SSB) through a robust marketing campaign via print, broadcast, social and digital media, mass mailings and outreach events, resulting in more immediate placement of senior beagles into their forever homes and allowing B.O.N.E.S. to take in additional senior beagles needing homes—dogs just like Happy. Happy came into the SSB program as a severely neglected stray. His teeth were in such poor condition that he was passed over for adoption at a local animal shelter time and time again. B.O.N.E.S. took Happy into their program where he underwent dental surgery and had most of his teeth extracted. A facial growth was also removed and Happy went to recuperate at his foster home. The 15-year-old soon convinced his foster mom, who couldn’t resist his infectious personality, to formally adopt him. “He hopped on my couch as a foster and decided he was home,” she said. “He truly lives up to his name.”

Beagles of New England States (B.O.N.E.S.) developed the Sensational Senior Beagles (SSB) program over a decade ago to ease concerns about adopting senior beagles. B.O.N.E.S.

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Belleville Area Humane Society

Funded in 2022

A Grey Muzzle grant will help the Belleville Area Humane Society launch a new initiative within their Wonderdog program focused specifically on senior dogs. Wonderdogs are beloved and deserve a forever home, but need some extra help (e.g., training, marketing) because of their age, breed, or temperament. These dogs receive individualized care plans designed to provide a range of support tailored to their specific needs. Casha, the first Grey Muzzle-supported Wonderdog, is currently in a specialized foster home and will undergo a full medical check-up and dental treatment to get her ready for adoption.

The Belleville Area Humane Society is committed to innovation and has a proven track record of growth, serving the region for over 63 years. It has worked closely with partner organizations to achieve a countywide save rate of over 98%. Other services include a special lost and found pets program; community outreach programs such as spay/neuter, vaccines, trap/neuter/return, a compassionate care fund, and a robust pet food and supply pantry; and foster and adoption programs.