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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:
Black and tan Dachshund Duchess

Best of Friends Humane Society

Funded in 2019

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Best of Friends Humane Society to provide dental procedures for senior dogs owned by individuals with limited income. Most dogs receive a quick dental evaluation as part of an annual exam, but the cost for a full dental can be prohibitive to many owners. This grant will allow Best of Friends to provide needed dental care to senior dogs regardless of their owner’s ability to pay, greatly increasing the dog’s comfort and quality of life. Dogs like Duchess, who desperately needed a dental cleaning and help losing weight, will benefit from this grant. After her dental pain was relieved with care and treatment, she went on a low-calorie diet and regular exercise program. In no time at all, Duchess was feeling much better. 

The Best of Friends Humane Society helps with veterinary care for low income pet owners with the goal that no pet will suffer or be surrendered to a shelter because its owner cannot afford treatment. 

Small gray dog with green sunglasses on

Bideawee, Inc.

Funded in 2019

With their Grey Muzzle grant, Bideawee will increase the number of senior dogs taken into their program. Grants like this one make it possible for Bideawee to offer the specialized care and medical treatment necessary to alleviate minor health problems, manage chronic conditions, and ensure that golden-agers spend the rest of their lives in loving homes. Frankie, a sweet boy who was surrendered to the city shelter due to treatable medical issues, is one little guy who will benefit from the grant. 

Bideawee is proud to be one of the country’s first no-kill animal welfare organizations. Since 1903, Bideawee has been a leader in rescuing dogs and cats and successfully integrating them into loving homes. They do this by providing the highest quality shelter experience, medical care, socialization activity and adoption services within a disciplined and sustainable financial structure. They are a compassionate team of dedicated staff, board members, and volunteers, and their work demonstrates the ongoing commitment to the well-being of animals and their people in the community.


BirchBark Foundation

Funded in 2021

grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help BirchBark provide financial assistance to approximately 30 senior dogs in need of emergency dental care. These funds will ensure that senior dogs like Ludy have many more wonderful years together with their loving families.

BirchBark Foundation (BBF) protects and honors the human-animal bond in the central California counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito. Their focus is on providing financial assistance to economically vulnerable families who simply can’t afford the lifesaving care their pet needs. By helping these families with crisis veterinary care, BBF saves innocent lives and keeps families together. In addition, BBF honors the critical bond with animals through its Pet Loss a

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance

Funded from 2011 - 2015

Grey Muzzle provides medical funding to Blind Dog Rescue Alliance for long-term care, as well as adoptable dogs.

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance is a group of volunteers spread throughout the United States and Canada dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired dogs by rescuing dogs in shelters, assisting blind dog owners, and educating the public about these wonderful dogs.

Bob’s House for Dogs

Funded from 2015-2016

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help with their “The Chew on This” program. Senior dogs often arrive at shelters and rescues with severe dental issues.  As Bob’s House for Dogs receives these seniors to foster, the dental issues are evaluated and addressed which, in turn, makes the seniors more attractive to prospective adopters as possible costly medical procedures are eliminated. 

Bob’s House for Dogs:  From kennel to couch, where love doesn’t have an age limit.
The main goal at Bob’s House for Dogs is to make senior dogs more adoptable.  They provide foster care to senior and special-needs dogs in a kennel-free, home-like environment.  The dogs in their care receive loving attention, high-quality food and meticulous health care.  They provide end-of-life care to dogs with terminal illness or advanced age, making them comfortable as they pass on.  They give back to the community through a number of programs, reaching out to the elderly and children. 

Bound Fur Life Foundation

Funded in 2016

Funding from Grey Muzzle provides dog training sessions, pet food assistance, and veterinary care financial assistance.  The goal is to encourage pet owners not to relinquish their pet to the local animal shelter. Often, surrendering a pet is a last resort when there is no other option. Bound Fur Life provides an option and wants to see the pets remain with their owner.

The Bound Fur Life Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to keep pets with their owners through dog training sessions, pet food assistance, and veterinary care financial assistance programs.

Brown dog with curly hair sitting in a car.

Boykin Spaniel Rescue

Funded in 2017

Funding from Grey Muzzle will help to support Boykin Spaniel Rescue's new program, "Behavior Therapy & Rehabilitation for Boykin Spaniel Sassy Seniors". BSR is experiencing more dogs with socialization and emotional problems, manifesting in behavioral issues that need to be addressed. With only a limited number of "experienced" fosters capable to take in a permanent charge, this program will specifically work to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome these at-risk, purebred, Boykin Spaniels.

The Sassy Seniors program will provide educational support and advocacy for those who support senior dogs.These funds make sure that every Boykin Spaniel that needs medical or emotional assistance receives that help and then is placed in a forever home.

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Inc. was founded in 2000. Since that time, the Organization has grown to over 300 volunteers in the US. They have one, part-time, administrator; all other aspects of BSR is done through our network of volunteers. Some foster, some transport, and some lend their talents-- either with the dogs or in various other ways.

black dog outside

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Funded in 2016, and 2021 to 2023

Brother Wolf cares for senior dogs by collaborating with overburdened municipal shelters that lack the resources to provide needed care. A Grey Muzzle grant will enable Brother Wolf to take in 75 senior dogs over the next 12 months and provide life-changing dental surgeries. Once fully recovered, they will be placed into loving adoptive homes. The grant will help senior dogs like Big Junior, who had twelve decayed teeth extracted. After about six months in foster care, Big Junior found his people! His senior years will now be his best, spent resting, exploring, and snuggling with his loved ones.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue betters the lives of companion animals and the people who love them. Through adoption and pet retention programs, a low-cost mobile spay and neuter clinic, lifesaving shelter transfer partnerships, and an extensive volunteer and foster network, Brother Wolf impacts the lives of thousands of animals each year in Western North Carolina. They envision a community where all companion animals are valued, cared for, and thriving and where the special bond between people and animals enriches lives.

Brown County Humane Society

Funded in 2016

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to supplement medical costs for their “Seniors for Seniors” adoption program.  Even though the cost of Seniors for Seniors adoption is a third of the regular fee, the potential owners may not have the financial ability to absorb additional costs of vet care. By helping with those costs, adoptions will increase. 

The mission of the BCHS is to promote the welfare, compassionate care and protection of animals, taking all domestic animals brought to us, finding suitable homes for adoptable animals, providing information, raising public awareness of animal issues, and promoting responsible pet ownership.  

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Photo credit: Winkface Photography


Funded from 2018 to 2021 and 2023

Support from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow C.A.R.E.4Paws to perform free or low-cost dental exams, cleanings, extractions, and pre-surgical bloodwork on 50 senior dogs from California’s Central Coast. Although canine dental cleanings are already part of the Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach Program, many owners cannot even afford a discounted fee. Dental problems are the most common issue among senior dogs; treating them at private veterinary clinics is expensive. Smaller senior breeds suffer disproportionately, and infections can be life-threatening. The Grey Muzzle grant will help alleviate the potential danger that untreated tooth decay can cause, keeping dogs like Jojo healthy and at home with the people who love them most.

Founded in 2009 in Santa Barbara County, California, C.A.R.E.4Paws works to reduce pet overpopulation, keep animals out of shelters and improve the quality of life for needy pet families. Mobile clinics travel to under-resourced communities on California’s Central Coast four to five times per week, providing free or low-cost spays/neuters, affordable surgical procedures like hernia repair, dental cleanings, mass removals and treatment of ear and eye infections, as well as routine vaccines, flea treatments, microchips, and nail trims.