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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:
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Detroit Dog Rescue

Funded in 2018

The grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization will support Detroit Dog Rescue’s Forever Foster Home program, which provides Detroit's senior dogs with medical and dental care, enrichment, and shelter. Through this program, Detroit Dog Rescue covers each dog's medical and dental expenses, the cost of food and supplies, and any transportation needed to and from foster homes. Last year, Detroit Dog Rescue rescued more than 20 senior dogs and successfully placed them in forever foster homes. We anticipate that our Forever Foster Home program will serve approximately 50 senior dogs in 2018-2019, doubling the number of senior dogs served in the previous year.

Detroit Dog Rescue focuses on raising awareness of the mounting homeless and stray dog problem in Detroit, along with advocating for humane rescue alternatives such as no-kill sheltering, foster care and adoptions, pet identification and healthy pet population control through spay and neutering. Detroit Dog Rescue also specializes in community outreach, and we work closely with local, city and statewide organizations in order to educate and involve people in this cause.

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Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs

Funded in 2018

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will fund both routine and emergency medical procedures for senior dogs, including ongoing bloodwork, urinalysis and teeth cleaning. 

Dharma Rescue for Cats and Dogs rescues dogs and cats, especially those who are elderly and disabled, from high-kill shelters and provides them with the best quality of life. At Dharma Rescue, animals are provided with with shelter, spay/neuter surgery, medical care and rehabilitation. If they need assistance to walk, they are fitted for a specialized wheelchair as part of the D.A.W.G.S. program (Disabled Animals Who Generously Serve), which also certifies them as therapy animals.

Diana Basehart Foundation

Funded in 2017

Funding from Grey Muzzle helps Diana Basehart Foundation with their new "Smiles to go..." Program, which will provide veterinary dental surgery for senior dogs, restoring their quality of life. The promotion of this program is expected to trickle down to and educate all pet owners as to the importance of veterinary dental care.

By provided relief to suffering dogs and worried low income owners, DBF will be fulfilling its mission to honor the human-animal bond and assist low income older adults (many of whom have older pets) with veterinary care. When an older dog is lethargic due to pain of dental disease, many owners may surrender their beloved dog to the shelter so that it might receive care or they will have their dog euthanized. "Smiles to go..." works to prevent those outcomes by keeping pets with their owners and in good health.

Diana Basehart Foundation provides financial help for essential and critical veterinary care to people on low-fixed incomes; including seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans who have service animals. They keep people and their beloved pets together, while also minimizing the number of animals being turned over to shelters due to financial struggles.

Blue Easy Bay SPCA

East Bay SPCA

Funded in 2020 and 2022

A Grey Muzzle grant will allow East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to improve the health of senior dogs and help them find their forever home. Through the Humane Advocacy Veterinary Assistance program, funding will be used to help cover the costs of veterinary care for senior dogs whose guardians simply cannot afford it.

The grant will also be used to increase the number of at-risk senior dogs accepted from under-resourced municipal shelters, dogs like Blue. Poor Blue’s teeth were worn and fractured, both ears were infected, and he had a chronic skin infection that contributed to severe hair loss. The shelter did not have the resources to provide the care he needed. But after 10 weeks of medication and loving care in an East Bay SPCA foster home, Blue was healthy and ready for adoption. He is now patiently awaiting his forever family. Grey Muzzle funding will help give more dogs like Blue the second chance they so deserve.   

East Bay SPCA is a nonprofit organization committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Its mission is to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect, and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. Founded in 1874, the East Bay SPCA is one of the nation’s oldest animal welfare organizations. 

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East Coast Corgi Rescue

Funded in 2018 and 2019

The Grey Muzzle grant will help provide East Coast Corgi Rescue’s (ECCR) senior dogs with screening and medical care prior to adoption. Funding will also be used for the hard-to-place senior dogs with ongoing health issues. These dogs will stay in the Sanctuary Program where ECCR provides continuous medical support for the rest of their lives in loving foster homes. Gus-Gus is one of those dogs. This 14-year-old was rescued from a neglectful situation after being left outside on one of the coldest days in 2019. Gus-Gus has multiple benign tumors all over his body, limited mobility, and is in renal failure, which prevents him from having a surgery to remove tumors. He is currently in a sanctuary foster home enjoying the indoor life with his new family and dog brother. He enjoys going out on the cart gifted by a volunteer and continues to broaden his horizons and see the world he missed while he was stuck in the backyard. The Grey Muzzle grant provides dogs like Gus-Gus the continuous medical care needed to live as comfortably as he deserves.  

East Coast Corgi Rescue (ECCR) locates, rescues, fosters, and transports Corgis in need for immediate or eventual adoption into their forever homes. Comprised of a network of volunteers, ECCR rescues Corgi and Corgi mixes from surrounding states (Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey), works with people looking to rehome or adopt, and collaborates with several other Corgi rescues on the East Coast and beyond to help rescue as many Corgis as possible. 


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Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation

Funded in 2017

A grant from Grey Muzzle supports the Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation's "Pandora's Fund" program, a pro-active pet retention program that focuses on assisting fixed income owners of senior dogs to cover the cost of critical vet care. This program allows senior dogs to maintain an improved quality of life in their current home and prevents the high risk of euthanasia at overcrowded kill shelters. Pandora's Fund program also helps with pet food, vaccinations, prescription medications, and micro-chipping.

This program assists in the improvement of the overall health of these pets, as well as the emotional well-being of their owners.

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation strives to reduce the euthanasia rate of dogs age 7 and older in Central Valley of California kill shelters based on age and age-related health conditions. These dogs are considered less adoptable than their younger counterparts and are the first to be euthanized to make room for the more adoptable younger dogs.

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Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.

Funded from 2014 - 2019

Fairy Tail Endings (FTE)’s Silver Dollars Fund, supported by a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, pays for single surgeries for senior pets, concentrating on conditions that profoundly affect their basic comfort and quality of life and/or increase their risk for surrender or euthanasia including: bladder stones/blockages, orthopedic disease/injuries, mass removals and severe dental disease.

Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. (FTE) is dedicated to helping financially struggling families in Sarasota and Manatee counties (FL) keep their pets and provide proper care through financial aid, product and service donations, education and outreach. Pet parents already struggling to afford routine veterinary care, often feel forced to choose between surrender, euthanasia and neglect when faced with the escalating costs associated with senior and special-needs pets. In short, our mission is to keep WANTED pets healthy, happy and home with the families that love them!

Dina Fences for Fido

Fences for Fido

Funded in 2022

A Grey Muzzle grant is helping Fences for Fido improve the welfare of senior dogs who have only known life on a chain. Funds will be used to construct safe fences, provide insulated dog houses and shade structures, and ensure that senior Fidos get much-needed veterinary care. They will unchain senior dogs like Dina. A good Samaritan reached out to Fences for Fido when they learned that Dina was living outside on a chain 24/7 without appropriate shelter to protect her from the cold. Dina's elderly caregiver simply could not afford it. Fences for Fido stepped in, ensuring Dina had a warm dog house and a secure fence that allowed her to move freely.

Fences for Fido protects dogs from dangerous and inhumane lives at the end of a chain. They build fenced yards that allow dogs to move comfortably; provide warm and protective insulated dog houses; ensure spay, neuter, urgent, emergency and wellness veterinary care; educate with culturally competent empathy; and offer a dog food pantry to fill hungry bellies--all at no cost to needy recipient families. With the help of over 1,000 volunteers, Fences for Fido has unchained 2,870 dogs to date throughout Oregon and Washington.

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First Coast No More Homeless Pets

Funded in 2020

The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow First Coast No More Homeless Pets to provide charitable veterinary care to approximately 32 senior dogs whose owners cannot afford it. This is especially significant in these challenging economic times as so many people are struggling financially and cannot afford the critical care their beloved family members need. Thanks to The Grey Muzzle Organization, senior dogs like Daisy Mae will not have to suffer. 

The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets is to make veterinary care affordable and accessible to all, save lives by keeping dogs and cats in homes and out of shelters, provide low cost spay/neuter services with emphasis on feral/community cats and deliver a broad range of related programs and services. Its veterinary clinic and hospital, both located in low-income neighborhoods of Jacksonville, Florida, serve approximately 90,000 clients annually. 

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Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary

Funded in 2021 and 2022

Thanks to Grey Muzzle, Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary will rescue an additional seven senior dogs who are at high-risk of euthanasia for medical reasons. Grey Muzzle’s grant helps dogs like Rio who was found in a canal in southern Arizona. Rio has a severe heart murmur, dental issues, and is extremely underweight. He is hesitant at first when approached but quickly warms up. He has a number of  medical needs to be addressed before he’s ready for adoption, but FLPS is looking forward to showing him all the love and care he deserves.

Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary’s (FLPS) mission is to help overlooked senior dogs in Arizona find their forever homes. FLPS has been rescuing and adopting out senior dogs since 2012. Sadly, many of the dogs that come to FLPS are from owners who have passed away or can no longer care for them. As a result, these dogs are in  dire need of medical attention. FLPS provides every senior dog with needed medical care to ensure they have the best quality of life and places them in loving homes that can best meet their needs.