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 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.
At Elder Paws, they believe all dogs have value regardless of age or health. Seniors deserve a 2nd chance at life and life and that’s what Elder Paws provides for them.
How we help
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.
About Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.
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!
How we help
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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Thanks to Grey Muzzle, Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary will rescue an additional six senior dogs who are at highest-risk of euthanasia. Grey Muzzle’s grant helps dogs like Buddy who’se owner could no longer give Buddy the care he needed. FLPS ensured Buddy received a full blood panel and much-needed dental care. Now pain-free, he is ready for his forever home.
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 us are from owners who have passed or can no longer care for them. As a result, these dogs are often in need of medical care. Forever Loved provides every senior dog with the care they need to ensure the best possible quality of life and works to match each one with a loving adopter.
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A Grey Muzzle grant assists the Senior Dog Advocacy Program, a new SAFE Center program at Fort Valley State University.
This program supports the care of senior dogs presented to the SAFE Center by rescue groups striving to find forever homes for these animals, as a last-ditch effort to save them. The Senior Dog Advocacy Program will focus on providing healthcare and emotional support for senior dogs and will work to educate the local public on the joys and benefits of providing a forever home to a senior canine. They hope to assist an increased number of senior dogs have a comfortable and peaceful life.
This program will also serve as an educational outlet for their veterinary technician students to learn and put into practice the appropriate way to advocate for older animals, as well as approach various factors of geriatric medicine and animal care.
Fort Valley State University’s State Animal Facilities for Emergencies (SAFE) Center is the only facility in the state of Georgia that was built for the purpose of co-housing pets with their families while fleeing natural disasters (hurricanes, tropical storms and other wide-spread disturbances which lead to displacement of people and their animals). In addition to the official mission of the SAFE Center, it is utilized for a grant funded reduced cost clinic and to provide assistance with the medical needs of dogs being placed by various rescue groups.The SAFE Center has the capacity to hold 106 dogs, 80 cats or small dogs and 30 horses and is located on the premises of the Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health. Additional pasture lands are available for other livestock. Because the SAFE Center is located within a department that houses an academic, AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program, there is on-site medical and dental care available. The animals fall under the care of three veterinarians, four registered technicians, a full-time caretaker, 5 part-time Student workers and up to 120 student volunteers. To date, since its inception, the SAFE Center has been a haven for animals fleeing Hurricane Matthew and Superstorm Sandy as well as a place of respite for no less than 200 dogs waiting for adoption and placement in forever homes over the past 5 years. All animals that are placed with families are up-to-date on vaccines, dewormed, heartworm free and spayed or neutered – all at no cost to the new owners. Of these 200 dogs, approximately 50% are “seniors” of seven years or older.
How we help
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to fund their “Senior Dog Health Fund” within the FPO Senior Dog Program. These funds are used to provide the health care senior dogs deserve to live their best lives.
In addition, new processes for intaking, promoting, and adopting senior dogs have been developed to help decrease the amount of time senior dogs stay in the foster program before adoption.
About Foster Pet Outreach
Foster Pet Outreach is a not-for-profit, all volunteer shelter alternative that saves the lives of unwanted pets by rescuing, fostering, and adopting them to responsible forever homes.
Foster Pet Outreach also seeks to educate the community in the topics of pet over-population and the necessity of responsible pet ownership.
How we help
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will support FACE's Grey Muzzle Fund, which offers financial assistance to pet parents of older dogs with life-threatening illness or injury. This program works in tandem with the Save-a-Life Program, which focuses on life-saving medical treatment for pets of all ages, ensuring they can stay in their homes healthy and happy and preventing unwanted euthanasia.
The mission of the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Based on established criteria, FACE provides financial grants for pet owners who are unable to cover the cost of their ill/injured pet's emergency or critical veterinary care. With a tagline of Saving Pets and Helping Families, the goal of FACE is to make sure that no pet parent ever has to make the heartbreaking decision to put their beloved four-legged companion to sleep due to financial hardship.
How we help
With the funding provided by The Grey Muzzle Organization, Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS) is expanding their program, Senior Dogs Rock, which provides medical care to senior dogs. Through Senior Dogs Rock, FFOCAS enables the shelter to provide veterinary care for senior dogs with the goal of either increasing their chances of adoption or, for those with a terminal illness, ensuring their comfort and well-being in a hospice foster home.
Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS) supports the under-funded, open-admission animal shelter of Frederick County, Maryland. FFOCAS provides the financial and volunteer resources to enable medical and behavioral support for the county’s neediest pets.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle grant will assist Foothills Animal Shelter in providing dental surgeries for senior dogs, improving their overall health and comfort, and helping them to get adopted more quickly. Senior dogs will be healthy and happy as they begin looking for their new families.
Foothills Animal Shelter is a socially conscious, open admission shelter in Jefferson County, CO. They provide essential services such as adoptions, lost pet reunification, low-cost public vaccinations, and more. They also transfer animals to their facility every week from shelters that are suffering from overcrowding and a lack of resources. These animals recieve the time and care they need to find their new homes.
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Generous funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization, will allow FOHA to expand its existing Senior Care Plan, which waives adoption fees on senior dogs and reimburses adopters for qualifying medical expenses or pet insurance premiums. Promoting senior dog adoptions will allow FOHA to take in more senior dogs from shelters that simply lack the resources to care for them. FOHA will also create a complementary Senior Care offering for current FOHA adoptive families whose pets are now entering their senior years and may need additional medical support. FOHA is dedicated to reducing the number of senior dogs returned to the shelter because their people cannot afford their medical care. This grant will support dogs like Kayla, who found her forever home at 9 years old. FOHA, with Grey Muzzle’s help, wants to give more senior dogs a forever home too.
Friends of Homeless Animals saves and improves lives one paw at a time. Dedicated to saving homeless dogs and cats, FOHA provides rescue, medical care, and adoption services in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC metropolitan areas. More than 16,000 cats and dogs have found a safe haven with FOHA over the last 47 years. FOHA’s mission statement is Home with us until they’re home with you.