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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:

Brown and white pit bull with green leash and color sitting on the beach Fletcher

Get A Bull

Funded in 2018 and 2019

How we help

Funding from Grey Muzzle will allow Get A Bull to pull more senior dogs from shelters and provide all of the medical care they need, while either waiting for their forever homes or living their best lives in the care of fospice parents. 

About Get A Bull

Get A Bull Inc. rescues and rehabilitates bully breed dogs (and their reputations) in Long Island and surrounding areas. Dogs taken into the Get A Bull program are from municipal shelters or urgent surrender situations. Over the years, the organization’s love of the seniors in their program has led to an additional focus on fospice (foster/hospice) and senior dog rescue.

Learn more about Get A Bull
senior golden retriever Sady Lady

Gold Ribbon Rescue

Funded in 2022

How we help

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable Gold Ribbon Rescue (GRR) to treat periodontal disease in senior dogs, restoring their health, improving their chances of adoption, and improving their quality of life. Grant funds will be used to provide a comprehensive dental exam, blood work and treatment for old dogs with acute dental health problems. Sady, an 11-year-old golden retriever, is typical of the kind of dogs that GRR will rehabilitate with Grey Muzzle’s support. When she arrived at GRR, her mouth was in horrible condition, with fractured teeth that were likely very painful. After dental exams, x-rays, blood work, and extractions, Sady now leads the best, healthy life that any grey muzzle could hope for. Her forever family reports that she is a spunky, happy, pain-free, and outgoing lady who is loving life in her new home.

About Gold Ribbon Rescue

Gold Ribbon Rescue (GRR) is an all-volunteer organization  based in Austin, Texas, that was founded   on a dream to provide safe, loving, lifetime homes for golden retrievers in need, regardless of age or medical condition. GRR provides a network for rescuing, sheltering, rehabilitating, and placing golden retrievers in permanent homes in central Texas. GRR also provides public education about responsible dog ownership and, in particular, about the golden retriever breed. Since its founding in 1998, GRR has rescued, rehabilitated, and found forever homes for approximately 3,500 dogs, including 64 that have been rescued from dire circumstances in China, Mexico and Turkey.

Learn more about Gold Ribbon Rescue
Golden Retriever Bo Bo

Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS)

Funded in 2019

How we help

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS) to provide comprehensive dental therapy for senior dogs in cases where it is medically warranted and feasible. This preventative measure can effectively slow or even halt advancement of periodontal disease allowing for a better quality of life for the dogs and potentially a significant decrease in medical maintenance costs over the rest of their lives. With Grey Muzzle's help, GRASS will be more effective in giving seniors more healthful enjoyment of their Golden years!

About Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS)

Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2012 serving primarily as a refuge for senior and special needs Goldens by providing a clean, safe and loving sanctuary in which to live out their golden years. They also facilitate foster and adoption placements for able residents. Their kennel-free facility is situated on a beautiful two acres in Texas. Their staff and board work with dozens of volunteers to provide for the needs of all residents and coordinate with multiple high school groups and Girl/Boy Scout troops to instill the joys of responsible dog ownership.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS)
Snickers, a Golden Retriever, now deceased Snickers

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas

Funded from 2008 to 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle has provided a grant for GRNNT's Permanent Foster Program. This program cares for dogs like Snickers that are deemed unadoptable due to medical issues.

About Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas' mission is to rescue, care for, and place neglected or unwanted Golden Retrievers in permanent loving homes, and to educate the general public about responsible pet ownership and the special qualities of the Golden Retriever breed in the North Texas area.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT)
Reggie, a Golden Retriever mix Reggie

Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida, Inc.

Funded in 2012

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides financial aid to this rescue's 'Bill Ragatz Seniors Fund'. The primary goal of this fund is to increase the organization's ability to rescue and rehabilitate more senior Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever mixes and support the ongoing intake of seniors who have unique challenges and incur greater medical cost.

About Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida, Inc.

Based in Southwest Florida, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida is dedicated to finding exceptional homes for exceptional Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes that are homeless, abandoned in Shelters or surrendered by their owners into their “forever” homes.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida, Inc.

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Funded from 2014 to 2015

How we help

Grey Muzzle's grant is used to further The Golden Years Support Program (“Golden Oldies”) - a combination of existing, expanded and new efforts to ensure senior Golden Retrievers receive the care they need to be placed in loving forever homes or permanent GRRR foster homes.

This program includes five segments:

Senior dog adoptions; Golden Angel Program, focusing on Goldens with extraordinary medical or behavioral needs; Seniors for Seniors Program; Holistic Treatments; and Foster Respite Care.

About Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) is dedicated to the rescue, placement and public awareness to ensure that Golden Retrievers are adopted by people able to provide a safe, loving home. Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies is a mostly volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps place unwanted, abandoned or surrendered Golden Retrievers into loving forever homes. Founded in 1996 by Laura Terroux, they have experienced continued organizational growth while working toward the goal of caring for their breed. GRRR re-homes approximately 300 Golden Retrievers annually.

Learn more about Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Great Plains SPCA

Funded from 2013 to 2015

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Great Plains SPCA with their Canine Geriatric Specialty Assessment Program, covering medical expenses associated with the rehoming of senior dogs living in the shelter and foster care.

About Great Plains SPCA

Great Plains SPCA was formed through the merger of Animal Haven and No More Homeless Pets KC back in 2011. It is Kansas City Metro’s most comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving more than 30,000 needy pets annually – more than any other agency in the area.

Learn more about Great Plains SPCA
Wanda Wanda

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society

Funded in 2020

How we help

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society (GAHS) is honored to receive funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization to help provide medical care such as diagnostics, dentals and preventative care for approximately 100 senior dogs.  Not only will senior shelter dogs benefit from this investment, it will also help provide wellness services for owned senior dogs so they can remain in their homes where they are loved and cherished. 

About Greater Androscoggin Humane Society

Located in Lewiston, Maine, the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society (GAHS) was first incorporated as a nonprofit volunteer organization in 1885, with a mission to protect horses and children from abuse. Today, they are an open-intake shelter, welcoming mainly companion animals within the mission of: Strengthening the community by supporting the humane care of animals and fostering the human-animal bond. Many of their programs focus on affordable and accessible pet wellness and support services to keep people and their companions together and intake at a manageable level, in addition to adoption. 

Learn more about Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
Peter, the Greyhound Peter

Greyhound Pets of America - Wisconsin

Funded from 2009 to 2014

How we help

Grey Muzzle provides funding for the medical costs associated with bringing senior Greyhounds from track breeding situations to GPA foster homes, in preparation for adoption.

About Greyhound Pets of America - Wisconsin

Greyhound Pets of America-Wisconsin has been devoted to retired racing greyhound adoption since 1994.  It is a racing neutral, all-volunteer group, with no paid staff, which covers the entire state of Wisconsin.

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Harbor Humane Society

Funded in 2022

How we help

A grant from Grey Muzzle will enable Harbor Humane Society (HHS) to do blood work on all senior dogs coming into the shelter and provide probiotics as needed. Results of the blood work will help HHS provide senior dogs needed veterinary care and give potential adopters important information about their health. Funding will help dogs like 10-year-old Kirby John who came to HHS from a rural shelter in Tennessee. When he arrived, he was overweight, had ears full of mites and dirt, and had several lumpy masses that needed to be checked out.  Thankfully, his blood work showed no major health issues. With medical care and lots of TLC in his foster home, Kirby John is on the road to a full recovery and looking forward to his next stop with a forever family.

About Harbor Humane Society

Harbor Humane Society cares for homeless and unwanted animals in their western Michigan community and beyond. They provide education on pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership. Under contract with Ottawa County, they are solely responsible for taking in all stray animals found within the county limits. They offer low-cost public spay and neuter surgeries, vaccination clinics, and a pet food pantry, all aimed at keeping pets healthy and at home where they belong.  In 2021, Harbor supported more than 1,000 families and their pets  through community programs, including obedience courses, humane education, classroom visits, and onsite learning opportunities. HHS takes in more than 4,000 pets each year and strives to give every animal a second chance at life and love in a new home.

Learn more about Harbor Humane Society

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