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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A generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help senior dogs in SW Washington in two ways. First, approxiately 25 senior dogs, who otherwise would have gone without, will receive necessary dental care, helping them find forever homes faster. Second, funds will support HSSW's HELP! Fund, providing medical care to owned animals--keeping senior dogs happy, healthy and in the homes of the people who love them most.
As the largest open-admission shelter in the area, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW) has been caring for animals since 1897. Through the work of their committed staff and volunteers, HSSW offers a variety of programs including pet adoptions, community education, pet behavior advice, spay/neuter assistance, low-cost programs for qualifying families and much more.
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A grant from Grey Muzzle will provide 50 to 100 percent reduction in pre-surgical bloodwork cost to Humane Society of Catawba County’s (HSCC) patients’ families who wish to have their senior dog spayed/neutered at their low-cost Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic. With this grant, all senior patients’ owners will receive 50% off the cost of bloodwork, and those owners who are seniors themselves or Disabled American Veterans will have no charge for their pet’s bloodwork (normally $100 for dogs 6 and up). Their hope is that by providing reduced or no-charge pre-surgical bloodwork, more senior dogs will receive spay/neuter surgery, enhancing their overall health and reducing pet overpopulation.
Founded in 1998, the Humane Society of Catawba County’s (HSCC) mission is to make the Catawba County (North Carolina) community a better place by serving as an advocate for companion animals. HSCC’s vision for the future is that no adoptable animal will be euthanized in Catawba County, and that animal cruelty and inhumane treatment of animals will cease to exist. HSCC’s facility features the Pat Anderson Center for Animal Adoption and Humane Education Center as well as the Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic. HSCC provides shelter, medical treatment (including spay/neuter surgery) and adoption placement for stray and unwanted animals. HSCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO) to provide diagnostic and medical care for hospice dogs living in foster homes. Funding will also be used to provide screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs. This grant helps dogs like Squidward who arrived at the Humane Society of Central Oregon as a stray with no known history. While at HSCO, he was diagnosed with dental disease, painful hips, and a small growth that needed removal. After receiving the care he needed, a local veterinarian saw him and fell in love. Squidward (now Charlie) is enjoying his forever home with his two human and feline siblings!
The Humane Society of Central Oregon is one of Oregon’s largest nonprofit animal shelters, caring for thousands of animals each year. The Humane Society of Central Oregon serves people and pets from across the state through its programs, which include pet adoption, animal fostering and humane education. These programs and services are designed to promote animal welfare, address the reasons animals end up in shelters, find forever, adoptive homes for homeless animals, and help keep pets in their homes with the people who love them.
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With support from The Grey Muzzle Organization, the Humane Society of Charlotte will increase pet retention rates for senior dogs in their community and provide medical care for senior dogs in the shelter. Their goal is to prevent the surrender of senior dogs by helping pet owners. By providing veterinary care, behavior and training assistance, and end- of- life care for at least 75 senior dogs, they will increase the community’s pet retention rate by 3% during 2021 and keep senior dogs in their homes with the people who love them. Grant funding will also provide 100 senior dogs in HSC’s shelter with the special medical care they need to find new loving families.
The Humane Society of Charlotte (HSC) was founded in 1978 as a community resource committed to delivering effective, innovative services that strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the lives of companion animals and the people who care about them. They are one of the leading animal welfare agencies in the Southeast, and have provided ongoing support and care to thousands of pets and people. They offer an adoption program, wellness clinic services, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, and community outreach efforts, including a pet food bank and youth programming initiatives. They believe in working to improve their community by creating new, loving families, and building a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals.
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A grant from Grey Muzzle helps HSCC with their Special Care for Senior Dogs Program, funding medical expenses, beds, and food. By having more comfortable, happier senior dogs, the chance of adoption is increased.
The Humane Society of Cherokee County is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to reducing, if not eliminating, pet overpopulation, abuse and neglect within the county. They are a no-kill shelter supported by donations, fund-raising projects, memberships and grants.
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Since 2017, IndyHumane’s Senior Care program -launched with the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization- has helped rescue and adopt more than 450 senior dogs, an average of 100 dogs per year. The goal of the Senior Care program is to increase positive outcomes for senior dogs in central Indiana by taking in those most at-risk at the municipal shelter and other central Indiana shelters. A 2021 grant from Grey Muzzle will increase the number of senior dogs served to 110 per year.
The Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) provides direct services for cats and dogs, including adoption, foster homes, behavior support, medical care, and affordable spay/neuter and vaccine services. In a typical year, they provide veterinary services to 10,500 animals, find loving homes for 3,800 homeless pets, and achieve an animal live release rate of 96%. They are proud to have served Indianapolis since 1905.
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A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization supports HSNT’s “Seniors for Seniors” Program, offered at all four of their adoption centers.
The “Seniors for Seniors” Program would encourage seniors to adopt senior dogs by waiving senior dog adoption fees for seniors. The goal is to adopt 60 senior dogs to senior homes.
HSNT’s mission is to act as an advocate on behalf of all animals and to ensure their legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection; to provide for the well-being of animals who are abandoned, injured, neglected, mistreated or otherwise in need; to promote an appreciation of animals; and to instill respect for all living things.
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The Grey Muzzle grant will enable HSSC’s Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) to provide dental procedures for senior dogs whose owners are at risk of having to surrender their beloved companions due to an inability to afford veterinary care. Many senior dogs treated at the CVC have had their dental care deferred for many years, resulting in the need for urgent procedures to address advanced dental disease. Often, they’ve stopped eating due to painful teeth and gums, and their owners are heartsick about their condition.
Founded in 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) has a longstanding tradition of offering hope to animals in need of a second chance. Their mission is to ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love, and care. In addition to comprehensive medical care and behavior support for homeless animals on the journey to forever homes, HSSC provides resources including affordable spay/neuter services and veterinary care for low- to no-income pet owners to help keep pets out of the shelter and in the arms of the families who love them.
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With a grant from Grey Muzzle, Humane Society of Southeast Missouri will create the Medical Fund for Senior Dogs, a new program that will increase community awareness of senior dogs and encourage their adoption by providing the adopting family with a financial credit at their vet of choice. It is not unusual for a senior dog to be considered for adoption, but medical expenses are often a serious deterrent to families that cannot afford to care for their special needs. This method of providing assistance to senior dog families helps ensure the funds are used for dogs that are successfully adopted. Adoptive families will have 60 days to use their vet credit or the credit will be applied back to the balance of the fund for other senior adoptions.
The Medical Fund for Seniors will improve the Humane Society's ability to both improve the health of senior dogs and to find permanent homes. This program will also include marketing to educate people about the joy and value of adopting senior dogs. This will have a positive impact on HSSM's efforts to reduce euthanasia and improve adoption rates. We firmly believe we can find more good homes for senior dogs by assisting with medical care.
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri serves the public health by providing quality humane care, adoption, and education for the good of companion animals and humans in our regional service area.
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Funding from Grey Muzzle supports the Humane Society of Summit County's medical program. This program will address the need to adequately diagnose and treat rescued senior dogs by covering the costs necessary to complete a variety of clinical tests. HSSC is dedicated to providing each rescued animal with skilled, compassionate, and effective veterinary care. Due to their focused mission of rescuing animals from abuse, neglect, abandonment, illness, and injury, the majority of the animals come into their care in desperate need of medical services. With often little to no preventative medical care or adequate veterinary treatment prior to their rescue, these animals require and deserve the best medical efforts to bring them health, comfort, and happiness.
Lack of care is especially detrimental for senior animals. Without proper veterinary treatment at the onset of common age-related diseases, a senior animal's condition can quickly decline and cause further health issues and diseases. Clinical testing of senior dogs allows their veterinary team to formulate appropriate treatment plans. In addition to informing intervention, this data provides future adopters with a better understanding of the senior dog's condition and ongoing medical needs. With proper care and treatment at HSSC, these senior dogs will have the opportunity to enjoy futures filled with safety and love as members of adoptive families.
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