Our work is made possible by volunteers and supporters. You can join us in helping the most vulnerable of dogs by donating, volunteering, spreading the word - even while going for a walk or making an everyday purchase. Here are some ways to help:
To help ensure that more dogs are saved and they get the care they need, you can make a tax deductible donation. Donations to Grey Muzzle's general fund will be used for:
- Veterinary care for adoptable senior dogs;
- Hospice or permanent foster care for dogs too sick or fragile to be adopted;
- Seniors for seniors adoption programs;
- Low cost or free veterinary care to low income owners of senior dogs;
- Senior therapy dog programs.
The Grey Muzzle Organization also maintains a Bed Fund to provide orthopedic beds and cots to old dogs who are living in shelters. You can donate a bed by selecting the Bed Fund option on our Donate Page.
Do you want to donate in someone's honor? Just check the "please send an acknowlegement..." box in the "If you have a special purpose section..." of the Donate Page, give us the contact information, and we'll send out a certificate, either by email or by mail, to your recipient of choice letting them know.
You can also make a special "in memory of" donation for a cherished pet to the Always In My Heart campaign. Your dog's photo and your tribute will be posted on our website.
Ask your friends to donate in honor of your birthday, graduation, retirement or wedding. Recently, Grey Muzzle was included in wedding registry of Katie Kalafut and Dan Polifka in honor of their dog Benny. They explained: "The shelter from which we adopted Benny was connected to a vet who did his tooth extraction without a fee. The same vet helped us find affordable meds....This is similar to what Grey Muzzle does for seniors in shelters.... If we can help those who aren't as lucky in Benny's name, we would just be thrilled." Read more of their story here.
This is similar to what Grey Muzzle does for seniors in shelters. It could have been much more expensive for us to keep Benny happy, but we were really lucky. Others aren't so lucky, and that is where the love and beauty of Grey Muzzle comes in. If we can help those who aren't as lucky in Benny's name, we would just be thrilled. - See more at: http://www.greymuzzle.org/News/Events/Grey-Muzzle-News/Couple%E2%80%99s-Wedding-Registry-Honors-Grey-Muzzle.aspx#sthash.Iag9jYuq.dpuf
iGive offers hundreds more online shopping locations to choose from. It even works with AmazonSmile! If you start your shopping at iGive, the Amazon link will take to to smile.amazon.com, and Grey Muzzle will get a donation from both. Install the iGive button on your browser and iGive will automatically tell you when you are shopping at a participating store. Join at: www.igive.com/ZU9qC0.
You can now donate your vehicle to Vehicles for Charity and designate the net funds to go The Grey Muzzle Organization. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and recreational vehicles are accepted nationwide. (Laws require that you have the title of the car.) You can take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax return for the gross sale of your vehicle. A tow truck will schedule a pick-up. Just visit: www.vehiclesforcharity.org/
Grey Muzzle is a nationwide organization, so you can volunteer, no matter where you live. Volunteer duties include administration, writing, editing, fundraising, placing brochures, and simply spreading the word about advocating for senior dogs! You can fill out a volunteer application and start by downloading and posting one of our flyers at your place of work, favorite store, or community center.