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Special Grants

Grey Muzzle is pleased to present the following 2022 special grant awards:

Carlos Special Grant

Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida received a Grey Muzzle grant to expand their Saving Seniors Program. Funding will help them take in even more senior dogs and provide the medical care they need to find forever homes. This grant is made possible by the generosity of Bill L. in memory of his beloved Carlos. Bill says about Carlos, "He was the light of my life and comforted me in tough times. I am a better person for being a daddy to this special dog. Everyone who met him loved him and he loved everyone he met."


Sue P Dogs

The third annual Susan P. Grant was awarded to Second City Canine Rescue of the Chicago area. This funding will provide much-needed dental exams and periodontal treatments for senior dogs. Sue's grant honors her love for her precious dogs Josie, Abbee, Ski, Barree and Buttercup. Her compassion for less fortunate senior dogs runs deep. She shared,"Every dog should have the opportunity to live with dignity, surrounded by love, care, and compassion, especially in their later years."


Gunther Special Grant

Two By Two Animal Rescue in Alabama received a Grey Muzzle grant thanks to the generosity of Judith V. This grant honors Judith’s beloved dog Gunther. Two By Two will use their grant to provide comprehensive medical care to 45 senior dogs, improving their quality of life and getting them ready for adoption.





Mr Sunshine Special Grant

Misty Eyes Animal Center in the Indianapolis area received a Grey Muzzle grant in loving memory of Larry, fondly known as Mr. Sunshine. Larry’s daughter, Stephanie, donated in her dad’s memory, and said, “If [we] could aid in helping pups live out their lives happy and comfortable, that would be Larry’s ultimate goal.” Misty Eyes will use their grant for blood work, dental care, and extensive medical treatment to improve senior dogs’ health and chances for adoption.


Fonzie Special Grant

Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue in Georgia received a Grey Muzzle grant thanks to the generosity of Button and Rod Cook. This grant honors the memory of their beloved dog Fonzie. It will help Mostly Mutts provide much-needed dental care to at-risk senior dogs, alleviating their pain and improving their overall quality of life. Fonzie’s legacy truly lives on through this grant. As the Cooks said, “We miss Fonzie so much, but knowing he is helping other dogs means so much to us.”


Thanks to the generosity of Kathleen C., NMDOG received a Grey Muzzle grant to help at-risk senior dogs in New Mexico. This grant is in memory of Linda and her beloved companion Sherry. It will provide initial and ongoing medical and dental care to senior dogs who are Forever Fosters in the NMDOG Home Sanctuary Program. This program allows previously chained senior dogs who have special medical or behavioral needs to live out their lives with a forever family.

If you are interested in creating a special grant in memory or in honor of a beloved pet or person, please contact Lisa Lunghofer, PhD, Executive Director.