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Atlanta Lab Rescue

Funded in 2021

A grant from Grey Muzzle will supplement Atlanta Lab Rescue’s existing program for the rescue, adoption, and care of senior dogs. Each Atlanta Lab Rescue dog is examined by our veterinarians, has a comprehensive blood profile, and is updated on all vaccinations, spayed or neutered, and micro chipped. Health issues that require additional treatment are addressed prior to adoption Each adoption includes free access to our Atlanta Lab Rescue trainer because training is critical to helping a rescued dog integrate into a new family and become a wonderful, loving companion. 

Atlanta Lab Rescue (ALR) is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to identify and rescue Labrador Retrievers and large breed mixes of all ages from overwhelmed shelters and abusive situations and place them in secure, loving homes. ALR specializes in rescuing older dogs, heart worm-positive dogs, dogs with injuries, and those most likely to be euthanized. 


Paws Humane Society

Funded in 2020

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow Paws Humane Society to provide medical, dental and preventative care to at least 25 senior dogs in Paws’ care to improve quality of life and ensure that these senior dogs find forever homes to live out their remaining years.  

Paws Humane Society is the largest companion animal welfare organization in the region. Paws’ mission is to enrich the lives of both animals and people as a solution-based community resource for animal welfare by providing high-volume and high quality spay/neuter, rescue and adoption services, volunteer opportunities, outreach and education. The vision of Paws is to be the regional leader for animal welfare in adoption, spay/neuter, outreach and education to ultimately create a No-Kill Community. 


Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue

Funded from 2020 to 2022

Thanks to the grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Mostly Mutts will be able to provide dental cleanings to all senior dogs, who can now go to their forever homes with shiny healthy teeth. Grant funding will also help pay for heartworm treatments for those seniors that need it.

Since 2004, Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue & Adoptions has been working to reduce the number of animals euthanized at local shelters in metro Atlanta. They work closely with animal control officers to save adoptable dogs that are moments away from being put to sleep. Often, these dogs are sick and injured and require rehabilitation. Mostly Mutts provides housing, health care, training and physical and emotional care to them until they can be placed in a new home.  

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PAWS Atlanta

Funded in 2018 and 2020 to 2023

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help provide needed medical care for senior dogs like Uguyni at PAWS Atlanta. Unaddressed medical issues can be a significant barrier to adoption. PAWS Atlanta’s veterinary team works hard to address senior dogs’ diagnostic and  surgical needs, helping seniors like Uguyni find new, loving homes. 

PAWS Atlanta’s mission is building a community of caring by people helping pets and pets helping people. For over 57 years, they have worked tirelessly to care for animals in need and place them into loving families. Since opening in 1966, PAWS has rescued over 50,000 homeless animals and introduced tens of thousands to the joy of having a pet. As Georgia’s oldest no-kill animal shelter, their programs include pet adoption and foster services, public vaccine clinics, and a pet food bank for pet parents going through hard times.

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Fort Valley State University

Funded in 2017

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).

The Dahlonega Lumpkin County Humane Society (“TLC”)

Funded in 2015

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization helps to pay for their Senior Pre-Adoption and Medical Treatment program.  This may include medical and dental diagnostics, testing or treatment, emergency treatment, spay-neuter, vaccinations, heartworm treatment, medications and other veterinary care related to the care of the seniors that they take in.

TLC Humane Society, legally recognized as Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society, was founded in 1977 and is a licensed non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue organization with both dogs and cats available for adoption, all of them need to find a good home.

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