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Animal Friends, Inc.

Funded in 2023

Funding from the Grey Muzzle Organization will help Animal Friends provide high-quality medical and dental care to senior shelter dogs, reducing barriers to adoption and helping them find loving homes. All senior dogs at Animal Friends receive routine wellness care, but many also require additional medical treatment. With the GMO grant, each dog will receive a senior bloodwork panel and dental care as part of their comprehensive intake process. These procedures will allow Animal Friends to diagnose and treat medical issues, helping dogs like McCartney find loving adoptive homes more quickly.

Animal Friends is a companion animal welfare organization serving the pets and people of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Since 1943, Animal Friends has been impacting the lives of thousands of pets and people each year by rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming animals in crisis, ensuring healthy pets through education, advocacy, and affordable services, and inspiring a community where the animal-human bond is celebrated and nurtured.

Scully York County SPCA

York County SPCA

Funded in 2022

Barriers to senior dog adoption include uncertainty about the dog’s medical history and cost of care. A Grey Muzzle grant will enable the York County SPCA to provide senior dogs a special Double-Digit Dog Adoption Package to help overcome these barriers. The package includes advanced blood work, up to four months of medication, and up to two grooming sessions. Grey Muzzle’s support will help dogs like Scully find a permanent, loving home.

The York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing long-term human and animal services to residents of York County through programs that find permanent, loving homes for displaced and stray animals, help control animal population growth, investigate and prosecute cruelty offenders, and educate the general public about animal wellness and safety.

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Pennsylvania SPCA

Funded in 2021

With help from a Grey Muzzle grant, the Pennsylvania SPCA will provide transport and medical care for senior dogs who are at risk of euthanasia in overburdened shelters and promise them a second chance to find their forever home. The grant will help dogs like little Stuffy, an 11-year-old Shih Tzu mix currently looking for her new forever family.

The Pennsylvania SPCA’s mission is to protect animals, prevent cruelty, and improve health and quality of life for animals throughout Pennsylvania. For over 150 years, the organization has been rescuing animals from cruelty and neglect, rehabilitating them medically and behaviorally, and placing them with new loving families. The mission is brought to life through extensive programing and services that extend beyond the walls of its shelters and into the community through outreach, advocacy, and humane law enforcement work.

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Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

Funded from 2019 to 2023

Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to both help at-risk senior dogs remain in their homes where they are loved and to rescue senior dogs that enter the city shelter. This program will offer subsidized (free or reduced-cost) veterinary care to 40 senior dog owners who could not otherwise afford it and support the rescue and care of 15 senior dogs like Aunt Fern who could not remain with their previous owners.

PAWS is dedicated to making Philadelphia a no-kill city. PAWS is the city’s largest rescue partner and provider of affordable veterinary care to those who cannot otherwise access it. Each year, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals in need, and enables thousands of families to keep their cherished pets.

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Animal Rescue, Inc.

Funded in 2017, 2019, and 2021 to 2023

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Animal Rescue, Inc.’s (ARI) Senior Dog Rescue Program, which aids the most vulnerable, at-risk populations of dogs – elderly strays, puppy mill victims, and older dogs slated for euthanasia. The Senior Dog Rescue Program protects and rehabilitates these dogs physically and emotionally.  ARI provides routine and emergency veterinary care and places these dogs in safe adoptive homes with nurturing foster families or cares for them in their Sanctuary for Life.  Grant funds will aid senior dogs like Scrappy, a senior dachshund rescued from the streets of Philadelphia who is now thriving in a forever home.

Since 1976, Animal Rescue, Inc. has been a refuge for homeless cats and dogs. They promise every animal who comes through our gates that they will never be homeless again. They hope residents will find a loving home with a lifelong companion or a loving family, but if they never find that home, they are cared for in ARI’s sanctuary. ARI also offers crisis intervention services to pet caregivers in times of hardship to keep pets and families together, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, and Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) clinics for free-roaming cats. 

Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization (SPARRO)

Funded from 2009 to 2015

Grey Muzzle provides medical funds to help SPARRO bring at-risk senior dogs into their care.

SPARRO is not your standard rescue. It is a temporary home for wayward, abandoned, unwanted or abused dogs. All dogs that enter their organization are treated as members of the family.

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Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue

Funded from 2009 - 2015, 2017, 2020, and 2021

The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will provide evaluation, testing and medical care for senior dogs in DVGRR’s adoption program. Located in Pennsylvania near many puppy breeding farms,  DVGRR takes in the breeding dogs, mostly senior females, who are given up when they can no longer produce puppies. Most have never seen a veterinarian and need spay/neuter surgery, removal of mammary masses, treatment of severe periodontal disease, and other costly medical care. Providing much- needed medical care not only improves the well-being of these senior dogs, it also helps them find loving homes more quickly. 

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) was founded in 1995 as a breed-specific rescue; however, with significantly more dogs needing homes,  DVGRR has expanded to  include rescuing Labrador Retrievers, Goldendoodles, Labradoodles and some mixed breeds.  Since their inception, they have successfully found homes for more than 6,000 dogs. 

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Main Line Animal Rescue

Funded from 2016 to 2017 and 2019 to 2020

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Main Line Animal Rescue provide medical care for senior dogs in its care, to keep them healthy and comfortable while they wait for their forever homes. Main Line Animal Rescue’s veterinary clinic provides both preventative and comprehensive veterinary care such as: spay/neuter, vaccinations, blood panels, urinalyses, x-rays, ultrasounds, dentals, orthopedic medications and more. Main Line Animal Rescue offers individualized care for its animals and is committed to providing for their well-being until they find a forever home to enjoy their golden years. 


Since 1999, Main Line Animal Rescue has rehabilitated some of the most at-risk and neglected animals, especially those that are victims of cruel puppy mills. They have worked tirelessly to help shine a bright light on the deplorable conditions of Pennsylvania’s “puppy mills." Main Line Animal Rescue is more than an adoption center - they work to end the cycle of animal homelessness and improve the treatment of companion animals through innovative care and advocacy.

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