Saving + supporting senior dogs

Featured on Episode 9


The Grey Muzzle Organization was created in 2008.

They're commited to helping support the work being done for and with at-risk senior dogs.

It educates people about senior dogs, their needs and the resources available to assist in the health and care of the companion animals as they age.

The organization also provides funding to programs across the US devoted to bettering the lives of elderly dogs. Thus far, they've given one-million dollars out via grants to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups committed to bettering the lives of senior dogs.

The grantees include:

  • C.A.R.E.: The Companion Animal Rehabilitation Emergency Medical Fund (Arizona)
    The goal of this program is to bring otherwise unadoptable companion animals to an adoptable condition by providing emergency medical funding and assistance to local shelter pets.

  • Advanced Canine Education (Virginia)
    They provide a Shelter Dog Swim program to give senior dogs a chance to exercise in the water - to prevent or minimize pain on their old joints.

  • Council on Aging in Knoxville-Knox County (Tennessee)
    The grant dollars goes towards the Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program. Pets adopted by Knox PAWS participants are given an initial medical exam, vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered, and provided with six months of heartworm and flea prevention medication.

 You can find out more their various grant recipients here