It is estimated that by the age of ten, 50 percent of dogs will have been diagnosed with cancer. Since its founding in October 2018, Dogslife has provided 27 grants totaling $170,000 to families who could not otherwise afford the life-saving cancer treatment needed for their dogs.
In 2019, the organization added its first full time employee, Executive Director Gina Parker, hosted its first golf tournament, and was selected by VCA Charities to be the fall recipient of their Pennies for Pets program.
Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dogslife has continued to grow and help North Texas families dealing with canine cancer. In 2020, Dogslife's first (virtual) 5K, which included participants from five states, as well as other fundraising efforts, allowed us to provide even more grants to families in need!
We couldn’t have done any of this without the support of our donors and partner organizations. With the average cost of treatment ranging from four to ten thousand dollars, the donations received have allowed Dogslife to not only provide families with the financial resources to pay for the cancer treatment needed, but also provide them with hope for their beloved pets.
To keep you up to date on all things Dogslife, we are excited to introduce our blog, Fetching Hope, which will provide information on former Dogslife grant recipients, upcoming events, tips for keeping your pet healthy and happy, how to apply for our grants and a range of other topics. We hope you will check back regularly for updates or, better yet, subscribe to our blog to receive updates via email!