Cancer Care Fund

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Therapy dog Chase, a past beneficiary of the Cancer Care Fund

Thanks to generous donors, the Pet Partners Cancer Care Fund has been able to provide financial assistance for more than 130 therapy animals diagnosed with cancer since 2016.

Our therapy animal teams make millions of life-enhancing visits each year. These friendly and loving animals bring hope, comfort, and happiness to those suffering from pain, loneliness, mental health challenges, and many other health and well-being issues. The Cancer Care Fund is one special opportunity for us to give back to a therapy animal in need.

We know that every cancer diagnosis is different. That’s why our funds will pay for a range of expenses associated with cancer:

  • Diagnostic procedures.
  • Chemotherapy or other direct forms of treatment.
  • Alternative cancer-related procedures, such as acupuncture.
  • End-of-life care and pain mitigation.

Read the stories of some Cancer Care Fund beneficiaries.

Fund Requirements

  • The animal must be a currently registered Pet Partners therapy animal, or a retired Pet Partners therapy animal.
  • The cancer diagnosis must be after the team was registered with the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program.
  • The fund is available only for eligible cases in which treatment was received on or after February 1, 2016.
  • Your veterinarian must be able to provide a histopathology or cytology report to confirm the animal’s diagnosis of cancer.
  • Your veterinary clinic must be willing to either refund you or credit your account, as Pet Partners provides direct payment to the veterinary office.

For more information, please review our FAQ page or the information on the application form.

To apply for the Cancer Care Fund, log into the Volunteer Center and search for ‘Cancer Care Fund’ to access the application.

Help us support the Cancer Care Fund with a donation. You can even donate in honor or in memory of a therapy animal who was diagnosed with cancer.