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In Memory of Tag – Owner Determined to Help in the Fight Against Canine Cancer

August 3, 2017 Carol Borchert

When Tag, a beloved golden retriever, lost his life to cancer, his devastated owner decided to channel her grief into action. Determined to help change health outcomes for all dogs, she is matching all gifts to the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000, now through National Dog Day on August 26.

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A Chance to Change Cancer Treatment

June 15, 2017

Finding out your dog has cancer is a devastating experience for many pet owners. If you also happen to be a veterinarian, emotions collide as you find yourself in the position of both owner and doctor, like Dr. Joe Schmidt and his wife, Sue.

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Dedicated to Finding Cures and Saving Lives

June 5, 2017

For Marla, being a participant in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is a labor of love – love for Snickers and for the dogs she’s lost. Snickers, who also is a therapy dog, is a hero in her eyes, as are all the dogs enrolled in the study.

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Dr. Robin Downing Champions Morris Animal Foundation and Unite to Fight Pet Cancer

May 4, 2017

Always a passionate advocate for the animals who share our world, Dr. Downing has long supported the fight against cancer both professionally and in her own pets' lives.

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Join Morris Animal Foundation as We Unite to Fight Pet Cancer

April 25, 2017

Help us fight pet cancer and give our pets a better chance at a longer, healthier life – pets like Rocky, a beloved Dalmatian whose life was cut short by cancer – by making your gift today.

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Walking for Riley - San Diego K9 Cancer Walk

February 29, 2016

Barbee Gennerman remembers the shock of learning that her golden retriever Riley had cancer. “I knew dogs got cancer,” said Barbee. “You just think it will never happen to your dog.”

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Manny, the Famous Frenchie, Joins the Fight Against Pet Cancer

June 17, 2014

It’s not every day you bring a new puppy into your home—let alone one that becomes famous. That’s exactly what happened to Jon and Amber Huang after they added Manny, a French Bulldog, to their family...

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Sumo: Cancer Free Thanks to a Foundation First Award Grant

September 18, 2013 Heidi Jeter

When Sumo, an adorable 9-year-old Shih Tzu, began sleeping and drinking more than usual, his owner, Dieter Benesch, began worrying. Sumo just wasn’t his usual energetic self.

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We’re Wagging Our Tails Over the PetSafe Gala

August 27, 2013

It was all smiles and tail wagging at the second annual PetSafe Black Ties & Tails Gala to benefit Morris Animal Foundation. The dog-friendly gala took place on Saturday, August 10, in Knoxville, Tenn., and more than 160 people accompanied by more than 30 dogs were in attendance.

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Indy Leaps into the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

August 26, 2013

Indy is a quintessential Golden Retriever. At nearly three years of age, this bundle of energy participates in dock dog diving competitions – he is titled in the Senior Division which jumps 15’ – 19’, he is already a United Kennel Club champion & International Champion and has his Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dogs International certifications. Soon, Indy will start competing in obedience.

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Training Your Golden Retriever

August 7, 2013

“Bad behavior” is the biggest reason that pets are relinquished. Sadly many dogs don’t even realize their behavior is inappropriate. According to David Haworth, DVM, PhD, and president and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation, dogs thrive on having limits. As pack animals, dogs need a lot of structure—and as the owner, you need to provide it. You need to be aware of (and decide for yourself) what normal canine behavior is and what behavior is unacceptable.

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Tips for Keeping Your Golden Retriever Healthy

August 2, 2013

Celebrating your Golden Retriever’s birthday with a trip to the veterinarian may not sound like a great birthday present, but think of the annual visit as the gift of health. Along with good nutrition and proper exercise, wellness visits are your best bet for disease prevention and early diagnosis. Here are some additional health tips from David Haworth, DVM, PhD, president/CEO of Morris Animal Foundation.

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Meet One of Our Golden Boys

July 12, 2013

Meet Gibbs. This active and adorable Golden Retriever joined our Golden Retriever Lifetime Study just before his second birthday this past spring.

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Time to Start the Gold Rush

June 10, 2013

3,000-that's the golden number! Application for Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is open, and we're actively recruiting 3,000 Goldens under the age of 2 to take part in this amazing health study.

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Dog owner and veterinarian show dedication to Golden health

June 3, 2013

Golden Retriever owners are as loyal to their breed as their Goldens are to them. That’s why our Golden Retriever Lifetime Study has caught the attention of veterinarians and dog owners across the country, including participants Dr. Michael Lappin and Nancy Bishop in Massachusetts.

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High School Freshman Receives First Place Award for Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

April 2, 2013

Cherry Creek High School freshman Apoorva Krishnan took her love for animals to the next level by getting involved in Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

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Morris Animal Foundation Sponsors Greyhounds Rock Keynote

November 2, 2012 MAF

The keynote—an inspirational discussion about living with canine cancer—will be presented by Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano, founders of the world's largest online community for canine amputees and their humans,

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Canine Cancer Samples Made Available to Research

October 30, 2012 MAF

Canine cancer samples are now available to the research community thanks in part to Morris Animal Foundation, Pfizer Animal Health and AKC-Canine Health Foundation.

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New Initiative Looks at Long-term Canine Health

October 24, 2012 MAF

Morris Animal Foundation is still looking for veterinarians and participants for a study that may become the most influential veterinary study to date.

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Silicon Valley Stomps on Cancer!

October 3, 2012 MAF

Last weekend, more than 500 San Jose area dog lovers rallied together to fight canine cancer at the annual Silicon Valley K9 Cancer Walk benefiting Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit organization that invests in science that advances veterinary care for animals. Volunteers in the area have held the event the last three years, and this year they reached a milestone by raising more than $200,000 for canine health research.

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