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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, Tripawds.com.

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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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Knoxville is Barkin’ on Sunshine!

September 26, 2012 MAF

This past weekend, more than five hundred Knoxville area dog lovers rallied together to fight canine cancer at the annual PetSafe K9 Cancer Walk benefiting Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit organization that invests in science that advances veterinary care for animals The walk raised more than $50,000 and combined with the recent money raised at the PetSafe Black Tie and Tails Gala, more than $75,000 was raise for canine health research.

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Orvis Takes a “Shot” Against Canine Cancer

September 23, 2012 MAF

Cancer is a disease that touches many of us. Canine cancer is the No. 1 cause of death of dogs over the age of 2. About 50 percent of dogs will develop the disease in their lifetime, and one in four will die from it. Many dog-loving people and companies, including The Orvis Company, are taking a stand against this horrible disease.

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PetSafe Plans to Make Sunday’s K9 Cancer Walk Most “Woofed” About Event in Town

September 21, 2012 MAF

PetSafe is gearing up for its annual K9 Cancer Walk on Sunday, September 23, at the Cove at Concord Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit Morris Animal Foundation and their effort to help dogs lead longer, healthier, cancer-free lives.

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The Spirit of an East Tennessee Dog Lives On

September 5, 2012 MAF

Betsy’s story is like that of so many East Tennessee dogs. She loved the outdoors. She would often join her owner, Jay Clark, on his duck-hunting adventures and backpacking trips. And although she had battled arthritis for many years, her favorite thing to do was to swim alongside his boat, especially in the Elk River. But five months ago, Betsy’s life was claimed by cancer, a disease that no family is ever prepared for.

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PetSafe Makes Community Happy and Healthy for Pets

August 23, 2012 MAF

Knoxville has been dubbed one of the pet-friendliest cities in the nation, in part thanks to the pet-loving team at PetSafe. They have taken the lead in helping to make sure that pets are respected citizens and that their health and well-being are a top priority in the community. To help drive this effort, earlier this month they hosted the first-ever dog-friendly black-tie gala in Tennessee.

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