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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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Los Gatos Takes a Walk for K9 Cancer Research

March 24, 2014

Area dog owners are gearing up for the annual Los Gatos K9 Cancer Walk on Sunday, April 13, at Vasona Lake Park in Los Gatos. Proceeds from the event will benefit Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit organization that invests in science that advances veterinary medicine for animals...

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Tarra Joins the Effort to Improve the Golden Breed

December 6, 2013

Tarra is 1-year-old British Cream Golden. She’s alert, cuddly and minds everyone else’s business. Her interest in people will make her a great therapy dog, and she’ll test to start with Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) when she turns 18 months. In the meantime, Tarra is already contributing to society through her participation in Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

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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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Betty White Announces Winners of the Orvis Cover Dog Photo Contest

July 23, 2013

Dog lovers have spoken and the winners of the latest round of the Orvis Cover Dog Contest have been chosen. Animal lover and Morris Animal Foundation supporter Betty White teamed up with the Orvis Company to announce the winners.

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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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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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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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Study Identifies a Better Method for Dosing of Chemotherapy Drugs in Dogs

June 23, 2012 MAF

Currently, chemotherapy doses are calculated based on a dog’s body surface area without taking into consideration other physiological factors that could affect drug metabolism. New research is identifying ways to improve dosing methods.

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Cancer campaign funds nearly $5 million in research in five years

May 18, 2012 MAF


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Registration is now open for the K9 Cancer Walk in Elk Grove, CA

January 27, 2012 MAF

Join Morris Animal Foundation on Sunday, April 29, for the Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk at Elk Grove Regional Park in Elk Grove.

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Potential prognostic lymphoma test

December 14, 2011 MAF

Lymphoma accounts for nearly 25 percent of all cancers in dogs, and some breeds are particularly susceptible.

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“Barking” on Sunshine! Northern Californians Rally to Fight Cancer

October 11, 2011 MAF

More than 700 Los Gatos area dog lovers joined together on Sunday, October 9, at the Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk at Vasona Lake Park, in an effort to help their furry best friends live longer, healthier, cancer-free lives. The walk raised over $81,000.

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Program gives rise to promising cancer researcher

July 11, 2011 MAF

Foundation fellow works toward new stem cell therapies

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Watch the Coconut Creek K9 Cancer Walk video

February 1, 2011


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Drug May Help Fight Soft-Tissue Tumors in Dogs

October 15, 2010 MAF

MAF Successful Outcome: This fellowship training grant provided advanced, hands-on training for a postdoctoral student participating in research on the effect of macrophages on tumor growth.

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