This North Texas Giving Day, please join me in raising funds to support Dogslife!
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Dogslife was founded in 2018 by my husband, Matt, after our own dog, Maverick, was diagnosed with cancer. Matt and I got Maverick the week after we got married, and from that point on, he was part of the family. So much so, that when we decided to move to London for work, we jumped through every hoop required to ensure Maverick was able to move with us. It wasn’t even a question – if Maverick was unable to go, no one was going!
When Maverick was diagnosed with cancer, we were devastated. Along with the diagnosis came so many questions: What are the treatment options? Where do we take him to be treated? Will he survive? Is it common for dogs to get cancer? And, of course, how much will treatment cost? As we moved forward with Maverick’s treatment, several of those questions were answered. We learned that canine cancer is very common – in fact, fifty percent of dogs will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of ten. We learned that while treatment is expensive, ranging from four to ten thousand dollars depending on treatment needed, there is a high success rate. However, we also learned that many dogs diagnosed with canine cancer go untreated as families often do not have the financial resources to pay for the life-saving treatment needed. Maverick was so important to us. Neither of us could imagine knowing there was a treatment option, but no way to pursue it because we couldn’t afford it.
After Maverick finished his treatment and was officially a cancer survivor, we continued to reflect on how blessed we were to be able to afford Maverick’s treatment and how thankful we were for every single day we got to spend with him. Maverick made every day better – he lit up our lives and we were so happy to have him well again. It would have been easy to just move on and not think about the hard times. But Maverick’s cancer journey had really made an impact on us. Matt was determined to do something to help those who couldn’t afford treatment for their pets, and out of that determination, Dogslife was created!
Dogslife mission is to help families with financial challenges afford critical cancer treatment for their beloved dogs. As a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) charity supported almost entirely by donations, all donations are tax-deductible as permissible by law. Your generous support and contribution will go directly to providing treatment to these deserving pups and will enable their human parents to have a loyal and healthy companion for years to come.
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Organized By Danielle Stone