Pet Cancer Resource Guide

struggling to cover the costs of pet cancer treatment?

Through our annual Pet Cancer Awareness campaign, the Petco Foundation, in partnership with Blue Buffalo has invested more than $15 million to support clinical trials and university studies working toward a cure, and helped to fund organizations that assist with covering treatment costs for families who couldn’t otherwise afford the care. Below are a few of the organizations supported through this campaign that might be able to help with the costs of pet cancer treatment. If you are interested in seeking support, please reach out to the organization directly; the Petco Foundation does not accept individual requests for support.

Colorado State University Foundation

Name of the Fund:
The Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund
Who/what does it fund?
The fund cares for pets with cancer whose owners cannot afford it. Both funds are intended to help cover care associated with oncology (diagnosis and treatment) for those clients with a financial need.
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
National
How to apply?
The client applies for Care Credit through the VTH business office. Clients automatically qualify if they “max out” or are denied for care credit. Extenuating circumstances are approved on a case-by-case basis by members of the senior leadership team of the Flint Animal Cancer Center.

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Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Name of the Fund:
The Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund
Who/what does it fund?
Funding care for pets with cancer whose owners cannot afford care
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
NY, NJ, VT, NH, ME, MA, RI, and CT
How to apply?
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has limited patient assistance that is made available to patients through donations. To find out if you qualify for this program, contact Wendy English in the Customer Experience Office at 607-253-3030 or email vet-hosp@cornell.edu and ask for an application.

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Foundation for Animal Care and Education

Name of the Fund:
Save-A-Life Program
Who/what does it fund?
Funding care for pets with cancer or immediately life-threatening conditions whose owners cannot afford care
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
San Diego County
How to apply?
To learn more or to apply for assistance, visit the FACE Foundation website.

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North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation

Name of the Fund:
The Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund
Who/what does it fund?
Facilitates cancer treatment for dogs and cats in households that need assistance to provide care. There is also funding available for companion zoological animals.
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
National
How to apply?
Pet parents should talk with their primary veterinarian about the potential for participating in the program when their pet receives a cancer diagnosis. The owner’s primary veterinarian can then discuss the case with the oncologists at NCSU to refer the case, and consider the potential eligibility for support.

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The Mosby Foundation

Name of the Fund:
The Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund
Who/what does it fund?
Funds veterinarian care for dogs with cancer whose owners cannot afford care.
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
National
How to apply?
To see if you qualify for assistance from The Mosby Foundation, you must first complete a pre-application that can be found on The Mosby Foundation website.

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Ohio State University Foundation

Name of the Fund:
The Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund
Who/what does it fund?
Funding to assist qualified owners of pets diagnosed with cancer to seek treatment and enrollment in a clinical trial who otherwise could not afford care.
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
MI, OH, WV, VA, NC, SC, MD, DC, DE, PA, KY, IL, IN, and NY
How to apply?
To learn more about the clinical trials available for pet cancer or to see if you qualify for assistance, visit the Ohio State website.

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The Perseus Foundation

Name of the Fund:
The Teddy Bear Fund
Who/what does it fund?
The Teddy Bear Fund provides financial assistance to defray the cost of cancer care in cats.
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
National
How to apply?
For information and how to apply, please email Victoria Alessandra Brown at Ale@caninetcellinfusion.info or call 202.674.1334.

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The Perseus Foundation

Name of the Fund:
MiliDog Fund
Who/what does it fund?
The MiliDog Fund provides financial assistance to defray the cost of cancer care in Retired Military Working Dogs and Contractor Military Working Dogs.
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
National
How to apply?
For information and how to apply, please email Victoria Alessandra Brown at Ale@caninetcellinfusion.info or call 202.674.1334.

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The Pet Fund

Name of the Fund:
The Pet Fund
Who/what does it fund?
Funding care for pets with cancer whose owners cannot afford care. The Pet Fund works ONLY on non-basic, non-urgent care, including pet cancer treatment. Geographic region in which funds will be used:
National
How to apply?
To learn more or to see if you qualify for financial assistance, visit the Pet Fund’s website.

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The Riedel and Cody Fund

Name of the Fund:
The Riedel and Cody Fund
Who/what does it fund?
Funding care for pets with cancer whose owners cannot afford care
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
National
How to apply?
The Riedel and Cody Fund provides financial assistance for individuals whose pets are affected by pet cancer. To learn more or to see if you qualify for assistance, visit their website.

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UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Name of the Fund:
The Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund
Who/what does it fund?
Funds veterinarian care for dogs with cancer whose owners cannot afford care.
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
Northern CA, Reno, OR, WA, AK, ID, UT, MT, ND, and MN
How to apply?
Financial assistance is available for diagnostic testing, cancer treatment or to cover the costs of screening for enrollment into a clinical trial. Learn more by visiting the website.

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University of Florida

Name of the Fund:
The Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation Oncology Pet Samaritan Fund
Who/what does it fund?
The fund provides care to pets suffering from cancer whose families are facing unusual financial hardship.
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
National
How to apply?
The client applies after initial evaluation of the pet with the oncology team at the UF Small Animal Hospital. Clients need to apply for care credit or be able to pay a portion of the estimated cost of treatment. The decision is then made by the Associate Dean of Clinical Services.

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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

Name of the Fund:
The Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund
Who/what does it fund?
The fund covers a portion of cancer treatment costs for qualifying cats and dogs whose owners cannot afford the full cost of recommended care. Pets must be in otherwise adequate health and be expected to have a good quality of life following treatment. Additional parameters may apply.
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
National
How to apply?
To learn more or to see if you qualify for assistance, email pennvet.medonc@vet.upenn.edu.

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University of Tennessee Foundation

Name of the Fund:
The Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund
Who/what does it fund?
The fund covers initial pet cancer treatment costs for cats and dogs needing recommended, standard-of-care, urgent cancer treatment.
Geographic region in which funds will be used:
National
How to apply?
To learn more or to see if you qualify for assistance, contact utoncology@utk.edu or call 865-974-8387.

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