“Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV
Morris Animal Foundation - Memory Donation
"A way for the 3000 Strong Family to remember and honor our Heroes and Supporters that have left us. These loving companions have been important parts of our lives and of our extended family. We will never forget them or the contributions they have made to the health of all companion animals. A donation in their memory will honor them for the life of the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study and beyond."

Receiving a cancer diagnosis on your beloved dog is one of the most difficult things that we can go through as a pet parent. Now imagine hearing that not one, but two, of your dogs has cancer. One of our group members, Mac Covey, is facing this situation with two of her dogs - Alpine and Delaney, brother and sister – the elders of the pack. Delaney is also the mother of Echo, Hero #283. Alpine is fighting lymphoma and Delaney was just diagnosed with malignant melanoma. If you would like to help, you can call the VRCC Clinic at 303-874-7387 and ask to speak to someone that handles payments at the front desk. You can let them know that Mac Covey (the account will be under Marjorie Covey) is having her dogs seen in the Oncology Department and ask to make a payment on her account to go towards their treatments. Thank you so much.
Alpine and Delaney

Birdwing Starshine on the Hudson (Hudson-River) is a 5 year old Golden Retriever who has several siblings in the GRLS. Hudson shares the same terminal illness Lymphoma with his brother Bruin who is a Hero in the GRLS. Hudson was diagnosed with Lymphoma in August of 2016 exactly 1 year after brother Bruin. Treatment & after care comes at a cost. If anyone was looking to pay it forward & help my boy, he is seen by Dr Alexander at NEVOG is Waltham,MA . Their # is (781) 684-8688. They are opened Mon-Fri 7:30-5:30 Eastern Time. All you have to do when you call is say you want to donate to Hudson Van Vlack (use his first & last name) and who ever answers will be happy to assist you. Thank you.



Bruin (Birdwing Sunday Playoff) hero #1635 in GRLS is a 4 year old golden retriever that got the horrible diagnosis of lymphoma at just 2 years old. He has been fighting for almost 2 years and after 16 months of being in remission, the cancer came back this past December. He is now almost finished with his second round of chemotherapy. It is very costly especially since we had to go through it twice and our options are limited once the cancer comes back again (unfortunately there isn't a cure for lymphoma) . I know he has a lot more love to give and is too young. We want Bruin to be able to have more time with us... especially with his 2 year old and 6 month old human siblings. If you would like to donate towards Bruin's treatments you can contact Nevog in Waltham Ma, 781-684-8688. He is being seen by Dr Cronin and their hours are 7:30am-5:30pm Eastern time. When calling just please be sure to let them know that it's toward Bruin Grella's treatment.

Gus da Goose
"Gus, or Gus da Goose as he is affectionately known, is an adorable 8 year old Golden Retriever rescued at a very young age. He became a registered therapy dog in 2013 with Therapy Animals of Utah. He and his owners often visit mentally ill teenagers in a locked down unit of a local facility and also visits severely mentally ill geriatric patients at the same facility. Unfortunately, Gus was recently diagnosed with lymphoma in September 2016. It was discovered after he suffered a seizure believed to be unrelated. Since his diagnosis, he has successfully managed his entire course of chemotherapy treatments and his family has been fortunate enough to receive a grant from his therapy work that supported a substantial portion of the cost of this treatment. As anyone dealing with cancer knows, crisis can be just around the corner and unfortunately early in his treatment, Gus suffered some setbacks that exhausted this family's finances. Gus has insurance that has also covered much of his initial treatments, but this too has been exhausted. Add this to the needs of special foods, office visits, special medications and supplements, and the financial hardships have become very real for this family."