Our Non-Profit Friends
The National Canine Cancer Foundation has been generously supported by many non-profit organizations with their time and donations. Here are a list of our invaluable non-profit friends of the NCCF:
In late 1998, the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America, Inc.(FCRSA) authorized the creation of a tax exempt non-profit organization to benefit the health and welfare of the breed. This organization is The Flat-Coated Retriever Foundation. While the Foundation is empowered to take on a variety of activities to benefit Flat-Coated Retrievers, its primary responsibilities are in the area of health and rescue.
In 1998 a few people got together to experiment with the new up and coming dog sport in New England, Flyball. After lots of practice we registered our first official team with North American Flyball Association (NAFA). In January of 2000 the Maine Coast Runners flyball team was formed. It was the first flyball team in the State of Maine. We entered our first tournament that July in Manchester, NH with six dogs and six people. Since that time, we have grown to four teams that actively compete in tournaments throughout MA, CT, VT, NH and Canada.
Rainier Agility Team is a non-profit club dedicated to promoting the sport of dog agility for all breeds and mixed breeds. Founded in 1989, RAT was the first agility club in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Our training sites are located in Redmond and Kent. We are affiliated with the North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC) and the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA).
The Upper Midwest Australian Shepherd Club (UMASC) is affiliated with the Australian Shepherd Club of America, which is one of the founding registries of the breed. UMASC has been in existence for over 25 years and is dedicated to promoting the Australian Shepherd. UMASC sponsors ASCA-sanctioned events such as conformation shows, obedience, stock, and agility trials and tracking tests, providing participants with the opportunity to exhibit their dogs in these areas and earn titles.