Frequently Asked Questions About Dogs with Cancer

My dog has cancer, what do I do next?

Now you’ve received news no pet owner wants to hear. Your dog has cancer.  Now what?  Where do you go from here?  Your dog’s veterinarian will usually talk to you about the options they may have for your dog if experienced. Many times, it’s a good idea to receive a referral to a specialist for further information and diagnostic testing. 

It’s very important to research the type of cancer your dog is diagnosed with and see what possible treatments plans are out there for that type of cancer. This is where “Information Overload” can come into play.  There’s so much available on the internet these days that it can become overwhelming.  Here is a great article on our blog to help walk you through researching and finding help with the next steps. What To Do When Your Dog Is Facing A Cancer Diagnosis – Information Overload – The National Canine Cancer Foundation (wearethecure.org)

How much does it cost to treat canine cancer?

Cancer treatment for dogs can range greatly from a $500 surgery to a $10,000 in chemo therapy. The range is so vast because your dog’s medical condition and how cancer is manifesting are always unique. There are a variety of treatment options and palliative care that may be appropriate for your dog, so speaking to vet and understanding the range of options and their effectiveness is critical.

Can you help with cancer treatment funding?

Unfortunately, our mission statement does not allow us to fund individual cancer treatments, but we do have access to options that may work for you. We have put together two blog listings on our website to assist those in need of funding.  Please visit 7 Fundraisers to Help Pay for Dog Cancer Treatment Cost – #helpdogs (wearethecure.org) for tips on fundraising ideas.  Additionally, Financial Support for Your Dog’s Fight to Beat Cancer – The National Canine Cancer Foundation (wearethecure.org) has possible financial support options. We hope this information helps.

What are cancer treatment options for my dog?

There are several types of treatment for canine cancer available. Your veterinarian will review the best options of these, the survival rates and costs.

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Bone marrow transplants
  • Palliative therapy
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Alternative therapies

Donating to the National Canine Cancer Foundation

What percentage of donations received is put towards research?

Approximately 85% of all money that comes into the foundation goes towards education, outreach and research.

Did You Know that life insurance or annuities can be part of your philanthropy?

You can designate the National Canine Cancer Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or investment account. Most of the time all you need is the NCCF EIN number (03-0581083) to provide to your life insurance agent or financial advisor for the beneficiary designation. If you find that you need more information, please contact our office and we are happy to provide the necessary information or fill out forms.

How do I add a picture to my memorial donation?

If you’d like a photo added to your memorial donation on our donation wall of the website, please email the photo to stories.wearethecure@gmail.com. Please make sure to include the dogs name in the email and the name the donation was made under, so we make sure the photo goes with the correct donation listing.

Can a donation be directed to a certain cancer fund?

Yes, you can ask that a donation you make is allocated towards a certain fund within the foundation. For example, if you are donating and would like the funds to go towards Hemangiosarcoma Research, make sure to note that in your donation order.  You can also email ordersnccf@gmail.com.

How do you apply for research grants?

You can visit Research Grants – The National Canine Cancer Foundation (wearethecure.org) to find out about past and current grants that have been funded through the foundation.  To apply for grants or to find more information please fill out a contact form at Contact Us – The National Canine Cancer Foundation (wearethecure.org)

Who do I contact to get a year-end donation letter for my records?

Please fill out our contact form at Contact Us – The National Canine Cancer Foundation (wearethecure.org) and we will be in touch to help you.

NCCF Resources, Events & Products

How can I help NCCF's mission of ending canine cancer?

With our focus on funding research and providing dog owners the resources they need to keep dogs healthy, there are a variety of ways to help support our mission.

  • Tax-deductible donations
  • Life insurance or annuity donations
  • Purchasing NCCF apparel
  • Tagging us on social media
How can I download a copy of your Wellness Planner & Journal?

To download a free copy of our Wellness Planner & Journal please visit FREE Dog Planner and Wellness Journal – National Canine Cancer Fdn (wearethecure.org)

How can I find out about upcoming events?
Is there a return policy on products purchased from your online store?
Yes, we allow returns on all non-personalized items. Stained glass ornaments and suncatchers are excluded from this policy and are allowed to be returned even if personalized.  Please contact our store manager directly at ordersnccf@gmail.com regarding returns.
What canine cancer resources are available at NCCF?

In addition to our wellness calendar, awareness events and outreach efforts, NCCF also offers additional resources:

Do you allow sponsored posts?

We currently do not allow sponsored posts from outside sources. If you have any further questions about this topic please use our contact form at Contact Us – The National Canine Cancer Foundation (wearethecure.org)