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I will never, ever… forget the day that our vet told us that the growth in Emma’s jaw was “cancer”. We immediately refused to believe what she was telling us, this was incomprehensible to us… and could not be happening to our sweet little girl!

I spent hours on various websites researching diseases in dogs… cancers, tumors, benign tumors… just looking for anything that would help me to prove to our vet that this wasn’t cancer and that she was wrong. Unfortunately I was wrong… and Ron and I were heartbroken.

Emma in the snow

We followed up with two specialists, we were told that our options were to have her jaw partially removed, this could possibly extend her life by an additional 10-12 months (if we were lucky)… or do nothing and keep her comfortable. We were very concerned about her quality of life. We knew that we would have to help her to eat… this was heart-wrenching to us and knew we couldn’t do it. We would not put her through that, she deserved better and deserved dignity.

Her cancer grew rapidly… from the day of diagnosis to the day our vet came to our home to help us say goodbye to Emma… it was 34 days. We kept her pain free as best we could and we knew that she would help us to know when it was time and she did… the morning that she stopped eating we knew. Our wonderful vet came to our home and together we helped Emma to gently, peacefully cross over to the Rainbow Bridge, while holding her tightly in our arms.

We started Emma’s Foundation to keep her memory alive… and to also help other dog owners who cannot afford the cancer treatments for their beloved pet. We want to make a difference in the lives of our pets and for the people who love and need them. We know Emma would be proud!

RIP Sweet girl until we meet again… 8/4/00-8/19/10

Upcoming Events

Mothers Day 7th Annual 50/50 Raffle
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am – May 13 @ 1:00 am
Pet Festival 2018 @ Carillon Parkway
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bringing pets together and their owners to share a day filled with fun for the entire family:

Adoptable Pets

Pet and People related vendors




Get Rescued!!!! @ Beach Blvd
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Bark in the Park @ Curtis Hixon Park
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


petco-check-005Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Petco Foundation together with Blue Buffalo. These funds will be used to provide financial support to pet owners who otherwise would not be able to afford this type of care for their pets. Thank you Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo for your incredible, ongoing support!

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Over the past few days and weeks, I have heard from many friends who have had to say goodbye to their precious fur babies. Some from cancer and others from other unfortunate diseases or causes.
Please take a minute today to say a prayer for these sweet babies who have passed, and especially for those who are left behind with a broken heart. Thank you <3
RIP Gracie, Guinness, Rocky, Leroy, Molli, Gerti, Zeva and Sierra 💔 🙏🐾
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Meet sweet Nikita, she will meet with the surgeon on Monday. She has a Ear Canal tumor, we are praying that it is not cancer. Mom is keeping Emma's Foundation posted! We would love to hear good news!!! Paws crossed and lots of prayers for Nikita and her mom!!! <3 <3 <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Together We Can Make A difference

Please help us reach our $500,000 Goal.


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Mission Statement

Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer will work to heighten canine cancer awareness, provide resources and to provide financial funding to pet owners who do not have the financial ability to pay for the canine cancer treatment of their beloved pet. Our focus is on sparing or prolonging the life of our canine friends, by assisting with financial support.

Its unfortunate yet comforting that something like cancer can bring people together to do such wonderful things….

Tina Hatin



Please note that Emmas Foundation is ONLY able to help New England and Florida Residents at this time.

To apply for funding, please download and fill out this application OR fill out the form Online by clicking here.