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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


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

To apply for funding, please click here.

Upcoming Events

Pet Food Warehouse Day!

Date: July 27, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Stop by PetFood Warehouse on Williston Road and say hello to our wonderful volunteers and help support Emma’s Foundation!

See you there! ♥

Wine and Canvas – Pop Art – Paint your Pet!

Date: September 15, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Pinellas Ale Works, (PAW) 1962 1st Ave S St. Petersburg FL 33712
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Create a vibrant portrait that captures your pets unique personally in pop art style!

Sip, paint and make a difference by joining us and supporting Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer!

PetFood Warehouse Day!!

Date: September 28, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 2500 Williston Road, Burlington, VT
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Stop by the PetFood Warehouse on Williston Road on September 28th and say hello to our wonderful volunteers and help to support Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer!

See you there ♥

Dogtoberfest 2024

Date: November 16, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 1920 Pinehurst Drive, Highlander Park, Dunedin, FL
Dogtoberfest 2024

Please join us for a fun filled day celebrating everything PETS!!! Wiener races, pet adoptions, vendors and raffles!!! Stop by and say hello, and support our canine cancer foundation!

See you there! ♥

Get Rescued 2025!

Date: February 22, 2025
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 3101 Beach Blvd South, Gulfport FL
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Mark your Calendar for this event!!! More info to come ♥



Emma’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!

Tropical Financial Credit Union

Thank you to Tropical Financial Credit Union of Miami, FL for raising $4199 for Emma’s Foundation!

Thank you to Salty’s in Gulfport, FL for raising $4000 for Emma’s Foundation!

Spanked Puppy

Thank you to The Spanked Puppy in Colchester, VT for raising $4181 for Emma’s Foundation!

Tito's for Dogs

Thank you to Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Jason Brotsky for their generous donation – $5000 for Emma’s Foundation!

Together We Can Make A difference

Please help us reach our $1,000,000 Goal.

thermometer $626,000 reached of $1,000,000

Dogs Helped to Date

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


Emma’s Foundation is a non-profit organization whose Articles of Incorporation were filed with the state of VT on September 21st 2010, we received our official notice of our 501c3 status with the IRS on February 1, 2011. Our federal tax exempt number is 27-3588308.


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