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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

Event Information:

  • Wed

    Annual Bake Sale

    10:00 amKey Bank in Milton, Vermont

    10:00 - 4:00



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!


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!


Hi! My name is Bear, I am a 9 year old Pomeranian ♥ I have a mass on my right lung and I'm going to need surgery and then chemotherapy. My mom cannot afford all of this treatment so she has reached out to Emma's Foundation. They can help but they can't cover it all.My mom is doing all she can and is reaching out to other organizations as well. Hopefully they will be able to contribute as well...This cancer thing is difficult, it cost a lot of money and heartache....💔My mom loves dogs , she has more than just me at home and its because she has a big heart. She says that I'm special and that I am her "heart dog" I think that's a good thing. Please keep us in your prayers. I know that Tina reaches out often for her cancer dogs! She has a big heart as well! If you would like to contribute to my cancer treatment, just let her know....shes a super nice lady! ♥ ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi ♥ My name is Mia. I am a Boxer and was just recently dx with mast cell cancer. My cancer treatments consist of 3X a week. The Animal Cancer Care Clinic called Emma's Foundation and said that I was a good candidate for assistance. Tina said that Emma's Foundation will help me, we are so happy!!! 🎉My dad says that I am the love of his life...I have greeted him at the door for the last 5 years (he really loves that I do that and I would like to continue to be there for him)...He says that I am a "once in a lifetime dog!" I guess my face says it all!!! Please keep us both in your prayers, thank you 🙏🐾❤ ... See MoreSee Less

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

thermometer $613,000 reached of $1,000,000

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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.

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.