The Petco Foundation & Canine Cancer

About Canine Cancer

Every year, an estimated 6,000,000 dogs are diagnosed with some form of cancer. That’s over 16,000 dogs every day! (

For many of these dogs, cancer will act much like it does in their human companions. And, it will spread to the same organs as their human friends.

Any guardian who has had to deal with canine cancer knows how heartbreaking it is. In fact, canine cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. (

Treatment Options for Canine Cancer

There are various treatment options for canine cancer, depending on the type and stage of cancer. Here at The Mosby Foundation, we have provided financial assistance for dogs from $500 into the thousands.

How do we decide the amount of funding for the dog? It depends on several factors:

  1. Age of the dog
  2. Type of cancer
  3. Stage level
  4. Prognosis
  5. Amount of funding we have available at any given time
  6. Financial situation of the pet parent and fundraising work performed by them to raise funds

Please go to our financial aid page ( to apply. Once we receive your application, we will review it to see if you qualify for aid.

The Petco Foundation and Armani/Schaffer Cancer Fund

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with the Petco Foundation, and our own

Armani/Schaffer Cancer Fund,  ( ) we hope to help as many dogs and pet parents as we can. 

Cancer is not only frightening, treatment is expensive. The Mosby Foundation hopes to help offset that cost to qualifying applicants. We are so very proud to be part of the Petco Foundation team in offering financial support to dogs in need of critical cancer care.

The Petco Foundation has demonstrated again and again its extraordinary commitment to reach out to local communities and help pets in need. On their website, the Petco Foundation says, “We support organizations who have the biggest hearts and save the most lives.”

However, without the Petco Foundation’s huge heart, our ability to help dogs in need would be vastly limited. Thank you, Petco Foundation for allowing us to continue to do this important work!

To find more organizations sponsored by the Petco Foundation to help battle canine cancer in companion dogs, please visit the Petco Foundation website. (