Haley became a certified therapy dog after she was diagnosed and served her community for nine months, showing that dogs with cancer can thrive and change lives.
She supported these nonprofits — from organizations that help homeless senior dogs to those that focus on health and wellness, maybe you’ll find one that speaks to you, too! Donate, volunteer or just learn more.
The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation offers research and education in all aspects of integrative medicine, such as holistic, alternative and complementary veterinary medicine. They featured Haley’s story and are a fantastic resource of information.
BARK Therapy Dogs is the organization through which Haley volunteered at the senior center each week. They have established an informal “Haley Scholarship” to cover membership dues for volunteers in need.
Best Friends works with shelters, rescue groups and members nationwide to end the unnecessary killing of dogs and cats in shelters and bring about a time when there are “No More Homeless Pets.” Their sanctuary in Utah is home to almost 2,000 animals – including dogs, cats, horses, burros, birds, rabbits, goats, pigs. I am a longtime supporter of theirs and also served as a news writer for them. My favorite option for donation is their Guardian Angel program, where you can give monthly to support a specific animal in need.
The Gentle Barn rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to abused animals. They are located in Southern California and I am lucky enough to have visited them personally. They have some unique volunteer opportunities available, including a Cow Hugger! How fun would that be?
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue is a sanctuary where adoptable dogs can run, play, train and be loved on their journey to their forever home. The sanctuary also provides a permanent home to residents who are better served there due to health issues.
The National Canine Cancer Foundation. Enough said.
Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue is the third largest golden retriever rescue in the country finding loving, lifetime homes for dogs in need, regardless of conditions or circumstances. Haley was a “foster hostess with the mostest” for them and my mom adopted a dog through them. Haley was particularly fond of helping individual dogs through their Save a Life Permanent Foster Program.