In Memory

Honoring Special Dogs Who Helped Chase Away K9 Cancer

There are many dogs who are inspiring us to Chase Away K9 Cancer and we want to honor these canine heroes. Here we will pay tribute to their lives and how they made an impact. If you would like to nominate a dog please contact us at

Argo was born on Dec. 3, 2000 and left me too quickly on Dec. 16, 2003 at barely 3 years old. We had been joined at the hip – doing everything together – since she came to me as a … Read more

Hi! My name is Bart. Well, officially I am known as CH Razn the Bar MH. The MH stands for Master Hunter and I am one of few 3-legged dogs to have earned this highest Hunt Test Title. Yes, you … Read more

Meet Brutus, he was introduced to me thru a very generous donation by Brutus’s Aunt honoring another dog named Brutus that was a tracking dog for Dick Baumer in Vietnam. I’d like to share a little of the note that … Read more

BUCK (Coaches Last Little Buckaroo) AKA “Flumper Dog” & “BuckBuck Puppy” – 1/15/96 – 12/3/05 We said good-bye to Buck when he was a month shy of 10 years old. Four months prior to 12/3/05 we had his front right … Read more

My name is Buddy.  I was adopted into my FURever home when I was about 4 along with my Mom.  That was the best!  There I was at camp (well, actually it was the shelter, but I look at everything … Read more

On April 22, 2011, I lost my beloved Irish Setter to Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. His name was, coincidentally, “Chase”, although he was officially listed on the AKC rolls as CH Ohkom’s Angel In Disguise, CD, RN, CGC, TDIA. All those initials … Read more

Our best friend Chase (“Puppy”) passed on to the Rainbow Bridge on July 27, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. It was very peaceful and we were at his long time vet at Hollywood Hills Animal Hospital. Chase struggled with polyarthorpy (an … Read more

In Memory of ClovisFebruary 14, 2007 – January 15, 2015 Clovis was a very special Lab cross who we rescued after she and her littermates were found in a house that had been destroyed by a tornado in Clovis, New … Read more

MACH 6 Danser Swilla Corey, CDX, RE, TQX  June 13, 2005 – Jan. 9, 2017 He was my special boy. I waited a very long time to get a Tibetan Terrier puppy & he was wonderful. A fun-loving happy boy … Read more

Curie was a beloved family member along with being an amazing athlete, flyball dog, dock dog, and even did a little nosework. Curie and her sister were incredibly fast and majestic when they raced. They floated and flew over the … Read more

On February 11, 2004 Dazee came into my life. She was my first rescue – not from an organization but from the people who were mistreating her. At 14 months she was close to 30 lbs underweight, had pneumonia, heart … Read more

We were narcotics training at a school about six months after I got Deek. He was around 2.5 years old. He found the dope and I was praising him up. I rubbed his head and felt a weird knot right … Read more

I did not want to be here again. But there’s a reason we’re told that greyhounds have a high incidence of osteosarcoma. Because it’s true. This time, it’s Dingo. He’s my husband’s (George) dog. We got him for a very … Read more

We lost our precious girl Duke (Falcons Nest Grand Duke) at the young age of 6 years old. She was a black female Labrador Retriever who lost her life to cancer on March 5, 2009. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma … Read more

Our journey down into the pit began with a simple routine teeth cleaning. The vet called me after the procedure and told me he had taken a biopsy from ShyAnne’s lip because there was a little red bump there. Unfortunately … Read more

While I grew up with spaniels, I had known I wanted to adopt a retired greyhound for years. Perhaps this was just another way to assert my independence (first move out east, then find my own breed of dog), but … Read more

Greetings Cera, Shortly before this summer’s “ChaseawayK9Cancer” picnic you asked if the volunteers would jot down why they do what they do in the fight against canine cancer. So….here goes…. We are blessed when the hardships of we experience in … Read more

The little dog that could! Gumpy, as he was lovingly known, was first fostered by the McDougall family in June 2007, and they knew the moment they got him he was a special dog. Although Gumpy had his issues they … Read more

Well it’s almost been a year that our beloved George has been gone.  We miss him every day.  Thinking back on all the great times with him and all the memories.  In some ways I feel cheated.  Here was this … Read more

People talk a lot about fate. We often wonder if there is a mysterious force that guides and shapes our lives. I don’t know if I believe that life is an inevitable, unchangeable course of events, but I do think … Read more

I remember that awful feeling in my stomach the day I found the tumor on my first dog’sfront leg. The day was Sunday and it was horrible to have to wait till Monday to call the vet. I was not … Read more

Havok, a Doberman Pinscher, was a special dog. He was what people often call a “Once in a lifetime if you are lucky” dog. He had an amazing zest for life and was a true canine athlete who excelled in … Read more

Well. That wasn’t supposed to happen.   I get that there are no guarantees in life, but we did our research to avoid this fate. It all started in 2006, when Ellie was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (the primary killer of … Read more

Henry   In loving memory of Henry (U-CD Gorsebrook Jackson Triggs CD RN WC CGN), our sunshine, and my heart and soul.    Henry was my long awaited first dog and came into my life as a roly-poly, chubby, 8-week-old … Read more

Short story about my girl : Hooker Hooker, more formally known as Vaquero’s Workin Girl, ASCA/AKC Cd, ASCA CDX, HIAs, HSAsd, OTDsd, is a true miracle. She completed her ASCA Open Trial Dog, ducks, title 2006, on three legs, with … Read more

Ivan the Terrible was a husky lab mix, best we could determine.   We adopted him from the Greenville Humane Society when he was just a tiny puppy.  My husband selected him because he was sitting smack in the middle of his … Read more

It was December of 2010 and I decided that it was time for me to get my first dog as an adult.  I decided on a Golden Retriever, a good friend breeds them.  I called my buddy and asked if … Read more

Jerry’s Story: It’s Better to Hop on Three Legs than Limp on Fourby Rene Agredano & Jim Nelson Every day in veterinarian offices around the world, there is a pet guardian who must decide whether or not to amputate their … Read more

Words could never describe the amazing love I was blessed with for nearly ten years.  The closest I could come to serving her justice would be: BEAUTIFUL SOUL. Kayla had the ability to see right through you – into the deepest part … Read more

How do I say goodbye to you, my perfect girl? The one I waited twenty one years for. The one that made all of my dreams come true. The one that brought so much joy in my life. How do … Read more

  Submitted with Love, Missy Gordon Luke was a retired racing greyhound who came into my life in 2005, after a very long career on the race track.  I could go into a short synopsis about what Luke and I … Read more

His many titles and his name tell a lot of his story –  MACH 5 Sancrest Luckenbach UD VER RE MXF TQX  AD .    My Luke was a fabulous agility dog and a talented obedience/rally competitor, and he was … Read more

Hi my name is Luke. I was born on May 9, 2009 and cancer took me away from family 11 years and 1 month later on June 9th 2020. I joined my parents when their kids went off to college. I … Read more

In our Loving Memory of our Precious Maddie – April 2, 2002 – July 21, 2011  It took me over 8 years to convince my then husband to get a dog….finally – he gave in… I think with a little … Read more

I follow your organization on facebook, and I want to thank you for all that you do to bring awareness to canine cancer and most of all, I want to tell you I am sorry for your loss. Tonight, I read the … Read more

Maxwell’s birthday: 5/14/2006  Maxwell’s passing: 2/7/2015 Maxwell’s Story:Maxwell was the best thing that ever happened to me. 5 1/2 years ago I was looking on and there he was, such a beautiful dog, I knew I had to adopt … Read more

a/k/a “The Little Dog That Could”October 15, 1996 to July 15, 2010 We saw her for the first time in a crate at PetsMart on a weekend in March 1998. It was adoption day and a number of local shelters … Read more

Norton, a 12+ year old Golden, recently lost his battle with bone cancer. Norton put up a valiant fight and was able to live a great life with Emily and Mike for over more than a year after his diagnosis, … Read more

We received Oreo as a gift in July 2003. He was a scruffy bundle of energy with a white spot on his chest and under his tail! We decided that since he was “Cream” filled, he would be named Oreo. … Read more

OTCH MACH PACH Sharpmtn’s Seventh Gear – “Overdrive” UDX2 OM4 MXS MJB MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAXJanuary 4, 2002 – May 19, 2015Cancer: Hemangiosarcoma Overdrive’s Story …..”Every once in a while a dog enters your life and changes everything !!!” … Read more


Princess was born on December 23rd, 2004. Although, I’m really not sure her actual birthday this was the one that I gave her simply because I have always wanted my first child to be born on that date, so that … Read more

Raven – “Just” a Dog Raven Gayheart at Fernhaven February 5, 1994 – August 15, 2007 The air was pristine, lush vegetation lined the trail and we could feel the healing power of the mountains. We heard a scream coming … Read more

Autumn Heartsong at Fernhaven – Rena December 4, 2002 – July 26, 2005 “Rena has a bluey.” Rena, our 2 ½ year old Labrador Retriever, was in California training for retiever competitions and our hopes were high for a rewarding … Read more

A group of disc doggers recently donated $1,150 to Chase Away K9 Cancer The UpDog* Challenge Video Games were new, UpDog disc games created by a small group of passionate UpDog Challenge judges. The goal was to provide a fun … Read more

Sadie 12/1/03 – 10/13/17 A special girl, never to be forgotten. Sadie was the faithful and loving companion to Cindy Lowry for 14 wonderful years. Her career included being a Therapy Dog, a Dock Jumping Girl, a Professional Narcotics Detection … Read more

I adopted Scout from a shelter when I was right in the middle of nursing school. My friend happened to work at the shelter at that time so when I contacted her about wanting a dog, she immediately recommended Scout. … Read more

Sierra earned her NADAC Agility Trial Champion (NATCH)  title in August 14, 2011 and her Canine Performance Events (CPE) Agility Trial Champion title (C-ATCH) in May 2012. At the June 2012 CPE National Event in Ridgefield, Sierra also earned a … Read more

It is with great inspiration but great sadness, that we recognize the life and the passing of “Spooky”, OTCH-2 OTCH-O2 RTCH3 UROG UROC A-CH Nitestar’s ABump InThe Night UDX UDX UDX-O U-UD RAE2 URX2 RTX FFX-OG3 DNA-VP CGC. Spooky succumbed … Read more

I lost my best friend shortly after the New Year in 2007. It’s a loss that was so sudden I’m certain I’ll never forget the feeling. Sugar and I grew up together from the time I was 5. I loved … Read more

Police Officer Yaira, our Dutch Shepherd was such a hard worker and sweet loving dog.  We had to let her go last night, the hardest night of my life. Yaira trained with Sgt. Shane Brevik from the Spirit Lake Police Department … Read more

Please hug your dogs a little tighter today, in memory of Yoshi- the most special of special dogs who was released to the Rainbow Bridge on April 10 by his loving family. Yoshi was a real trooper. As a puppy … Read more

Zander came into my life at a point where I believed pit bulls were dangerous dogs. I listened to the media and I believed the hype.  I begged his daddy not to get him. As usual, he didn’t listen.  I … Read more

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