Animal related



Northridge, CA


Increasing awareness of canine lymphoma is our foundation and through education we empower dog owners and through research we look for a cure.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Terry Simons

Main Address

19223 Prairie St

Northridge, CA 91324 USA


lymphoma, canine lymphoma, cancer, dogs, canines, education, awareness, research, cancer research, cancer education, cancer awareness, social media, website, My Friend: Changing the Journey, A Reason To Change





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Other Services (D60)

Cancer Research (H30)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The problem we are addressing is that 50% of all dog owners do not know dogs can get cancer along with treatments and options that are available to them.
Canine cancer research does not receive the funding that human cancer research does, we are hoping to close the gap.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Documentary - My Friend: Changing the Journey

A Reason To Change

Pop Up Canine Cancer Talks

My Friend: Standing Strong

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Increase awareness of canine cancer and educate dog owners about canine cancer.

Find better treatments and hopefully a cure for canine cancer.

Expand the available information on canine cancer through documentaries, website and community outreach programs.

Raise funds and expand resources to specifically target canine cancer research and education

By continuing to raise funds and resources we will be better able to continue the production of educational documentaries, which keep the pet owners better informed, as well as an updated website that is constantly updating with new information and resources that fit the needs of pet owners.
We are working closely with Cornell University to help find better treatments for canine lymphoma and hopefully a cure.

Based on the increasing responses received with questions about canine cancer and the request for resources and information, we believe we are reaching more people and making a difference in how canine cancer is perceived.
Working closely with researchers at Cornell University we are constantly updated on the progress of the research we are helping to fund.

We have created a website specifically for canine lymphoma that is growing to include more canine cancers. We created a brochure that is available on our website for free and is also provide to veterinarian offices in the US and Canada. We have produced two award-winning documentaries on canine cancer with one making it to broadcast television. We are currently funding state of the art research at Cornell University. Because lymphoma in dogs is less well studied than humans, the research tools to study canine cancer are less well developed. With our help Cornell University is working on making and characterizing these research tools, which will be available to the entire canine cancer research community after they are created. This will encourage and enable more research into canine lymphoma and hopefully speed the development of better treatments and a future cure for the disease. We have finished and released our award winning documentary on canine bone cancer.

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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