Czar’s Promise, founded in 2018, was inspired by a promise that founder Beth Viney made to her Great Pyrenees, Czar, on the day he transitioned to the rainbow bridge after a 19-month journey with bone cancer. The promise was based on the path they traveled together and the realization that no resources were available to help families whose canines and felines were facing a cancer diagnosis. The cancer path with a pet impacts every area of one’s life and is devastating in many ways. Beth promised Czar to make resources available to ease the stress and burden of families caring for their companion animals. In the past five years, Czar’s Promise has funded care for hundreds of canines throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Illinois, who travel to Madison, WI, for world-renowned cancer treatment. Czar’s Promise has changed the lives of these canines, inspiring hope and creating priceless moments and memories for their families.
A Grey Muzzle grant will help Czar’s Promise support senior dogs diagnosed with cancer and receiving chemotherapy, radiation, or palliative care. Families struggling or unable to afford treatment will improve the quality of their senior dog’s life and give them the ultimate gift: time. The grant will help dogs like Dexter, who was diagnosed with mast cell cancer in the fall of 2022. With the help of Czar’s Promise, his mom started him on chemotherapy treatment to help slow the progression of the disease, allowing Dexter to be comfortable and enjoy more day-to-day adventures and snuggles.