A pet’s diagnosis with lymphoma is a hard hit to your emotions, but it doesn’t need to be as hard of a hit to your wallet as well. There are plenty of organizations out there whose goal is to help pet parents just like you in making the best decision for treatment for their pets.
We know that treatment and tests are expensive. We want you and your pet to have as much time together as possible. And that time deserves to be enjoyable, not a time spent stressing over how difficult it will be to pay for treatment.
For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of organizations that have programs meant to help you as a pet parent through this hard time.
As you go through this list, remember that we are showing you your options. Please be sure to verify what the requirements are with each organization and always ask your vet for more information.
Helps pet parents fundraise for their treatment. Their system works by raising donations for each pet in the program. Getting approved to be in the fund and raising the money to get your pet’s treatment covered can take up to 2 full months, so move quickly.
A fund started by some devastated pet parents to support other people in their position and hopefully produce a better outcome. They only can help New England and Florida candidates at this time. Helps fund cancer treatments for dogs whose parents are in need of financial assistance. Emma’s Foundation has to open and close applications depending on their funding, so part of this application is luck in the timing.
This non-profit started to honor a pair of beloved labrador retrievers. It provides funding and support to many different financially troubling situations that dogs can end up in. including Food, medicine, and supplies as well as Cancer research and so many different kinds of rescues.
Helps pet parents in Colorado only to get resources to take some of the stress out of treating their pet. The funding available to applicants is entirely related to the amount of donations that they receive, so the maximum amount changes.
Funding for emergency medical services with a good prognosis from a vet. This plan can only pay for treatments that have not been paid for already—they specify that they don’t do reimbursements. They do, however, have a few different options for funding plans.
Offers assistance to pet parents to help “bridge the gap” between the cost of treatment and what is affordable for the owner. Their approval rate is very low but they also offer assistance on finding more cost-effective methods. The application process requires both the vet and owner to work together to submit it.
Serves pet parents in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Helps to pay for treatments for cancer patients. The time it takes to be approved or denied is about 2 weeks from the application. Awarded funds are based on income brackets but can be anywhere from 20-40% of the cost of the treatments.
This site provides resources to locate more funding based on your location. They have compiled all of the possible resources to assist you in paying for the treatment your pet needs into a single source that may be a bit more extensive than our list here. If none of the sources we’ve compiled are a good fit for your situation, you should be able to spend some time doing a bit of digging on this website and find something that will work for you and your pet.
The Pet Fund started in 2003 and over the last two decades has dedicated its resources to helping fund veterinary care for those who can’t afford it. The Pet Fund only offers financial assistance to pets in need of “non-basic, non-urgent care” which includes chemotherapy treatments and other cancer treatments. Though there can be a wait period to be on the list for as they have only a few people to go through all of the applications.
There are so many resources out there to help support you, and while we may not have covered the right location for you and your pet, you should keep an eye out and check on other resources and lists to see if any of them can directly assist your particular situation.
Finding the right financial assistance for you and your pet will be crucial to making sure you get as much time with your furry family member as possible.
You shouldn’t be scared to apply to multiple organizations at the same time, but don’t be greedy. If you get a grant that will help bring your pup’s treatment down to something that you can afford, keep in mind that there are many other pet parents out there going through the exact same thing that you are. If you can afford your dog’s treatment with a single grant or fund, consider letting the rest of your approved grants go so that hopefully some other furry baby is able to get the treatment that they deserve.
If you have more questions on how to get your pet’s treatment to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible check out these posts.