About Czar's Promise

Czar’s Promise is a team of 16 compassionate volunteers from throughout our community, who understand the meaning of a cancer diagnosis, whether it be canine or human.  This team has joined forces to help inspire hope and provide resources for families in our community on their cancer journey, as well as provide funding for groundbreaking canine and pediatric cancer research to help find a cure.

Yes, Czar's Promise is a project of Pet Care and Assistance Fund, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) organization, #47-2163857

YES! You are welcome to email us and we will share with you the best way to provide a donation via cash, or debit/credit card.

If you wish to pay via check, please make your check payable to PCAF/Czar's Promise, and send to:

Czar's Promise
PO Box 5061
Madison, WI 53705

Your donations are 100% tax deductible and Czar's Promise will provide you with a donation receipt. Our online link for debit/credit card donations is coming soon!

We would love that!  Please email us, and we will assist with any questions or schedule a meet-n-greet with one of our Czar’s Promise team members!

YES!  Whatever Czar’s Promise raises in 2018 will benefit each of the three areas of our mission, to provide:

  • Financial assistance to a family(s) whose canine has been diagnosed with cancer
  • A donation(s) to American Family Children’s Hospital/Carbone Cancer Center for pediatric cancer research
  • A donation(s) to the UW School of Veterinary Medicine for canine cancer research

Our goals for 2018 are to educate, provide outreach and awareness and develop programs and initiatives that are in line with the three key areas of the Czar’s Promise mission.

YES! Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 5, at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg!  Czar’s Promise will host its first major fundraising event for all people and pups to participate!

Our goals are strong for 2019!  Grant applications will be available in the spring of 2019 for canine and pediatric cancer research; grant funding to the selected recipient(s) will take place in Q3/Q4 of 2019.  We will continue to provide financial assistance to families in need whose canines have been diagnosed with cancer.  And we will continue to develop and evolve our support and education programs. 

Support for Families

Your veterinarian or veterinary oncologist will be able to make recommendations for medical support, whether nutritional, alternative therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy and rehabilitation. Emotional support can be found in a variety of ways, both from within the Czar's Promise community (Facebook) or from friends and family.  Lastly, if you are concerned about the effect that the situation is having your own health, you should reach out to your primary care provider/physician or counselor.

The application shall be found on the Czar's promise website.

We expect funding decisions to take up to 2 weeks.

Qualification criteria shall include 1) proof of active service or first responder service; 2) certified service animal 3) proof of limited income (**reference current PCAF financial assistance criteria)

Small yet meaningful financial grants between $200-1000 will be awarded to families in bonefide need of financial assistance

Grant Funding Canine Cancer Research

It shall be available on the Czar's Promise website in Spring 2019.

This means we will provide a sum of money to a research institution to carry out cancer research.

Any institution with veterinary oncologists and research scientists. This may include Universities, research institutions or clinical hospital settings for clinical research projects.

An announcement shall be made on our website when we shall start accepting requests for funding.  Clear guidelines shall be available to guide researchers as far as what kind of research we are currently looking to fund. 

At this time our aim is to fund the first research in the 4th quarter of 2019, as our first major fundraising event is planned for Spring 2019.

A scientific advisory board shall review all grant requests at the end of the submission period.

Grant Funding Pediatric Cancer Research

It shall be available on the Czar's Promise website in Spring 2019.

At this time our aim is to fund the first research in the 4th quarter of 2019, as our first major fundraising event is planned for Spring 2019.

A scientific advisory board shall review all grant requests at the end of the submission period.

This shall be open to all cancer researchers at the Carbone Cancer Center and American Family Children's Hospital.

This means that we shall be providing financial assistance for cutting-edge children's cancer research to be carried out.

Ask the Veterinary Oncologist

The most common worrying cancers in dogs are skin cancers (mast cell tumors), soft tissue tumors, bone cancers and lymphomas.  

It is important that you understand what the diagnosis is and what that means for your pet. What is the behavior of the cancer and how might that affect your pet?  What are the treatment options and how do they affect the outcome?  How are the various treatment options tolerated?  And finally, is there anything we can find out that might make your pet do better or worse than the average? Once you have decided on what your goals are (quality of life, longevity, budget and logistical concerns), you can discuss what treatment option the oncologist thinks may be the best approach for you and your pet.

A veterinary oncologist is a specialist who has focused their entire working life on the care of animals with cancer.  This means they see many pets with cancer and are very experienced at not only treating cancer, but diagnosing and staging cancer.  Most valuable is that they can use their experience to help understand owners' goals and help guide decision making, as there are often many ways to help a pet with cancer.

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Get Involved

We are a volunteer organization that supports canine cancer and research. Learn how you can get involved.

Our Partners

We could not do what we do without the help of our community partners. Click here to learn more about them.

Our Events

Learn more about our events and what we do with our fundraising money – keeping it local for the most impact.

Woof Pack

Want to help a dog (and family) in need? Here is how you can help with our Woof Pack.


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